Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Nathan M 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 classics.

The Mechanic Theatrical Review
The Mechanic   The Mechanic Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/27/2011 1:23 PM EDT
During the 1980's and1990's, there were two names synonymous with action -- Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. However, the 21st century arrived, and a new action start needed to fill the shoes left by these two action giants. For a few years, it was a bit of a toss up; but the winner has clearly been names, Jason Statham. &... Read More

The Green Hornet Theatrical Review
The Green Hornet   The Green Hornet Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/13/2011 1:13 PM EDT
Releasing on January 14, 2011, is a film that has had many release date changes, and is long overdue, The Green Hornet...Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, Tom Wilkinson, and Edward Furlong with direction by Michel Gondry.   The Green Hornet, based on the 1930 radio program, follows the life of Br... Read More

Machete Blu-ray Review
Machete   Machete Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/05/2011 4:07 PM EDT
Back in 2007 a movie called Grindhouse hit the theaters.  It was directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, and styled in such a way to bring back that nostalgia feeling of the exploitation drive-in classics from the 1970's.  In between the films, the filmmakers inserted fake trailers. Such was the case for a B-movie trailer,... Read More

The Tourist Theatrical Review
The Tourist   The Tourist Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/10/2010 9:50 AM EDT
Lets get things straight first...if you are going into the Tourist thinking it is going to be a wild ride like a Jason Bourne film, then you will be sorely disappointed.   The Tourist, directed and written by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, tells the story of Frank Taylor (Johnny Depp), an American tourist, who crosses paths with a stranger ... Read More

Morning Glory Theatrical Review
Morning Glory   Morning Glory Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/09/2010 12:04 PM EDT
Rachel McAdams first caught my attention with her performance in the films, Mean Girls, and Red Eye. She shows so much heart in her performances, and that quality continues to shine through in her latest film, "Morning Glory".However, Rachel McAdams, who plays Becky Fuller, isn't alone in creating a fun, lighthearted film. The cast also i... Read More

Predators Blu-ray Review
Predators   Predators Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/04/2010 1:35 PM EDT
In 1987, a new science fiction/action franchise was born by John McTiernan(Die Hard), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator, True Lies), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Jesse Ventura (The Running Man), and Bill Duke (Commando).  The film went on to spawn a direct sequel and two spin-off films.    Now, 23 years later, writer/producer, Rob... Read More

Due Date Theatrical Review
Due Date   Due Date Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/04/2010 9:35 AM EDT
The team that brought you The Hangover is back this holiday season to give you another hilarious comedy, but entitled Due Date this time. Due Date tells the story of a soon-to-be Dad, Peter Highman (Robert Downey, Jr. Iron Man, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang), who after some pretty insane circumstances, is forced to hitch a ride to Los Angeles with aspiring ... Read More

Splice Blu-ray Review
Splice   Splice Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  11/03/2010 11:21 AM EDT
Playing with cloning is no joke as demonstrated in the new Warner Bros feature science fiction, horror film, Splice, starring Adrien Brody (Predators,King Kong), Sarah Polley (Go, Dawn of The Dead), and Delphine Chanéac (The Pink Panther), The film is directed by Canadian-French film director, Vincenzo Natali (Cube).   Vincenzo Natali o... Read More

A Nightmare on Elm Street Blu-ray Review
A Nightmare on Elm Street   A Nightmare on Elm Street Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/31/2010 12:59 PM EDT
In 1984, a film that would change the face of cinematic horror was released to unsuspecting audiences, entitled A Nightmare on Elm Street.   Its success would spawn numerous sequels and even an entire film studio.  Now 26 years later, New Line Cinema in association with Platinum Dunes brings a revised vision of the original back for ... Read More

Paranormal Activity 2 Theatrical Review
Paranormal Activity 2   Paranormal Activity 2 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/22/2010 8:29 AM EDT
In 1999, a new form of psychological mokumentary film drama was introduced to movie audiences with the Blair Witch Project. Now eleven years later, still continuing in the same vein, comes the sequel to the 2007 Paranormal Activity, entitled simply Paranormal Activity 2.Paranormal Activity 2 is a prequel (and sequel) to the events that take place i... Read More