Showing posts from October, 2015

Four blockbusters for Fall...and Winter

2015 had the second biggest summer box office haul of all time. With more competition than ever for good spots in the summer schedule, some valuable "tent pole" movies had to position themselves differently to avoid being smooshed. Here are my post-Summer blockbuster movie picks. Matt Damon gets stranded on the Red Planet The Martian   (10/2) What is it? Movie adaptation of the surprise best selling book about an Astronaut stranded on Mars who has only his brains and a black belt in snark to help him survive. What to expect You had me at Ridley Scott. Sir Ridley is still one of the best in the business and Matt Damon is perfectly cast as the titular Martian, Mark Watney. The Martian was my favorite book of 2014, and I've been really looking forward to seeing how it is adapted for the big screen...since Watney spends a large portion of the book on his own and it's very heavy on the science. The cast is stellar, the previews looks great, and, if the mov