Edgar Rice Burroughs

Since its story inspired every mainstream fantasy right up to ‘Avatar,’ ‘John Carter’ may seem a little old-fashioned, but it’s a solid piece of fantasy entertainment that’s equal parts corny and poignant.


Much like the misguided nature of Pixar’s ‘Cars,’ which focused on adorable fossil fuel consuming main characters while we were in the midst of a global gas crisis, ‘John Carter’ seems absurdly blind to the world into which it’s released.


64 million people a year suffer from insomnia and every so often I am one of them. But rather than use the extra time I’ve been given during a given insomniac episode to be productive, balance my checkbook, study for the LSAT or exercise, I instead fool myself into thinking the time isn’t my own [...]