Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett

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.

Vice Principals DVD Review
Vice Principals: The Complete Series   Vice Principals DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/16/2018 11:00 AM EDT
HBO's half-hour comedy series Vice Principals was always meant to be two seasons long.  Creators Jody Hill (Eastbound & Down) and Dan McBride (Pineapple Express) - who also stars – envisioned a feature film originally but then morphed the idea into a short-term television show.  While the first season wasn't overtly funn... Read More

Rampage Theatrical Review
Rampage   Rampage Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/11/2018 4:01 PM EDT
Besides making feature films out of popular novels and comic books, the newest trend is to fashion them after video games.  The latest installment in that endeavor is a movie based on the 1986 arcade game called Rampage.  In the game, players choose to be mutated humans who become giant creatures due to accidents in a science lab.  T... Read More

Knowing 4K Ultra HD Review
Knowing   Knowing 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/11/2018 10:36 AM EDT
Imagine if you knew the future.  Imagine if you could predict world events and potentially save thousands of lives a year.  Imagine if there were voices inside your head possessing you to write it all down.  Imagine if you were a young girl who didn't understand it. Imagine people thought you were crazy or disturbed.  For poor L... Read More

Ballers Blu-ray Review
Ballers: The Complete Third Season   Ballers Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2018 2:46 PM EDT
HBO is known for quality television that engrosses audiences and keeps them coming back time and time again.  The Sopranos, True Blood and Game of Thrones have all been award winners, just to name a few and the cable network has a strong history excellence in television.  Occasionally they get a mildly entertaining series that has some ap... Read More

Push 4K Ultra HD Review
Push   Push 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2018 9:10 AM EDT
Creatures with special abilities have been around in literature and films for a very long time.  Beings that can transform or move objects with their minds or see the future are from the imaginations of some very creative people and they tend to fascinate audiences who are fixated on these ideas.  They also offer a common theme of humans ... Read More

The Americans DVD Review
The Americans: The Complete Fifth Season   The Americans DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/09/2018 8:45 AM EDT
When one thinks of compelling television, one undoubtedly thinks of FX's The Americans.  With the recent start of the sixth and final season, we are once again drawn into the dramatic world of international espionage disguised as normal suburban family life… Or is it the other way around?  As we brokenheartedly await ... Read More

Blockers Theatrical Review
Blockers   Blockers Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/05/2018 4:53 PM EDT
Prom night.  It's a magical time for teenagers all over the country.  They party, dance, do things they shouldn't be doing and plan for a special night they will never forget.  For some that includes losing their virginity.  It's a "rite of passage" many partake in before they graduate from high school and head off to ... Read More

Legion Blu-ray Review
Legion: The Complete First Season   Legion Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/03/2018 10:26 AM EDT
Supernatural beings seem to be everywhere in our entertainment media.  They are taking over movie screens and televisions across the country.  From monsters invading earth to superheroes saving it, there are a plethora of life forms for us to soak up.  Marvel television brought another entity to its ever-expanding universe this past ... Read More

Father Figures Blu-ray Review
Father Figures   Father Figures Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/03/2018 9:20 AM EDT
The 1970's were a wild time.  Drugs, partying, and wild sex… it was rampant and everywhere.  And Helen (Glenn Close; Damages) was a part of it all.  She had multiple partners and wasn't quite sure which one of them could have fathered her twin boys, Kyle (Owen Wilson; Wedding Crashers) and Peter (Ed Helms;&nb... Read More

The Sandlot Blu-ray Review
The Sandlot: 25th Anniversary Edition   The Sandlot Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  03/30/2018 11:53 AM EDT
There have been some great movies released in the last 25 years and several of them include a baseball theme.  As "America's pastime" it is the quintessential vehicle with which to tell any number of stories including a coming of age tale set during the 1960's.  On the surface, The Sandlot seems to be merely about some p... Read More

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