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Movie Review: 'Crimson Peak' (2015)

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Be wary of "Crimson Peak," writer/director Guillermo del Toro will seduce you with the film’s visual majesty to distract from a paper-thin plot. A movie that checks off every true blue horror taboo; del Toro’s extravagant production brings with it a sensory splendor that has the capacity to sweep one off of their feet without giving them the scripted substance to do so.

TV Reviews? You Got It.

Like Jonas on "Dark," take a deep dive into Eclectic Pop's past with an assortment of TV reviews. Click on the pic to travel through the wormhole! *Plus, social media links below* (;


Quick Hit Movie Reviews #7: Comic Book Movie Edition: 'Batman v Superman' & 'Deadpool'

Eclectic Pop offers a bite size rendition of its reviews for two of 2016’s most talked about comic book movies: Director Zac Snyder’s superhero showdown; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and Tim Miller’s cheeky “Deadpool”.

The first movie features two of DC’s most famous heroes duking it out in a war of misunderstanding in "Batman v Superman." While Marvel kicked things up a naughty notch with its latest foray into the R-rated with the Ryan Reynolds starrer, "Deadpool."

Remember that if you would like to read about each movie further, simply click on the designated link to read the full review. *Originally posted in correspondence to the theatrical release of "Suicide Squad."

'Suicide Squad': Top 5 Things You Need to Know

DC’s highly anticipated “Suicide Squad” marks the cinematic return of some major villains and the live-action debut of others. There is more to the “Suicide Squad” movie than meets the eye and Eclectic Pop has narrowed down the Top 5 things you need to know about it…

#1 - The Suicide Squad has been Attempted Before

While this marks the first time the “Suicide Squad” storyline has been tackled on the big screen, the small screen beat them to the punch, years ago. The CW’s spectacular Superman series “Smallville” saw the Squad introduced for an arc in Season 10. At one point, they kidnap Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley) and Chloe (Allison Mack) later calls on them for help rescuing her friends.

The more recent TV effort to feature the Squad occurred on another CW series’; “Arrow”. An entire episode of the series’ second season was devoted to the storyline; replete with a reflective episode title. In that storyline, Diggle (David Ramsey) agrees to go on a mission with them, despite his moral consternations at the prospect. The result was one of the series’ stronger episodes.

Movie Review: 'Jane Got a Gun' (2015)

When her husband (Noah Emmerich) is gravely injured by his former gang, Jane (Natalie Portman) grabs a gun and reaches out to her ex-flame (Joel Edgerton) for help combating the incoming attack of her husband’s enemies. The ingenuity principally setting “Jane Got a Gun” apart from the genre is that it is the rare Western to center on a female protagonist.