New Releases: October 2, 2015

The_Martian_film_poster1. The Martian (Fox, 3,831 Theaters, 141 Minutes, Rated PG-13 for some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity, Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer at press time: 92% Fresh [158 Reviews]): A cornucopia of riches this week in the new releases, as both films are over 90% fresh. Maybe its a weekend to see two?

This film is based on the novel by Andy Weir. Matt Damon plays an astronaut thought killed on a mission to Mars who must find a way to survive until help arrives.

It’s a pretty simple concept, but sometimes that’s all you need for a great film. This one has a great cast, great reviews and Oscar buzz. It looks like the kind of film that will be great, no matter what stupid thing Damon says next.

sicario-poster-22. Sicario (Opening Wide, Lionsgate, 2,620 Theaters, 121 Minutes, Rated R for strong violence, grisly images, and language,Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer at press time: 93% Fresh [138 Reviews]): Even though the trend is for some drugs to achieve legalization, there is still a very active drug war in America. And its a war that bring the same kind of scars any war does. This film exposes those scars.

Emily Blunt plays an idealistic FBI agent tapped to join a special task force formed to fight the traffic of drugs on the U.S.-Mexico border. Her idealism falls by the wayside as she discovers exactly what she has to do to win the battles with the drug lords.

This is a rare action film with a female lead. The premise is interesting, so we shall see if it can prove the myth that women can’t be successful in action films is wrong.

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William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken Frontier.com, PopMatters.com and in Comics Foundry magazine.

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