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.

Office Christmas Party Theatrical Review
Office Christmas Party Theatrical Review   Office Christmas Party Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/08/2016 5:32 PM EST
It's that time of year again.  Everyone is celebrating the end of the year and the holiday season.  Many companies hold office parties for the employees and, sometimes, crazy things happen during those gatherings. Employees can even occasionally get fired after inappropriate behavior at said party.  But what if, as a boss, you had to... Read More

The Town 4K Ultra HD Review
The Town 4K Ultra HD Review   The Town 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/06/2016 11:35 PM EST
They say people are a product of their environment, although I'm not exactly sure who "they" are.  However, for one Boston area neighborhood, it seems to be a true statement. Charlestown, a lower income area, raises a large number of criminals, especially bank robbers. For Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck; The Account... Read More

Argo 4K Ultra HD Review
Argo 4K Ultra HD Review   Argo 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/06/2016 1:34 PM EST
The 1980 hostage crisis in Iran held the world captivated as we watched the drama unfold and prayed for the safe return of the innocent people being held.  With eyes fixed on Tehran, there seemed no end to the standoff, as the rebels kept control of the United States Embassy for 444 days.  Lesser known were the six Americans who fled the ... Read More

Goodfellas 4K Ultra HD Review
Goodfellas 4K Ultra HD Review   Goodfellas 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/06/2016 10:37 AM EST
It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since we met Henry Hill on the big screen and instantly fell in love.  I'm not sure why we became so fascinated, but maybe it had something to do with guns, violence and a bunch of wise guys who thought they ruled the streets. Whatever the reason, we were captivated by the portrayal of the ma... Read More

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