Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Allison Hazlett-Rose

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Girl With All The Gifts Blu-ray Review
Girl With All The Gifts   Girl With All The Gifts Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/25/2017 8:44 AM EDT
Everything's coming up zombies right now and zombie movies are a hot commodity.  We've seen it countless times now, where an epidemic sweeps the world and people turn into soulless, brain-eating creatures terrorizing those that are still human. While The Girl With All the Gifts encompasses some of those ideas, there is so much more going on wi... Read More

The Founder Blu-ray Review
The Founder   The Founder Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/25/2017 8:17 AM EDT
McDonald's and its trademark "Golden Arches" are known worldwide for serving hot food quickly.  In any restaurant you walk into, you will see a sign proclaiming Ray Kroc as its founder.  While not truly incorrect, that statement doesn't reveal the whole story surrounding the multimillion dollar corporation.  Ray Kroc may ha... Read More

Sand Castle Digital HD Review
Sand Castle   Sand Castle Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/20/2017 2:19 PM EDT
There are any number of films about War- the blood and guts and bombs and bullets.  They make soldiers into heroes and typically glorify the horror and bloodshed in an attempt to get the audience to   "root" for the good guys.  Sand Castle is not that type of film.  It shows a much more human side of lif... Read More

Fate of The Furious Theatrical Review
Fate of The Furious   Fate of The Furious Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/13/2017 9:52 AM EDT
Usually, after the third or fourth movie in a series, the plots get extremely stupid and the quality and budget go down about 80%.  Heck, sometimes that happens by the sequel so it's amazing to see the eighth film in The Fast and The Furious saga come on so strong and have a good cast, great storyline and amazing stunts and... Read More

Silicon Valley Blu-ray Review
Silicon Valley: The Complete Third Season   Silicon Valley Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/11/2017 10:20 AM EDT
Take a bunch of "tech nerds", stir in some humor and drama, mix in some great acting, directing and casting and you end up with HBO's Silicon Valley.  Heading into its Fourth Season on April 23, 2017, the award-winning show has a lot more to offer its audience in the way of plot twists and fun.  Before the new season starts... Read More

Veep Blu-ray Review
Veep: The Complete Fifth Season   Veep Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/11/2017 8:44 AM EDT
Politics is serious business.  So many movies and television shows detail the cutthroat world of Washington D.C., while others try to take a more lighthearted view of the realm.  HBO's VEEP is the latter, poking fun at those in power and how they wheel and deal with our laws and regulations.  The critically acclaimed and award-wi... Read More

War on Everyone Blu-ray Review
War on Everyone   War on Everyone Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 4:50 PM EDT
War on Everyone can best be summed up by the title of the featured extra… "Everyone sounds off: The Quirky Cast of War on Everyone".   Quirky, defined as different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion, is synonymous with bizarre, crazy, curious, etc.  All of which are apt descr... Read More

Lion Blu-ray Review
Lion   Lion Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 10:45 AM EDT
Any parent's nightmare is to lose their child and not know what happened to them.  The uncertainty of their child's fate haunts them until their last breath.  For Kamla (Priyanka Bose; Sold), this nightmare becomes a reality in the movie Lion.  Based on a true story, Lion details the twenty-five yea... Read More

The Bye Bye Man Blu-ray Review
The Bye Bye Man   The Bye Bye Man Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/10/2017 8:52 AM EDT
Back in the 1980's, horror films were all about blood and gore and people chasing teenagers and popping out from every corner.  Nowadays, they have evolved into more of psychological thrillers with characters and story lines playing with our minds.  There are also more horror movies centering around "urban legends" tha... Read More

Smurfs: The Lost Village Theatrical Review
Smurfs: The Lost Village   Smurfs: The Lost Village Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  04/06/2017 9:23 AM EDT
In 2011, The Smurfs got the "live action" treatment followed by a sequel in 2013.  Both starred Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Hank Azaria (The Simpsons).  While they were hugely successful, they didn't have the same feel as the 1980's Saturday morning cartoon we all knew and loved.  Luckily, Sony A... Read More