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Writings prior to December 2007.

A documentary from Mars

JANUARY 6, 1997 – Review – Mars Attacks, director Tim Burton This film is supposed to be a comedy. Maybe. I’m convinced it’s really a documentary in disguise. Let me make the case. The night I watched it, there were very few moments of laughter. Except when the Martians fried Congress. The audience loved that. And anyone who knows the politics of the current, Newt Gingrich congress in the U.S., couldn’t help but love it too. (There is a strong case to be made, in fact, that Newt hails from the Red Planet. But that’s another story). Mars Attacks seems at…

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