The Great Wall: Come for the Architecture, Stay for the Monsters

Release Date: February 17th, 2017 Cast: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Jing Tian, Andy Lau, Willem Dafoe Director: Zhang Yimou Studio: Legendary East, Le Vision Pictures, Atlas Entertainment, China Film Group Distributor: Universal Pictures Genre: Fantasy Monster Flick  Review Spoilers: Low IMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia The Great Wall is the latest Matt Damon vehicle, this time […]

Chasin’ Bour- I Mean Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne (2016) Release Date: July 29, 2016 Cast: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel Director: Paul Greengrass Studio: The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Captivate Entertainment, Pearl Street Films Distributor: Universal Pictures Genre(s): Spy Action   Review Spoilers: Low Based On: Bourne franchise of Robert Ludlum IMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass reunite to bring their famed spy back […]

“The Martian” Bring’s Andy Weir’s Novel To Life Brilliantly

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej3ioOneTy8&w] The Martian (2015) Release Date: October 2, 2015 Cast: Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Shiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis Director: Ridley Scott Studio: Genre Films, International Traders, Mid Atlantic Films, Scott Free Productions, Twentieth Century […]

‘The Martian’ is Amazing and I Waited Way Too Long to Read It

The Martian Author: Andy Weir Release Date: February 11, 2014 Publisher: Crown Genre(s): Science Fiction Rating: ★★★★★ Review Spoilers:  — GoodReads | Amazon The Martian has been languishing away on my ‘to be read’ list since it first came out. I have no excuse for leaving it there for so long. I have wanted to read it for […]

Two Trailers for “The Martian” Tease a Humanistic Sci-Fi Survival Story in Dead-Opposite Ways

Director Ridley Scott made a name for himself mainly with his science fiction films, but between the stark horror of Alien, the prophetic dystopia of Blade Runner, and the grand pretentiousness of Prometheus, he’s yet to make a movie with a primary focus on character. His 2015 movie The Martian looks like it may change […]

“Interstellar” Delivers Beauty and Complexity in Typical Nolan Fashion

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxOhd4qlnA] Interstellar (2014) Release Date: November 7, 2014 Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Matt Damon Director: Christopher Nolan Studio: Syncopy, Lynda Obst Productions, Legendary Pictures Distributor: Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction Rating: ★★★☆☆ Review Spoilers: Low IMDB | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia  Compared to the space hit of last […]

Elysium: The Art of the Film

Title: Elysium: The Art of the Film Author: Mark Salisbury Release Date: August 6, 2013 Publisher: Titan Books Source: Titan Books ARC Genre(s): Art book, Science Fiction, Dystopian Future, Film & Cinema Rating: ★★★★☆ Review Spoilers: GoodReads | Amazon Titan Books can always be counted on to produce an amazing art book. The folks they have working for […]

Robots, Exoskeletons, Crazy Villains, and Space Make "Elysium" a Sci-Fi Must-See

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QILNSgou5BY&w=560&h=315] Elysium Directed by Neil Blomkamp Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley Rating: B+ If you’ve seen Park Avenue (a documentary on Netflix about the rich and poor) Elysium is essentially a future built from that divide. In 2154, Earth is nothing more than an overpopulated and polluted place […]