Shhh! Don’t say John Carter of Mars! He’s not of Mars, okay?
Plus: Should Hollywood stop pandering to dorks? Does the flopping of Mars Needs Moms spell the end of 3D? Why is Katie Holmes failing to charm America?
It makes no damn sense at all. There are already reviews up at Rotten Tomatoes!
Not all children’s books — not even really really good ones — are worth blowing up into $150 million, CGI-motion-captured 3D IMAX cinematic experiences.
Do kids really need to be reminded — in IMAX 3D! — that Mom loves you and has your best interests at heart when she tells you to eat your broccoli and gets mad when you feed it to the cat instead? I guess someone at Disney figured this was the case.
Plus: why Republicans want to destroy NPR; Hereafter (with its tsunami scene) pulled from Japanese theaters; promo fail for Limitless viral video; more…
Have you read Connie Willis’s novel Remake? Danged if this news — regarding Seth Green’s performance in Mars Needs Moms — doesn’t sound like what Willis was warning us about…
Mars needs moms to tell them to eat their broccoli? Oh, yes, that’s what turns out to be the case. Doesn’t Mars need dads, too?