The review du jour is Ridley Scott’s sci-fi drama The Martian. Matt Damon has been nominated as Best Actor for his role as Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded on Mars after accidentally being assumed dead. The rest of the film’s cast is a who’s who of Hollywood elite featuring Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, and Michael Pena as the astronauts racing to save Mark, and Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, and Kristen Wiig comprising the NASA staff coordinating the rescue. This box office juggernaut has a legitimate chance to chance to collect a lot of Oscar gold. The film has been a smash hit with audiences and critics alike, so it is no surprise the film has garnered 7 Academy Award nominates, including Adapted Screenplay, Production Design, and Visual Effects.
Join LaF as they strap in for an intergalactic voyage to the fourth planet to review The Martian.