December 4th, 2012: Mars Attacks! (1996)

Mars Attacks

Cast and Crew:  Tim Burton (Director); Jonathan Gems (Screenwriter); Danny Elfman (Music); Jack Nicholson, Lukas Haas, Annette Bening, Jim Brown, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sylvia Sidney, Glenn Close, Pam Grier, Martin Short, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones, Michael J. Fox, Joe Don Baker, O-Lan Jones, Jack Black, Ray J, Brandon Hammond, Natalie Portman, Paul Winfield, Danny DeVito, Lisa Marie, Brian Haley, Janice Rivera, Christina Applegate, Jerzy Skolimowski, Barbet Schroeder, Frank Welker

What It’s About: Martians attack Earth and a wacky ensemble of characters deal with it in their own ways. Essentially, it’s War Of The Worlds crossed with It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Why Watch it Today?: The Mars Pathfinder spacecraft was launched toward Mars on this day in 1996, a few days before the movie was released that same year!

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