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Reviews By Allison Skornick-Rose

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Jumanji: The Next Level Theatrical Review
Jumanji: The Next Level   Jumanji: The Next Level Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  12/12/2019 10:09 PM EST
In 1981 publishing company Houghton Mifflin published a fantasy children's picture book by Chris Van Allsburg called Jumanji.  The book depicted jungle animals and elements coming to life as the game is played.  Then in 1995, Tristar Pictures made Jumanji into a feature film starring Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire).  A second boo... Read More

Hustlers 4K Ultra HD Review
Hustlers   Hustlers 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  12/9/2019 3:47 PM EST
The late 1980's/early 1990s were all about decadence, impulsivity and indulgence in this country and New York City was probably at the center of it all.  Investment brokers were making a lot of money and showing it off with expensive cars, beautiful homes, and lavish gifts.  They also enjoyed their money and would often blow off... Read More

Ready or Not Blu-ray Review
Ready or Not   Ready or Not Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  12/5/2019 6:41 PM EST
It's just a simple, harmless childhood game, right?  Everyone grows up playing hide and seek.  However, when it becomes a real scenario of life and death, it's no longer a game.  That is the concept behind directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet (Devil's Due) horror/thriller, Ready or Not.   The scre... Read More

The Aeronauts Theatrical Review
The Aeronauts   The Aeronauts Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  12/5/2019 10:06 AM EST
Why do human beings seem so fascinated by the sky and the stars?  Long before the Wright Brothers took to the air in the early 1900s, Other experiments with flight in the form of hot air balloons.  Many were experimenters or thrill-seekers but a few were scientists working to advance our understanding of what lays above us.  One such... Read More

Where'd You Go, Bernadette Blu-ray Review
Where'd You Go, Bernadette   Where'd You Go, Bernadette Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/27/2019 12:09 PM EST
In 2012 Little, Brown and Company published a novel by Maria Semple called Where'd You Go, Bernadette. The book, which sat on the New York Times Bestseller list for a year, is told mostly through correspondence with some narration by Bernadette's teenage daughter Bee thrown in.  Annapurna Pictures bought the film's rights to adapt the stor... Read More

Queen & Slim Theatrical Review
Queen & Slim   Queen & Slim Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/26/2019 8:12 PM EST
Once again it is Oscar bait season and the plethora of well made, terrifically acted feature films is ramping up into high gear.  The (mostly) dramas are aesthetically pleasing, generally, thought-provoking and not only require the audience to think but to have them leave the theater feeling a range of emotions.  In her feature film direc... Read More

Angel Has Fallen 4K Ultra HD Review
Angel Has Fallen   Angel Has Fallen 4K Ultra HD Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/26/2019 9:04 AM EST
In 2013 audiences were first introduced to Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler; The Phantom of the Opera) when he protected the White House and the President of the United States in Olympus Has Fallen.  Three years later he returned to the character once again in the sequel, London Has Fallen.  This year the third installment... Read More

Knives Out Theatrical Review
Knives Out   Knives Out Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/20/2019 9:07 AM EST
Who doesn't love a good whodunnit?  Agatha Christie and her mystery novels were popular for years.  Angela Lansbury got a second wind in her career when she played Jessica Fletcher on the popular television series Murder She Wrote, which lasted 12 seasons.  Murder on the Orient Express is a classic and even Saturday Morning carto... Read More

Blinded by the Light Blu-ray Review
Blinded by the Light   Blinded by the Light Blu-ray Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/19/2019 8:57 AM EST
I read a quote somewhere…"Music is heard with the ears, understood with the heart" and I thought how true that statement was.  There are so many styles of music worldwide but we don't always need to understand the language the song is sung in to sense that the lyrics are speaking to us personally. From Country to Rap to Heavy ... Read More

Frozen II Theatrical Review
Frozen II   Frozen II Theatrical Review
(Allison Skornick-Rose)  11/14/2019 5:20 PM EST
Like it or not, Disney is the undisputed king of feature-length animated movies.  From the classics – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella- and the 1990's revitalization– The Little Mermaid and Aladdin - to today's modern movies – Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet- Disney knows how to make a wonderful chil... Read More

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