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.

Death Wish Blu-ray Review
Death Wish   Death Wish Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/15/2018 1:56 PM EDT
In 1974, Charles Bronson (The Great Escape) starred in Death Wish, a film based on the 1972 novel by Brian Garfield. Now, 44 years later, Bruce Willis(Die Hard) has taken up the role of vigilante Paul Kersey in the remake of the film directed by Eli Roth (Hostel) available now on Blu-ray.Paul Kersey is a surgeon in Chicago (in the original novel Ke... Read More

Tomb Raider 4K Ultra HD Review
Tomb Raider   Tomb Raider 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  06/12/2018 1:48 PM EDT
Back in the 1990s, a little game called Tomb Raider, featuring a female "Indiana Jones" type character named Lara Croft, was introduced to the world. To help the game's appeal to the mostly male gaming audience, she was created with a large bosom and also used two guns versus a whip. The game proved to be a smash hit an... Read More

Die Hard 4K Ultra HD Review
Die Hard   Die Hard 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/21/2018 4:50 PM EDT
Back in the late 1980s, a little film called Die Hard, starring an unknown action star at the time whose only previous body of work was in comedy, came crashing onto the screen and the action genre has never been the same. Now, for its 30th Anniversary, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing the film like it has never been released b... Read More

Black Panther 4K Ultra HD Review
Black Panther   Black Panther 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  05/15/2018 7:50 AM EDT
In the 1960s, during the height of the civil rights movement, Marvel comics took a big chance and created a new superhero, Black Panther, from the nation of Wakanda.  This land was a more technologically advanced nation than any on Earth. Over time, the character became of the most beloved in the Marvel Universe, and now, in 2018, he finally h... Read More

The Commuter 4K Ultra HD Review
The Commuter   The Commuter 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  04/17/2018 9:33 AM EDT
Have you ever commuted on a train back and forth to work every day?  Have you ever watched your fellow commuters as you did? It is a fascinating study of human nature and one that writers Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi decided would make for a great script.  As they saw the same people all the time on their commute in the northeast t... Read More

Justice League 4K Ultra HD Review
Justice League   Justice League 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  03/15/2018 8:11 AM EDT
In 2013, Director/Writer/Producer Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) re-envisioned the DC Universe with the release of Man of Steel. A new take on Superman featuring British actor Henry Cavill (Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mission: Impossible - Fallout), Synder continued his "world building" with follow-up films  Batman v. Superman, ... Read More

Jigsaw 4K Ultra HD Review
Jigsaw   Jigsaw 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/23/2018 9:22 AM EDT
In October of 2004, a little unknown film entitled Saw, by then unknown writer/director James Wan (Furious 7) and writer Leigh Whannell, rewrote the modern slasher horror film and created a new modern horror killer, Jigsaw (Tobin Bell; The Flash).  It went on to spawn many sequels before it's "finale"  in 2010... Read More

It 4K Ultra HD Review
It   It 4K Ultra HD Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/11/2018 11:23 AM EDT
In 1986 a young Stephen King published one of his most ambitious books yet entitled simply It. The novel tells the tale of an alien entity that haunts the fictional town of Derry, Maine, and feeds on its inhabits. In early 1990s ABC gave Pennywise his first appearances on film in a made for tv miniseries. Now 37 years later Warner Bros. gives Penny... Read More

Killing Gunther Blu-ray Review
Killing Gunther   Killing Gunther Blu-ray Review
(Nathan M Rose)  01/02/2018 11:57 AM EDT
Killing Gunther. Is it an action film, is it a comedy, is it the latest film to showcase the amazing talent of Arnold Schwarzenegger? Unfortunately, it is none of these things.So what exactly is Killing Gunther? In short, the movie is a "mockumentary" told through the eyes of the world of contract killers as they band together t... Read More

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Theatrical Review
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle   Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Theatrical Review
(Nathan M Rose)  12/20/2017 8:55 AM EDT
It has been twenty-two years since the original Jumanji film starring Robin Williams graced the silver screen. A lot has changed in that time - grunge music is out, pop music is in, mobile phones are no longer a luxury, but a necessity and board games are no longer the preferred form of entertainment. Video games have taken over and to that end, Co... Read More

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