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The Martian Movie Review

The Martian is one of the best adventures that you will go on this year. It is a dazzling science-fiction film that packs an emotional punch. I sat among the people in the theater in awe of what was unfolding on screen. I laughed, I cried, and I laughed again. Simply put, this picture is a great time at the theater. I know, I’m just as surprised at that statement as you are. I recommended you see this beautiful movie on the biggest screen in town, as soon as possible. Because the visuals your eyes will fall upon are breathtaking.

Matt Damon in The Martian

Matt Damon in The Martian

The film follows NASA astronaut and botanist Mark Watney. He was left on Mars by his mission crew when a fierce storm hit the planet, and seemingly killing him. However, now alone and very much alive he must figure out how to sustain a limited amount of supplies, and he must find a way to contact Earth to bring him home. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, was based on the 2011 novel by Andy Weir, a New York Times Best Seller.

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A Most Violent Year is Mostly Mediocre

Coming off his critically acclaimed sea adventure All Is Lost, writer and director J.C. Chandor follows  it up with a modest, compelling crime drama set in New York City. A Most Violent Year follows Immigrant Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) as he tries to capture the American Dream while trying to build his own business empire. Things do become complicated when he realizes he is surrounded by corruption and moral decay. With pressure from his wife, Anna (Jessica Chastain) and several business associates, Abel must decide what is more important in life: his business’ success or his moral consciousness?

Oscar Isaac in A Most Violent Year

Oscar Isaac in A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year is a well made film that feels and looks authentic in its style and approach. Set in 1981, J.C. Chandor has inspired to capture the same spirit and grit of the quintessential New York crime films made popular by Sidney Lumet and others in the 1970s.

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