Michelle Alexandria

Michelle Alexandria

Agrees with the Tomatometer 54% of the time.

Publications:
Eclipse Magazine
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
439
Total QuickRatings:
140
Location:
Washington, DC

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 90% Gotham: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " A Batman TV Show without you know Batman? Was skeptical at first. The winks and nods to future bat villains are a bit much and some of the procedural aspect are a bit sloppy but the set design and cinematography are gorgeous. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2014
B+ 58% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) " Sharknado 2: The Second One is the same as the first and that's all fans of the series should want and expect. It delivers bite! " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2014
A 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Apparently these days all movies have to be dark, grim, joyless, and not allowed to be fun just for the sake of entertaining an audience. I loved every moment of this big, dumb, over the top extravaganza. It's why Summer Blockbusters exist. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2014
B 97% Orphan Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " This was a solid episode but not as good as last weeks. We finally meet a new Clone, Allison and Donnie deal with fall out from last week's revelations and Cosima gets sicker. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2014
B+ 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " At the end of the day, no matter how poorly this may be directed, written, and acted, the only thing a good comedy needs to do is make you laugh and this one does it in spades. Funniest comedy of 2014. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted May 30, 2014
C 92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Could have been so much more if not for the relentless focus on Wolverine and Magneto. While their performances were good, just sucked the life out of the film. Felt like a retread of the far superior X-Men: First Class. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted May 23, 2014
C 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " It's official, I think I hate every Spider-Man movie, except Spider-Man 2. Can we please have ONE Spider-Man film that doesn't have The Green Goblin? A decent, but shallow, by the numbers corporate blockbuster that doesn't bring anything new to the table. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted May 2, 2014
D 24% The Other Woman (2014) " Humor is is too forced, pedestrian, not at all natural and borderline offensive. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 27, 2014
D 74% Oculus (2014) " Makes the mistake of taking itself way too seriously. Horror films should be fun and deliver scares; Oculus is a plodding mess that doesn't even follow its own internal logic on a consistent basis. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2014
B 60% Draft Day (2014) " This is an enjoyable, if not forgettable, movie. It is not going to go down as another Costner sports classic. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2014
A 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " A solid piece of blockbuster filmmaking. Would have LOVED it if I didn't walk in feeling like I've already seen it. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 10, 2014
A+ 78% Veronica Mars (2014) " Anyone who loved the television show and supported the Kickstarter should adore this film. Rob Thomas and the VM crew deliver a brilliantly constructed film that redefines the phrase "fan service." " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Mar 14, 2014
C 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Lacks visual flair and comes across as competent but passionless.Very watchable, but there's no oomph to it. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Feb 28, 2014
D 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " Misleading trailer leads to one of the most disappointing films of 2014. Falls apart in a ruinous 3rd act and filled with mixed messaging. Not even kragle could hold this mess together. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2014
D 30% The Collector (2009) " Felt a little bit dirty watching this ugly looking, stale bit of plotless torture porn. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2014
C 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Who is this movie for? Manic depressives who love folk music? Avoid this movie if the holiday season already upsets you. Well made and acted but relentlessly melancholy. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Dec 23, 2013
A 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " In many ways this is the ultimate Disney film and embodies everything the company sort of stands for, this is also its downfall. It is a brilliant piece of propaganda. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Dec 21, 2013
D 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " The movie fails to make you sympathize with Thorin. I was rooting for him to fail, he'd make a wretched King. Should have been called The Hobbit: Sidequests. I felt like I was watching a Video Game or Theme Park ride pitch and not a real movie. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2013
C- 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Katniss is a sponge. She sucks up the hopes and dreams of everyone around her. If they made a live action version of me playing COD, it'd be called Camp or Hunger Games. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Nov 21, 2013
B 56% Killing Kennedy (2014) " Killing Kennedy offers a fresh, if not biased take on the lives of two men that unexpectedly intersects and changes the nation forever. Will Rothhaar and Michelle Trachtenberg give the performance of their careers. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2013
B 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Thanks to a great cast it works surprisingly well, despite annoying technical issues by a Director apparently not ready for this kind of responsibility. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2013
C 97% Gravity (2013) " Bullock and Clooney are good at playing themselves, but it felt like they "phoned" it in making the film feel shallow. Some nice visuals, but nothing that we haven't seen in far better Space films. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Oct 4, 2013
C 89% Rush (2013) " Why is it we rarely see male dingleberries? Rush feels more like a advertisement for F1 Racing than a movie with characters I cared about. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Sep 27, 2013
B 89% The World's End (2013) " Not as funny as their previous efforts but this is probably Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's most confident and well-conceived film yet. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Aug 23, 2013
B- 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) " Throws everything at the wall to see what sticks - Werewolves, vampires, warlocks, love triangles - because what is a tween story without one of those, gay demon hunters, incest...Wait, what? It is a mess, but somehow it works. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2013
B+ 27% Jobs (2013) " Does a fantastic job of giving us a portrait of who Steve Jobs was, but it fails to do it with a critical eye. Kutcher gives us one of the best performances of 2013. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Aug 16, 2013
D 69% The Wolverine (2013) " More serious and morose than it needed to be I went to see a movie called The Wolverine, not a movie about weird, political in-fighting amongst a prominent Japanese family. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2013
D 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " The movie's main drawing power is also its strongest weakness. Del Toro knows what the audience wants to see, but he doesn't build to it, or make us earn it. You want fights, oh we'll give them to you - every ten minutes. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2013
B+ 50% White House Down (2013) " A fun popcorn flick with some nice chaotic fight choreography. Delivers exactly what you expect it to and just saw a few months ago. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jul 7, 2013
A- 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) " I expected a mess of epic proportions, in many ways it is (almost any scene with Depp in it), but it is bold, visionary, and truly a unique piece of blockbuster filmmaking. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jul 7, 2013
C- 56% Man of Steel (2013) " At the end of the day Man of Steel is yet another tedious origin story that boils down to a Real Estate scheme and giant Spider ships. Superman is not Batman, he is not supposed to be dark, gritty, and joyless. Where is the hope? " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jun 13, 2013
A- 83% This Is the End (2013) " The sublime brilliance of the script is that it plays on the audience's perception of who we think these people are. Objectively, it is indefensible as a movie, but it delivers gut busting laughs and is the funniest comedy of 2013. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2013
B 34% The Internship (2013) " Not much of a comedy, but still a nice heartfelt movie - if you can get past the fact that it is a gigantic recruitment ad for Google. Succeeds because Vaughn and Wilson still have that certain something. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2013
B- 50% Now You See Me (2013) " A uniquely cool mix of actors. While it does have some flaws there is enough here to warrant a viewing, maybe even a 2nd just to see if everything hangs together once you know the reasons why - it get extra points for not being in 3D. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jun 5, 2013
B- 11% After Earth (2013) " The movie spent a lot of time teetering on the verge of failure but both Smiths pull it back and make it fairly enjoyable. Jaden Smith proves that he is a star. Haters gonna hate. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted May 30, 2013
C 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " Iron Man 3 starts off great but crashes and burns in a spectacular way. We get it Marvel you don't give a crap about your Comic Book readers. You don't have to constantly rub in people's faces. Horrible 3rd act. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted May 3, 2013
B 50% Pain & Gain (2013) " Bay needs to get credit for going outside of his comfort zone and making a surprisingly small, dark, quirky, funny movie. There is a real Coen Brothers vibe. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2013
B 62% Evil Dead (2013) " When will people learn to stay out of the woods? This is the rare remake that surpasses the original in almost all ways except one - no Bruce Campbell. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 8, 2013
C 8% The Host (2013) " Cold, antiseptic, and unintentionally funny. It was awful on many different levels. However, there was enough there to keep me interested. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2013
C 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " Fails to deliver on the promise it shows in the beginning of the movie. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2013
C 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " This movie is about as bland as it gets. If you want to see dirty, poorly rendered Giants eat their own snot - in poor 3D, then this is the movie for you. Only time it works is when Holt, Tomlinson and McGregor are on camera. Which isn't nearly enough. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2013
C 75% Peter Pan (1953) " I always thought Peter Pan was supposed to be about childhood innocence. Pan and Tinkerbell were not sweet and cuddly, they both came across as selfish, cold and really unlikable bullies. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Feb 6, 2013
C- 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " Bigelow has hamstrung herself by not committing to a viewpoint. This is a by the numbers, cold, emotionally inert, just the "facts" procedural drama that is just barely a step above an episode of Law & Order. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jan 11, 2013
B 61% Jack Reacher (2012) " Tom Cruise is really why you want to see this movie. The material is solid, there's just enough action to keep you interested. This is how you do an adaptation - you do not need to know anything about the source material to enjoy it " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Dec 22, 2012
A 70% Les Misérables (2012) " The first 45 minutes of Les Misérables is kind of a mess. It is choppy, the music kind of terrible and nothing makes much sense but once it clicks it becomes an emotional roller coaster. This movie is epic in every sense of the word. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Dec 22, 2012
C- 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " For better or worse this is no longer J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit it has become Peter Jackson's Hobbit. Lots of talking, walking and singing. Hard to take the villains seriously when they all sound like high-pitched singing versions of Elmer Fudd. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2012
C 75% Killing Them Softly (2012) " How about a movie about gangsters set in an unnamed place but they all sound like they are from Boston. Here's the twist, these mobsters will talk a LOT but do very little. Needed less talking, more killing. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Dec 2, 2012
A- 90% Bad 25 (2012) " A beautiful showcase of an influential artist in his prime at his creative best. " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Nov 24, 2012
C 87% Life of Pi (2012) " Eh.... " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Nov 24, 2012
F 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " It is over. You say nothing is over until we say it is over? The long national nightmare ends not with a bang or a thud but with one of the biggest FUs in Cinematic history " ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Nov 17, 2012
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