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Reviews By Allison Skornick-Rose

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The Vampire Diaries Blu-ray Review
The Vampire Diaries Season 8   The Vampire Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/13/2017 8:43 AM EDT
Televisions shows don't always know when their run will end, so often seasons end with the all too familiar cliffhanger that sadly never gets resolved.  Occasionally, they find out before the finale is written so they can tie the series up in a nice little bow and not leave fans hanging.  Rarely does a show know it will end before the fir... Read More

John Wick, Chapter 2 4K Ultra HD Review
John Wick, Chapter 2   John Wick, Chapter 2 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/8/2017 11:57 AM EDT
Keanu Reeves has made a name for himself as an action movie star with films such as Speed, The Matrix series, and 2014's John Wick.  It is well known that he trains hard for these roles learning martial arts as well as practicing with knives and guns. His diligence seemed to have paid off when he first took the role as... Read More

The Mummy Theatrical Review
The Mummy   The Mummy Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/7/2017 4:52 PM EDT
If you are anything like me, you loved 1999's The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser (School Ties; Gods and Monsters) and Rachel Weisz (The Bourne Legacy).  It was fun, well done and included some interesting ideas about history.  When I heard it was being "reimagined" starring Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible) and Russe... Read More

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
Beauty and the Beast   Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/6/2017 10:43 AM EDT
Disney is always trying to reinvent itself; from new attractions at the theme parks to merchandising to their latest animated successes like Frozen and Moana.  The same can be said for one of their newest ventures, turning their animated movies into live action films.  First, there was Maleficent then Ci... Read More

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Digital HD Review
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks   The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Digital HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/5/2017 2:17 PM EDT
You know that if Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple) and her production company are going to be involved in a film that it is going to be a drama and generally based on either a book or real life events.  In this case, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is both. Winfrey rarely gets involved in a project unless it has something to say and t... Read More

The Assignment Blu-ray Review
The Assignment   The Assignment Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/4/2017 9:19 PM EDT
Walter Hill (Last Man Standing) is known as a world renowned Producer and Director. From Alien and Red Heat to 48 Hrs. and Bullet to the Head, he has a style of movie making that tends towards violence and blood. He has also written a number of films including the aforementioned, The Warriors and Streets of Fire. His latest project, The Assignment,... Read More

Dredd 4K Ultra HD Review
Dredd   Dredd 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/2/2017 3:12 PM EDT
Judge Dredd made his debut in British comic books as early as the late 1970's as a law enforcement officer in Mega City One, a dystopian society set sometime in the future. His authority includes arresting, convicting, sentencing and, if necessary, executing criminals in an effort to keep the peace. Then in 1995 Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) broug... Read More

Churchill Theatrical Review
Churchill   Churchill Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  6/1/2017 11:13 AM EDT
There have been numerous books and movies about Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill over the years and in a 2002 poll, he was named the greatest Briton of all time.  He led the United Kingdom through some tumultuous times and was always seen as a great statesman.  However, behind the scenes, he wasn't necessarily as eloquent sometim... Read More

The Blackcoat's Daughter Blu-ray Review
The Blackcoat's Daughter   The Blackcoat's Daughter Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  5/30/2017 1:31 PM EDT
In 1960, Anthony Perkins introduced the world to Norman Bates, a serial killer wielding a knife. It became a classic in the world of horror films and set a standard of what scares us. Over Sixty years later, his son, Oz Perkins, made his writing and directorial debut with The Blackcoat's Daughter, a psychological thriller that pays a little bit of ... Read More

Fist Fight Blu-ray Review
Fist Fight   Fist Fight Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  5/30/2017 11:06 AM EDT
The last day of school is a happy occasion for every student and teacher but especially gratifying for high school seniors finishing their formal education for good (unless of course, they plan to go to college). At Roosevelt High School, that means tons of senior pranks and teacher frustration. This year it also means teacher reviews and terminati... Read More

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