I have to say, this represents one of the most astonishing upgrades in movie franchise history.
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Chicago, IL (Vocus) July 1, 2010
In a YouTube exclusive, renowned film critic and Chicago Sun-Times columnist, Richard Roeper, gives “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” an A- rating. After panning both 'Twilight' and 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon', Roeper designates the most recent chapter infinitely better.
“The first Twilight movie was mediocre and the second one was just laughable and melodramatic and over the top and ridiculous, so I didn’t have high expectations for this one,” said Roeper. “I have to say, this represents one of the most astonishing upgrades in movie franchise history.”
In his review, Roeper attributes this clear improvement, in part, to director, David Slade, and says all three leads raised their game, most notably, Kristen Stewart who’s character is more involved in this movie’s action.
“I can almost not believe I’m going to say this, but this is one of the better movies of the year,” adds Roeper. “It’s really well done, well directed, well acted, has great camera work and a terrific soundtrack.”
For the full review see today’s YouTube exclusive and for reviews of all the latest movies, visit richardroeper.com or hulu.com.
About Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper is co-host of the Roe Conn Show with Richard Roeper on Citadel-owned WLS-AM. He has been a daily columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 20 years, during which time his work has won numerous honors, including the National Headliner Award as the best columnist in the country.
Roeper has written eight books. The most recent, titled Bet the House, has just been published. He has also written for Esquire, Maxim, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide and many other national publications.
For eight years, Roeper was the co-host of "Ebert & Roeper." He currently reviews films for Starz, richardroeper.com, YouTube and hulu.com. Roeper is also a regular contributor to the Reelz Channel.
Roeper has appeared as a guest on "The Tonight Show," "Top Chef," "Entourage," "Nightline," "Regis & Kelly," "Oprah," "The Today Show" and numerous other programs.
As a commentator for Fox in Chicago, Roeper won two Midwest Emmys. He has also worked as a film critic for the CBS-2 affiliate in Chicago. Roeper has hosted radio shows on a number of stations in Chicago.