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Reviews By Allison Skornick-Rose

Here at FlickDirect, our goal is to provide up-to-date reviews on theatrical, home entertainment, and television series. Check out the scoop on upcoming films or programming, and even our take on the classsics from our critics and Roten Tomoatoes Approved, Allison Rose.

Crawl Blu-ray Review
Crawl   Crawl Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  10/15/2019 2:23 PM EDT
Director Alexandre Aja has made a name for himself with horror/thrillers like High Tension and The Hills Have Eyes. His ability to build tension and suspense in seemingly unusual situations made him a terrific choice to helm this summer's surprise hit, Crawl.  What started out as a little Paramount Pictures release trying to compete for audien... Read More

Doom Patrol Blu-ray Review
Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season   Doom Patrol Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  10/7/2019 10:27 AM EDT
The Doom Patrol or the "World's Strangest Superheroes" first appeared in DC Comics in June 1963.  Made up of a group of misfits with special gifts, they lived in basic isolation as their unique abilities were born out of trauma and pain.  This past year this group was introduced on television during an episode of DC Titans a... Read More

The Joker Theatrical Review
The Joker   The Joker Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  10/3/2019 4:03 PM EDT
Throughout the years, Batman has had numerous nemeses including Penguin, Catwoman, Two-Face, and The Riddler to name a few.  Perhaps one of his most well-known antagonists though is probably Joker.  The menacing figure in clown makeup and a purple suit has always come across as highly unstable.  However, we never truly knew what made... Read More

Mean Girls Blu-ray Review
Mean Girls   Mean Girls Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  10/3/2019 9:32 AM EDT
Fifteen years ago Lindsay Lohan was an up and coming young actress in Hollywood and was making a name for herself in movies like The Parent Trap and Freaky Friday remakes.   Then in 2004, she was offered the chance to play Cady Heron in the blockbuster hit, Mean Girls. The teen dramedy about high school cliques and popular kids versus nerds ex... Read More

Pan's Labyrinth 4K Ultra HD Review
Pan's Labyrinth   Pan's Labyrinth 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  10/1/2019 9:49 AM EDT
Academy award winner Guillermo del Toro has a history of bringing beautiful and disturbing stories to life on the big screen.  From 2004's Hellboy to 2017's The Shape of Water, his imagination takes us to places we almost might not want to go.  This is true as well for his 2006 movie Pan's Labyrinth.  The fairy tale fantasy combines ... Read More

Gremlins 4K Ultra HD Review
Gremlins   Gremlins 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  9/30/2019 11:53 AM EDT
The 1980s were a great time to grow up.  There were plenty of movies that one could take their kids to but that everyone of any age could enjoy.  E.T. : The Extra-Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future and Ghostbusters to name a few.  In 1984 Warner Bros. brought a different kind of creature to the screen in the Chr... Read More

Abominable Theatrical Review
Abominable   Abominable Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  9/26/2019 9:50 AM EDT
Throughout history, there have been rumors of mythical creatures roaming the forests, seas, and mountains of the world.  From the Loch Ness Monster to Chupacabra and Sasquatch/Bigfoot to its colder weather cousin The Abominable Snowman/Yeti tales have been told as people claim to have seen them.  Generally, those people are ridiculed and ... Read More

Shaft Blu-ray Review
Shaft   Shaft Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  9/24/2019 9:05 AM EDT
In the 1970's Richard Roundtree (Speed Racer) played streetwise private investigator, John Shaft.   After three feature films and a television series, Shaft was done.  In 2000, Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) brought a sequel to theaters in the movie called Shaft.  He played John Shaft's son, also named John Shaft and he fol... Read More

Anna 4K Ultra HD Review
Anna   Anna 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  9/20/2019 3:48 PM EDT
Director Luc Besson (Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element) is known for making movies that combined drama with some action sequences.  He also tends to highlight strong female characters, whether it is a young girl following a hitman or a woman who is running out of time.  His latest effort, Anna, once again encompasses these element... Read More

The Goldfinch Theatrical Review
The Goldfinch   The Goldfinch Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  9/12/2019 10:49 AM EDT
The Goldfinch is a 1654 painting by Carel Fabritius, which depicts the little bird chained to its feeder that is mounted on a wall.  In 2013 author Donna Tartt used the painting as one of the central characters in her novel, The Goldfinch.  The book went on to win the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and this week Amazon Studios brings the... Read More

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