Let’s Go To The Movies – 3/9/2012

Posted: March 9, 2012 in Movies

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday…

 

John Carter

Synopsis: From filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter-a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. — (C) Walt Disney

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Thomas Haden Church, Lynn Collins

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hour 58 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 48%

Sample Reviews:

USA Today

New York Times

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A Thousand Words

Synopsis: Eddie Murphy is Jack McCall, a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack’s life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard. With every word Jack speaks, a leaf falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree are toast. Words have never failed Jack McCall, but now he’s got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he’s a goner. — (C) Paramount

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Clarke Duke

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hour 31 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 0%

The Globe and Mail

New York Times

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Silent House

Synopsis: From the directors of the hit film Open Water, Silent House is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family’s secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house. Directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, Silent House uses meticulous camera choreography to take the audience on a tension-filled, real time journey, experienced in a single uninterrupted shot. — (C) Open Road

Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens

Rating: R

Running Time: 1 hour 28 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes Review Score: 53%

Sample Reviews:

New York Post

Washington Post

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