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.

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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.

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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 [...]

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