Daily Archives: March 31, 2012

Website posts an open letter to Walt Disney Studios regarding John Carter


John Carter of Mars

John Carter of Mars (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have placed a link to an open letter to Disney Studios. They have definitely done a poor marketing job with the John Carter film.

http://thejohncarterfiles.com/2012/03/john-carter-an-open-letter-to-walt-disney-studios-chairman-richard-ross/

What I find more interesting is the box office numbers, when comparing The Hunger Games to John Carter. Internationally John Carter did not do so badly, albeit it could have done better. What’s odd is there is no love for the Hunger Games internationally. The box-office for The Hunger Games is mainly domestic. Does this tell us something about our taste for film in North America, versus others around the world?

No Pipeline to the West Coast?


A slim majority of British Columbians support a proposed $5.5-billion oilsands pipeline to the B.C. coast, but opposition to the megaproject is growing, according to a new poll.

The poll also found that an overwhelming majority of B.C. Conservative party supporters, and two-thirds of B.C. Liberal supporters, favour the controversial plan by Calgary-based Enbridge Inc.

NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, who commissioned the poll, said the results suggest it will become increasingly difficult for Christy Clark, B.C.’s Liberal premier, to continue to straddle the fence on the issue.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Opposition+oilsands+pipeline+growing+poll+finds/6374553/story.html