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Reviews By Allison Skornick-Rose

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Long Shot Theatrical Review
Long Shot   Long Shot Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  5/1/2019 5:14 PM EDT
Google the definition of a long shot and this is what you will get - a venture or guess that has only the slightest chance of succeeding or being accurate.  That idea can pertain to almost anything from a job prospect to asking someone out on a date to winning the lottery.  In the case of the new movie from Lionsgate, Long Shot could incl... Read More

Stan & Ollie Blu-ray Review
Stan & Ollie   Stan & Ollie Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  4/1/2019 1:13 AM EDT
When one thinks of comedy legends, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are definitely on the list. This duo began their career in the late 1920s and went on to become not only 2 of the best-known comedians, but two of the best-known celebrities in the world. In a word, they are iconic. The film Stan & Ollie was released in 2018, bringing the two men b... Read More

Bumblebee 4K Ultra HD Review
Bumblebee   Bumblebee 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  3/29/2019 8:34 AM EDT
Since 2007 audiences have had the pleasure of watching a Saturday morning cartoon come to life in the form of Transformers. These autoboot, alien creatures came to Earth seeking a place to hide from the evil forces that looked to destroy them.  Over five films spread across a dozen years, we have gotten to know Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatr... Read More

Alita: Battle Angel Theatrical Review
Alita: Battle Angel   Alita: Battle Angel Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  2/11/2019 1:10 PM EDT
When James Cameron (Avatar; Titanic) read Yukito Kishiro's Manga, Gunnm, twenty years ago he knew he wanted to make it into a major motion picture with himself directing.  However, his other projects derailed his desire and, after having penned the screenplay, Cameron handed over the work to protégé, Robert Rodriguez (Sin Cit... Read More

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel Theatrical Review
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel   Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  2/7/2019 10:29 PM EDT
In 2005 the International Olympic Committee officially terminated Baseball as an Olympic sport. In response, the World Baseball Classic was created with the inaugural tournament played the following year in 2006.  Made up of 16 teams from around the globe it featured the best baseball players, many of whom play professionally.  The Classi... Read More

White Boy Rick Blu-ray Review
White Boy Rick   White Boy Rick Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  1/1/2019 10:03 PM EDT
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

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Theatrical Review
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald   Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/15/2018 9:50 AM EDT
J.K.Rowling couldn't have imagined the phenomenon she created when she originally spun a story about a magical world and a boy wizard.  Like so many of the comic book superheroes, Harry Potter has become its own universe with avid fans of all ages worldwide.  When the eight films ended there was a certain sadness to see it all come to... Read More

Nobody's Fool Theatrical Review
Nobody's Fool   Nobody's Fool Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/2/2018 9:22 AM EDT
Tyler Perry (Gone Girl) has made a career of creating films for a distinct demographic and entertaining masses for years in the process.  His Madea series of movies are successful comedies that are a hit with audiences every time they are released.  Studios know that he can make movies quickly and generally with a modest budget but that r... Read More

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Theatrical Review
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms   The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/1/2018 4:47 PM EDT
There are certain things that are synonymous with the Christmas holiday season…Carols, colorful lights, presents, and The Nutcracker. The ballet is famous the world over with some of the most recognizable music around.  Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, you are probably aware of Clara's story, the Nutcracker Soldier, the Mo... Read More

Eighth Grade Blu-ray Review
Eighth Grade   Eighth Grade Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  10/9/2018 10:31 AM EDT
Who can forget those awkward teenage years when everything seemed catastrophic including one little pimple that may be here today, gone tomorrow?  Or begging your parents to buy you the latest fashion, game, etc and screaming at them and pouting when they refused?  And of course, the most dreaded place on earth in any teenager's live&... Read More

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