Movies

I’m a little late to the Jungle –

Tarzan Swing– but I got here. Life has been, involving….. I did see The Legend of Tarzan a couple of weeks ago. We did the big IMAX 3D nicey nice seats thing. Just trying to do it right. Right off the bat – I loved it. I was expecting it to be good up front (more…)

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Swords and Planets and May the 4th

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When I first saw this still from John Carter I had a niggle in the back of my brain that I’d seen something like it before. I had a fun summer as a doorman at a big downtown theatre showing Return of the Jedi ( and only Return of the Jedi) in 1983. I ended up standing in the back row of the theatre the first time I saw the movie. It was a sneak preview and (more…)


Andrew Stanton’s ‘John Carter’ talk at Google.

 

I don’t know how I missed this, maybe it was more “I’ll watch it later” than missed, but I’m glad that I finally caught up with it. Some of that would be reminiscing the good old times, but it was fun to hear a new take on the production as well. I still want my Woola stuffy, but I am grateful the movie exists at all. – Jeff


A tiny bit of love from Disney ?

Perhaps it’s just accidental, but the iTunes movie page for John Carter OF MARS has a nice new banner. I know it’s from existing art we’ve seen but I thought it looked pretty good. If not Disney maybe someone at Apple did it. Either way I like it. – Jeff

John Carter Apple

 

Yup. I’m there.


The Abs are Back

  • and that means a new ERB movie ! Images and a teaser poster are finally released on The Legend of Tarzan. I’m really looking forward to this. Yate’s Harry Potter movies were excellent, powerful and moving, so I’m expecting good things here. Skarsgård looks rather Taylor Kitsh(ish) in the poster between the hair and the eyes. As I’d mentioned on facebook, they did play brothers in Battleship.  More from i09  – Jeff

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Thuvia of Mars: the Movie

Thuvia of Mars poster SMAs always, there’s an ongoing debate between the Reboot John Carter and the Sequels Only crowds. I’d love to see Stanton’s Gods and Warlord of Mars movies. Maybe I’d finally get a Woola toy too. I strongly suspect that
the trilogy as whole would stand as a major accomplishment and success as opposed to John Carter on its own. That the shuffling of the pieces that Stanton has shown with John Carter wouldn’t be such an issue with a complete trilogy. Anyways, that’s not happening tomorrow and neither is a reboot, that we know of.

Abraham Sherman, a long time hardcore Barsoomian who has written and excellent ‘Princess of Mars’ screenplay (on spec) has had some things to say about the reboot/sequel thing that is good reading. You should check them out at Back to Barsoom and The John Carter Files.

My toss into the fray, separate of my wanting MORE is to suggest a step to the side with a film adaptation of Thuvia, Maid of Mars. Thuvia stands at the post trilogy point (more…)