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Trailer Trashin’: Matt Damon is Lost in Space in The Martian Official Trailer

35 minutes ago | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

It’s the last weekend of August, dear readers, and the summer movie season is at an end. But there’s still plenty of cool stuff coming to our theaters this year, from James Bond to Star Wars and everything in between. This week’s installment of Trailer Trashin’ takes a look at The Martian, the upcoming sci-fi film from director Ridley Scott.

Premise: A manned mission to Mars goes awry, and astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind on the planet by his crew. Watney fights to survive in the harsh environment and to signal to others that he is still alive. Upon discovering Watney’s signal Nasa, scientists all around Earth, and his crew members collaborate to find a way to rescue him.

My take: English filmmaker Ridley Scott has had a good relationship with science-fiction. The two films that helped put him on »

- Timothy Monforton

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“Carol”: Looking at potential Best Adapted Screenplay contenders

4 hours ago | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

As you lovely ladies and gentlemen all must know by now, it’s one thing entirely to read early Academy Award predictions in order to see what pundits like myself think will happen this winter, but it’s a whole separate thing to actually know something about who and what will be in contention. To help out in that specific regard, I’m continuing to run down some of the major contenders in each Oscar category in order to prep you all for the season to come. Basically, the format will have me saying a few words about what or who I feel are the top tier contenders right now in said categories, along with a longer list afterwards of many of the other hopefuls that the Academy might potentially take a shine to. Consider this a sort of before the awards season cheat sheet to have in your back pocket. »

- Joey Magidson

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Ten Best: Beasts On Film

27 August 2015 1:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Beasts have always provided fantastic source material for horror filmmakers across the ages, whether from the mythical world or the natural. To celebrate the release of Into the Grizzly Maze last week we take a look back at some the biggest, baddest beasts on film…

Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)

Starring James Marsden, Thomas Jane and Billy Bob Thornton, Into the Grizzly Maze tells the story of a sheriff (Jane), thrown into turmoil when a massive rogue grizzly wreaks havoc in a local Alaskan community. Enlisting the help of his estranged brother (Marsden) he enters the labyrinthine Grizzly Maze to track down his missing wife, before the bear does. As the body count mounts, things are only further complicated when an infamous bear hunter (Thornton) enters the fray, determined to take down the bear he’s been waiting for his whole life…

Jaws (1975)

Spielberg’s classic stars Rob Schneider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss, »

- Phil Wheat

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Matt Damon: My Favorite "Martian"

26 August 2015 5:16 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more footage from "Blade Runner" director Ridley Scott's upcoming 3D science-fiction feature, "The Martian", starring Matt Damon, written by Drew Goddard, based on the novel of the same name by author Andy Weir, opening November 25, 2015:

"...during a manned mission to Mars, 'Astronaut Mark Watney' is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived, finding himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.

"With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

"He knows, however, that even if his survival was somehow made known, there is no conceivable prospect for a rescue..."

Cast also includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Kristen Wiig and Jeff Daniels.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Martian"...

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- Michael Stevens

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New Poster For The Martian

26 August 2015 9:09 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It’s bad enough being stuck on Mars as the only human being on the planet, trying to live in a place that is absolutely inhospitable to that idea. It must be even worse if you’re Matt Damon and the inhuman Space Paparazzi are hovering. All right, so that last bit isn’t true, but here’s the latest poster for Ridley Scott’s The Martian anyway.   Adapted by Drew Goddard from Andy Weir's bestseller, The Martian features Damon as Nasa astronaut Mark Watney, seriously injured and thought dead by his crewmates on Mars during a huge storm that forced them to evacuate. But Watney is very much alive, and intends to stay that way, putting his botanical skills, engineering nous and astronaut survival training to good use, figuring out ways to live with limited supplies. Fortunately, he’s also got a wry sense of humour to keep him sane. »

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Why you need to read Joss Whedon: Geek King of the Universe

25 August 2015 4:45 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Whether you're a complete newbie or if the very words “Joss Whedon” make you do the Dance of Joy, the biography Joss Whedon: Geek King of the Universe, by Amy Pascale, is an excellent, fascinating, almost comprehensive read.

It's written in such a way that even if you know nothing about Joss Whedon or his work, it's nevertheless completely accessible, since the context is always explained. It's the fascinating, in-depth story of the progression of the life and career of a creative person, and the impact that has on the others around them.

However, even if you're an avid watcher of Joss Whedon's shows, and have a Giles-like knowledge of his work, there will still be anecdotes that you haven't read before, and those that you have already read will be contextualised organically within the development of his various stories. The book does an excellent job of this, »

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Ridley Scott's "The Martian" - More Footage

24 August 2015 4:31 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a new TV spot, plus all the other footage released to date from "Blade Runner" director Ridley Scott's upcoming 3D science-fiction feature, "The Martian", starring Matt Damon, written by Drew Goddard, based on the novel of the same name by author Andy Weir, opening November 25, 2015:

"...during a manned mission to Mars, 'Astronaut Mark Watney' is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived, finding himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.

"With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

"He knows, however, that even if his survival was somehow made known, there is no conceivable prospect for a rescue..."

Cast also includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Kristen Wiig and Jeff Daniels.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak »

- Michael Stevens

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New Trailer for The Martian

19 August 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

This looks pretty great all the way around, I have to admit. Someone seems to have finally put Matt Damon’s sense of humor to good use. Can it possibly »

- Sasha Stone

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Watch: Matt Damon Fights to Survive in ‘The Martian’ New Trailer

19 August 2015 7:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Matt Damon is left for dead on Mars following a catastrophic accident in the new trailer for Ridley Scott’s “The Martian.”

The new clip shows the astronaut “science the s*** out of” his surroundings to make water and grow food on a planet that can’t sustain life. “I am the greatest botanist on this planet,” his character Mark Watney says.

Back on Earth, Nasa decides his fate as the public demands his safe return home.

The highly anticipated film also stars Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig. Drew Goddard wrote the screenplay, based on Andy Weir’s beloved novel of the same name.

The movie from 20th Century Fox will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month and hits theaters on October 2.

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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New The Martian Trailers Are Here And Matt Damon Visits The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Photos)

19 August 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) finds himself stranded and alone on Mars, in the brand new trailers for Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

From 20th Century Fox, the highly anticipated movie will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.

With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission.

As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. »

- Michelle McCue

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Everything Goes South for The Martian in New Trailer

19 August 2015 6:23 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Directed by Ridley Scott and based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weird, The Martian is poised to be one of the best science fiction films of 2015. And just in case you needed any more convincing of the film's pedigree, the screenplay was written by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods, Daredevil).

Word from Comic-Coners who saw early footage was that The Martian delivers the thrills and the humour of the original source material and this new trailer delivers on that promise. We also get a ton more FX shots and sweeping Mars landscapes. We're definitely looking forward to this one.

Synopsis:

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and fi [Continued ...] »

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New Trailer For Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Finds Matt Damon Stranded

19 August 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Pushed up nearly two months and set for the Toronto International Film Festival, Ridley Scott’s The Martian is one of our most-anticipated tentpoles of the fall. Based on Andy Weir‘s 2012 novel and adapted by Drew Goddard, the story follows an astronaut stranded on the distant planet and (at least initially) cut off from communication with the outside world. While he’s already […] »

- Jordan Raup

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The 'Fantastic Four' Shoot Was 'Chaos,' and Josh Trank Was Almost Fired: Report

14 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A scathing new report about the filming of "Fantastic Four" has provided some insight into how and why the underwhelming film -- which was widely panned and majorly flopped at the box office -- turned out the way it did, and it seems that the flick was a disaster from the start.

The Hollywood Reporter did some digging and spoke to several sources about the allegedly arduous production process, and it turns out that the rumors of director Josh Trank being difficult to work with were just the tip of the iceberg. According to one crew member who spoke to THR, Trank "built a black tent around his monitor" and would hole up in there or in his trailer alone for entire shooting days, emerging only to film a scene.

The director reportedly insisted on pushing "a gloomy tone" on the cast (Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and »

- Katie Roberts

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Fantastic Four screenwriter says there’s not much of his script in the final movie

14 August 2015 3:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The bad press for Fantastic Four rolls in as many more stories about the film’s troubled production come to light. Not only have we found out that Josh Trank was nearly fired just before filming was about to begin, but there was the reveal that the final act of the movie was re-shot by various writers and directors including Matthew Vaughn, Simon Kinberg and Drew Goddard. And not it seems as though a lot of Jeremy Slate’s script (who was given final screen credit with Trank and Kinberg) left in the movie.

Taking to Twitter, the writer revealed that, “not a ton (sic) of my stuff left in the movie”, but he was still honoured to have been part of the process. Check out the tweets below:

There’s not a ton of my stuff left in the movie (mostly the 1st act), but I’ll always be »

- Luke Owen

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More Ugly "Fantastic 4" Bts Details Emerge

13 August 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

More ugly details continue to emerge regarding the behind-the-scenes issues with the recent disastrous launch of the rebooted "Fantastic Four" film franchise.

A new in-depth article in The Hollywood Reporter goes into detail about director Josh Trank's alleged behaviour on set. Their source says: "He holed up in a tent and cut himself off from everybody. He built a black tent around his monitor. He was extremely withdrawn. [He] would go to his trailer and he wouldn't interact with anybody."

That's not all though. It claims he seemed to go beyond the original grounded and gritty vision which Fox approved. The gloomy tone was adopted to such an extent that: "During takes, he would be telling [cast members] when to blink and when to breathe. He kept pushing them to make the performance as flat as possible."

The studio appears also partly to blame, a source telling the trade that the project was "[always] ill-conceived, »

- Garth Franklin

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Fantastic Four: more behind the scenes problems revealed

12 August 2015 10:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A new report goes into more detail on the problems on Fantastic Four, and even suggests that Drew Goddard may have been enlisted to help.

It's not even been out for a week yet, but the rumblings surrounding what went wrong with 20th Century Fox's new Fantastic Four movie continue. It's seven days since director Josh Trank sent and then deleted a Tweet arguing that he had made a "fantastic version" of the film, one that we would never get to see. Since then, the swathe of publicity - and not very positive publicity - has been non-stop.

The Hollywood Reporter has fresh details, not least in revealing that Trank reportedly sent an email to some of the cast and crew days before the movie opened, saying that the new Fantastic Four was "better than 99 percent of the comic book movies ever made". One cast member reportedly replied "I don't »

- simonbrew

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'Fantastic Four' Crew Describe Hellish, Chaotic Shoot

12 August 2015 6:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After taking a drubbing from critics before opening last weekend, scoring just a 9% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Fantastic Four went on to under-perform at the box office, earning just $26.2 million during its opening weekend, finishing in second place behind Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. This obviously wasn't the result that 20th Century Fox was hoping for, after spending a reported $122 million to produce the superhero movie, but a 20th Century Fox spokesperson said earlier this week that they are still "committed" to the franchise, which means that the already-announced sequel The Fantastic Four 2 may still be moving forward. While we wait for any concrete confirmation on the sequel, The Hollywood Reporter has a new report that reveals some details about the chaotic production, that may even result in some sort of legal action.

Shortly before the movie opened in theaters, director Josh Trank sent out a tweet that was later deleted, »

- MovieWeb

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Josh Trank was nearly fired before Fantastic Four’s production

12 August 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As if the movie wasn’t getting enough bad press, stories of Fantastic Four‘s troubled production is starting to hit news outlets. One tidbit to come from The Hollywood Reporters great write-up, is that director Josh Trank was nearly fired from the movie prior to production starting.

“Another source says the notion of firing Trank came up even before the cameras started to roll. But Fox put its faith in him because he had directed the studio’s 2012 found-footage hero movie Chronicle, which grossed $127 million worldwide on a $12 million budget. Based on that, insiders say Fox executives thought they had found an “in-house director,” a young talent who could become another J.J. Abrams. And the studio was trying to shake off its reputation for micro-managing filmmakers. So executives were reluctant to interfere on Fantastic Four despite warnings of trouble.”

Their sources also note that the problems Trank had on-set »

- Luke Owen

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The Punisher Fights in 'Daredevil' Season 2 Set Photos

10 August 2015 12:16 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production is currently under way on Season 2 of Netflix's Marvel's Daredevil, with shooting taking place in New York City. Over the weekend, Just Jared released photos from the set that showcases Jon Bernthal as Punisher, engaging with an unknown actor in a brutal street fight. These photos come just a few weeks after the first set photos arrived featuring the new character.

Netflix has already teased that they may also develop a movie featuring Jon Bernthal's Punisher, but it isn't known if there are any formal plans in the works quite yet. Frank Castle will clash with Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock, throughout Marvel's Daredevil Season 2. The character is described as "a vigilante who aims to clean up New York City's Hell's Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results."

Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, »

- MovieWeb

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The Week in Spandex – (Not So) Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Batman v Superman, Hellboy 3, The Crow and more

8 August 2015 5:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Gambit, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agent Carter, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Vixen, Supergirl, Hellboy 3, The Crow and more…

Well, it’s here. The final superhero movie of 2014 arrives with a bang – only not the kind of bang 20th Century Fox was hoping for. Having been surrounded by negativity from the start, the studio’ reboot of Fantastic Four opened this past Thursday to a wave of bad reviews and a whimper at the box office. It’s currently at 9% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the worst-received superhero movies ever (a title I’m not sure it really deserves, but…), and despite early tracking indicating a $40-$50 million weekend, »

- Gary Collinson

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