Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett-Rose

Here at FlickDirect, our goal is to provide up-to-date reviews on theatrical, home entertainment, and television series. Check out the scoop on upcoming films or programming, and even our take on the classics.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Blu-ray Review
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping   Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/12/2016 4:55 PM EDT
Pop music is a staple on the radio and won't be going anywhere anytime soon.  It's also ripe for jokes and ridicule. The outrageous things popstars do just to get attention can be mind blowing sometimes.  I can't think of anyone better to parody this genre than Saturday Night Live Alumni Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).Conne... Read More

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Blu-ray Review
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story   The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/09/2016 11:15 AM EDT
It was called the "Trial of the Century" and it had the American public captivated for almost 10 months.  Orenthal James (O.J.) Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.; Selma) was arrested and formally charged with the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and restaurant worker Ronald Goldman.  Captured in a 10-hour limi... Read More

Sully Theatrical Review
Sully   Sully Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/08/2016 11:39 AM EDT
It was any other normal day in January 2009.  People rushed around the always crowded LaGuardia Airport on their way to destinations all over the world.  For Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks; Bridge of Spies) and Jeffrey Skiles (Aaron Eckhart; The Dark Knight), it was just another day "at the Office" in the cock... Read More

All the Way Blu-ray Review
All the Way   All the Way Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/07/2016 9:14 AM EDT
The Sixties were a tumultuous time in this country.  Civil rights protests and the subsequent violent aftermaths popped up all over the south.  The Vietnam conflict escalated overseas and President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.  Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as our 36th President and inherited one l... Read More

Urge Blu-ray Review
Urge   Urge Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/06/2016 3:48 PM EDT
I've been a fan of Pierce Brosnan since his Remington Steele days and I was happy when he finally got to play the iconic role of James Bond.   So when I saw his name attached to the Blu-ray for Urge I was intrigued enough to pop it into my player.  When I finished an hour and a half later, I couldn't believe Brosnan had actually alig... Read More

The Light Between Oceans Theatrical Review
The Light Between Oceans   The Light Between Oceans Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  09/01/2016 11:39 AM EDT
Have you ever been willing to do almost anything for the person you love? What if it meant doing something that could get you in trouble or could even be illegal?  And if you do that thing, what would be the consequences for everyone involved? M.L. Steadman's debut novel turned major motion picture, The Light Between Oceans, asks the audience ... Read More

The Night Manager Blu-ray Review
The Night Manager   The Night Manager Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/30/2016 10:20 AM EDT
In 1993, John le Carre (The Russia House) debuted a best selling novel entitled The Night Manager.  Twenty-three years later, the story is once again resonating with audiences worldwide as a 6-part mini-series which aired on the BBC (UK) and AMC (USA) this past spring.  With intrigue, suspense and drama oozing from almost every scene, the... Read More

Little Men Theatrical Review
Little Men   Little Men Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/22/2016 12:00 PM EDT
In today's world of blockbuster car chases and super hero films, Ira Sachs' (Love is Strange) Little Men is an interesting change.  Delving into the ideas of childhood friendship and adulthood fights, it is a juxtaposition of innocence and lost ideals and dreams.   It reminds you of what was once good and pure and how it all changes.... Read More

War Dogs Theatrical Review
War Dogs   War Dogs Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/17/2016 11:54 AM EDT
If you look up the definition of a war dog in the Urban Dictionary, you find, "A political and/or military person who's immorally eager to encourage a people or nation to go to war."  For arms dealers, this is exactly what they are hoping for and when President Bush went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, they couldn't wait to suppl... Read More

11.22.63 Blu-ray Review
11.22.63   11.22.63 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  08/16/2016 11:11 AM EDT
Stephen King has been one of our most prolific writers of the last 30 years. He also has a knack for thinking outside the box, making us think in new and interesting ways and scaring the pants off us all at the same time.  His novel 11.22.63 definitely does the first two and a small portion of the third.Since so much of his writing i... Read More