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Film, DVD, and TV Discuss the latest movies at the theatre and on DVD, as well as what is on TV. ACG film reviews will also be found here.

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Anyone see The Martian?

I have to consider it one of the best movies of 2015. I didn't see it until I rented it on Amazon today.

Wow!

Totally believable and scientifically plausible.

Really? You consider it plausible that he pokes a hole in his glove and flies to the rescue ship?
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Really? You consider it plausible that he pokes a hole in his glove and flies to the rescue ship?
The movie was doing real good trying to seem like it was sticking to science until the final rescue. That started to crumble when they stripped the lifter down, taking all the windshield stuff off. The wheels on the bus started losing bolts when the Commander of the Hermes decided to nearly blow her ship up to slow down and then the wheels came off with the final rescue as there just wasn't enough strap for her to reach Mark and he poked a hole in his suit to fly to her. And of course, the hero Woman had to do it... that is another theme running through Hollywood. Up until the final rescue the movie was very good.
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... oh, for another Hollywood Theme, the multiculturalism aspect where the Chinese save NASA's ass. I was surprised the whole crew of the Hermes was not Gay.
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I like The Martian. The money I put towards it was for an entertainment ticket, not a science lesson. I was entertained.
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Interstellar

I bought Interstellar on DVD last week for £4.99 (7 US dollars), it's a 2014 film and is not bad, full of sub-plots, twists and turns as the heroes try to find another planet to colonise before Earth's food and oxygen finally run out.
It's one of those films you have to watch at least twice to get some idea of what's been going on in it.
The poster below is when they land to check out another planet but are surprised to find the ocean is only a few inches deep and are wondering where the water has gone..

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Last time i watched the avengers movie. I love this movie.
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wife and I went and saw this new star wars flick. it was pretty good. not sure i want in my collection. we are also going to see the Revenant after the crowd thins out
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I saw Spotlight with my friend a little while back and we thought it was good.
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Soundtrack was dated, but otherwise still highly enjoyable.
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La Bataille d'Alger (La battaglia di Algeri)
very good film
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058946/
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Just watched a replay of The Wind and the Lion - fantastic, as always.
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