In one sentence, The Grand Seduction is about the people of tiny Tickle Cove Harbor’s attempt to seduce a doctor into staying in their community so a petrochemical repurposing plant can built there and give the Harbor back their pride.
Ben, Chon and Ophelia are best friends and Marijuana farmers. But their idyllic life is shattered when a Drug Lord decides to take over and kidnaps Ophelia. Together, with a dirty DEA agent, their fight for their love and their lives.
Aliens invade earth after receiving a signal from NASA. But the crew of the John Paul Jones and their comrades engage the attackers in a vicious sea battle. So the Americans and Japanese navies join forces in a fight for the survival of the human race.
Starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson.
Directed by Peter Berg.
Written by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber.
Produced by Sarah Aubrey, Peter Berg, Brian Goldner, Duncan Henderson, and Bennett Schneir.
Genre: Action Sci-Fi Thriller. Check out all our reviews at www.justseenit.com
Battleship is Battle Los Angeles with character we can care about and a sense of humor. It takes the standard alien invasion flick and rejuvenates it by giving it a tenuous connection to a popular Hasbro board game and adding some twists of its own.
John Carter is a civil war veteran who awakes to find himself on another planet. But he soon finds out the inhabitants are bracing for war. After saving her life, her falls in love with a princess while trying to stop a deadly conflict.
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe.
Directed by: Andrew Stanton.
Written by Andrew Stanton and Mark Andrews.
Produced by Lindsey Collins, Jim Morris and Colin Wilson.
Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy Action Thriller.
About forty years ago, I read A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs for the first time. I’ve read it several times since then and seen bits and pieces of it pop up in unexpected places [Han Solo, a reprint of the first issue of Superman and, most recently, Avatar – among others]. John Carter marks the first time I’ve seen all the bits from everywhere else put together in the proper context – and it feels like my memories of the book. It is daft and spectacular and often weirdly offbeat for a mainstream, big budget movie, but mostly it’s just glorious fun.
Created in 1912, by Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter of Mars introduced readers to a world of epic, swashbuckling adventure and interplanetary romance. While not as numerous as the adventures of Burroughs’ other creation, Tarzan, Carter’s adventures fill twelve novels – plenty of material to fuel a movie series – if done right.
Disney has just released a teaser trailer for the movie and it looks to have the kind of scope that made the books so popular. John Carter is director Andrew Stanton’s [Finding Nemo, Wall-E] first live-action film and something of a personal dream project for him. Taylor Kitsch stars as Carter.
Check out the trailer, press release and first photos following the jump.