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Midnights: MARS ATTACKS! drinking game
Saturday, April 8 @ 11:55 pm
“A thoroughly meanspirited big-budget movie is always a treasurable rarity.” – TIME
“Mars Attacks! is the epitome of Burton’s subversive monster love.” – The Village VoiceIn this homage to/satire of ’50s and ’60s sci-fi films, a fleet of Martian spacecraft surrounds the world’s major cities and all of humanity waits to see if the extraterrestrial visitors have, as they claim, “come in peace.” U.S. President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) receives assurance from science professor Donald Kessler (Pierce Brosnan) that the Martians’ mission is a friendly one. But when a peaceful exchange ends in the total annihilation of the U.S. Congress, military men call for a full-scale nuclear retaliation.
Dir. Tim Burton. 1996. 110 min.