The Martian

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Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jessica Chastain
Directed by Ridley Scott
Rating: A+

In the distant, but possible, future a space crew must abort their mission on Mars leaving one astronaut behind. Despite all odds of living on a lifeless planet, he is determined to survive.

Mark Watney (Damon) gets involved in an accident, which causes him to be left behind on Mars with a limited supply of food and a four-year waiting period to be rescued. NASA and Watney’s crew believe him to be dead but satellites reveal that to be false. In an intense race against time, NASA and international scientists work tirelessly to bring Watney home.

In this emotionally charged film, The Martian shows how awesome and terrifying space can be. There’s already the main problem: an astronaut is stuck on Mars. He has no communication with NASA, limited food, and no way off of the…

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The Visit

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M. Night Shyamalan the director probably gets too much shit from the general public.

M. Night Shyamalan the writer wholeheartedly deserves everything thrown at his head.

The Village and Lady in the Water were ungood. I can’t force myself to watch The Last Airbender or After Earth. But until my last breath, I will defend The Happening. Those who attempt to categorize The Happening as one of the worst movies ever made have no sense of fun and need to stop taking themselves too serious. The Happening was definitely dumb, but it managed to be entertaining.

The fatal flaw with The Happening was casting Mark Wahlberg as someone with a shred of intelligence. Marky Mark is perfect when playing the stupid manchild who never grew up. Trying to pass Mark Wahlberg off as even a high school science teacher is an unforgivable mistake. Listening to him fumble through science speak…

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Weekend Box Office: Ridley Scott back with “The Martian”

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The release of Ridley Scott’s adaptation of the sci-fi novel “The Martian” marks the third outer-space set box office hit in the same number of years. Back in 2013, Gravity broke the October box office record with a $55.7M debut, on it’s way to over $270M domestically. A year later, Interstellar opened to $49M and totaling nearly $190M stateside. Both of these films exceeded $650M worldwide, and Gravity nearly made it to $750M. The Martian continues this trend in 2015 with a stellar $55M debut, only $0.7M short of Gravity’s October record.

It is worth noting however, that when actuals come in Monday afternoon, it is entirely possible that 20th Century Fox underestimated their film’s Sunday box office hold, and figures could potentially go up giving The Martian the October record. But as it stands, the film is the second largest opening weekend ever in October. This is a very impressive…

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The Martian Review

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Sorry this review took so long, been busy with stuff, moving on. So, The Martian. I had read the book to this prior to seeing the movie and knew pretty much what to expect, and I will bring up some points from the book, so minor spoilers from the book. Moving on, the movie was very good, my biggest concern was that it would mimic Interstellar and Gravity, it didn’t though. This was an entertaining survival movie and had a good amount of humor that didn’t ruin it (Age of Ultron, still not over that). There was maybe 4 main actors in the movie, and they all did a fantastic job. Matt Damon did a good job as Mark, he was supposed to be smart as hell, and maintain a level head for the most part, while throwing around some humor. Granted there are some minor jokes and plot points…

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