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Mars Attacks! (1996)
on Wednesday, October 31, 2012
On this special Halloween episode of The Lunatic Fringe, Josh talks about a film from Tim Burton's so called "Golden Age". Beware the movie with no protagonist! The movie that's hates its characters with a passion! The movie... known as Mars Attacks!
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