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Eclectic Pop's Top 10 Most-Read Posts of 2014

As another year on Eclectic Pop comes to an end, take a look back at the top 10 most read posts of 2014. Among the topics that got readers the most excited was the new music feature "Sonic Assembly", the television series “Reign” and “Fargo” and one of Fall's most buzzed about movies,…

Top Remaining Movies of 2014: In Order of Anticipation

#20 Gone Girl - Read the Review here
#19 Unbroken
#18 The Gambler
#17 Kill the Messenger
#16 Birdman

#15 Laggies - Read the Review here
#14 Exodus: Gods and Kings
#13 St. Vincent
#12 Interstellar
#11 Wild - Read the Review here

#10 The Theory of Everything - Read the Review here
#9 Big Eyes
#8 Before I Go to S…

Top 20 Remaining Movies of 2014 | The Complete List

#20: Gone Girl

Ever since the announcement that Gillian Flynn’s best-seller would be getting the adaptation treatment, there have been expectations. When it was announced thriller maestro David Fincher would be taking the helm those expectations were only heightened. “Gone Girl” possesses all of the elements of a 90’s style adult drama. From its domestic drama, fraught sensuality, violent subtext and ripped from the headlines premise, the groundwork for a word-of-mouth smash seems inevitable.

Despite the rarity of the suspense genre getting awards attention, the possibility still has people buzzing. One major key working to its box office advantage, is its cross appeal to both men and women. It’s an allure that should keep the excitement around “Gone Girl” from vanishing. Release Date: Oct 3
Read Eclectic Pop's Full Review here

Top 20 Remaining Movies of 2014 | Part 4: #5 - #1

#5 Unbroken | Angelina Jolie’s much anticipated biopic of Olympic runner and World War II POW, Louis Zamporini (Jack O’Connell) tells the incredible true story of his harrowing ordeal. Already facing a rather ambivalent awards reaction so far, “Unbroken” now faces the embrace of audiences. The subject matter is grim and as was seen earlier this year with “The Railway Man”, viewers may not be up to seeing the horrors of war.

Limiting personal expectations is the casting of O’Connell as Zamporini. Having mostly played a cache of villains, it’s hard to imagine him playing a heroic role. Having left such an indelible impression with his terrifyingly evil portrayals of despicable youths in “Eden Lake” and “Harry Brown”, watching him as a hero will require quite a disappearing act and a staggering range of characterization. When it comes to measuring up “Unbroken”, it faces its toughest comparative competition from Werner Herzog’s under seen POW opus, “Rescue Dawn” starring Christian Bale and Steve Zhan. Release Date: Dec 25

TV Rundown: Dec 7 - 12 | The Midseason Finales of 'Reign', 'Arrow', 'The Flash', 'Revenge' & more!

Reign | Mary reigned a fiery vengeance down on her assailants, in what was another powerful scene from Adelaide Kane and a surprisingly fast development for the series. The impact of the storyline has proved far reaching and it has put Frary in a terribly sad position. The most unexpected revelation of the episode was Conde’s love confession to Mary. Personally, there was little lead up to it, so it came as a bit of a shock.

Hallmark Channel's 'Countdown to Christmas' Must-Sees

“Let It Snow” (2013) Candace Cameron Bure stars in this sweet Hallmark charmer as Stephanie, a hard-nosed executive sent to examine her father’s latest investment property -- a family-owned ski lodge. He hopes to turn it into a destination ski resort. Through the course of the movie, Bure's Ste…

Unconventional Christmas Movies: The Honorable Mentions

When it came time to narrow down the picks for 5 Unconventional Christmas Movies (click to read), there were inevitably a handful of films that didn’t quite make the list, some for being too sorrowful (i.e. “Frozen River”) and others for not featuring quite enough Christmas (i.e. “Catch Me If You …

Top 5 Unconventional Christmas Movies

#1 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 

Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer star in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” a dazzling pulp neo-noir set during a Christmas in Los Angeles. Downey Jr. is in top form as Harry Lockhart, a thief pretending to be an actor, who becomes embroiled in a murder mystery alongside a private eye (Kilmer) and an aspiring actress (Michelle Monaghan).

Eclectic Pop News: My Final Episode on 'The Dr. Bones Show' segment Bloggers Corner

Dear Readers, the time has come for me to announce the end of my tenure on The Dr. Bones Show segment “Bloggers Corner”. My last show will be this coming Friday (12/19/2014). The past year has been a beyond fulfilling experience and I would like to thank Dr. Bones for giving me the chance to be a part of his podcast. I had never even so much as called into a radio station before starting his show, so for him to give me this opportunity was remarkably generous.

Let's Discuss: [Spoiler Alert] Being Killed Off 'Revenge'

Attention: If you do not want to know which character was killed off of this week’s episode of “Revenge,” read no further…

Let's Discuss: Five 'Mockingjay: Part 1' Concerns And The 'Hunger Games' Franchise (In General)

If you’ve read Eclectic Pop’s review of the latest installment in the Hunger Game series (click here to read), you probably know where this is going. Since a review can only go so far, this companion piece aims to dig deeper with 5 specific issues that encumbered “Mockingjay: Part 1” and hamper th…

TV Rundown: Nov 30 - Dec 5 | 'Arrow' vs. 'The Flash' & more!

The Flash vs. Arrow | The highly anticipated crossover event between the superhero series delivered a dazzling two hours of television. Sharp and dramatically gratifying, the episodes soared with heartfelt humor, great action and terrific performances. The special event brought out the best in both shows; “Arrow” getting a much needed dose of levity and “The Flash” receiving a mild injection of solemnity.

Movie Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' (2014)

The depressing and sorrowful story of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) continues in this maudlin three-quel. Picturing a bigger downer as an intro for a movie is hard to do. Within the first few minutes a character wishes everyone were dead as Katniss writhes in tears shouting at anyone who will listen about the events of the previous movie.

TV Rundown: Nov 16 - 26 | Felicity is Romanced on 'Arrow' as Reveals Shake 'Reign' - Plus, more!

Reign | As the battle between Protestants and Catholics reached its boiling point, Francis started to reach his breaking point in his quest to settle the dispute. Frary experienced another tumultuous period in their relationship and all of it could be avoided if Francis would fess up to Narcisse’s blackmail. Why he is hiding such explosive information from Mary, especially when her fate hangs in the balance is hard to follow. Not to mention, keeping it from Catherine.