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Blu-ray Review: ‘The Martian’ Extended Edition
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The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon

The Martian Extended Cut
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Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: Drew Goddard
Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Chiwetel Ejiofor
20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 141 Minutes
Release Date: June 07, 2016

Last year’s The Martian exceeded any and all expectations, garnering spots on many top ten lists, including our own, and earned many other recognitions including Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Matt Damon), Best Adapted Screenplay, and other technical nods. Now the campaign to bring Mark Watney home can be your mission as The Martian Extended Cut has hit store shelves.

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Movie Review: The Martian
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The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon

The Martian
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenwriter: Drew Goddard
Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Chiwetel Ejiofor
20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 141 Minutes
Release Date: October 2, 2015

“It is good to renew one’s wonder, said the philosopher. Space travel has again made children of us all.” – Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles

A classic work of twentieth-century literature, 1950’s The Martian Chronicles documents the exploration and colonization of Mars by humans fleeing an unstable Earth. Sixty-five years later, we’re still trying to reach the red planet.

Of course, there have been countless cinematic explorations of Mars: The Angry Red Planet, Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Total Recall, Mission to Mars, John Carter – and who could forget Mars Needs Women and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians? And while fantastical these films may be, none of them have transported me to Mars in a way that felt truly and undeniably real.

Enter The Martian. Written by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) and directed by Ridley Scott (Exodus: Gods and Kings), The Martian is based on Andy Weir‘s 2011 novel of the same name. It is the harrowing story of the first human to colonize Mars, NASA astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon.

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New Video For ‘The Martian’ Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Neil deGrasse Tyson The Martian Promo

A new promotional video has been released for The Martian, the upcoming sci-fi drama directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Sebastian Stan, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Mackenzie Davis, Aksel Hennie, and Donald Glover.

Instead of a trailer, the video is presented realistically, as a special episode of StarTalk with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about mankind finally visiting Mars and the upcoming mission there that we’ll see in the movie. It’s basically like an episode of Cosmos…from the future!

Click on over to the other side to watch the video.

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‘The Martian’ Trailer: “There Must Be Some Kind Of Way Out Of Here”
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Matt Damon in The Martian

Fox has released the second trailer for Ridley Scott‘s The Martian, starring Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on the planet Mars after he was thought to be dead. Drew Goddard wrote the script, which is based on Andy Weir’s novel of the same name. The new trailer provides us with all sorts of brand new footage with gives us more context as to how he does the impossible, use the very limited resources and science he has to create sustenance. But it will all be pointless if he doesn’t find a way to make contact with NASA, for which he also has limited resources. Even though he is millions of miles away and four years from Earth receiving his message, he does make contact. However, the surviving crew must decided whether to go back home as NASA ordered or mutiny and go on what could be a suicidal rescue mission.

Check out the newest trailer for The Martian here below.

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‘The Martian’ Trailer: Matt Damon Must Survive On Mars Alone
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Matt Damon in The Martian

Ridley Scott‘s adaptation of Andy Weir‘s The Martian, is probably one of the most anticipated films of the year. Based on a screenplay written by Drew Goddard, the film sees Matt Damon and a star-studded cast as a team of astronauts sent by NASA, on a mission to explore Mars. When a storm hits the red planet, the crew is forced to make an emergency escape, but Damon is accidentally left behind. Will he survive? Will NASA take responsibility for his death?

You’ll just have to find out by watching the trailer below.

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Watch The ‘Jupiter Ascending’ IMAX TV Spot
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An IMAX TV spot has been released for Jupiter Ascending, the upcoming scifi epic from directors Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy and Cloud Atlas).

Check out the 30-second IMAX spot here below.

Jupiter Ascending, which stars Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, and Eddie Redmayne opens in standard, Real 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters on February 6, 2015.

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Sean Bean Survives Reddit AMA, Talks Walking Into Mordor & Jon Snow’s Paternity
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Game Of Thrones Ned Stark Sean Bean

Sean Bean recently did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) where he fielded questions from Redditors about Game Of Thrones, Lord Of The Rings, and National Treasure (which yielded a creepy Nicolas Cage anecdote), as well as how most of his characters end up getting killed off. The fan-favorite actor was promoting his upcoming TNT drama, Legends, which launched a #DontKillSeanBean marketing campaign during last month’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Some of the quick questions in the AMA were:

– A role he wished he had for longer? [Ned Stark!]
– Favorite comfort food [chocolate]
– Who would he take into battle, Robert Baratheon or Aragorn? [Robert Baratheon]

There’s lots of cool tidbits like this throughout, but let’s see what Bean — who says he’s actually been mistaken for Mr. Bean — has to say about all that walking into Mordor business in the Lord Of The Rings and why on Game Of Thrones does his bastard son Jon Snow know “nothing.”

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The Wachowskis’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Delayed From This Summer Until Next February
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Jupiter Ascending Trailer

Andy and Lana Wachowski‘s latest big-budget sci-fi adventure Jupiter Ascending initially looked to be one of this summer movie season’s oddest entries, but no more. For reasons that have yet to be made clear Warner Bros., which co-financed the $150 million tentpole blockbuster wannabe with Village Roadshow, has moved the film out of its original July 18, 2014 release date and rescheduled it for next February.

I can’t say that I’m surprised by this move. With no major stars and a storyline not based on any existing fictional properties Jupiter faced potential stiff competition on opening weekend from the likes of Planes: Fire and Rescue, The Purge: Anarchy, and Sex Tape, not to mention only getting two weeks to make its mark on audiences before Guardians of the Galaxy debuted.

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Blu-ray Review: The Lord Of The Rings – The Fellowship Of The Ring: Extended Edition
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition
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Directed by Peter Jackson
Written by Peter Jackson, Phillipa Boyens, and Fran Walsh; based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
Starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, and Sean Astin
New Line Home Video
Release Date: August 28, 2012

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring accomplished a feat that few films have ever been able to do: it made a believer out of me. When the movie was first released in December 2001 it proved that epic fantasy features that were not set in a galaxy far, far away could still break box office records. I didn’t see the movie during its blockbuster theatrical run because….I really thought it was going to be terrible. There, I confess. It took me until Fellowship‘s first DVD release in August 2002 to realize that my harsh pre-judging of the movie, mostly based on the simmering anger I felt towards the past few years of bloated Hollywood FX spectacles that offered fantastic visuals but little in the way of memorable stories and characters, was in haste and a huge mistake.

I remember the sweltering summer evening when I rented a copy of Fellowship from my local now-defunct Hollywood Video on the way home from work. Knowing in advance that it was a three-hour flick my initial plan was to watch the first half at the least before hitting the sack so I could get up the next morning for an early shift at the Tower Records I had been working at back then for more than three years. Twenty minutes following the start of my first viewing of Fellowship of the Ring and I was hooked; there would be no “To Be Continued” that night. Even though I risked getting barely enough sleep to pass for a member of the living the next day I watched the movie until its very end, and by the time Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee walked off into the sunset to more adventures I was a full-fledged Rings fan.

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‘Jupiter Ascending’ Trailer: Channing Tatum Protects Mila Kunis From Intergalactic Assassins
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Warner Bros has released the first trailer for the Jupiter Ascending starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, and Eddie Redmayne. The film can be seen as a Cinderella in space kind of story, with Kunis playing the princess who’s working dead-end jobs on planet Earth being saved by Caine (Tatum), who tells her that her genetic markings puts her next in line for the galactic throne. Hit the jump to see the full trailer.

I’m not going to lie to you: For something that goes from planet Earth to Jupiter, the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending‘s scope seems surprisingly small. But the detail that went into the visuals, now that is something that will definitely take your breath away. Something that really shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the directing team brought us films like The Matrix Trilogy, Speed Racer, and Cloud Atlas.

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