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.

Patti Cake$ Blu-ray Review
Patti Cake$   Patti Cake$ Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/13/2017 10:22 AM EDT
Patti Cakes, Patti Cakes, bakers…this isn't that kind of movie.  When one hears the term "patty cake", we generally think of the beloved children's game and hear that song running through our head.  In this case, Patti Cake$ takes on a whole new meaning as it is a nickname Patricia Dombrowski's (Danielle Macdona... Read More

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Blu-ray Review
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York   Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/10/2017 11:39 AM EDT
It's hard to believe that it was twenty-five years ago that Kate (Catherine O'Hara; Frankenweenie) and Peter (John Heard; Big) McCallister lost track of their son Kevin (Macaulay Culkin; My Girl) for the second time in two years as the family went on vacation.  I mean…really!?!  Who forgets their ki... Read More

The Glass Castle Blu-ray Review
The Glass Castle   The Glass Castle Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/06/2017 10:46 AM EDT
So many times in Hollywood films the alcoholism of one of the characters becomes the main focus of the film.  We see the individual falling down, slurring their words, making horrible life choices, being abusive and destroying, at best, their own lives and at worst the lives of those around them. While The Glass Castle addresses the ... Read More

A Bad Moms Christmas Theatrical Review
A Bad Moms Christmas   A Bad Moms Christmas Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/01/2017 9:03 AM EDT
Last year, Mila Kunis (That 70's Show), Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), and Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) made moms everywhere feel a little better about themselves and had us all laughing in the theater at Bad Moms. As Amy, Kiki and Carla respectively, they gave us moms permission to be less than perfect.  Now that we are about to hit holiday... Read More

War for the Planet of the Apes 4K Ultra HD Review
War for the Planet of the Apes   War for the Planet of the Apes 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/24/2017 10:06 AM EDT
In 2011, The Planet of the Apes saga found itself getting a reboot from the 1970's version of the story.  In this reimagined world, we see how the apes became more intelligent as the movie focused on one specific ape named Caesar (Andy Serkis; The Lord of the Rings Trilogy).  Caesar was born in a science lab where the ... Read More

Warrior 4K Ultra HD Review
Warrior   Warrior 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/23/2017 5:08 PM EDT
Over the years there have been numerous films that include the sport of boxing as a backdrop and even a few that include wrestling but until 2011's Warrior there has never been a movie that showcases the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting.  Just like Rocky or Million Dollar Baby, the action itself isn't th... Read More

The Birds Blu-ray Review
Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection   The Birds Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/20/2017 4:01 PM EDT
Alfred Hitchcock is arguably one of the best directors of all time.  Known as the "Master of Suspense" he helped to innovate psychological thriller films and influence many of the directors working today.  His "personal view" approach to camera work has been copied countless times over as it seems to create a more inti... Read More

Only The Brave Theatrical Review
Only The Brave   Only The Brave Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/19/2017 11:44 AM EDT
There are people who selflessly put their lives on the line for others all the time and our civil service workers can be counted among this group.  Police officers and firefighters put themselves in harms way without much thought to the danger that could befall them.  They are unsung heroes who don't get as much credit as they deserve.&nb... Read More

Step DVD Review
Step   Step DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/18/2017 3:44 PM EDT
In 2009, the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women opened its doors with 120 students.  A middle and high school charter school in inner-city Baltimore, it graduated its first class in 2016 with 60 young ladies (100 percent of the senior class) attending college.  The all-girls school also boasts a winning step team and in the 2015-... Read More

Miracle on 34th Street Blu-ray Review
Miracle on 34th Street   Miracle on 34th Street Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  10/17/2017 2:35 PM EDT
There is a reason they say the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year and everyone sings songs about it.  It's a time when people tend to be more generous and forgiving and a spirit of peace and goodwill abounds.  That is until you walk into your local mall or superstore.  The Holidays have become so commercialized that it ... Read More

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