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August marks big changes at Macedonia Films and the Fall is looking fantastic. Avarice premieres in November, we have BIG plans for the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, and our first couple feature-length projects are well underway.

Before we get all carried away, let’s take a moment to look back at July. We wrote some amazing blog posts that we know you’ll love. Some did well, some never got their moment in the spotlight:

The Top Posts:

5. Why ‘Flexible Funding’ Campaigns on IndieGoGo are Dangerous

4. Why You Should Give John Carter a Chance

3. Open Forum: Best 4th of July Movie EVER!!!

2. Facebook Memes and Why I Hate Them

1. From the Film Vault: The Birds and The Time Machine

 

The Underdogs:

5. Dear Robert Pattinson, Stay Away From The Hunger Games

4. Guess the Plot: The Great Gatsby, Prometheus, and Skyfall

3. How I Became an Accidental Stalker

2. Open Forum: Should Johnny Depp and Tim Burton Break Up?

1. How I Turned a Crappy Day Into a Career

Stay tuned, we’ve got a fresh batch of awesome-sauce coming your way!

I’m honestly really surprised John Carter didn’t do better than it did. It had everything that a good sci-fi/fantasy movie should have. Plus, the books, written in 1912, contained the richness that could have made this movie as cinematically thrilling as Lord of the Rings.

Yet, the movie bombed at the box office. Lack of marketing was probably a huge factor, but the other problem was the majority of people didn’t know who John Carter was, and the title definitely didn’t help matters.

When I first heard that title, I thought it was going to be some boring political movie about some guy named John Carter. I had no idea that it was going to be a space adventure. If they had used the full title, John Carter of Mars, I think it would have attracted more of a crowd. Continue Reading…