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Movie Review: 'The Girl on the Train' (2016)

A simmering thriller that almost flies off the rails, “The Girl on the Train” is rescued by a strong final act. It is a trip that takes viewers through the perilously dark and twisted tunnels of three women’s interwoven lives. First, there is Rachel (Emily Blunt), a divorcee struggling with alcoholism.

Quick Hit Movie Reviews #5: 'Gone Girl', 'The Loft' And 'The Boy Next Door'

The Quick Hit Movie Review feature is back! Eclectic Pop has parsed the crucial parts of each title's full-length movie review for your brief reading pleasure. If you would like to read further, simply click on the designated link. Kicking off the feature's return are 3 thrillers that share one distinct story thread; infidelity.

'Gone Girl', 'The Loft' and 'The Boy Next Door' all feature characters suffering the consequences for their wandering eye and it is because of that congruent theme they were paired together. Of interesting note is that the first two titles feature no redemptive characters as their protagonists, while 'The Boy Next Door' offers a much more sympathetic lead character at its epicenter. The answer to which movie earned the highest rating might surprise you...

Movie Review: 'Dark Places' (2015)

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Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s adaptation of “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn’s novel “Dark Places” takes its titular theme to the hilt, in a film that is as its title suggests unrelentingly dreary. Not that it has much of a choice given the subject matter.

2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

Predicted Winner: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"

This category is an absolute lock. Withstanding one of the biggest upsets in Oscar history, the four-time nominee should claim the prize on her fifth nod. Given Moore is a veteran and long-deserving recipient, none of her other competitors have really posed a viable threat throughout the season.

Her performance as a professor suffering from early on-set Alzheimer’s disease has been at the center of critical raves since the film’s debut. Curiously, Moore’s is the only nomination the film garnered. You would think a film containing the Best Actress winner would also be among the Best Picture contenders.

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,…

Let's Discuss: Five Things Concerning 'Gone Girl'

Ever since seeing the much buzzed about and highly acclaimed “Gone Girl,” there were some lingering issues that stood out, negatively affecting the film’s quality, including when compared to other movies. However, in Eclectic Pop’s review, there were limits for how detailed the criticisms could be…

Movie Review: 'Gone Girl' (2014)

What do you get when two unlikable characters are embroiled in a mystery? The answer is a story that boasts hardly any emotional stakes.  “Gone Girl” opens on the day that Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) disappears. Her bitter husband, Nick (Ben Affleck), goes to his bar to blow off steam with his siste…

Top 20 Remaing Movies of 2014 | Part 1: #20 - #15

#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 t…

Let's Discuss: The Buzz Surrounding 'Gone Girl'

David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling crime novel is quickly becoming one of the early awards season breakouts and a likely box office hit. “Gone Girl” is a moody mystery that centers on the disappearance of 30-something wife Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) and the suspicion that falls on her husband Nick (Ben Affleck) as the investigation into her whereabouts unravels his darkest and deeply kept secrets.