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.

Smurfs: The Lost Village Theatrical Review
Smurfs: The Lost Village   Smurfs: The Lost Village Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/06/2017 9:23 AM EDT
In 2011, The Smurfs got the "live action" treatment followed by a sequel in 2013.  Both starred Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Hank Azaria (The Simpsons).  While they were hugely successful, they didn't have the same feel as the 1980's Saturday morning cartoon we all knew and loved.  Luckily, Sony A... Read More

North by Northwest Theatrical Review
North by Northwest   North by Northwest Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/04/2017 9:34 AM EDT
Alfred Hitchcock was a master of directing. His films, like the man, are legendary. He could evoke emotion with one subtle take and a testament to his brilliance is how his films have stood the test of time. Fathom Events recognizes his genius and brought his classic thriller North by Northwest back to theaters for a one-week event.A... Read More

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 4K Ultra HD Review
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 9:58 PM EDT
J.K Rowling wrote seven books in the Harry Potter series but the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was so large and full of details that it was broken into two movies.  I'm sure Warner Bros. also saw it as a chance to prolong the inevitable end of the series and an opportunity to make more money.  In all... Read More

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 4K Ultra HD Review
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 9:18 PM EDT
It is hard to believe that it has been almost 20 years since the first book in the Harry Potter series was published and 16 years since the first film was released.  Both the books and the movies garnered boundless success and have now spawned a second generation of fans.  As newer technology advances the audience'... Read More

20th Century Women Blu-ray Review
20th Century Women   20th Century Women Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 1:00 PM EDT
When I heard about 20th Century Women, I was intrigued.  People said it was funny and it got very strong reviews.  It had a great cast, so I added it to my "must watch" list but took my time to see it.  Now that it is coming to Blu-ray, it's time to revisit the film and write down my thoughts.  Inter... Read More

The Smurfs 4K Ultra HD Review
The Smurfs   The Smurfs 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/27/2017 11:40 AM EDT
In 1958, illustrator Peyo (Pierre Culliford), brought The Smurfs comics to Belgium.  It's popularity quickly spread throughout Europe and eventually became an animated show on American Television.  I can remember Saturday mornings in the 1980's in front of the television watching those little blue creature... Read More

CHiPs Theatrical Review
CHiPs   CHiPs Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/23/2017 11:48 AM EDT
When I was a little girl, I loved cheesy television shows.  The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and CHiPs were among some of my favorites.  Granted, they weren't great television by today's standards but when you are young you don't really worry about those things. It was fun television that entertained and ther... Read More

Power Rangers Theatrical Review
Power Rangers   Power Rangers Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/23/2017 11:07 AM EDT
In 1993, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers debuted on television and became very successful among children.  Based on a Japanese series, Power Rangers generally consisted of five teenagers who were trained and morph into superheroes.  The franchise has made over $6 million in merchandising with action figures and Halloween costumes, ... Read More

Assassins Creed Blu-ray Review
Assassins Creed   Assassins Creed Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/21/2017 9:57 AM EDT
I don't like video games.  I never have. I don't get the appeal and I don't have the hand/eye coordination to be good at them.  Therefore, the idea of a movie based on a video game is truly something I wouldn't be interested in seeing.  However, for gamers everywhere, that same idea fills them with excitement and slight trepidation a... Read More

Live By Night Blu-ray Review
Live By Night   Live By Night Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/21/2017 9:07 AM EDT
Ben Affleck can be hit or miss as an actor, director, and writer. Argo was masterfully shot and Gone Baby, Gone and The Town were beautifully written and all three engaged audiences and left us feeling emotionally spent.  Even his acting talents don't go to waste in The Accountant, so it's only natural t... Read More



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