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Reviews By Allison Skornick-Rose

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Isn't It Romantic Theatrical Review
Isn't It Romantic   Isn't It Romantic Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  2/13/2019 9:51 AM EDT
From the time they are little, girls are taught to wait for their "prince charming" to come.  As they get older these fairytales take on a different slant in the form of the ever popular "romantic comedy" genre movie.  However, Natalie (Rebel Wilson; Pitch Perfect) was always told by her mother that those fantasies wer... Read More

Bohemian Rhapsody 4K Ultra HD Review
Bohemian Rhapsody   Bohemian Rhapsody 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  2/12/2019 1:14 PM EDT
Who wants to live forever?  The line from the classic Queen song was written by a man who knew he was going to die and was made all the more poignant after his passing.  Well, we can't live forever but some people will live on in legend and legacy.  Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) is certainly one of those people and 27 ye... Read More

The Front Runner DVD Review
The Front Runner   The Front Runner DVD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  2/12/2019 10:42 AM EDT
There was always an unwritten rule in Washington, D.C. that when it came to philandering politicians the media looked the other way. John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, etc were rumored to have mistresses but they were never talked about or reported on while these men held the highest political position in the world.  That all changed when the... 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

Widows 4K Ultra HD Review
Widows   Widows 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  2/11/2019 10:47 AM EDT
What would you do if your husband, whose livelihood is crime, suddenly dies in a job gone bad?  What if that same husband leaves you the plans for his next heist? What if mob-like boss shows up demanding the two million dollars your husband stole from him the night he died?  Welcome to Veronica's (Viola Davis; Fences) world.  In the ... 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

The Old Man & the Gun Blu-ray Review
The Old Man & the Gun   The Old Man & the Gun Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  2/5/2019 8:46 PM EDT
Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford; Captain America: The Winter Soldier) was a career criminal.  He broke out of prison successfully eighteen times in his lifetime, robbed probably hundreds of banks and stole an estimated four million plus dollars.  He was described as a gentleman who was always nicely dressed and well put together as he held... Read More

Poetic Justice Blu-ray Review
Poetic Justice   Poetic Justice Blu-ray Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  2/4/2019 9:03 PM EDT
At the ripe old age of twenty-three, John Singleton wrote and directed his first feature film – Boyz n the Hood.  The movie offered an honest look at the lives of young black men living in an impoverished neighborhood in California and garnered Singleton two Oscar nominations.  Two years later his second film, Poetic Justice, was re... Read More

They Shall Not Grow Old Theatrical Review
They Shall Not Grow Old   They Shall Not Grow Old Theatrical Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  2/1/2019 9:15 AM EDT
In June 1914, a young Bosnian named Gavrilo Princip, tired of the Austro- Hungarian rule in Bosnia, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie in Sarajevo.  This act led to the July Crisis and by August 1914 France, Britain, and Russia were at war with Austria-Hungry, Germany, and Italy.  This conflict became known as Worl... Read More

The Hate U Give 4K Ultra HD Review
The Hate U Give   The Hate U Give 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Hazlett-Rose)  1/22/2019 10:51 AM EDT
Racial Profiling is defined as the use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense and it is a problem that plagues cities across this country.  Recently a number of unarmed young, black men have been killed by police officers who saw them as a threat simply based on the color of their skin.  When... Read More

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