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Eclipse movie reviews

Eclipse movie reviews

Nancy is headed to the Maryland Science Center tonight for the release of Eclipse, the latest movie adaptation from Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. (Nancy says she's not a Twi-hard, but I think she harbors a secret crush for Edward.) She'll be tweeting from the show, so if you want wall-to-wall coverage check in with ReadStreet on Twitter. Meanwhile, here's a look at the fans who turned out for a local Twilight marathon and excerpts from Eclipse movie reviews:

New York Times -- If there is a bit more humor on display here ... there is also more violence, and, true to the film's title, a deeper intimation of darkness. What there isn't, as usual, is much in the way of good acting, with the decisive and impressive exception of Ms. Stewart, who can carry a close-up about as well as anyone in movies today.

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Los Angeles Times -- "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is back with all of the lethal and loving bite it was meant to have: The kiss of the vampire is cooler, the werewolf is hotter, the battles are bigger and the choices are, as everyone with a pulse (and a few without) knows by now, life-changing.

USA Today -- While director David Slade's unnerving psychological drama Hard Candy (2005) was fascinating in its unpredictability, he is hampered here by Meyer's leaden plot, adapted like the previous ones by Melissa Rosenberg. Early scenes have a gritty tension, but the rest of the movie, with its slow pacing and lackluster cinematography, doesn't live up to that initial promise.

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Hollywood Reporter -- It took three films, but "The Twilight Saga" finally nails just the right tone in "Eclipse," a film that neatly balances the teenage operatic passions from Stephenie Meyer's novels with the movies' supernatural trappings. Where the first film leaned heavily on camp and the second faltered through caution and slickness, "Eclipse" moves confidently into the heart of the matter -- a love triangle that causes a young woman to realize choices lead to consequences that cannot be reversed.

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