Daily Archives: March 9, 2012

I Saw John Carter, So You Don’t Have To

Taylor Kitsch in John Carter

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Review of John Carter from Toronto Film Scene

John Carter, the new 3D epic from Disney, is the story of John Carter (played by the ironically-named Taylor Kitsch), a bitter former military captain who finds himself transported to Mars, or “Barsoom” as the natives call it. All John Carter wants to do is mine a cave of gold on Earth, but when he meets the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris of Helium (Lynn Collins) and the four-armed giant warrior creature Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe), Carter finds himself drawn into the civil conflict threatening Barsoom. The central question of the movie: will John Carter relent and help fight the good fight, or blow it off and return to his riches on Earth?  CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST

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Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Let’s see, this week I hung out with animators, tried to burnish the image of death-by-suicide Joseph McDermott, whoever he may be, and I told the world how terrible John Carter is. Perhaps I should change my name to Pretty Busy Gal. Now, I know what you’re thinking – “With so much on your plate, how could you possibly find the time to scour the interwebs so I don’t have to?!?” (Insert scenes of Japanese people screaming as the giant fire-hose of information known as the internet, represented here by a large lizard, rampages through the streets.) Never fear, Constant Reader, I will always find time to the surf the web. It’s kinda what I do. Happy reading and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry

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