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.

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

Hereafter Theatrical Review
Hereafter   Hereafter Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/21/2010 1:26 PM EDT
Hereafter, is the latest dramatic effort from Clint Eastwood, written by Peter Morgan. The film revolves around three parallel stories. They are about three people affected by death in different ways; Matt Damon plays an American factory worker named George, who has a gift that enables him to communicate with the dead. Cécile de France plays... Read More

Red Theatrical Review
Red   Red Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/14/2010 10:59 PM EDT
Filling the comic book void this fall comes Red, starring an ensemble cast of Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Brian Cox, and Richard Dreyfus.  It is based on the DC comic Book by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer.   Red (Retired Extremely Dangerous) tells the story of Frank Moses (Br... Read More

My Soul to Take Theatrical Review
My Soul to Take   My Soul to Take Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  10/14/2010 3:05 PM EDT
After having a five-year hiatus from directing the Master of Horror, Wes Craven is back this fall with his latest film, My Soul To Take.My Soul To Take takes place in the sleepy town of Riverton, where a legend tells of a serial killer, The Ripper, who swore he would return from the grave. Now, 16 years later, children born the night of the Ripper&... Read More

Easy A Theatrical Review
Easy A   Easy A Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/16/2010 10:51 PM EDT
In the spirit of such films as Sixteen Candles, Can't Buy Me Love, 10 Things I Hate About You, and 13 Going on 30, Screen Gems releases Easy A, starring Emma Stone on audiences this week.   Easy A premise is simple enough --  a modern-day telling of the Scarlet Letter. Olive (Emma Stone, SuperBad, Zombieland) is a simple high school stude... Read More

The Vampire Diaries Blu-ray Review
The Vampire Diaries Season 1   The Vampire Diaries Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/12/2010 1:29 PM EDT
After the success of Twilight, studios and television networks started searching for the next Vampire series that they could profit on.  One of them to stand out from the crowd was The Vampire Diaries, by L.J. Smith.  This series could have been glossed over by any writer, stayed on the air as fodder, and then been done with.  Howeve... Read More

Going The Distance Theatrical Review
Going The Distance   Going The Distance Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/02/2010 5:01 PM EDT
If past history is anything that indicates the dog days of summer, it is when the films that did not make the summer blockbuster cut are dumped into theaters.Most of these movies are throw-away movies and do not deserve a second look.  However, this year seems to be the exception with many great films coming at the end of summer, and &quo... Read More

Escape From New York Blu-ray Review
Escape From New York   Escape From New York Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/24/2010 3:28 PM EDT
Back in 1981, a low-budget movie that starred Kurt Russell and was directed by John Carpenter (Halloween) entered the movie scene.  It was entitled Escape from New York. Escape from New York takes place in the future (our past now) in the year 1998.  New York has been turned into a maximum-security prison; and once you go in, th... Read More

The Switch Theatrical Review
The Switch   The Switch Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/19/2010 2:52 PM EDT
The Switch, based on a short story by Jeffrey Eugenides, stars Jennifer Aniston (Kassie) and Jason Batman (Wally).  They are two best friends and are going through their own middle-age crises.  Aniston is anxious to move on and have a child, while Bateman is a bit of a neurotic -- trying to figure out his suppressed feelings he has for hi... Read More



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