Eclipse Magazine

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"One of the best films of the year gets a pretty lousy, near, featureless Blu-ray release."

Posted Aug 31, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

2 56%

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! "

Posted Jul 30, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

3 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."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

4 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. "

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

5 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."

Posted May 30, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

6 91%

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."

Posted May 23, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

7 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."

Posted May 2, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

8 24%

The Other Woman (2014)

"Humor is is too forced, pedestrian, not at all natural and borderline offensive."

Posted Apr 27, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

9 19%

The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

"Solid, modernized sequel with gorgeous animation and nice voice acting marred by nearly featureless home video release. "

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

10 14%

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

11 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."

Posted Apr 13, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

12 62%

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

13 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

14 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.""

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Michelle Alexandria

15 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

16 95%

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

17 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

18 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."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

19 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. "

Posted Dec 21, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

20 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."

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

21 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

22 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

23 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

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 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

28 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

29 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

30 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

31 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

32 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

33 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

34 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."

Posted Jul 7, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

35 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."

Posted Jul 7, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

36 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

37 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

38 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

39 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

40 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

41 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

42 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

43 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. "

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Michelle Alexandria

44 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

45 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

46 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

47 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

48 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

49 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

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