Archive for September, 2007

The Kingdom: Earnest Efforts Falls Short! By Sheldon Wiebe

September 30, 2007

The Kingdom - EclipseMagazine.com Movie Reviews

Peter Berg’s The Kingdom is a slick action flick masquerading as a statement movie. Despite a great cast and high production values – it fails on both terms because of a wrong-headed in the third act.

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Across The Universe: All You Need Is Beatles Music!

September 29, 2007

Across The Universe - EclipseMagazine.com Movie Review

Julie Taymor’s Across The Universe is a polarizing film – I strongly doubt there will be viewers who walk out of it with “take it or leave it” attitude. It’s a saga of four intertwined journeys, all connected by visuals that cry out to be referred to as psychedelic, and the music of the Beatles – which is almost exclusively used as dialogue by the characters. It’s a twisted and brilliantly produced piece that will not leave you unmarked.

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In The Valley of Elah, Michelle Alexandria’s Review.

September 29, 2007

In the Valley of Elah, Eclipsemagazine.com Movie Review by Michelle Alexandria

It’s that time of the year where all the Oscar Wannabe films start to trickle out and one of those films that is getting a lot of early buzz is “In the Valley of Elah” a political thriller about the death of an Soldier who is home on leave. This film has all the pedigree to be a best picture, it’s directed by Paul Haggis of Crash and Million Dollar Baby (two films I hated), and stars Tommy Lee Jones (Hank Deerfield), Charlize Theron (Det. Emily Sanders), and Susan Sarandon (Joan Deerfield) – Dammit, Janet!

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Feast of Love isn’t for everyone. Michelle Alexandria’s Review

September 29, 2007

 

Feast of Love EclipseMagazine.com Movie Review

Ah, Feast of Love, what is there to say about this overlong, pretentious rumination on the many forms of Love? Morgan Freeman gives one of his textbook quiet performances as a retired professor, Harry Stevenson, who sits around and observes life through the eyes of others in a small Oregon town. (more…)

The Gameplan Kind of Works. Michelle Alexandria’s Review!

September 29, 2007

The Gameplan EclipseMagazine.com Movie Review

I’ve been a fan of the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson since his debut in the WWE, he’s one of the few (ok, only wrestlers) to truly crossover and have a decent film career. I’m not counting Hulk Hogan (Mr. Mom, anyone?). After trying his hand as an action hero, he does what all big wannabe action stars do, they go the kiddy route. Arnold started this trend, then Vin Diesel did the tough guy who has to take care of kids and now it’s Johnson’s turn to try and mine this material in The Game Plan. An unoriginal, stale, stereotypical family Disney film. With that said, I actually liked this film, but then I’m a sucker for this type of lightweight fair. (more…)

Death Proof: Extended and Unrated; Resident Evil/Resident Evil: Apocalypse Resurrection Edition; 3:10 To Yuma; The Dark Crystal: 25th Anniversary Edition

September 28, 2007

 

EclipseMagazine.com DVD Reviews - Death Proof

Okay, kiddies… We’ve got all manner of strangeness for you, today. First up is Quentin Tarantino’s fusion of cars & babes flicks with slasher movies, Death Proof – in it’s extended [by which we mean full] version. Then there’s the new repackaging of the first two Resident Evil movies in what they’re calling the Resurrection Edition. Hey! Zombie dogs! Next we’ve got the original 3:10 To Yuma – a much different version than the recent, excellent film – but just as twisted. Finally, Jim Henson’s first full length feature with only puppets, the amazing The Dark Crystal – in this spiffy 25th Anniversary Edition!

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Eureka Gets a 3rd Season!

September 27, 2007

EclipseMagazine.com Eureka Gets S3 Pickup!

One of television’s quirkest shows gets a S3 order.  Originally I couldn’t quit get into the series, but after visiting the set, and
meeting with the cast, I’ve come around.  It took a bit to grow on me, but I’m starting to get into it, it’s nice to see it get the pickup. Here’s the official press release.

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Are you ready for Knight Rider 2009?

September 27, 2007

 

EclipseMagazine.com New Knight Rider

Well it had to happen; NBC wants to bring back Knight Rider, first a tv movie and then a television. This would be fine until you hear that they want all the cars to be able to shape shift and they will be fighting evil shape shifting cars. Can you say blatent rip off of Transformers? There have been several attempts to bring the franchise back and all have failed and it isn’t like the formula is that hard to duplicate – hot looking guy, cool tricked out talking car, lots of action. Do we need it to be set in a mad max type of world (a mid 90s revamp), or in the future (an early 90s version) or transformers? Come on NBC, if you bring it back, do it right. The full story can be found at http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117972829.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&p=0

NUMB3RS: The Mathematics of Trust!

September 27, 2007

EclipseMagaine Review - NUMB3RS

Now entering its fourth season on CBS [10/9C], Numb3rs continues to mix character, procedural and science [mathematics] elements in its own unique way to provide some of the quirkiest material of any of the far too many procedurals on TV. This season, Executive Producer Tony Scott steps behind the camera to direct Trust Metric, the season opener – and the conclusion to the sorta/kinda cliffhanger of last season’s finale.

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Stargate Atlantis Gives Friday a Sci-Fi Kick!

September 27, 2007

EclipseMagazine Review - Stargate Atlantis

Friday night marks the return of one of the most consistently entertaining sci-fi series: the Sci Fi Channel’s Stargate: Atlantis [10/9C], . Stargate: Atlantis kicks off its new series by welcoming SG-1’s Col. Samantha Carter aboard in the midst of death, destruction and mayhem. It’s definitely not just another day at the office! (more…)