The Flaming Lips…In a Movie?

Posted: October 22, 2008 by jerkmag in Uncategorized
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Yep, the indie-rock group is taking their act to the silver screen in a yuletide B-movie entitled Christmas on Mars. Being a fan of the band, I was surprised to find out they even had a film, let alone one with futuristic babies, a guy in a Santa suit, oxygen malfunctions, and lead-singer Wayne Coyne as an alien. Not your typical Christmas movie. But, The Flaming Lips are not your typical band.

Watching the trailer, amid my laughter at the absurd coolness of the project, I noticed some similarities to Grindhouse: the tattered film, the weird voice-over, and the irreverent storyline. How can you go wrong with Santa and a couple fetuses roaming around Mars? You just can’t, people.

If, rightfully so, you question the quality of the film, look no further than the good ol’ New York Times. Christmas on Mars earned a very positive review from the publication and was screened at various music festivals this summer. Take that, movie snobs.

The DVD is being released around Christmas-time so if you’re looking to impress someone with your awesomeness or need a break from the 24-hour A Christmas Story marathon, this looks like a sweet option.

~Mike Estabrook

  1. michael says:

    yoink. im there.

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