Eclipse Magazine

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 13%

47 Ronin (2013)

"47 Ronin is better than the logline would suggest that it would be, but the plot is really confusing and the action is mediocre. Hard to recommend purchasing or renting this Blu-ray when it is so thin on extras. "

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

2 72%

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."

Posted Apr 13, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

3 63%

Draft Day (2014)

"This is an enjoyable, if not forgettable, movie. It is not going to go down as another Costner sports classic."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

4 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."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

5 77%

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.""

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

6 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"Lacks visual flair and comes across as competent but passionless.Very watchable, but there's no oomph to it."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

7 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."

Posted Feb 9, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

8 30%

The Collector (2009)

"Felt a little bit dirty watching this ugly looking, stale bit of plotless torture porn. "

Posted Jan 26, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

9 95%

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."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

10 79%

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. "

Posted Dec 21, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

11 75%

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."

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

12 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. "

Posted Nov 21, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

13 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."

Posted Nov 12, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

14 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."

Posted Nov 9, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

15 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."

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

16 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."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

17 49%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"Leonardo and Mulligan are amazing together, this is one of the best films of 2013. The Blu-ray 3D package is filled with extras but everything feels like an after thought."

Posted Aug 28, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

18 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. "

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

19 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."

Posted Aug 21, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

20 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."

Posted Aug 16, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

21 22%

Rushlights (2013)

"Suffers from being overly complex and having more style than substance, still not a bad rental."

Posted Aug 15, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

22 28%

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

"I don't care what anyone says, I love this movie. Includes a full Commentary track, A 1 hour documentary and Digital Copy for both iTunes AND Ultraviolet. This is a solid Blu-ray package."

Posted Jul 29, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

23 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. "

Posted Jul 28, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

24 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."

Posted Jul 12, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

25 51%

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."

Posted Jul 7, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

26 30%

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."

Posted Jul 7, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

27 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?"

Posted Jun 13, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

28 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."

Posted Jun 12, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

29 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"Signals a disturbing shift in Disney's Blu-ray packing. Instead of mega deluxe set. We get a cobbled together mess that feels like an exercise in seeing how much they can screw and annoy customers.3D version has zero features at a premium price."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

30 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."

Posted Jun 7, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

31 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."

Posted Jun 5, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

32 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."

Posted May 30, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

33 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. "

Posted May 3, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

34 49%

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. "

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

35 70%

Les MisÚrables (2012)

"This blu-ray features a really nice transfer, full length 1 hour documentary and both a digital/ultraviolet copy of the movie."

Posted Apr 21, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

36 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"This Blu-ray release feels a bit cold and aloof. Beautiful packaging but the picture quality doesn't really "sing" and the extras are fairly "non-existent." If you like the movie, this is a fine Blu-ray to pick up."

Posted Apr 21, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

37 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"The Blu-ray/DVD release of Zero Dark Thirty is about as boring and bland as the movie itself. Transfer and audio quality is nice, but not reference quality and the features are slim pickens. Unless you love this movie, rent the Blu-ray."

Posted Apr 21, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

38 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."

Posted Apr 8, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

39 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. "

Posted Mar 29, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

40 48%

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

"Fails to deliver on the promise it shows in the beginning of the movie."

Posted Mar 24, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

41 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"Winner of several technical Oscars and Best Director, Ang Lee's Life of Pi gets an absolutely gorgeous HD transfer in a nice full featured, simple Blu-ray package. It is a visual feast for the eyes."

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

42 97%

Schindler's List (1993)

"Very classy blu-ray package, with an amazing reference quality transfer for one of the greatest movies of the last 30 years. The only extra is old Voices from the List Documentary in fuzzy SD and a Digital Copy/UltraViolet version of the movie."

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

43 22%

Alice (2008)

"Wonderland is meant to be colorful, but it comes off as mostly grey."

Posted Mar 8, 2013

Sheldon Wiebe

44 86%

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"A brilliant concept in search of a movie. Starts off really strong with sly humor and wit that devolves into cheap kiddie jokes. Blu-ray 3D looks great on a home theater, but the package is very thin on extras."

Posted Mar 7, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

45 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."

Posted Mar 3, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

46 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"Skyfall is a crushing bore. My Bond is not some whiny, emo, wall gazing, beer drinking "tough guy." My Bond loves women, has cool gadgets, a hot car that does neat things, beats the crap out of people."

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

47 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."

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

48 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."

Posted Jan 11, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

49 51%

Savages (2012)

"Well made and slickly made but amoral junk."

Posted Dec 24, 2012

Michelle Alexandria

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