I enjoyed the first two movies in the Divergent series – enough to give them both a B grade. The characters were riffs on ones we’d seen before, but Shailene Woodley and Theo James brought substantially more to them than the scripts might have indicated.
Now comes Allegiant – third in the series and part one of the two-part elongation of the third book in the YA trilogy. Although it introduces a new villain – and suggests that, like in The Hunger Games: Mockingbird Part 2, a once apparently decent character gives in to the temptation of power – the whole thing feels like it never really goes anywhere.
Mark Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney in Ridley Scott’s adaptation of The Martian by Andy Weir. During the Ares Mission to Mars, a storm forces the crew to abort the mission and, believing Watney to be dead, leave without them.
With scant supplies, Watney has to figure out a way to contact mission control and then survive until help can arrive.
The Martian will be in theaters on October 2nd. Meet the crew of the Ares Mission following the jump – then check out the first full-length trailer!
Danny Boyle has made films in a wide variety of genres. With Steve Jobs, he tackles biography with his usual sense of style and panache – and a cast that is close to sublime (Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daneils). Check out the first trailer for Steve Jobs following the jump.
Aaron Sorkin presents this new drama on HBO about a cable news anchor, his new executive producer and staff and the trials and tribulations related to producing a nightly news program. Together, they face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal histories.
Created and produced by Aaron Sorkin.
Starring Jeff Daniels, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and John Gallagher Jr.
Genre: One Hour Drama.
Network: HBO Follow us on Twitter: @justseenit
It’s the story of a writer who’s dropped off in a small town to finish his second novel – but he’s blocked. Part of the problem is that he’s never really grown up and is incredibly insecure – to the point of still having an imaginary friend. And what kind of imaginary friend do you have when you’re incredibly insecure and immature? A superhero!