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Movie review: Diesel's 'Riddick' shines on

...Second chances in life are rare, but in Hollywood they're almost unheard of. You're probably not going to see a "John Carter of Mars 2" or a "Battleship Returns" anytime soon. When a big-budget tentpole flops, the moneymen dry up faster...
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Stone soars with well-cast 'Savages' is threatened. As Chon, Taylor Kitsch finally hits a home run after the disappointing one-two punch of "John Carter" and "Battleship." Chon never really left the war, and Kitsch embodies that pent-up aspect of the character perfectly...
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The best and worst of 2012 at the movies

...Battleship" Poor Taylor Kitsch. He was just getting started and, with the one-two punch of the underrated "John Carter" and "Battleship," he might be headed back to network TV sooner than he thought. "Battleship" in particular...
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Buzz is all good on 'Ghost Protocol'

...sci-fi extravaganza coming out this spring called "John Carter." "John Carter" is based on a series of books known collectively as "John Carter of Mars," written by Edgar Rice Boroughs in the...
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'Jump Street' starts strong, falters late

...situations. Next week officially starts the summer blockbuster season, interesting considering it's barely spring. "John Carter," had it been a hit, would have moved that start date up even further, but it was waylaid by unfairly negative press...
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John Carter wild, but worth it

...Case in point: this week's "John Carter," a fun, exciting, fast-paced...Disney. It was supposed to be "John Carter of Mars," but they were afraid...his wealthy, eccentric uncle, John Carter. Carter has died mysteriously...
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'Battleship' taking on water

...that parent company Hasbro has transplanted the visual and sound-effects from that movie onto this. And fans of "John Carter" will be pleased that poor Taylor Kitsch is getting another shot at stardom. Too bad the movie isn't better. The...
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John Carter

Opens Friday, Mar 9, 2012 Synopsis: Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic tale of interplanetary adventure arrives on the big screen in this sweeping sci-fi spectacle marking the live-action debut of Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E). Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) was still haunted by the violence he witnessed on the battlefield when he inexplicably awoke on the distant planet of Barsoom (Mars). Upon learning that the inhabitants of Barsoom are bracing for a major conflict and that war appears inevitable, John finds out that love is a rare commodity on the Red Planet, and summons the courage to be the hero the Martians have been hoping for. Meanwhile, John falls under the spell of the enchanting Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), who struggles to suppress her compassion in a society known for its warlike ways. Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, and Mark Strong co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Polly Walker Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review


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