The Martian

Blu-Ray Review: The Martian – Extended Edition (M15+) (USA, 2015)

August 22, 2016

The Martian is the much anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s acclaimed debut novel of the same name – a book which is as fascinating in its rise to notoriety as the content itself. Released in 2011 as a self-published, free-to-download ebook by the author (he released it chapter by chapter on his website before sticking it […]

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What’s new in The Martian – Extended Edition Blu-Ray and DVD release?

August 22, 2016

This Wednesday, The Martian follows its huge box office and home release success with an updated release on DVD and Blu-Ray. The Martian – Extended Edition comes with two cuts of the film, the theatrical release,  and a new extended version that runs an extra ten minutes. You can read a full review of the […]

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DVD Review: The Martian (M) (USA, 2015)

February 8, 2016

The Martian is the much anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s acclaimed debut novel of the same name – a book which is as fascinating in its rise to notoriety as the content itself. Released in 2011 as a self-published, free-to-download ebook by the author (he released it chapter by chapter on his website before sticking it […]

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Sydney Gets Its Own Martian

February 4, 2016

To celebrate the release of The Martian on DVD and Blu-ray next week, Twentieth Century Fox are assembling a replica of the HAB that Mark Watney (Matt Damon) uses to survive in Circular Quay and a real-life Mars One Astronaut Candidate will be spending five days inside it. The cat’s out of the bag, as news […]

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The Revenant, The Martian and Mr. Robot among the big winners at the Golden Globes

January 11, 2016

It was a night that would prove difficult to predict. For every Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) or Matt Damon (The Martian) there was a Maura Tierney (The Affair), Lady Gaga (American Horror Story: Hotel) or a Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) – a winner who was far from the odds on favourite. It made it an […]

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Australian Box Office Report: The Martian finds revenue on Mars!

October 7, 2015

Surely NASA and Fox are in cahoots here. First the earth shattering announcement that they have found water on Mars and now The Martian, Ridley Scott’s newest has done some amazing numbers in the box office. I’m probably a nut, but conspiracy theories aside, Mars is getting all the spotlight lately as the space drama […]

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Film Review: The Martian (USA, 2015)

September 30, 2015

The Martian is the much anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s acclaimed debut novel of the same name – a book which is as fascinating in its rise to notoriety as the content itself. Released in 2011 as a self-published, free-to-download ebook by the author (he released it chapter by chapter on his website before sticking it […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Film and TV Round Up! (21st August 2015)

August 21, 2015

This week’s round up features a lot of science fiction to get excited about, on both the big and small screen. What’s new in film? The Martian features Matt Damon behaving like a sci-fi God, and is set for release in October. His character, Mark Watney, finds himself stranded on a mission to Mars. He […]

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Ridley Scott leaves Matt Damon stranded on Mars in the first trailer for The Martian

June 8, 2015

Presumed dead by his crew, NASA botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon), is left behind on Mars. In a Gravity like scenario (presumably with less 3D tears), Ridley Scott’s new film The Martian asks the question: how does a man survive on Mars and get home? Let’s just hope things don’t end up in a similar […]

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