Eclipse Magazine

Eclipse Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Michelle Alexandria, Sean O'Connell
Rating Title/Year Author
A Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Michelle Alexandria There's not a beat in this film that doesn't land and isn't flawlessly executed, the climatic fight sequence is something that I never thought I'd see on the big screen and it was a glorious thing to experience EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
C- Shazam! (2019) Michelle Alexandria Take away the comedic moments from the trailer and I was left a depressingly bland movie. Shazam! was kind of a douchebag and Levi's serious face made him look like he was taking a giant dump. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
D+ Dumbo (2019) Sheldon Wiebe The original animated classic was 64 minutes long. Tim Burton's Dumbo is almost twice as long - and less than half as much fun. Dumbo is too long, too short and has too many half-drawn characters. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
C- Captive State (2019) Michelle Alexandria There's nothing in this movie to hang your hat onto, the characters are bland, the story isn't balanced or nuanced and the direction is drab and uninspired. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
B+ Captain Marvel (2019) Michelle Alexandria Usually Marvel origin films have trouble sticking the landing, but Captain Marvel is just the opposite, it feels like it takes off in the 3rd act and becomes a near flawless action movie that kicks Phase IV into overdrive. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
C Greta (2018) Michelle Alexandria You can almost forgive some of the draw dropping dumb things the characters do in the 3rd act because Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert give strong performances. Almost forgive. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
B- Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Michelle Alexandria A fun sequel that is marred a bit by the expectations set by a very misleading trailer. The movie rises and falls on the slender shoulders of its star Jessica Rothe who is more than up to the task. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
A- Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Michelle Alexandria I'm sure fans of the source material will nitpik and find fault with everything but as someone who doesn't have any preconceived notions I loved this film. This is the first great movie of 2019. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
B- Replicas (2018) Michelle Alexandria The pseudo-science is intriguing and the solution ends up being overly simplistic, but logical. I never once felt like the science couldn't be real and wouldn't work. Does a nice job of building tension even if it ultimately doesn't payoff. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2019
A A Star Is Born (2018) Michelle Alexandria The musical numbers is where this movie shines. You feel every heartache in every note played, every lyric sung, there's a gravitas and a sense of love and care that went into the staging of every frame of this movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2018
B- Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Michelle Alexandria I came away thinking, "this could have been so much more," but I don't quite know how. I really didn't want a movie that solely focused on Mercury's tragedies. Malek's knockout performance is reason enough to see this. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2018
B Robin Hood (2018) Michelle Alexandria Robin Hood doesn't strive to be anything more than it is, a nice little popcorn movie that you don't have to take seriously and serves as a distraction to life's outside worries, on that level it largely succeeds. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2018
D The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Michelle Alexandria Suffers from both trying too hard and not hard enough to be quirky and I understand this is a kid's movie but it's not a very sophisticated one and is ruined by a laughably bad 3rd act. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2018
A- A Simple Favor (2018) Sheldon Wiebe A Simple Favor is sneaky smart tale of intellectual and emotional bobbing and weaving and is a hugely entertaining movie that doesn't want to say anything or revolutionize thrillers. It just wants to be entertaining. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2018
D The Predator (2018) Michelle Alexandria Today's block buster wannabes can't tell a simple straight forward story anymore. Everything has to be about building a mythology for future films, instead of focusing on the film you are currently making. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2018
A- Peppermint (2018) Sheldon Wiebe Riley North makes The Punisher look like a wimp. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2018
A- Peppermint Candy (2000) Sheldon Wiebe Riley North makes The Punisher look like a wimp! EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2018
A+ Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Michelle Alexandria Without a doubt, Mission: Impossible - Fallout is the summer's best action movie! EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
C Ready Player One (2018) Michelle Alexandria The movie cares more about all the nostalgia and easter eggs than and actual story. It beats you over the head and forces you to look at it. All the visual flair in the world can't disguise an empty experience EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2018
A Black Panther (2018) Michelle Alexandria Michael B. Jordan gives a hell of a performance. Maybe people will stop blaming him for FF and give him his due. Killmonger is one of the best characters Marvel has ever created. Stop using the Race card to promote this film. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2018
B Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Michelle Alexandria Director Taika Waititi delivers a fast paced, quip filled movie that has a rainbow of cotton candy colors and riotous set design work that still left me feeling a bit let down. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2017
D All I See Is You (2016) Michelle Alexandria An impressionistic art piece that tries and fails to be a compelling movie that's worth watching. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2017
D Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Michelle Alexandria Everything wrong with sequels. There's not one original, awe inspiring moment in this film. It's cold, emotionally inert, uninspired and ultimately an empty experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2017
A- Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Michelle Alexandria The movie is over the top, frenetic, and at times funny as hell. If you asked me, and the studio did, I would have said it's one of my favorite films of 2017. The problem occurs when you overthink it and try and nitpick it to death. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2017
A Logan Lucky (2017) Sheldon Wiebe Review Tatum and Craig get a chance to have some real fun in this southern fried heist movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2017
B Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Michelle Alexandria It's a fun ride, but it seemed like the Director loved Peter Parker more than Spider-Man. The more I think about it, the more the movie bugs me. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2017
A+ Baby Driver (2017) Sheldon Wiebe This year's movie of the summer might just be Edgar Wright's ferocious ride, Baby Driver. This is an film meant to be experienced, not just watched. It's glaring flaws don't really matter. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2017
B- Logan (2017) Michelle Alexandria The action scenes are visceral and raw, however those are few, far between and spoiled by the trailers. The movie is too small, insular and grim to be completely enjoyable. Worth a watch once, but won't hold up on repeat viewings. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2017
A Get Out (2017) Sheldon Wiebe Smart, witty, original and funny on a number of levels. It is the rare horror film that wouldn't merely benefit from a second viewing, it practically screams for one. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2017
C- The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) Michelle Alexandria Starts off great with solid humor but somewhere along the line it becomes stale, repetitive and annoying. Batman isn't some emo, wannabe beat boxer who is in love with Barbara Gordon. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2017
B The Space Between Us (2017) Sheldon Wiebe The Space Between Us doesn't exactly soar but it gets there. It may not be a blockbuster, but it is an effective teen romance with just enough science fiction to keep it feeling fresh. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2017
C Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Michelle Alexandria Just once I'd like to see a Star Wars film and be wowed by seeing something completely new and fresh. I didn't hate it, however it commits the crime of being underwhelming and unoriginal. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2016
D Suicide Squad (2016) Michelle Alexandria Everything is flat & grim, there's hardly no color in this depressing world at all. Anytime the brightest thing is Harley Quinn a psychotic killer & all round annoying character, something is seriously wrong. Actors & audiences deserve better. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2016
D The BFG (2016) Michelle Alexandria Unoriginal, bland and not a good return to form for Steven Spielberg. The film lacked whimsy, warmth and awe. However, there is plenty of fart humor. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2016
C The Witch (2015) Michelle Alexandria If you aren't a fan of Witchcraft based horror films, this isn't going to change your mind. At times confusing, creepy, and has brief spurts of over the top bloodletting. I left wondering, what did I just watch? EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2016
B- X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Michelle Alexandria Let's give credit where it's due. The first X-Men film launched the modern era of Superhero films. Unfortunately the latest installment is a mixed bag. Takes 1 step forward and 2 steps back. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2016
A Captain America: Civil War (2016) Michelle Alexandria A near perfect Superhero film! All that destruction in the previous films have real world consequences and those chickens come home to roost. There's no hugging it out this time. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2016
A Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Michelle Alexandria One of the greatest Super-Hero Slobberknockers ever filmed! Not Batman v Superman, that fight sucked. The stars of this movie are Doomsday and Wonder Woman! Movie falls just shy of Greatness & hit me in all my fangirl parts! . EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2016
C- Spotlight (2015) Michelle Alexandria For such an intense story Spotlight ultimately fails because it's so caught up in the process of news gathering that it stops being a compelling movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2016
B The Hateful Eight (2015) Michelle Alexandria Tarantino is in love with Westerns because he can get away with using the N word in every sentence. He is an auteur who is in full command of his craft and has a clear, uncompromising vision of what he wants. It's always worth a visit to his world. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2016
B Ant-Man (2015) Michelle Alexandria This movie proves that fans should wait until a movie is released before passing judgment. Based on the behind the scenes drama this should have been a disaster, instead the little movie that could Triumphs! EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2016
A- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Michelle Alexandria A near perfect Star Wars film that regular fans and fanatics alike have been waiting for, but it suffers by slavishly sticking to the tropes from the original and doesn't strive to go off script. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2015
B Don Verdean (2015) Sheldon Wiebe Don Verdean is rough around the edges, but filled with subtle character detail that plays well against the deadpan comedy. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2015
B- In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Sheldon Wiebe Barely floats, buoyed by a cast that rises above the material and the effects. Without top notch work on both fronts, the film sinks faster than the Essex. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2015
F The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2015) Michelle Alexandria A four year, nearly 9-hour journey and THIS is what it all amounted to? Are you kidding me? No really, is this some sort of joke on the movie going public? EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2015
A The Peanuts Movie (2015) Michelle Alexandria This really isn't a movie, it's a collection of The Peanuts greatest hits strung together into an 80 minute "narrative." It was everything that I hoped it would be. However, it may be a little too sweet and innocent for today's jaded, modern, young'ns. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2015
B Spectre (2015) Michelle Alexandria Spectre at times feels more like a travelogue of stunning photography than an actual movie. It's one of the most gorgeous looking films I've seen all year. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2015
C Black Mass (2015) Michelle Alexandria I'm sure the filmmakers weren't trying to make a mind numbingly boring film about the banality of evil, but that's what Black Mass is. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2015
B Amka and the Three Golden Rules (2013) Michelle Alexandria Amka was a surprising heartfelt journey that was worth the trip. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2015
D Fantastic Four (2015) Michelle Alexandria FF is bland, joyless, lifeless, claustrophobic, and created by a bunch of idiots who had zero interest in making a Super Hero film much less the Fantastic Four. The entire affair looks lazy and cheap. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2015