I haven’t gone to the movies since August when I saw the monstrosity known as “Fantastic Four.” I guess that movie scarred me more than I thought, and I just haven’t been able to walk into a theatre since.
Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit there. Truth is there haven’t been any moves out there that I really wanted to see, not until this week that is. My plan for this weekend had been to catch “The Martian” on Friday, then “Sicario” on Saturday. Good plan right?
I thought it was, but now a hurricane named Joaquin is pushing a ton of rain my way, we’re talking of possible double-digit inches of the stuff, which means, no movies this weekend.
So anywho, “The Martian” and “Sicario” will have to wait another week. For now, I’ll have to console myself with Netflix and my dvd collection. And since I was all giddy about seeing “The Martian,” I thought I’d throw myself a mini Mars movie marathon. So this weekend, this is what I’ll be watching at home:
Mission to Mars
When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting a unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.
I said before, and will say again: This movie is underrated.
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.
How can you go wrong with a cast that includes Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones, Lukas Haas, Natalie Portman, and Jim Brown? Very easily as it turns out.
“Mars Attacks!” is not a great movie, but it does have its moments.
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
The worst marketing campaign in movie history doomed what is a pretty entertaining movie.
Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.
Maybe the dumber movie on my list, but also the funniest movie on my list.