Mark Watney: Space Pirate (a.k.a. The Martian)

Mark Watney: Space Pirate (a.k.a. The Martian) by Durrilion Matt Damon’s latest film opens with panoramic scenes of both space, and Mars.  Within seconds of establishing the crew’s location on the red planet, inter-character comedy begins.  Normally this is where one would expect a lengthy build up, primarily exposition, before the action takes over.  Not so with The Martian.  Barely five minutes in and suddenly an impossibly large and powerful…

New Trailer for Ridley Scott's "The Martian" Released

“The Martian” is in theaters October 2, 2015

First Trailer for Ridley Scott's "The Martian"

When a storm on Mars forces the evacuation of the exploratory crew, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is somehow left behind.  With no way to contact Earth or his crew mates (although he does eventually do just this) he must figure out how to survive for at least four years, til another mission arrives. The Fox film is based on the book by Andy Weir, with a screenplay by Drew Goddard….