Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett

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The Night Of Blu-ray Review
The Night Of Blu-ray Review   The Night Of Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/21/2016 11:56 AM EDT
I remember when we first got cable TV in my house and HBO was THE movie channel (yes I know, I'm dating myself).  Then, HBO started creating original series and have been doing a great job of it for over 15 years (Game of Thrones, anyone?). Now, they are creating a block of what I would describe as mini-series - first with American Crime Story... Read More

American Pastoral Theatrical Review
American Pastoral Theatrical Review   American Pastoral Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/20/2016 1:24 PM EDT
Phillip Roth's (The Human Stain) Pulitzer Prize winning novel American Pastoral is a commentary of 1960's America and the "All-American" white middle class family.  With gripping insight, turmoil, despair, and, ironically, a misguided sense of hope, it chronicles the rise and fall of the not so charmed life of the Levovs and how the ... Read More

Cafe Society Blu-ray Review
Cafe Society Blu-ray Review   Cafe Society Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/18/2016 10:35 AM EDT
Admittedly, I haven't seen that many Woody Allen films in my life but, when I do, three things are certain: 1) the film will always be a little bit on the "quirky" side, 2) it will probably be an entertaining film that is highly stylized and 3) it will involve numerous big name Hollywood stars.  Café Society, his latest work t... Read More

Joshy Blu-ray Review
Joshy Blu-ray Review   Joshy Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/14/2016 8:55 PM EDT
The majority of male bonding movies are typically raunchy, rowdy and depict a group of overgrown children drinking, taking drugs and having lots of sex while on some wild adventure (i.e. trip/vacation).  A perfect example would be 2009's The Hangover.  Based on that film, and its subsequent sequels, it would seem hard partying to the poin... Read More

Blood Father Blu-ray Review
Blood Father Blu-ray Review   Blood Father Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/11/2016 9:52 AM EDT
Everyone is familiar with the phrase "daddy's little girl".  Usually, it is described when a dad loves his daughter so much he will do almost anything for her.   However, when dad is a convicted felon who spent 9 years in jail while his daughter was raise by three different stepdads and the daughter is a 17 year old runaway who ... Read More

Broken Vows DVD Review
Broken Vows DVD Review   Broken Vows DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/10/2016 4:54 PM EDT
There are many good reasons not to cheat on your significant other.  If they find out, it could destroy your relationship, your family and let's not forget about STDs.  However, on rare occasions, it could be even more dangerous than that.  It could lead to obsession and murder.In 1987, the world got its first taste of the c... Read More

The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray Review
The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray Review   The Purge: Election Year Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  10/4/2016 11:14 PM EDT
In theory, The Purge was an interesting and unique premise.  No conscience for one night.  Everything is legal including murder.  The most anyone can hope for is to survive 12 hours of madness and mayhem and for those causing it… to enjoy their freedom.  While the concept was great the reception wasn't what the ... Read More

The Neon Demon Blu-ray Review
The Neon Demon Blu-ray Review   The Neon Demon Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/30/2016 2:19 PM EDT
High fashion modeling is a cutthroat world.  As Supermodel Heidi Klum often says, "In fashion one day your in, the next day your out", and no film better exemplifies that that like Nicolas Winding Refn's (Drive) The Neon Demon.  His vision takes the modeling world and turns it into an Avant-garde horror film.J... Read More

Deepwater Horizon Theatrical Review
Deepwater Horizon Theatrical Review   Deepwater Horizon Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/29/2016 11:54 AM EDT
The 2010 BP spill was the worst oil disaster in history.  The Deepwater Horizon rig blew up, sending 210 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days, killing 11 men and innumerable numbers of animals.  We all know what happened. We watched it on television.  However, I'm not sure most of us fully understood t... Read More

Cell Blu-ray Review
Cell Blu-ray Review   Cell Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett)  9/27/2016 11:06 AM EDT
As a commentary on today's world where most of us are in a zombie like state staring at our electronic devices instead of interacting with those around us, Cell is a meaningful look at what we as a society have become.  As a movie based on a Stephen King Novel of the same name, it is a horrible mess that makes little sense.  It's taken ab... Read More