Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Nathan M Rose

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Crank 2: High Voltage Theatrical Review
Crank 2: High Voltage   Crank 2: High Voltage Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/19/2009 9:14 PM EDT
A budding action star, Jason Statham, stared as Chev Chelios in a low budget film entitled Crank in 2006.   Set in a surreal world that basically was a cinematic version of the Grand Theft Auto video game series, Chev (Statham) had one hour to get a lethal Chinese poison cocktail out of his system before he died.While quirky and extremely... Read More

The Matrix Blu-ray Review
The Matrix   The Matrix Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/18/2009 10:43 AM EDT
Every couple of years a movie comes along that defines a generation of films.  In 1999, that film was, The Matrix.  Now, ten years later, the film that defined a generation makes its way to Blu-ray.The Matrix follows the trials of Neo (Keanu Reeves), a young computer programmer, searching to determine the deepest reality of a post-Apocaly... Read More

Legally Blondes DVD Review
Legally Blondes   Legally Blondes DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/14/2009 1:42 PM EDT
What do you get when you take an already established franchise, throw in some great new actresses with a cleaver script?  The answer is simple -- Legally Blondes (aka Legally Blonde 3). When Elle Woods' young, blonde cousins, Annie and Izzy (Milly and Becky Rosso), moved from England to California, they thought their pink clothes, small d... Read More

Race to Witch Mountain Theatrical Review
Race to Witch Mountain   Race to Witch Mountain Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/15/2009 6:41 PM EDT
For decades, the Disney name has been synonymous with family entertainment.  But in recent years, this usually meant younger female audiences that shied away from the young boy audience.   However, this is all about to change as Walt Disney Pictures brings their re-imagining of the 1970's classic, Escape to Witch Mountain, to the sil... Read More

Body of Lies Blu-ray Review
Body of Lies   Body of Lies Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/21/2009 7:01 PM EDT
Fiction normally mirrors the truth, and nothing is a truer testament to this statement than the latest political/action thriller from Riddley Scott and Warner Bros, Body of Lies.When CIA operative Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) uncovers the presence of a potential terrorist leader operating out of Jordan, he enlists the aid of CIA veteran, Ed Hof... Read More

Push Theatrical Review
Push   Push Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/08/2009 1:10 AM EDT
For the past couple of decades, mutants have been the subject of great films and comic books.  Starting earlier this decade, the "Push" started to create a real genre out of this type of anti-hero -- starting first with Bryan Singer's X-men Series and lately continued with NBC/Universal's television series, Heroes.Enter Push, a low b... Read More

RocknRolla Blu-ray Review
RocknRolla   RocknRolla Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/31/2009 7:52 PM EDT
Guy Richie, the director and creator of such cult classics as Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, is back with his latest London underground film, RocknrollaI own this town.  But owning is getting expensive for old-school London gangster Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson).  A wealthier foreign mob is moving in with a riverfront prop... Read More

Moonlight DVD Review
Moonlight   Moonlight DVD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/26/2009 7:16 PM EDT
As a long time fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, I was devastated when it when off the air.  The news came along in the entertainment trades, that David Greenwalt, Producer of Buffy and Angel, was going to be in charge of CBS's new vampire series, Moonlight.Moonlight centers on an "undead" private eye, Mick St. John, who hel... Read More

Swing Vote Blu-ray Review
Swing Vote   Swing Vote Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/12/2009 7:34 PM EDT
An ordinary Joe accidentally gets the power to choose the next president of the United States in Swing Vote.Two-time Oscar winner, Kevin Costner, stars as Bud Johnson, a regular guy whose life has just taken an unexpected turn.  Costner is aided by an all-star lineup cast, including Dennis Hopper, Kelsey Grammer, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, Ge... Read More

Casablanca Blu-ray Review
Casablanca (Ultimate Collector's Edition)   Casablanca Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/01/2008 8:28 PM EDT
Casablanca:  easy to enter, but much harder to leave -- especially if you are wanted by the Nazis.  Such a man is Resistance leader, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one -- especially Victor's wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), the ex-lover who broke... Read More