crew discusses the merits of “John Carter,” from its impressive visuals to its jam-packed plotting. A Movie Lover’s Podcast Episode 17: ‘John Carter’Total runtime: 57:10Subscribe to the CAN’T WAIT! Join Moviefone editors Tim Hayne, Rachel Horner, Phil Pirrello, and Tony Maccio as they extol the virtues and expose the failings (with love!) of nostalgic movies. Have a movie you really, really want us to watch and talk about? Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #CANTWAIT.CAN’T WAIT! Posted March 17, 2017 by Moviefone StaffWhat’s left to say about one of the biggest bombs in box office history? Other topics of discussion include questionable casting choices, lovable toad dogs, and the very minor role real science plays in the movie.Tune in next week for Phil’s pick, 1999’s “Deep Blue Sea,” a movie in which hyper-intelligent sharks attack a scrappy team of researchers (and LL Cool J), all in the name of Alzheimer’s research.Listen to CAN’T WAIT! Plenty, when that bomb is Disney’s 2012 sci-fi action epic “John Carter.”This week’s pick comes courtesy of special guest Drew Taylor, who comes armed with plenty of facts and factoids to support his love for the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s literary classic. For better or worse, the CAN’T WAIT! podcast:iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherHave thoughts/feelings/feedback about the podcast? A Movie Lover’s Podcast by Moviefone celebrates Hollywood’s guiltiest pleasures by taking a fresh look at critically ignored movies and giving them a second chance at life.
Posted March 17, 2017 by Drew TaylorEarlier today I spoke to Niki Caro, the amazingly talented director of “Whale Rider,” “McFarland, USA,” and the upcoming, incredibly moving “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (we’ll have more on that in a bit), and at the end of the conversation I brought up her upcoming remake of Disney’s animated classic “Mulan.” And she gave us exclusive details about her live-action version of the movie and why you should very much look forward to the movie.So I was talking to Sean Bailey and he was telling me about your approach to “Mulan.” It sounds great!What did he say?He said that it’s going to be very muscular and a Ridley Scott approach. But I wanted to hear from you what your approach is going to be.Well I’m not going to contradict Sean. Is that true? I could not possibly comment upon that.So there you have it: “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” is out, but all sorts of thrilling awesomeness is in.Caro’s “The Zookeeper’s Wife” is in theaters on March 31st. It will be extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and moving.That sounds awesome.Yeah!But from what I understand, no songs?Yes, from what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children.I’ve heard that the deleted scene where the Huns sneak in via a Chinese dragon is going to be in this movie. His sensibility and mine for the material is right in sync. It’s a big, girly martial arts epic.