We all know that most of what we see in motion pictures isn’t the absolute truth. Even in grounded biopics and films inspired by true stories, there are plenty of liberties taken with stories to create drama and tension, or even just to speed up the story to fit in the timeframe of a motion picture.
But in the case of sci-fi blockbusters, there are also always liberties taken with science. And while Mythbusters tackles some of the more fun side of the wild and and crazy science of motion pictures and television, a new show called Science vs Cinema aims to dive even further in depth to determine the accuracy of science in the movies. Their first subject? It’s Ridley Scott‘s hit survival drama The Martian. Read More »
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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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Director Alexander Payne carved out his niche as a chronicler of the mundane, a filmmaker who mines comedy and drama from high school elections and road trips across the midwest. So the fact that his next movie, Downsizing, is a high-concept science fiction comedy should come as a bit of a surprise. Yet he’s the kind of guy whose low-key films rack up the Oscar nods and attract big-name talent. So, left turn genre hop or not, Downsizing has already attracted some movie stars… and the attention of a major studio.
Learn all of the details of the Downsizing Paramount acquisition after the jump.
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When British comedian and actor James Corden took the stage at The Late Late Show for the first time earlier this year, he had some help from American treasure Tom Hanks. The two teamed up to recreate the Oscar winner’s entire film career in less than seven minutes, and Arnold Schwarzenegger did the same thing in just six minutes a couple months later.
Well, Matt Damon has been making the publicity rounds for The Martian hitting theaters this weekend, and he decided to have some fun on The Late Late Show by reliving all the Matt Damon movie roles we know and love (and some we don’t) in about eight minutes. Read More »
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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Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
A few years back, there were multiple Whitey Bulger biopics in development. We all know how the Johnny Depp one turned out, of course, since Black Mass hit theaters a couple weeks ago. But Matt Damon, who had planned to star in one of the other projects, has now revealed a bit more about what his take on the story would’ve been — and could still be, if it ever gets back off the ground.
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Would Matt Damon ever star in a superhero movie? The actor reveals that he turned down the Daredevil role that his friend Ben Affleck ended up taking over a decade ago. The reason he turned it down was not because he didn’t believe in the property, but instead because he wasn’t sure of director Mark Steven Johnson. Damon says he would play Daredevil on the big screen if Chris Nolan were to direct the movie. I’d also pay to see that. Hit the jump to read the Matt Damon Daredevil comments.
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Production on Bourne 5, the next installment of the action thriller franchise that began with The Bourne Identity in 2002, is currently underway. The story of the titular character, a former covert operative named Jason Bourne, seemed to end in 2007, though the universe was expanded with The Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner in 2012.
But now Matt Damon is back in the role for another round, along with The Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass, and he’s divulged some more Bourne 5 story details for fans to absorb. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ridley Scott‘s last foray into outer space wasn’t so well received, and it’s got his fans feeling ambivalent about his next planned outing on the spaceship Prometheus. But in between, Scott returned to space for The Martian, a much more grounded sort of sci-fi adventure.
The early trailers have looked very promising, as has that cast — but then, you could’ve said the same thing about any of his last few misses. Now that The Martian has finally made its world premiere at TIFF, the first reactions to the movie itself are rolling in. Get The Martian early buzz after the jump.
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