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.

Lucy Theatrical Review
Lucy   Lucy Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  07/24/2014 4:06 PM EDT
This week Universal Pictures hopes to breathe life into a dead summer with their new film Lucy. Lucy, stars  Scarlett Johansson,  is Luc Besson's (The Professional, The Fifth Element) latest action thriller. The premise although a little far fetched is simple. Lucy is a student studying abroad in Taipei who, through a series of mishap... Read More

22 Jump Street Theatrical Review
22 Jump Street   22 Jump Street Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/12/2014 10:40 AM EDT
The boys are back in school for another round of parody comedic action fun in 22 Jump Street, starring Jonah Hill (Superbad, Wolf on Wall Street) and Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Haywire). The first film, 21 Jump Street, based on the 80s television show of the same name, was a smash success by taking a serious drama show and making ... Read More

X-Men: Days of Future Past Theatrical Review
X-Men: Days of Future Past   X-Men: Days of Future Past Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/22/2014 11:42 AM EDT
X-Men: Days of Future Past can best be summed up with a quote from one of my favorite movies, Total Recall (1990). "I've got to hand it to you… that's the best mindf**k yet." However, just simply stating this quote is taking the easy way out when trying to write a review of one of the most head-spinning comic book movies to dat... Read More

Godzilla Theatrical Review
Godzilla   Godzilla Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/14/2014 10:08 AM EDT
It has been 60 years since Ishirô Honda' Godzilla graced the silver screen, and to commemorate the occasion Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have brought the "King of Monsters" back to theaters.Most American's younger than 30 mainly associate the name Godzilla with the 1998 remake by Emmerich and Devlin (Independence Day), w... Read More

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Theatrical Review
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters   Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/25/2013 8:33 AM EDT
Hollywood, of late, seems to be running to the safety of classics to help churn out a collection of new flicks to entertain the masses. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters epitomizes the trend. Based loosely on the classic children's Grimm fairytale; Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters follows the brother and sister from the Germanic tale to adulthood. D... Read More

Dredd Blu-ray Review
Dredd 3D   Dredd Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/04/2013 4:30 PM EDT
Outside of a small cult following, 2000 AD comic book character Judge Dredd was unknown in the United States until, back in 1995, Sylvester Stallone tried to bring the character mainstream with the Judge Dredd film. The thematic elements of the comic book series were toned down for mainstream audiences, alienating the characters fans.With the resur... Read More

Total Recall Theatrical Review
Total Recall   Total Recall Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/03/2012 12:39 AM EDT
In a summer of sequels and reboots comes our first remake, Total Recall. This entry is based on the 1990 film of the same name, and the short story by acclaimed science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick. It seeks to retell the story of Douglas Quaid - a blue collar worker with an average life living in the future who believes he is cut out for somethi... Read More

A Little Bit of Heaven Theatrical Review
A Little Bit of Heaven   A Little Bit of Heaven Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/03/2012 11:14 AM EDT
A Little Bit of Heaven is an eye opening, emotional roller coaster of a film opening this weekend against The Avengers. While the two films are geared to completely different demographics, most studios are staying away from opening against the juggernaut superhero extravaganza. Millenium Entertainent is taking a gamble, but one that will certainly ... Read More

Marvel's The Avengers Theatrical Review
Marvel's The Avengers   Marvel's The Avengers Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/02/2012 8:21 AM EDT
Ever since the original Iron Man film came out in the summer of 2008, Marvel has been teasing the ultimate superhero film, The Avengers.  Now in 2012, Marvel along with Walt Disney Pictures brings this story to life.   If names such as Tony Stark, Loki, or Black Widow seem foreign to you, then you have to get ready to do some homework bef... Read More

The Darkest Hour Blu-ray Review
The Darkest Hour 3D   The Darkest Hour Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/13/2012 1:51 PM EDT
During the time of year that normally plays only to Oscar contenders, Summit Entertainment bucked the trend and released the Sci-fi thriller, The Darkest Hour, now this April, It is released to the home entertainment market on Blu-ray 3D.   The film follows a group of five, 20-year olds (Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinna... Read More