07 mars 2016

John Carter: 4 years today! #JohnCarter

It's been 4 years already that John Carter was released in all movie theaters in France, this very 7th of March 2012! At this time of the day, as I wrote in my post last year, I was hurrying towards a theater at the Place Clichy in Paris to be there on first showing, with my "Cycle de Mars volume 1" book in my bag. I had taken the afternoon off just for this event. Never distance seemed longer than in this day, matching my impatience. We were few in the room, unfortunately. At the end of... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2016

Princess of Mars, the other #JohnCarter !

You will find below a picture featuring the main characters of John Carter, with their counterparts in Princess of Mars. Princess of Mars, what is it? If John Carter is indeed the first theatrical adaptation of A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, it's not the first adaptation in all. This "honor" is bestowed to a direct-to-video movie released in 2009, Princess of Mars. It was produced by the Asylum company, which made a specialty of being "inspired" by movie successes of the moment to release their own cheap versions. When... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2016

"Gone But Not Really: 5 Beloved Franchises That Died (But Then Didn't, At All)" #JohnCarter #StarWars #HarryPotter #Avatar

If only it was true! Now we're almost four years after the release of John Carter (it had been released in the US on March the 9th of 2012), and there are still regularly articles hinting at the possibility of sequels to the movie. Here is one linked, from January the 8th of 2016, on the moviepilot.com site, by Adonis Gonzalez. The author writes about those franchises we thought were dead, and which come back in some way or another. On these 5 chosen, 4 had their sequels greenlit: Star Wars, Harry Potter (sort of, with David Yates'... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2016

Retro viewing: #Tarzan and his Mate and #Tarzan Escapes

There are sequels that upgrade on the original. Such is the case with Tarzan and his Mate. Behind this "rom com" worthy title hides a movie quite simply epic! One year has passed since Tarzan the Ape Man. The hunter Harry Holt shaved his mustache but hasn't forgotten the elephant cemetary which is located on the Mutia Escarpment, a "tricky to get to" location where are now living Tarzan and Jane. He undertakes an expedition with one of his friends, Martin, a womanizer who will turn out to be quite a ruthless partner. Holt... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2016

Retro-viewing: #Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)

While waiting for The Legend of Tarzan, to be released in July of juillet 2016, I just bought a 12 Tarzan movies collection of the movies starring Johnny Weissmuller from 1932 on, which left such an imprint in the audience minds that actor and character became one and only. I hadn't seen Tarzan the Ape Man in a very long time. Few black-and-white movies are aired on tv these days. In my mind, it had been an ok movie, and nothing more. Strangely enough, I must say that I can appreciate this movie now way more than I did when I saw it... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2016

Happy New Year 2016! And what to look forward to for #JohnCarter and #Tarzan

First of all, I wish all of you a happy new year 2016! 2015 ended on a high note as far as I'm concerned, by viewing of Star Wars The Force Awakens, a movie that fulfilled all my expectations and hope for the future of Star Wars. http://normantrayfr.canalblog.com/archives/2015/12/28/33126557.html On the John Carter front, the year 2015 ended with two wonderful articles released after the release of Star Wars episode 7, one in French and one iun English, on the official Star Wars website, no less, reminding the influence the saga of... [Lire la suite]

28 décembre 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – SPOILERS INSIDE!

For a long time I wondered if I was going to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I hesitated until the last moment. I was waiting for the first reviews to take a decision. Will go? Won’t go? I dreaded the too enthusiastic first reactions that were drowning the Internet. I still had the bad taste in my mouth from the prequels reviews, which were quite hyperbolic when they had been released (“Attack of the Clones is THE Star Wars you were hoping for!”, “Revenge of the Sith is at last a return to the true Star Wars!”, yeah, riiiight…). I... [Lire la suite]
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23 décembre 2015

#JohnCarter officially acknowledged as #StarWars ' ancestor!

THIS is what we should have seen as soon as John Carter's promotion began in 2011! George Lucas was in part inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom stories, by his own admittance, and in the wake of Star Wars: The Force Awakens' phenomenal success, a wonderful article on StarWars.com acknowledges the links between the two sagas. Some will see in this a Disney attempt to sell more John Carter DVDs and BLU-RAYs, and why the hell not? The movie deserves it aplenty. ... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2015

Let's go for The Legend of #Tarzan teaser!

Warner Bros doesn't let go of the pressure. After the photos and the poster, here is the first teaser for The Legend of Tarzan! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj7ty6sViiU What can we learn from it? - We see Tarzan in his cot, discovered by Kala the Mangani, his future adoptive mother. She seems to have a child on her back, unlike the novels. Maybe is the toaddler Akut. Akut is an ape ally of Tarzan in the third novels, The Beasts of Tarzan. Maybe he will be in the movie an adoptive brother, and maybe it's him that is... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2015

The Legend of #Tarzan : after the photos, the poster!

An official poster wasn't late in appearing after the first pictures. After months of dead silence, Warner is on fire! I really like the poster a lot, it features Tarzan and probably one of the Manganis who raised him in the jungle. The man/beast themes seem to be prominently used in the movie, and that's a good thing! The marketing so far is top-notch.  
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