Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett

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Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review
Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review   Kubo and the Two Strings Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/22/2016 4:08 PM EST
Stop motion animation seems to be a painstaking labor of love for those who attempt it.  While still incredibly time consuming, today's technology has made the process a little easier and has resulted in some amazing animation.  For Kubo and the Two Strings producers, that "labor of love" has taken five years to complete.  ... Read More

Teen Wolf DVD Review
Teen Wolf: Season 5, Part 2 DVD Review   Teen Wolf DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/22/2016 8:49 AM EST
High school is a tumultuous time in a young person's life.  All the drama and teenage angst can be exhausting and annoying. Now imagine trying to navigate it as a werewolf.  For Scott McCall (Tyler Posey: Scary Movie 5), it becomes his new reality when he is bitten in sophomore year and becomes a werewolf.  This i... Read More

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Theatrical Review
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Theatrical Review   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2016 9:59 AM EST
Let's face it J.K. Rowling has a knack for spinning a magical tale.   We all know her story.  Welfare mom who wrote a novel about a boy wizard that ended up captivating our hearts and spawned not only seven movies but also merchandising galore and its own spot in a major theme park.   When the Harry Potter series ended,... Read More

Nocturnal Animals Theatrical Review
Nocturnal Animals Theatrical Review   Nocturnal Animals Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/17/2016 8:48 AM EST
When Austin Wright's (Disciples) novel Tony and Susan came out in 1993, it was not instantly successful.  However, in 2010, it was published for the first time in the United Kingdom where it enjoyed critical success, sparking a movie deal.  Six years later, Fashion Designer turned Director Tom Ford (A Single Man) has written the... Read More

The Jungle Book Blu-ray Review
The Jungle Book 3D Collector's Edition Blu-ray Review   The Jungle Book Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/15/2016 10:34 AM EST
"Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities".  We all know and love the song and many of us remember the animated film that came out in 1967.  When Disney said they were going to make a live action version of the beloved cartoon, there were certainly skeptics who wondered how they were going to pull that off. &nb... Read More

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector's Edition Blu-ray Review   Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/13/2016 6:21 PM EST
Ever since the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film was announced, the anticipation was palpable.  When the movie finally came out last December, the frenzy surrounding it was incredible and, even though some of the plot was recycled, it managed to deliver.  Much to audiences' delight, it fed their sense of nostalgia and refueled their l... Read More

Arrival Theatrical Review
Arrival Theatrical Review   Arrival Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/10/2016 11:45 AM EST
Your average alien movie is usually an action packed, blow ‘em up, sci-fi thriller.  Spaceships show up and kill millions of people, forcing humanity to work together to save the human race. Rarely does Hollywood divert from this formula because these movies often become blockbusters. However, Arrival is not your average alien movie.Dr. ... Read More

The Hunger Games 4K Ultra HD Review
The Hunger Games Series 4K Ultra HD Review   The Hunger Games 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/08/2016 2:00 PM EST
The Suzanne Collins young adult book series The Hunger Games was enjoyed by teenagers and adults alike and became bestsellers.  They spawned four blockbuster movies (the last book was broken into two films) and solidified Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class) as an A list Hollywood actress.  They brought to ... Read More

Trolls Theatrical Review
Trolls Theatrical Review   Trolls Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/03/2016 2:53 PM EST
Take some cute, colorful characters, mean monsters, a story with a moral and some fun songs and what do you get?  In general, any number of animated films but in this case specifically…Trolls.  DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox's latest animated feature hits theaters November 4, 2016, and it promises to be an enjoyable film for kids and parents ... Read More

Doctor Strange Theatrical Review
Doctor Strange Theatrical Review   Doctor Strange Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/03/2016 11:11 AM EST
The Marvel universe seems to be never ending.  With a plethora of comic book heroes and villains to draw from, they manage to crank out a movie every three to six months it seems.  Each time the hype and excitement around the movie is immense, whether or not it is warranted.  This month's hero of choice is Doctor Strange (Benedict Cu... Read More