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Reviews By Allison Skornick-Rose

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The Equalizer 2 4K Ultra HD Review
The Equalizer 2   The Equalizer 2 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/11/2018 10:30 AM EDT
It is a well-known fact in Hollywood that Denzel Washington (Fences) never reprises a role or makes a sequel to any of his films so it was a big surprise when it was announced he would be returning as Robert McCall for the second installment of The Equalizer.  The beloved, yet quirky, character from the 2014 movie was destined to be back as th... Read More

It's a Wonderful Life Digital HD Review
It's a Wonderful Life   It's a Wonderful Life Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/6/2018 1:31 PM EDT
The holiday season really is a magical time of the year.  With beautiful lights and gifts and a feeling of warmth and festivity, one can feel how lucky and grateful most of us are.  It is a time for sharing and spending time with family and friends, gathering for meals and traditions.  Some of these traditions include watching a favo... Read More

Mary Queen of Scots Theatrical Review
Mary Queen of Scots   Mary Queen of Scots Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/6/2018 9:57 AM EDT
Being royalty is never an easy lot in life but more so when you are a queen in the sixteenth century.  It's even more difficult when everyone is out to steal your throne, including a neighboring queen during an incredibly tumultuous time in your own country.  Mary, Queen of Scots, is that noblewoman.  Having become queen at a mer... Read More

Philadelphia 4K Ultra HD Review
Philadelphia   Philadelphia 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/5/2018 11:41 AM EDT
In the 1980s panic gripped the United States as the HIV and AIDS epidemic reached epic proportions, killing a large part of the gay male population.  For over two decades afterward discrimination against those infected with the disease played a prevalent part in the dialogue of the Country.  In 1993 the first major feature film showcased ... Read More

Mission: Impossible - Fallout 4K Ultra HD Review
Mission: Impossible - Fallout   Mission: Impossible - Fallout 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  12/3/2018 10:07 PM EDT
In 1966 a new television show debuted on CBS called Mission: Impossible.  It aired for seven seasons and had a revival for two more seasons on ABC beginning in 1988.  Then in 1996, Tom Cruise (Risky Business) brought the concept to the big screen in a film adaptation of the show.  Over the next twenty-two years he has played Ethan Hu... Read More

Dog Days DVD Review
Dog Days   Dog Days DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/30/2018 10:59 AM EDT
Are you a pet lover?  More specifically, do you love those cute, furry friends that bark in excitement every time you walk in the door? If the answer to these questions is yes then you will want to watch Dog Days over and over again. With some of the cutest faces assembled the movie is one long awwwww interspersed with some sweet and loving an... Read More

Scrooged Blu-ray Review
Scrooged 30th Anniversary Edition   Scrooged Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/20/2018 3:15 PM EDT
Charles Dickens was a novelist known for creating memorable characters and stories that endure.  Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and David Copperfield were well-known books that are still studied in school today.  Each year in November another of his classics, A Christmas Carol, is revisited in various forms all over the United States... Read More

Ralph Breaks The Internet Theatrical Review
Ralph Breaks The Internet   Ralph Breaks The Internet Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/19/2018 11:37 PM EDT
Six years ago we fell in love with video game characters Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly; Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) and Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman; A Million Ways to Die in the West).  These two worked their way into our hearts and stayed there.  We routed for them despite their "glitches" and were so happy whe... Read More

Blindspotting Blu-ray Review
Blindspotting   Blindspotting Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/19/2018 4:24 PM EDT
Racism and racial profiling are unfortunately still a very large issue in this country.  Nearly every month there is a major news story regarding a young black man being killed by a member of the Police force.  The subject has been regurgitated time and time again in newspapers, on television, in books, and in the movies.  For Blinds... Read More

Instant Family Theatrical Review
Instant Family   Instant Family Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  11/18/2018 11:30 AM EDT
The old saying goes… you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but you can't pick your family?  But what if you could?  Well for some people that is exactly what happens.  On average there are over 400,000 children in foster care each year and of the 135,000 children are adopted each year, 59% come from the fost... Read More

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