Ridley Scott was shot into the mainstream with his 1979 Sci-Fi thriller Alien, he cemented his position as a visionary director of Science Fiction with 1982’s Blade Runner and then he moved onto other genres. In 2012 he returned to Sci-Fi with the mediocre Prometheus, audiences felt like he had lost his touch when it came to Sci-Fi. Thankfully he proved everyone wrong with the exceptional 2015 Sci-Fi drama The Martian.
Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Andy Weir, The Martian follows astronaut Mark Watney as he tries to survive alone on Mars after he is accidentally left behind when his fellow astronauts perform an emergency evacuation of the planet during a storm. The film has a lot of elements to it that make it such a wonderful film, the acting is superb and the characters themselves are deep and believable. The realism in the film is interesting because everything feels like it is something that not only could exist, but will exist in 2035. The realism is due to the fact that the filmmakers consulted NASA in the elements of space travel and Mars.
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Matt is a huge film and TV buff who studied film and moving image production at university. In his spare time he enjoys reading comics and books, the occasional gaming session and writing novels.
Due to some timey-wimey scheduling conflicts and the convenient arrival of Valentine’s day we’re trying something a little different. It’s a Couples Movie Night episode featuring OG hosts Bryan and Chewie, each sharing a movie with each other and then talking about it. Chewie’s pick is Virtuosity, and Bryan’s pick is Titan A.E. It’s a shorter episode than you might be used to, but no less fun, and there’s speculation on whether or not Jonathan is a cuddler.
Continue reading Episode #266 – Couples Movie Night
This week we’re joined by special guests Alex Marshall-Brown and Eric Stolze to talk THE BOURNE TRILOGY. Listen to us punch, kick, and jump our way through three action-packed films with roughly the same plot. Whatever you do, just don’t mention Blackbriar because…wait. What’s that black van doing across the way? Why are there government agents surrounding the OH GOD IT’S TOO LATE OH NOOOO!
ALEX MARSHALL-BROWN | QUENTIN TARANTINO’S SUICIDE SQUAD | ONLY A MOVIE | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER
ERIC STOLZE | TWITTER | LATE PHASES: NIGHT OF THE LONE WOLF
Continue reading Episode #150 – The Bourne Trilogy