The Martian Differences

Even though The Martian was quite the crowd-pleasing, critically acclaimed film last year, it went home empty-handed at the 88th Academy Awards Sunday night. But it’s still a worthwhile film, and definitely one of my favorites from 2015, even if it didn’t make my Top 10.

In case you didn’t know, The Martian is based on Andy Weir‘s book of the same name, and as is the case with any adaptation of a book, there are some differences between the source material and the film. If you haven’t read the book already, or if you just don’t have an interest now that you’ve seen the movie, a new edition of What’s the Difference? runs through all the major differences between the book and film. Watch below. Read More »

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Matt Damon in The Martian

The Martian represents Sir Ridley Scott‘s grand return to science-fiction and what a return. Unfortunately, the director behind Blade Runner and Alien was not nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards. But that’s no matter, as his inspiring, exciting, and funny “comedy” (as the Golden Globes called it) will stand the test of time. Drew Goddard‘s (The Cabin in the Woods) script features some of the best material the director has worked with in years and while the screenwriter did a tremendous job adapting Andy Weir‘s novel, but it wasn’t always easy for the screenwriter.

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Back in 2013, Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson‘s “Robopocalypse” was indefinitely postponed by DreamWorks and the director. Due to script and budget issues, Spielberg didn’t feel the project was ready to go. We haven’t heard much about the project’s status since then, but now screenwriter Drew Goddard looks back on the experience, and offers up a small glimmer of hope that it could still happen.

Read his positive thoughts on the project after the jump.

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the martian deleted scene

If you haven’t seen The Martian yet, what are you waiting for? Ridley Scott‘s thrilling, hilarious tribute to science, hope, and human cooperation is the best kind of crowd-pleaser. It never sacrifices brains for heart and, somehow, manages to have plenty of both. A smash hit with audiences, critics, and at the box office, the film has even managed to enter the Oscar discussion. You know a movie is hitting the right notes when a deleted scene hits the internet only one week after opening. You want more? Here’s more!

You can watch the Martian deleted scene after the jump.

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Drew Goddard Wanted to Make a New ‘Daredevil’ Movie

New Daredevil movie

What could’ve been the new Daredevil movie turned into the critically acclaimed Daredevil television series. In a recent interview, writer-director Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), executive producer and creator of the Netflix show, revealed his initial plans for the superhero, which were aimed at the big screen. (Joss Whedon also pushed for the character to lead a movie, rather than a TV series.)

Read more about the decision to bring Daredevil to TV rather than theaters, after the jump.

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Klown Forever photo

We’ve got a lot of ground to cover today, so let’s hit it. After the jump:

  • Get details on the Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation home video release
  • The Olsen twins are “always welcome” to drop by Fuller House
  • Drew Goddard says the studio really wanted a Cabin in the Woods 2
  • Mia Wasikowska says the Alice in Wonderland sequel has less CG
  • Drafthouse Films picks up Klown Forever for distribution in the U.S.
  • Now Homeland‘s Damian Lewis is the subject of “next James Bond” rumors
  • Exactly how many Aston Martin DB10s were destroyed in the making of Spectre?
  • Blade Runner 2 director Denis Villeneuve would like to make a Bond film
  • The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 reveals another look at the sequel
  • The cast of Resident Evil 6 shares more photos from the set

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water in the martian

Ridley Scott‘s adaptation of The Martian sees Matt Damon playing a NASA astronaut stranded on Mars in a story of survival and hopeful escape from the deadly planet. This week NASA revealed new findings that reveals that potentially life-giving water still flows across the planet’s ancient surface. How does this discovery change what you will see on the big screen? How might The Martian be different now that NASA has released this new confirmation? What if there was water in The Martian? Find out, after the jump.

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Sinister Six movie

Not so long ago, in 2014, Drew Goddard was working on Marvel’s Daredevil, and scheduled to write and direct Sinister Six for Sony. That was before the Sony email hack, and the new plan for Spider-Man to be produced by Marvel, and a host of other events and decisions.

Goddard is no longer making the Sinister Six movie because that movie is no longer happening. But the plan for that film, which he calls “the giant, epic Spider-Man movie of my dreams,” was originally set to have it take place somewhat outside movie continuity, and Goddard says it could be revived if Marvel and Sony want it.  Read More »