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John Carter (2012)
on Sunday, November 25, 2012
We dig into Joshua's Movie Madhouse archives (back when it was known as Anarchy at the Movies) for Disney's underwhelming adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel that inspired countless sci-fi adventure films, John Carter, starring Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins.
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