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.

Bad Santa 2 Blu-ray Review
Bad Santa 2   Bad Santa 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/21/2017 9:33 AM EST
Ahhhh... the sights, the sounds, and the smells of the Holiday Season.  They bring back fond memories and induce excitement for the gift giving and receiving to come.  Multicolored blinking lights and Holiday songs blaring throughout every public place you go.  Guys dressed up like Santa Clause taking pictures with kids of all ages g... Read More

Hacksaw Ridge Blu-ray Review
Hacksaw Ridge   Hacksaw Ridge Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/20/2017 8:41 AM EST
A conscientious objector is defined as someone who, for reasons of conscience, objects to serving in the armed forces.  Back in the 1940's, Desmond Doss was labelled as such even though he actually enlisted in the military.  His refusal to even hold a gun, let alone shoot one, earned him the designation and a court martial hearing.  ... Read More

The Great Wall Theatrical Review
The Great Wall   The Great Wall Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/16/2017 2:48 PM EST
The Great Wall of China spans over 5,500 miles and took 1,700 years to build.  It is made of stone, brick, and wood and was meant to keep enemies from crossing the border into China.  A marvel of labor and architecture that can be seen from outer space, it has numerous stories to tell.  Some of these stories include legends that are ... Read More

Fifty Shades Darker Theatrical Review
Fifty Shades Darker   Fifty Shades Darker Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/09/2017 12:45 PM EST
Soccer moms rejoice!  Part two of the latest favorite book trilogy is now ready to be released in movie theaters nationwide just in time for Valentine's Day.  After two years of waiting, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are back on the big screen to help us once again indulge in our wildest fantasies.  Fifty Shades Darker is ... Read More

The Passion of the Christ Blu-ray Review
The Passion of the Christ   The Passion of the Christ Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/07/2017 3:43 PM EST
Generally, movies with a religious undertone tend to be controversial and when Jesus is the main character, that controversy tends to be doubled.  Such is the case with Mel Gibson's (Braveheart) 2004 film The Passion of The Christ. While it opened to modest acclaim and solid box office numbers, it definitely had its detractors. ... Read More

The Salesman Theatrical Review
The Salesman   The Salesman Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/07/2017 9:50 AM EST
So much is different in other parts of the world from what we know and are used to in the United States. There are strict rules regarding women having their heads covered, what theater and music can be enjoyed, and how the police deal with crimes. Relationships between husbands and wives are also different.  Yet much o... Read More

Almost Christmas Blu-ray Review
Almost Christmas   Almost Christmas Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/07/2017 8:51 AM EST
We can't choose our family and many times we don't get along with them.  We try to avoid getting together whenever possible but during the holidays, we often head home for a few days and suffer through the family drama.  Of course, Hollywood likes to play on that drama and there is always a movie coming out dealing with ... Read More

Vice Principals Blu-ray Review
The Complete First Season   Vice Principals Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/06/2017 8:12 AM EST
HBO is known for its award-winning television series and movies, so when one receives a Blu-ray from them, you can usually expect great things.  Gripping stories, excellent production values, terrific cast and something that you would want to watch over and over again.  Sadly, Vice Principals is probably one of the lower points ... Read More

John Wick 4K Ultra HD Review
John Wick   John Wick 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/04/2017 8:17 AM EST
"John Wick is the guy you send to kill the boogeyman".  Make no mistake about it, John Wick (Keanu Reeves; The Matrix) is a badass. He is not the guy you want to make angry, nor do you want to double cross him.  He has skills in hand to hand combat and is an expert marksman.  He will find you and make you pay before you kno... Read More

The Space Between Us Theatrical Review
The Space Between Us   The Space Between Us Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  02/03/2017 10:34 AM EST
Why has travel to Mars become such a hot movie topic of late?  Last year's The Martian was a cautionary tale of space exploration and the triumph of the human spirit.  Other than the clichéd ending, it was a gripping and moving commentary on life and outer space.  This month's The Space Between Us a... Read More