Public Domain Movie Of The Week: Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

santa-claus-conquers-the-martiansI’ve been wanting to get this up as the Movie of the Week for a while, but I had to force myself to wait until Christmas. Not only is this a great holiday movie, it’s also always near the top of worst movie ever made lists.

Nearly everything about the movie is bad. Odd story, bad acting, worse costumes, absent production values, and uncomfortable scenes between Santa and the kids. The only thing that could draw any compliments would be the inclusion of some stock footage. It doesn’t make the movie any better, but it doesn’t make it worse, either.

The children of Mars are looking for something to relieve the boredom of Martian life, [...]

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Assessing The Weekend: The Formula Breaks Down

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa crushed my $42 million prediction with a $63,106,589 weekend and Role Models bested me by almost $5 million. [...]

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Assessing The Weekend: How Long Until High School Musical 4?

The weekend proved to be a two horse race. Outside of High School Musical 3 and Saw V, the only movie that cracked $2,500 per screen was The Secret Life of Bees. [...]

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And Introducing… Superman

According to Box Office Mojo, it had a worldwide theatrical take of $391 million. That sounds good enough, but you can tell the studio expected much bigger things since they invested $270 million in the production. $120 million net (not including advertising costs) at the box office is just not getting it done. [...]

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Don Quixote Rides Again, Again

But since Johnny Depp is still committed to the film, it might have worked out for the best, seeing as how he’s become such a huge star since then- if, that is, box office receipts are much of a concern. [...]

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