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Michelle Alexandria

Michelle Alexandria
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 71% 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- 55% 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 35% 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- 49% 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 79% 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 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. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2013
B 61% 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 76% 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- 92% 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 62% 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 69% 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 74% 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- 91% 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
F 93% Skyfall (2012) "My name is Bond, Emo Bond." Is there a 12-step program for whiny, moping, bland Spies? Daniel Craig may fit the part of Bond but after 3 movies its clear he doesn't want to be there. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Nov 10, 2012
A- 90% Lincoln (2012) MY Lincoln kills Vamps in crappy 3D. This Lincoln is a brilliant movie that has no soul or pulse. Its like Downtown Abbey or Homeland, you are compelled to say you like it - even though in reality you don't. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Nov 10, 2012
C 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. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2012
D 78% Flight (2012) Why does the black Captain Sullenberger have to be a drunk? Every illogical thing that screenwriter John Gatins had in the script can be chalked up to the Afroman song "Because I Got High." ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2012
B- 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) Many will come away from this movie feeling inspired and thinking this movie is "deeper" than it really is. Its a self-indulgent, ambitious mess. Sometimes you have to admire the effort to dare to be different. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Oct 28, 2012
C+ 5% Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) This movie is highly stylized, beautifully rendered in spots, but a narrative mess. Fans of the game and previous movies should love this. Harington and Clemons are future stars. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Oct 25, 2012
A- 96% Argo (2012) A thoroughly enjoyable, well put together movie that flies by, works well and largely succeeds at what it is trying to accomplish. Also one of those movies where it feels like "I should LOVE it - but don't." ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2012
B- 11% Alex Cross (2012) Standard procedural that is worth seeing for Matthew Fox's amazing transformation. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2012
C- 56% The Bourne Legacy (2012) The Bourne films seem to only be about filming herky, jerky chases and frenetic fight scenes. These Outcome agents never seem to do ANYTHING other than be chased. Just once I'd like to see the Outcome agents do some, you know, spying. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2012
B+ 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Christopher Nolan can't direct an exciting action scene to save his life. He's no Michael Bay! You have to admire the scope of his vision even if it does have major flaws. There wasn't enough of Batman being, you know, Batman in this. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2012
C 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Emma Stone seems like a saner, cleaner version of Lindsay Lohan. This is 2/3rds of an amazing movie ruined by a horrific 2nd act that completely redefines and changes the core of who Spider-Man is. He's NOT Batman! ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jul 4, 2012
C 41% Rock of Ages (2012) It is supposed to be a celebration of 80s hair music. Why does everyone looked pained and angry during every song? The movie is worth watching for Tom Cruise's amazing performance. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2012
B- 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) The movie's title says it all, its Abe Lincoln kicking Vampire butt. Once you accept that, then its impossible to criticize this movie on logic. It is over the top, campy, fun. But its no Piranha 3D. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2012
C- 72% Prometheus (2012) Very cold, analytical, and sort of pretentious. Its no Piranha 3D! ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2012
A- 34% Battleship (2012) Peter Berg delivers his love letter to the military in a movie disguised as an Alien Invasion board game. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted May 27, 2012
D 68% Men in Black III (2012) Nothing worse than a Action Comedy that delivers neither quality Action nor Comedy. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted May 27, 2012
A+ 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) Since Best Picture Oscars are awarded to Producers then the Producers of Marvel's The Avengers deserve a best picture Oscar just for pulling this off. The fact that the movie is freaking amazing is just icing on the cake! ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted May 4, 2012
B 83% Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope (2012) Comic-Con is a convention of dreams by and for dreamers. This documentary does a nice job of capturing all the various elements that make this large show work. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2012
C 84% Bully (2012) The filmmakers do not show all sides of the issue and it doesn't go far enough. It doesn't help that the subjects are a bit bland and the only non-white student represented is a black teenager in Juvi? Really? ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2012
A+ 92% The Lion King (1994) This is my first experience with The Lion King it is a surprisingly dark, deep and more complex movie than I thought it would be. There's a reason why everyone loves it. One of the best animated films of all time and amazing 3D. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2012
A 59% Real Steel (2011) Wow, they actually made Rock Em Sock Em Robots - The Movie! Even more surprising is how amazing this movie is. Filled to the brim with heart, soul, grit, and fun. One of the best movies of 2011. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2012
B 94% West Side Story (1961) Even though I had to play it for my high school choir, I was never a fan of the music. Everything else - the cinematography, choreography and story are all pretty stellar. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2012
B- 20% The Double (2011) Director/Writer Michael Brandt does a nice job of building tension throughout the entire movie and gives old man Gere some action man chops. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2012
A 89% Lady and the Tramp (1955) I just love hand drawn animation, it really brings to life all the characters in a very expressive way. The imperfections doing it by hand give everything a rougher edge but more heart. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2012
B 34% Texas Killing Fields (2011) I know many people don't like Sam Worthington and I'm one of them. Worthington is trying to prove that he's not the one-dimensional actor that we all think he is. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2012
C- 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) This movie borrows elements from several genres, throws the concoction into a blender and what comes out is a dish that is edible, but too soggy to enjoy. Too hipster and meta for its own good. ‐ Eclipse Magazine
Posted Apr 14, 2012