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John Carter


Tuesday, June 19 2012

Pulpy Thrills and First-Rate Eye-Poppery: 'John Carter'

In order for Star Wars, Superman or Avatar to have happened, Edgar R. Burroughs’ John Carter stories had to happen first.

Thursday, March 8 2012

'John Carter' is a Boys' Adventure

John Carter finds on Barsoom an audience who wants to believe in him.

Sunday, August 28 2011

'The Bang Bang Club': Bang Bang Thud

Though not a complete disaster, The Bang Bang Club shows why some directors find it difficult to to transition between documentary and narrative film.


Friday, June 8 2012

Get 'Carter': 'John Carter' (Blu-ray)

There are many problems with John Carter...and none of them are on the screen.

Monday, June 4 2012


Audiences, offering their instant reactions like water to a dehydrated media monster, fuel a sometimes lethal word of mouth that can sink a movie before it even has a chance to play.

Monday, March 12 2012

Burying Burroughs... Prematurely?

So, the critical consensus is in and after three official days of box office figures, the pundits are predicting that John Carter will be the first major flop of 2012.


Friday, May 18 2012

Taylor Kitsch puts the ‘John Carter’ disaster behind him

LOS ANGELES — Three days after Walt Disney Studios said it would incur a $200-million loss on “John Carter,” the film’s star, Taylor Kitsch, was

Thursday, March 22 2012

Hollywood flop sweat: What caused the latest box-office duds?

LOS ANGELES — What do A-listers Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, David Milch and Andrew Stanton have in common as of late? If you said

Wednesday, March 14 2012

Why did Disney’s ‘John Carter’ flop?

LOS ANGELES — When Walt Disney Co. executives gave the greenlight to the project that became the Martian adventure film “John Carter,” they hoped they were

Thursday, March 8 2012

Men are for Mars movie ‘John Carter’; women aren’t

LOS ANGELES — When Walt Disney Co.’s “John Carter” opens in theaters this weekend, the science-fiction adventure may encounter obstacles as formidable as its hero

Wednesday, March 7 2012

‘John Carter’: A hero’s journey to the screen

LAKE POWELL, Utah — The windstorm on the way was a nasty one — blinding dust clawing at the red sandstone cliffs, big rigs shuddering and shimmying

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