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.

I Am Number Four Blu-ray Review
I Am Number Four   I Am Number Four Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/25/2011 8:02 PM EDT
Adult novels are a hot commodity in Hollywood these days, so it is no surprise that the latest hot title for children, I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore, is the latest novel to make its way to the big screen.   The story is quite simple and takes it cues from a show on the CW network, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is a teenager from another plan... Read More

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil Theatrical Review
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil   Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/28/2011 10:00 AM EDT
Back in 2006, an intelligent animated film entitled, Hoodwinked! was unleashed on unsuspecting audiences!  The film provided a twist on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, and told the story from many different character perspectives.  Now after years of waiting (and lawsuits as well), Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil is coming to audiences.... Read More

Fast Five Theatrical Review
Fast Five   Fast Five Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/28/2011 9:08 AM EDT
Back in 2001, a little summer film, entitled The Fast & The Furious, was launched on moviegoers.  The film, directed by Rob Cohen (xXx), provided enough box office muscle to green light numerous sequels. Fast-forward 10 years to 2011 as Fast Five, the fifth film in the series, is set upon audiences.  Fast Five stars an ensemble cast f... Read More

Arthur Theatrical Review
Arthur   Arthur Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/07/2011 4:16 PM EDT
Back in 1981, an eclectic movie, entitled Arthur, was unleashed on the unsuspecting public, starting Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and John Gielgud.  The film went on to enjoy huge success.  Thus, it was only a matter of time until a remake was created, and that just happened to happen in the spring of 2011, by Warner Bros studios.   ... Read More

Battle: Los Angeles Theatrical Review
Battle: Los Angeles   Battle: Los Angeles Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/11/2011 8:13 AM EDT
Every couple of years, the stars align and two large Hollywood studios end up releasing similar films within a year.  In the past, it has been volcanos --   2010-2011 has brought us alien invasions.  The first one out of the gate, Skyline, was an attempt to make a glossy high-end invasion film...it failed.  Enter March 2011, Col... Read More

Red Riding Hood Theatrical Review
Red Riding Hood   Red Riding Hood Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/10/2011 11:11 AM EDT
Back in 2008, an indie film director, Catherine Hardwicke, made a big splash in Hollywood with the first film in the Twilight saga.   Although not liked by all, her perception of showing teenage angst and true love rocketed the film to stardom and has now become part of Hollywood lore.  She tries to strike lightning twice this spring... Read More

Rango Theatrical Review
Rango   Rango Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/03/2011 10:36 AM EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean's director, Gore Verbinski (The Ring), has re-teamed with Johnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland, From Hell), and some other of his pirate gang this year to bring audiences around the world, Rango.  Rango is a very strange tale of a lizard (Depp), who after spending a very unusual life in a fish tank, ends up in the Moha... Read More

Drive Angry Theatrical Review
Drive Angry   Drive Angry Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/25/2011 7:57 AM EDT
The first I heard of Drive Angry, I was attending Comic Con 2010.  The premise seemed likely enough to be a decent film -- Milton (Nicolas Cage; The Rock, Con-Air) breaks out of hell to save his granddaughter and to avenge the death of his daughter.   Fast forward eight months to February 25, 2011 -- Drive Angry is released to an audience... Read More

Unknown Theatrical Review
Unknown   Unknown Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/17/2011 11:09 AM EDT
Unknown, the latest thriller film from Dark Castle and Warner Bros., stars Liam Neeson and is based on a story by Didier Van Cauwelaert.   Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson: Taken, Batman Begins) and his wife (January Jones: X-Men: First Class, Mad Men) head to Germany to speak at a conference in Berlin.  However, while checking in at the ho... Read More

Gnomeo & Juliet Theatrical Review
Gnomeo & Juliet   Gnomeo & Juliet Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/10/2011 5:53 PM EDT
This timeless classic Romeo and Juliet has been told time and time again in various forms throughout the ages; however, on February 11, 2011, Touchstone pictures tells the story in a new creative fashion, with garden gnomes!   The story behind Gnomeo and Juliet is quite simple – Gnomeo and Juliet are in forbidden love, and are trying to ... Read More

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