First Trailer & Poster for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Starring Matt Damon 0 33

Earlier today we posted our first real look at Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi adventure thriller The Martian, starring Matt Damon, via a viral video that introduced us to the various Ares crew members. Now we have the first official full-length trailer for the film, alongside the poster.

The Martian is based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir. Here’s the official 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 finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meagre supplies, Watney 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.

The trailer is less CGI-heavy than I was expecting – maybe it’s the Damon-Jessica Chastain-Interstellar connection that made me think that – but is plenty intense, that’s for sure. Check out the trailer and poster below:

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Alongside Damon and Chastain, the film sports a stellar supporting cast including Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Kristin Wiig, Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kate Mara. It’s written by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, The Cabin in the Woods).

The Martian is set for 2D and 3D release on November 27th.

Source: IGN

 

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I’m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 10 years of experience writing for various different reputable online and print publications. In addition to my running, editing and writing for Thoughts On Film, I am also the film critic for The National, the newspaper that supports an independent Scotland, covering the weekly film releases, film festivals and film-related features.

I have a passion for all types of cinema, and have a particular love for foreign language film, especially South Korean and Japanese cinema. Favourite films include The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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19th Annual OFCS Awards Nominations Announced 0 111

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Today the OFCS (Online Film Critics Society), of which I am lucky enough to be a part, announced the nominations for its 19th annual awards.

The nominations feature a wide range of stuff, from beautiful period romances like Carol to bombastic blockbusters like Mad Max: Fury Road, two of the most nominated films this year. Without going into my specific noms, let’s just say I am very happy with a lot of what was held up in high esteem for this year.

Anyway, enough of my yapping, here are the nominations for this year’s OFCS awards:

Best Picture:
Brooklyn
Carol
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Sicario
Spotlight

Best Animated Feature:
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Film Not in the English Language:
The Assassin (Taiwan)
Goodnight Mommy (Austria)
Mustang (France)
Phoenix (Germany)
Son of Saul (Hungary)

Best Documentary:
Amy
Best of Enemies
Cartel Land
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
The Look of Silence

Best Director:
Todd Haynes (Carol)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario)

Best Actor:
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Michael B. Jordan (Creed)
Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes)

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Supporting Actor:
Benicio Del Toro (Sicario)
Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress:
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Cynthia Nixon (James White)
Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Best Original Screenplay:
Ex Machina (Alex Garland)
Inside Out (Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley)
Mistress America (Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach)
Sicario (Taylor Sheridan)
Spotlight (Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy)

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Brooklyn (Nick Hornby)
Carol (Phyllis Nagy)
The Martian (Drew Goddard)
Room (Emma Donoghue)
Steve Jobs (Aaron Sorkin)

Best Editing:
Mad Max: Fury Road (Margaret Sixel)
The Martian (Pietro Scalia)
The Revenant (Stephen Mirrione)
Sicario (Joe Walker)
Steve Jobs (Elliot Graham)

Best Cinematography:
The Assassin (Ping Bin Lee)
Carol (Edward Lachman)
Mad Max: Fury Road (John Seale)
The Revenant (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Sicario (Roger Deakins)

The winners will be announced on December 14th.

Watch: New Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ 0 124

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If you’re at all interested in Star Wars (which if you’re reading this, the chances are pretty high) then you’ve no doubt already watched the new trailer for The Force Awakens. Probably many times.

However, if you happen not to have watched it yet or are only a casual viewer looking to see what all the fuss is about then we’ve got it right here for your viewing pleasure.

We’ve already had trailers and teasers that are basically fan-service but this one, while still not giving much away in terms of plot, is a much more general trailer – it premiered during an American football game last night – looking to get people excited who maybe haven’t already booked their tickets the moment they went on sale yesterday.

Anyway, without further ado check out the new trailer for what is set to be the biggest film of the year:

Also check out the new, very crowded poster:

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The Force Awakens features a cast of newcomers to the Star Wars universe including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega (Attack the Block), Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie and Adam Driver, as well as returning favourites like Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. It’s directed by the one-and-only J.J. Abrams.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released in the UK on December 17th and in the US on December 18th. You can book your tickets already!