Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Nathan M Rose

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Hot Tub Time Machine Blu-ray Review
Hot Tub Time Machine   Hot Tub Time Machine Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/12/2010 1:56 PM EDT
The 1980s are back with a bang this summer as the quirky spring 2010 comedy hit, Hot Tub Time Machine, makes its way on DVD and Blu-ray. The plot is so simplistic that it isn’t even funny; four pals are stuck in a rut in adulthood -- Adam (John Cusack, Grosse Pointe Blank, 2012) has just been dumped, Lou (Rob Corddry, Law and Order, W) is a ... Read More

The Last Airbender Theatrical Review
The Last Airbender   The Last Airbender Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/30/2010 1:24 PM EDT
The first film in the Last Airbender trilogy, based on the first season of the Nickelodeon cartoon series of nearly the same name, follows young Aaang (Noah Ringer), the reluctant young "Last Airbender" -- the Avatar who, according to prophecy, has the ability to manipulate all of the elements and bring all the nations together. Aided by ... Read More

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Theatrical Review
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse   The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/29/2010 1:10 PM EDT
Without seeing the film, just the name will evoke strong emotion in an individual, be it positive or negative. If you are at all familiar with the Twilight franchise, this review likely will not sway your opinion. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in the "Twilight" franchise, sees Bella once again surrounded by danger, not... Read More

Jonah Hex Theatrical Review
Jonah Hex   Jonah Hex Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/21/2010 11:40 PM EDT
Ever since the first successful X-men, comic-book-based films became a dime a dozen, it seems as if every month a new one appears in our local cinemas.  The flavor for the month of June 2010 is Jonah Hex. Enlisted by a Union soldier (Will Arnett), scarred bounty hunter, Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) scours the Wild West in pursuit of Turnbull (John... Read More

Toy Story 3 Theatrical Review
Toy Story 3   Toy Story 3 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/17/2010 11:35 AM EDT
Demonstrating you cannot keep a good toy in the attic, Disney and Pixar are at it again with their summer animation film, Toy Story 3. They are toys, they talk, at least when people aren't around, and they are back celebrating the return of the "Toy Story" franchise – but this time they are in Disney Digital 3-D!  "Toy... Read More

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Theatrical Review
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time   Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/28/2010 12:10 AM EDT
Summer 2010 started off with a bang two weeks ago with Iron Man 2 smashing its way onto the silver screen, and this Memorial Day continues the summer blockbuster streak with Disney's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Ubisoft's popular video-game series of the same name gets adapted for the big screen in this sweeping fantasy adventure, s... Read More

Tooth Fairy DVD Review
Tooth Fairy   Tooth Fairy DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/03/2010 9:05 AM EDT
The former wrestlers, The Rock, now known as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is back this year staring in the family comedy, The Tooth Fairy, by 20th Century Fox. Dwayne Johnson stars as Derek Thompson, one of the toughest hockey players around -- until he is sentenced to one week's hard labor as the world's most unlikely tooth fairy! ... Read More

Tombstone Blu-ray Review
Tombstone   Tombstone Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/26/2010 9:44 PM EDT
The western film has been around since the golden age of cinema; however, in the 1980s and 1990s, the western genre was almost nonexistent aside from Young Guns, Unforgiven, and a little film called Tombstone starring an amazing ensemble cast of Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Charlton Heston, Jason... Read More

Hot Tub Time Machine Theatrical Review
Hot Tub Time Machine   Hot Tub Time Machine Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/04/2010 8:58 PM EDT
When I first heard about Hot Tub Time Machine, I was a bit skeptical. Adam (John Cusack) has just been dumped; Lou (Rob Corddry) is a hopeless party animal; Craig (Craig Robinson) is a henpecked husband, and Jacob (Clark Duke) does nothing but play video games in his basement. But they get a chance to brighten their future by changing their past af... Read More

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel DVD Review
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel   Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/04/2010 8:06 PM EDT
Proving that you can't keep a good Chipmunk down, Alvin and The Chipmunks are back again with Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel.Now in the care of Dave Seville's nephew (Zachary Levi), Alvin, Simon and Theodore take a break from pop-music stardom and return to school. Almost immediately, the tiny tunesmiths are given the giant task of ... Read More