Re: "Europa" a [contemporary space adventure] in dev.
Yeah, I mean, Europa is admittedly pretty small, but there's room for more than just Arthur Clarke on it.
I liked Mission to Mars (the scene with Robbins and Nielsen set to Van Halen's "Dance" = one of the greatest moments in cinema history
). But everyone else seemed to hate it. I think I have an idiosyncratic taste in films.
ETA: seriously, that first tracking shot! Brian de Palma rules you.
Dismissed MtM first time I saw it. Got a cheap copy on DVD, watched again, totally changed my opinion. LOVE it and put it in my pantheon of "realistic" space travel movies. And yeah, that dance scene owned me.
"New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled, the humiliating question arises, 'Why then are you not taking part in them?' " - H. G. Wells