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.

The Originals Blu-ray Review
The Originals: The Complete First Season   The Originals Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  09/04/2014 9:22 AM EDT
Following in the footsteps of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CW's The Vampire Diaries series created a spin-off television show called the Originals, which premiered the fall of 2013. The spin-off series debuted during season four of Vampire Diaries during an episode entitled  "Originals".As the title suggests, The Originals continues... Read More

The November Man Theatrical Review
The November Man   The November Man Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/27/2014 9:19 AM EDT
Proving you can't keep a good agent down, Pierce Bronson, 007 himself, has just gotten his license to kill reinstated in the new thriller, November Man. November Man, director by spy thriller veteran, Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, The Recruit), based on the first in a thirteen part book series by author Bill Granger, is about a retied CIA... Read More

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theatrical Review
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles   Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  08/07/2014 11:07 AM EDT
For years various studios and companies have been trying to find a way to get the Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle property back on the big screen, and this August it will be finally accomplished by Platinum Dunes, Nickelodeon, and Paramount.The premise is simple – Four turtles and a rat come into contact with a mutagen agent that transforms then ... Read More

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