Lou Sytsma

Lou is the site dinosaur - and like many kids in recent generations grew up loving dinosaurs - born and raised during the Golden Age of TV. He saw a puppet show about space and spaceships and robots and rayguns named Fireball XL-5 and his geek/nerdom was cemented. A steady diet of Lost In Space, Star Trek - his alltime fav series, and movies like Doctor Doo-Little, 2001, Planet of The Apes, Star Wars, Alien(s), LOTR etc have led to where he is now. Here at EyeCrave Net sharing his passion for cool and, unashamedly proud to do so in these oft cyncial times, honestly told touching stories.

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Amazing

X-Men: First Class

The Creative Powers That Be behind the latest cinematic comic book incarnation of the X-Men must be hard pressed not to be doing a fair bit of gloating.  Ever since news of this prequel project started to tingle the web threads of the internet; derision and cynicism by all, had been the overwhelming reaction. Including yours truly. Especially for a prequel.  Which by their very nature are limited ...[Read More]

End Of Watch

Studio: Exclusive Media Group Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick Director: David Ayer Rated: R Time: 108 mins. Back Cover From the writer of Training Day comes a gripping, action-packed cop drama starring Academy Awardr nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pe¤a. In their mission to abide by their oath to serve and protect, Officers Brian Taylor (Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Pe¤a...[Read More]

The Raven

Studio: Intrepid PicturesStarring: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice EveDirector: James McTeigueRated: 18ATime: 111 mins. Back Cover While investigating a gruesome double murder, police detective Emmett Fields (Evans) discovers that the crime scene mirrors the setting depicted in one of Edgar Allan Poe’s (Cusack) works of fiction. Suspecting Poe at first, Fields ultimately enlists his help to c...[Read More]

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Good

Wreck-It Ralph – Theatrical Review

Disney releases animated movies that are either created by Pixar or from their own Animation Department.  Wreck It Ralph is from the latter and as such does not match the storytelling and visual splendor that Pixar seems to do without effort.Wreck It Ralph is a solid effort that are technically well done, especially with the Sugar Rush sequences, but never elicits a Wow response. Part of this...[Read More]

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Great

Looper – Theatrical Review

(Fair warning: if you have not seen this movie yet you are advised to delay your reading of this review.  Story points will be discussed that are best consumed without any prior knowledge.  Bottom line – Looper is definitely a film worth seeing.) Looper proved to be the latest InterNet OverHype experience for me.  When it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival ea...[Read More]

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Good

Dredd – Theatrical Review

Judge Dredd is a British comic book character that has made very few inroads across the pond here in North America which probably explains the totally unnecessary and superfluous opening shots of a blighted future landscape and narration that is tacked to the beginning of the film.  All of that is made crystal clear within the opening action set piece. One of the female leads is at the crossr...[Read More]

7.5

Good

Frankenweenie – Theatrical Review

The opening 3D shot of Frankenweenie is that of a windmill perched on a hill overlooking the town of New Holland. It echoes the vibe created by the Marsden House from Stephen King’s – Salems Lot. One versed in horror movies can just tell by the camera moves, the town and character designs, and the decision to go black and white with this film; that the creators of this film are well versed i...[Read More]

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Amazing

Another look at Avengers

The Avengers The Best SuperHero Movie Ever Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse on the TV front.  Serenity – the Firefly sequel – on the movie front.  (Also the best SF film of 2005. That’s right. Better than Revenge of the Sith. Yeah I said it.) All those experiences Joss Whedon accumulated at the helm for each, led him to The Avengers: the Marvel SuperHero TeamUp e...[Read More]

7.5

Good

War Horse – Theatrical Review

The Equine Edition Of, ‘There & Back Again’ A Stephen Spielberg war movie, cinematography by Janusz Kaminski, musical score by John Williams; equals a movie worthy of viewing for those three reasons alone. I have been fortunate to view some glorious looking movies and War Horse has jockeyed right there for the lead. Shot on location in various rural locations throughout England thi...[Read More]

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Good

The Muppets – Theatrical Review

It is not easy being green these days. Or pink. Or brown.  Or old school.  Especially if you are a Muppet.  The ever increasing dominance of computer generated animation from such studios as the powerhouse Pixar; along with Dreamworks etc, have pushed most other forms of children/family friendly fare to the side.  Especially in theatrical releases. This was really driven home b...[Read More]

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Amazing

Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Theatrical Review

The Best Of Intentions Can Result In Unimagined Tragic Consequences Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For washing the last vestiges of the horrid Timothy Burton Apes movie out of my system. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes(ROTPOTA) takes many elements and story points from the previous movies and, through the magic of Peter Jackson’s WETA SFX company and their continuing strides in Motion Captu...[Read More]

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Great

Captain America: The First Avenger – Theatrical Review

Captain America has all the requisite elements that comprise a great movie.  A leading man born to play the titular role ably supported by a more than capable cast, rousing action scenes, a pretty and feisty love interest, kindly and curmudgeonly father figures, evil villains, heart felt moments, and a nice dash of comedy.  Yet when all those elements are blended together they are done s...[Read More]

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