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From: (Anonymous) Date: September 22nd, 2015 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)

The Martian screenings

Lots of screenings for The Martian today, and many very positive tweets. I think I saw only a couple that were so-so. Everyone else was knocked out.

Here's one

https://twitter.com/fjaklute/status/646135792193175552

From: (Anonymous) Date: September 22nd, 2015 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)

RE: The Martian screenings

Here's another

https://twitter.com/thatmikereed/status/646153631687835648

From: (Anonymous) Date: September 22nd, 2015 03:27 am (UTC) (Link)

RE: The Martian screenings

And here

https://twitter.com/briandom/status/646161632574353408
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 22nd, 2015 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)

RE: The Martian screenings

10/10 is good, yes? 😃

https://twitter.com/bryan_kluger/status/646161706473926656
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 22nd, 2015 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Martian screenings

Great tweets - thank you. I'm waiting for Sasha Stone's response - who just posted.

Sasha Stone ‏@AwardsDaily · 1 minute ago
Just saw The Martian. When Ridley Scott is on his game it's a great thing to behold. Good stuff.

She also re-tweeted earlier:

Devin Faraci ‏@devincf · 9 hours ago
I tend to cry in movies at moments of triumph, hope and inspiration. I cried about 100 times during THE MARTIAN.

Edited at 2015-09-22 04:53 am (UTC)
mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 22nd, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Martian screenings

And Sasha's article at Awards Daily:

http://www.awardsdaily.com/blog/2015/09/matt-damon-charms-his-way-into-the-best-actor-race-with-ridley-scotts-wildly-entertaining-the-martian/

The Martian has a similar tone to Argo, more so than any other film that’s been compared to it this year. This one really is funny dipping occasionally into seriousness. Scott keeps it on the level of excitement rather than bordering on tragedy. The Oscar race needs more movies like this – movies that are actually fun to watch over the limited holiday break voters get to pick their nominees. Does that mean they will pick The Martian? Hard to say. Will it get PGA? Yeah, probably. DGA? Maybe – they love them some Ridley Scott. SAG? It’s not outside the realm of possibility but probably less likely. If you build Best Picture branch by branch you have many branches represented here: sound, editing, production design, visual effects, writing, directing, acting. It’s liked well enough by the critics but it isn’t going to win any of their major awards. This is most definitely a film for the people, not the critics.

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There will also be a special screening this weekend at the NY Film Festival:

http://www.awardscircuit.com/2015/09/22/nyff-announces-a-special-screening-of-ridley-scotts-the-martian/

Edited at 2015-09-22 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 22nd, 2015 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

RE: Re: The Martian screenings

It's pretty much a rave, and the title is "Matt Damon Chrams His Way Into the Osacr Race..." And then she finishes by saying the film is for the people, not critics? Mostly critics seem to be really liking it. So is she saying she thinks he's going to be nominated but not win? Weird. But then I always feel these award sites are mostly water carriers for the studios, anyway.
Paula
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