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Reviews By Allison Hazlett-Rose

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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween 4K Ultra HD Review
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween   Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/21/2019 5:14 PM EST
Known as the Stephen King of children's literature, R.L. Stine created a series of scary stories from 1992 through 1997 entitled Goosebumps.  The books have a number of monsters but a ventriloquist's dummy named Slappy is prevalent in many of them.  In 2015 Slappy was brought to life when Goosebumps the movie came to theaters.  With ... Read More

Glass Theatrical Review
Glass   Glass Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/16/2019 1:00 PM EST
M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) is known for his dramatic thrillers that offer a twist.  He usually keeps the audience guessing as to what is really going on and reveals the truth at the end, often to the surprise of the viewers.  In 2000 he presented fans with a different type of "superhero" story in Unbreakable starring S... Read More

Deadpool 2 Blu-ray Review
Once Upon a Deadpool   Deadpool 2 Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/15/2019 10:49 AM EST
When Deadpool made its way to theaters on 2016 it did so with a hard R rating much to the studio's and parents' chagrin.  It was only natural when the sequel arrived that it too would have that same R rating and be inappropriate for children.  In fact, part of what audiences like so much about the films and the character is his crass deme... Read More

Cliffhanger 4K Ultra HD Review
Cliffhanger   Cliffhanger 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/14/2019 11:18 AM EST
Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) had a string of hit action movies in the 1970s and 1980s but those hits waned by the latter part of 1980s and he didn't make movies for a few years.  Then in 1993, he starred in another action film called Cliffhanger. Based in the mountains of the Northwestern United States and filmed in the Italian Alps, the Renny H... Read More

Bad Times at the El Royale 4K Ultra HD Review
Bad Times at the El Royale   Bad Times at the El Royale 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/09/2019 11:17 AM EST
It's been a while since we've been treated to a highly stylized film in the vain of film noir.  During the 1990's we saw quite a bit of that genre but we seemed to have lost sight of it with all the action/superhero films of this millennia.  Bad Times At the El Royale reminds us of why we loved these types of movies and what a beautifully... Read More

On The Basis of Sex Theatrical Review
On The Basis of Sex   On The Basis of Sex Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/04/2019 8:58 AM EST
Ninety years ago, as a female in this country, I would not have been able to write this review and have it published.  Those doors would have been closed to me.  Even sixty years ago some of those doors still were not open to women as we were expected to stay at home and take care of our husband and children.  When Ruth Bader Ginsbur... Read More

White Boy Rick Blu-ray Review
White Boy Rick   White Boy Rick Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  01/01/2019 10:03 PM EST
Richard Wershe Jr. (newcomer Richie Merritt) was born on July 1969 but never stood a chance at having a normal life.  He lived in Detroit, Michigan with his father, who sold guns illegally, and his drug addict sister.  At fourteen years old he became the youngest ever FBI informant but was abandoned when three years alter he was arrested ... Read More

A Simple Favor 4K Ultra HD Review
A Simple Favor   A Simple Favor 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/18/2018 9:32 AM EST
Actor/ Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) is known for his quirky, offbeat comedies so it's no surprise that he decided to tackle Darcey Bell's dark comedy/thriller A Simple Favor.  Outwardly, It seems like a perfect match as he infuses his personality into every thread of the movie but there is a seriousness that permeates which is some... Read More

Venom 4K Ultra HD Review
Venom   Venom 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/17/2018 4:58 PM EST
In order to bring us the thriller Venom, Columbia Pictures, Sony, and Marvel worked in conjunction and from the previews, Venom looked like the typical alien type scary movie.   I was very unsure of how it would set itself apart from all the other alien movies but Venom brings out the alien in everyone and is actually a carefully scripted cohe... Read More

River Runs Red 4K Ultra HD Review
River Runs Red   River Runs Red 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/17/2018 10:59 AM EST
Racial profiling is an issue that seems to be plaguing this country more and more in the past few years.  Young, male minorities end up on the wrong side of an argument and are senselessly killed when a person in authority pulls a gun unnecessarily.  We have seen numerous news reports about it happening and several films based on this typ... Read More

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