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Christmas on Mars (2008)

Not Rated | | Music, Sci-Fi | 24 May 2008 (USA)
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Major Syrtis goes insane as he tries to improve morale in an abandoned colony on Mars through a Christmas pageant, where the first colonist baby will be born.

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Wayne Coyne, Bradley Beesley (co-director) | 1 more credit »

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Wayne Coyne
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Cast

Credited cast:
Steven Drozd ... Major Syrtis
Wayne Coyne ... Alien Super-Being
Steve Burns ... Major Lowell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Armisen ... Noachis
Scott Booker ... Sirenum
Al Cory Al Cory ... Lucus
Dennis Coyne Dennis Coyne ... Herschel
Kenny Coyne Kenny Coyne ... Ed Fifteen
Mark DeGraffenried Mark DeGraffenried ... Captain Icaria
Adam Goldberg ... Mars Psychiatrist
Freddy Harth Freddy Harth ... Lunae
Peter Hermes Peter Hermes ... Arsia
Josh Higgins Josh Higgins ... Simud
Ellen Isbell Ellen Isbell
Michael Ivins ... Deuteronilus
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Major Syrtis goes insane as he tries to improve morale in an abandoned colony on Mars through a Christmas pageant, where the first colonist baby will be born.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Eat your own spaceship. See more »

Genres:

Music | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Flaminglips.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The Grammy-winning song "Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia)," from The Flaming Lips' album "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," originated as the score for a scene in this film. When that scene was cut, the song was placed on the album at the last minute. See more »

Goofs

The Martian's forehead antennae change angles from scene to scene - sometimes they are nearly straight up, sometimes at a 45 degree angle, and in one scene one is wildly askew. See more »

Quotes

Major Lowell: [to Sirenum] You have no idea what you just did! That's the problem. I'll tell you what you just did: We are fucked! We are fucked!
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Connections

References Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Christmas Time Again
Written and Performed By The Flaming Lips
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Lovely Sorts of Death Music BMI
© (p)2008 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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This movie is a snoozefest--c'mon, admit it.
26 June 2010 | by rwagnSee all my reviews

The film is an absolute snoozer. Comparing this to Eraserhead, Solaris, etc. is like comparing Christmas to Kwanza-one is the established real deal and the other is a pale, pale wannabe.Yes, they both occur in December but that is where the similarities end. The only thing I can recommend about this film is the soundtrack and the incredible 5.1 surround mix. Kudos to whomever was involved in mixing. Both the music and the spoken audio are taken to new places by this mix. That would be it for anything positive I would have to say. Low low budget coupled with non-actors, no script, and the realization that nobody gives a tinker's damn about any of the characters, let alone what is happening to them weighs this turkey down. 83 minutes shot to hell.


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