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The Martian

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The film board gathers! This month on the show, we’re dropping everything and working together to bring our man Mark Watney home from Mars in Ridley Scott’s latest, “The Martian.” This film is a celebration of ingenuity and scientific achievement, and it’s a triumph that a film about smart people is blowing the doors off the box office in itself, whether you fall in love with the film or not.

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“So… I blew myself up.”

The film board gathers! This month on the show, we’re dropping everything and working together to bring our man Mark Watney home from Mars in Ridley Scott’s latest, “The Martian.” This film, based on Andy Weir’s meticulously crafted book, is a celebration of ingenuity and scientific achievement — a sentiment in short supply across our media landscape — it’s a triumph that a film about smart people is blowing the doors off the box office in itself, whether you fall in love with the film or not. And some of us didn’t. Join Andy Nelson, Steve Sarmento, Tom Metz, Justin Jaeger, and Pete Wright as we pull apart Drew Goddard’s screenplay, sometimes-questionable wire work, stunning Martian visuals, Matt Damon’s exceptional performance and so much more this week on The Next Reel’s Film Board!

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