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.

Jurassic World Theatrical Review
Jurassic World   Jurassic World Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/11/2015 11:58 AM EDT
Back in 1993, the way films were made, and viewed, changed forever with Jurassic Park, a Stephen Spielberg (Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) film based on a book by Michael Crichton (Disclosure,Congo). The film blended the use of animatronics, CGI, and an engaging story, with characters you cared about, to become an international success.The succe... Read More

Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray Review
Jupiter Ascending   Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/02/2015 10:25 AM EDT
Jupiter Ascending, the latest science fiction film from the creators of The Matrix (the Wachowskis'), creates a world in which the rich are reincarnated, people are spliced with animal DNA, and human beings are processed for their life force to keep them young.Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis; Ted, Black Swan) has a boring, miserable life. ... Read More

Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Review
Mad Max: Fury Road   Mad Max: Fury Road Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/14/2015 2:16 PM EDT
"What a lovely, lovely day"In a world plagued by teenage dystopian cannon fodder, such as The Hunger Games and Divergent, Max Rockatansky has come to save us from this plague.  It has been thirty years since we have seen Mad Max leaving Bartertown and the Thunderdome. Now, Warner Bros., in association with Village... Read More

Avengers: Age of Ultron Theatrical Review
Avengers: Age of Ultron   Avengers: Age of Ultron Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/01/2015 12:01 AM EDT
Marvel's Avengers: The Age of Ultron, the film with the biggest "hype meter" in the Movie Hype App, kicks off the 2015 Summer film season this Friday in North America.If the story is unknown to you, it's pretty simple. "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" assemble to defend the world from utter destruction. This time... Read More

The Pyramid Digital HD Review
The Pyramid   The Pyramid Digital HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/23/2015 3:20 PM EDT
Modern cinema's fascination with ancient Egypt and mummies can be traced back to 1932 and the release of The Mummy from Universal Studios starring Boris Karloff. Now, 20th Century Fox and Silvatar Media release The Pyramid to the world in Digital HD.Taking it's cues from other "found footage" films, the film follows a group of arc... Read More

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Blu-ray Review
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death   The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/20/2015 11:36 PM EDT
After the success of the 2012 film, The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), it is no surprise that a sequel was to be made by the studio. Released in January of 2015, and now on Blu-ray, we now have the sequel entitled Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death.Unlike the first film, which was based on the novel by Susan Hill, Woma... Read More

Taken 3 Digital HD Review
Taken 3   Taken 3 Digital HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/07/2015 10:28 AM EDT
The original Taken film released in 2008 was a sleeper hit for 20th Century Fox and Europa Corp. It followed the story of Ex-covert operative, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson; Non-Stop, Unknown), trying to recover his daughter who had been kidnapped while in Paris. The film primarily worked because of the audience familiarity of a father trying to pr... Read More

Dumb And Dumber To Blu-ray Review
Dumb And Dumber To   Dumb And Dumber To Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  02/19/2015 10:25 PM EDT
Lets get this out the way first Dumb and Dumber To is …well….dumb, I mean REALLY dumb. However, if you are familiar with the original Farrelly Brothers film, Dumb and Dumber (1994), you would except this. The story is pretty simplistic. After twenty years of Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey; Ace Ventura, The Mask) pretending to be cat... Read More

Archer Blu-ray Review
Archer: The Complete Season Five   Archer Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/27/2015 8:23 AM EDT
A couple of years ago 20th Century Fox launched a new satirical spy drama on their FX channel called Archer. The show caught on due to its tongue-in-cheek off-the-wall humor, it's distinctive style of animation, and the fact that adult audiences found the show good enough to wind down to after a days work.  For four seasons Archer pre... Read More

Annabelle Blu-ray Review
Annabelle   Annabelle Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/21/2015 8:32 AM EDT
Back in the 1970s, a doll named Annabelle was thought to be possessed by an evil spirit. After being exorcised by a priest, it was taken to the Warren Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut, where, to this day, it is locked up only seeing the light of day when a priest comes once a month to exorcise the evil that lies within the doll.It is this real-... Read More



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