The Case of the Missing Digital Copies

One of the things I’ve come to love about Blu-ray’s is that they come with a digital copy. Most of the time I’ll download the digital copy before plopping in the Blu-ray disc to watch the movie in all its HD glory. Some of you may wonder why but as someone with a movie addiction I love to load up movies to take on the go. I’ll watch them during my lunch, while taking care o...[Read More]

First Rule of Book Club? Captain Nemo could kick your ASS!

Word around the campfire is that there’s competing films being prepped based on the character of Captain Nemo, from Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (as well as The Mysterious Island), including one to quite possibly be helmed by McG. This week’s book report comes courtesy of the good folks at Titan Books who have just rereleased Kevin J. Anderson’s Captain Nemo: The Fantasti...[Read More]

Book Report: The Siege of Trencher’s Farm (Straw Dogs)

Time to break out something new here on ECN, book reviews! Some of you may aware that I, myself, have dabbled in bookery… so when Titan Books offered us a peek at the first reprint of Gordon M. Willams’ thriller “The Siege of Trencher’s Farm” in damn near 40 years, how could I say no? Especially considering that this is the book that cinematic legend Sam Peckinpah use...[Read More]

The Sad Truth About GREEN LANTERN

Reports are coming in that Green Lantern will clock in with $52.7 Million as its box office gross for the weekend. While that’s pretty modest, the number begins to look pretty bleak when it’ll likely end up being the forth biggest superhero opening for the year (behind three Marvel films, as Captain America looks poised to do gangbusters.) Unfortunately the word-of-mouth for Lantern ranges from “b...[Read More]

AVATAR King of the Box Office

Avatar has finally done it. It has surpassed Titanic as the all-time highest domestic grossing film. Having passed the $600 million mark his morning, AVATAR now holds the dual title of both the largest grossing domestic, and international, film of all time. I suspect many of you are saying “it has higher ticket prices than the previous films”, “Avatar should have a star beside it...[Read More]

The Fine and The Shine of the Double-O Nine

Rather than succumbing to the typical top 10 lists that most other movies sites are doing I decided to do something a little different. Now, we typically review movies differently. Our reviews are based on the experience I have when watching them. Did I have a good time? Was I entertained? Do I want to see it again in theatres, or wait later on Blu-ray / DVD? Would I buy it?

Contact: Whither Blu-ray?

This 1997 Robert Zemeckis showboat is almost as well known for lawsuits and controversies as it is for the content on the cellulose. Contact opened to mixed reviews, but subsequent awards and nominations seem to have vindicated those who liked it. Anyone who still hasn’t seen the film and who expects it to closely follow Carl Sagan’s 1985 book may be disappointed. It is really best to view the two...[Read More]

A Brief Chat with Legacy Effects – Updated

Anyone who’s read my stuff since 2001 is aware that I love the special effects portion of movie making as much, if not more, than the final product. Recently I was fortunate enough to meet a gentlemen from Legacy Effects who I was able to shoot the proverbial poop with regarding their work.

Planet Earth: Whither Blu-ray?

Planet Earth is the kind of thing that gets talked about in hushed tones for years after it lands: It’s the doc that made docs hot again and upended the playing field for natural history documentarians everywhere. The first TV series to be filmed in high-definition, Planet Earth made extensive use of Hollywood shooting techniques to get shots that nobody had successfully filmed before, shots like ...[Read More]

Hollywood Out of Ideas?

Since the first moving picture in 1878, and the advent of the Hollywood studio system in 1927, the forces behind what is now called Hollywood have generally been able to generate copious amounts of unique content. Fast-forward eighty years into the future and it appears as though the Hollywood machine is skipping like a scratched LP. It’s copy / paste craziness.

Friedman Gets Hanged

It seems every time I sit down to write an editorial something happens in such a way that I must re-write it all from scratch. I was doing what most other online journalists where able to do yesterday and that’s to condemn Fox News 411 writer Roger Friedman for reviewing a pirated copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. However, things have changed according to Deadline Hollywood ‘s Nikki Fi...[Read More]

January – Number of Movies Watched

As a new feature to Eye Crave Network I thought it’d be nice for you to see how many movies I typically watch in a month and on which format. You should know in advance that January hasn’t been a typical month for me. I’m in the midst of packing everything I own to move to another house, with my family, and haven’t had nearly as much time to sit back and enjoy as many films...[Read More]

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