Next week, Earth Station One travels across the sea and dives into the murky depths before hurtling across the universe and into the far-flung future. And we’re doing it all in glorious 3-D as ESO takes a look at the films of James Cameron. Also, the ESO crew travels to the Atlanta Comic Convention on Sunday, February 5th. Stop by and say hi and maybe we’ll put you in the geek seat.
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by Eriq Gardner, Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Avatar, the 20th Century Fox blockbuster directed by James Cameron, is the most pirated film in Hollywood history, according to a study released by TorrentFreak. The film has been downloaded some 21 million times since it was released in 2009.
Famously, Cameron once touted 3D filmmaking as the entertainment industry’s best hope for combating piracy. Unfortunately, the 3D spectacle doesn’t seem to have helped his film escape the wrath of torrent sites, but the film has raked in nearly $2.8 billion in wordwide theatrical gross nonetheless.
Avatar’s 21 million downloads beat out 19 million downloads apiece for The Dark Knight and Transformers.
All of the films on the TorrentFreak’s all-time list of “most pirated movies” did quite well at the box office. Only Kick-Ass failed to crack the $100 million mark, although it came close at $96 million.
Of course, theatrical gross is merely part of the story. Some studio executives believe that online piracy does its most damage on ancillary income like DVDs and TV sales. Continue reading
With the news that Green Lantern is getting ready to already film the 2nd and 3rd films back to back, it seems this becoming more of a trend (originally started by Peter Jackson with the Lord of the Rings trilogy), my thought is dose Avatar really need two sequels? It didn’t come across as in need of a trilogy. Thoughts?
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Not surprised that Avatar won best film and took most of the top spots at this years Saturn awards. 2009 just wasn’t a banner year in Sci-fi, so there you go. Thoughts?
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Gee nothing about it being an underwhelming film on the small screen, and now this to happen with the Blu-ray, go figure
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I’m not surprised but I’m a little disappointed especially since there isn’t a 3-D version of the film. I’m going to pass on getting this film, because even in Blu-ray the visuals don’t live up to the theatrical release
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