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.

Smurfs: The Lost Village 4K Ultra HD Review
Smurfs: The Lost Village   Smurfs: The Lost Village 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/10/2017 8:51 AM EST
Smurfs, those lovable blue creatures created by Belgian comics artist Peyo, are back on the silver screen again. This time in Smurfs: The Lost Village we meet an entirely new colony Smurfs.Gone is the live action/cg hybrid that graced the first two films. This time we are thankfully immersed totally in the world of CG and the Smurfs.Every... Read More

The Belko Experiment Blu-ray Review
The Belko Experiment   The Belko Experiment Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/05/2017 10:04 AM EST
Welcome to The Belko Experiment. Brought to you by the Belko corporation. A look into the human psyche when survival is on the line. Your participation is welcome. All you have to do is be the last one to survive out of your co-workers.It is with this premise that one finds itself watching The Belko Experiment, a film from ... Read More

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 4K Ultra HD Review
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes   Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/26/2017 4:44 PM EST
In 2011, Twentieth Century Fox re-imagined the very popular 1968 -1974 films and television series called The Planet of The Apes.  Rise of the Planet of The Apes took a different slant on the classic story and it seemed to pay off.  Once again, the subject matter was a hit with audiences so naturally, in 2014, they created a seq... Read More

CHiPs Blu-ray Review
CHiPs   CHiPs Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/23/2017 1:46 PM EST
In 1977 Eric Estrada and Larry Wilcox were the "coolest cops" on television. CHiPs was a favorite for many and made stars out of the two young actors.  As with so many older things these days, an updated version of the show made its way to movie theaters this year and is now coming out on Blu-ray Combo pack. While nothing is usually ... Read More

Get Out Blu-ray Review
Get Out   Get Out Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/23/2017 12:09 AM EST
Meeting the girlfriend's family for the first time can be nerve-wracking, especially when she is white and they haven't been told that you are an African-American male.  Let's face it, for all the talk, racism still exists in this country. That was the dilemma for Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya; Sicario).  He was going to the home ... Read More

Wonder Woman Blu-ray Review
Wonder Woman Commemorative Edition   Wonder Woman Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/16/2017 11:49 AM EST
With the upcoming release of the live-action Wonder Woman film, Warner Bros Premiere is rereleasing the 2009 Wonder Woman animated film produced by the multiple Emmy Award winning animation legend Bruce Timm. This release gives fans a little something to whet their appetites for one of D.C's most iconic superheroes while the... Read More

Heat Blu-ray Review
Heat: Director’s Definitive Edition   Heat Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/09/2017 10:58 AM EST
Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner… It was with these words the world was introduced to the trailer for the Michael Mann (Public Enemies) film that would become a classic. Bringing together two powerhouse actors face to face for the firs... Read More

Underworld: Blood Wars 4K Ultra HD Review
Underworld: Blood Wars   Underworld: Blood Wars 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/24/2017 4:32 PM EST
In 2003, a relatively unknown actress, Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor), along with director Len Wiseman (Total Recall), created a new gothic/steampunk/action/sci-fi franchise entitled Underworld. Since then, we have been treated to various adventures in a world dominated by Vampires and Lycans and now, in 2017, Sony Pictures and Screen Gems have unl... Read More

Aftermath Theatrical Review
Aftermath   Aftermath Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/05/2017 8:47 AM EST
When most people think of the name Arnold Schwarzenegger, they think of explosions, hardcore action, and a high body count. However, with the actor, turned governor turned actor again, getting up there in age, the type of roles that Schwarzenegger is accepting are tending to be more dramatic. A  prime example of this is his latest film, A... Read More

John Wick, Chapter 2 Theatrical Review
John Wick, Chapter 2   John Wick, Chapter 2 Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/09/2017 10:07 AM EST
In 2014, Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) made a career comeback to action films with a little-known movie entitled John Wick. It featured the perfect revenge story, a man hell-bent on avenging the death of his dog that his wife gave him from beyond the grave. The movie had everything going for it — great plot, great acting, great action, ... Read More

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