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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 critical reviews off upcoming films or programming, and even our take on the classsics from our critics Tomatometer-Approved Critic, Allison Rose.


 
Last Train from Gun Hill   Last Train from Gun Hill Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/23/2021 12:18 PM EDT
While the concept and development of the television set had been around since the early 1900s, it was considered a luxury item that didn't become a staple in homes everywhere until sometime in the late 1950's – early 1960's.   As a way to compete with the convenience of watching shows at home, Paramount Pictures engineers created VistaVi... Read More

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It   Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/22/2021 11:53 AM EDT
Rosa Dolores Alverío Marcano, affectionately referred to as "Rosita" was born on December 11, 1931, in Puerto Rico. Before she turned the age of five, Rita's mother moved herself and Rita to New York, leaving her father and younger brother behind.  By the time she was thirteen, Rita was acting, singing and dancing on Broadway.... Read More

Luca   Luca Streaming Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/17/2021 8:24 PM EDT
Back in 1989, I watched a Disney animated movie about a mermaid who was fascinated by the world outside of the ocean.  She collected items, spoke to her friend Scuttle the seagull about the people and things in the "human world" and would sneak to the surface to watch Prince Eric.  The Little Mermaid was Disney's return to t... Read More

Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection   Raiders of the Lost Ark 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/15/2021 9:33 AM EDT
Back in 1977 George Lucas (American Graffiti) created a science fiction/outer space movie called Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  It instantly became a classic, spawned one of the greatest franchises that is still around to this day, and made icons of the cast.  Between the fifth and sixth episodes of Star Wars, Lucas wrote another acti... Read More

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard   The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/14/2021 12:18 PM EDT
When one thinks of the greatest comedic trios, the obvious first group that pops into most people's minds is The Three Stooges.  Larry, Moe, and Curly had great timing and chemistry and made millions of people laugh for years.  Next might be Murray, Ramos, and Aykroyd in the blockbuster film, Ghostbusters.  More recently, Cooper, Hel... Read More

Infinite   Infinite Streaming Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/10/2021 3:31 PM EDT
Reincarnation…rebirth…transmigration…whatever you choose to label it, the idea of dying and coming back to life has been debated for thousands of years.  For some, it is gibberish and nonsense.  For others, it is a philosophical/religious way of life.  For Heinrich Treadway (Dylan O'Brien; American Assassin) it i... Read More

Loki   Loki Streaming Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/8/2021 1:05 PM EDT
Marvel Studios always seem to have a plan when it comes to the MCU and all the characters in it. After Avengers: Endgame they moved into a whole new phase, including more movies and limited series television shows.  These shows highlight some of the characters who never really got their moments onscreen.  Premiering on Disney+, the f... Read More

In the Heights   In the Heights Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/7/2021 8:31 PM EDT
The curtain opens…the setting is a small private school in Connecticut called Wesleyan University.  We meet a young man of Puerto Rican descent, named Lin – Manuel, who grew up in Upper Manhattan.  The year is 2000, the season is spring.  This bright, creative, young man is presenting a version of a previous class assign... Read More

Spirit Untamed   Spirit Untamed Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/2/2021 9:02 PM EDT
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, 2002's Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, follows the journey of a young stallion born into a herd of wild horses.  He eventually grows up to become the leader of the herd.  Fifteen years after the movie's release, DreamWorks Animation teamed up with Netflix to bring a... Read More

Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life   Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  6/2/2021 10:00 AM EDT
When Lara Croft: Tomb Raider became a major motion picture back in 2001, fans of the video game were eager to head to the theater to watch one of their favorite characters truly come to life.  Though panned by critics, the movie eventually made two hundred and seventy-five million dollars worldwide, almost doubling its production budget. ... Read More

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