A New Website Lets Regular Folks Review Movies

Released on: September 28, 2007, 7:39 am

Press Release Author: ImaJAN Media, LLC

Industry: Media

Press Release Summary: FilmCrave.com is a niche based social networking site
dedicate to movies and movie lovers. Average Joes can finally review movies and
create top movie lists. These actions allows members to recommend movies based on
personal preference rather than professional critical reviews based on unknown

Press Release Body: Everybody\'s got an opinion about movies, but only the pros get
to offer their critique. At least, that\'s the way it seemed to the founders of
filmcrave.com - a start-up website that challenges that notion the pros know what\'s

\"We were just three guys out of college who really liked talking about movies,\" said
cofounder/ designer Josh Collins. \"But when we tried to join rottentomatoes.com [an
association of professional movie reviewers], we found our opinions weren\'t

\"I thought, \'This is ridiculous. There should be a place where everyone can share
reviews.\' But that place didn\'t exist yet. So we decided to make it,\" said Collins.

Filmcrave, which launched its beta edition on August 15th, has thousands of movies
in its database, making it easy for users to search out flicks, rate or review them.
But the site is more than just a place to post comments: it\'s also a social
networking site, much like MySpace, where users can create Top Movie lists, meet new
people and maintain their own profiles.

\"It\'s much easier [to use] than MySpace,\" says cofounder/designer Alex Olson, \"And
it fulfills a unique niche on the web. No one else is mixing movie content with a
MySpace social networking feel the way we are.\"

Filling this niche should make the site a huge success, cofounder/ developer Nick
Barry believes. While there are other movie related sites, none of them make user
interaction their primary aim, said Barry. \"Some even seem to be more like an online
store than a

The three friends expect the online community to grow exponentially - and continue
to thumb their noses at the critics.

\"Professional movie reviewers are the lapdogs of the entertainment industry,\" said
Collins. \"Those who generate the best hype are treated to fancy tid-bits and allowed
to cozy up with beautiful people. It\'s a club, and until now, none of us were

Early test users of the site agreed. \"That\'s why sites like this one are so
important: everyone has access to the clubhouse,\" said Christopher Hemann. \" It\'s
like the angry mob with pitchforks at the gates of Hollywood exclusive

The site is already generating intense enthusiasm, Barry says. And - who knows? -
with the influence the internet is already having on movie making, maybe Hollywood
will hear the roar.

For more information visit www.filmcrave.com

Web Site: http://

Contact Details: Alex Olson
3549 NE Austin Dr
Lee\'s Summit, Mo 64064

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