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Went to see "The Martian" this afternoon. Was incredibly impressed by the film. It's witty, suspenseful (in the survival story kind of way rather than in a thriller kind of way), heart-warming at times and heart-breaking at times. The acting is phenomenal, and it is absolutely stunning visually. Like Guardians of the Galaxy the soundtrack is frequently a character in its own right. While the focus is on Matt Damon's characters there is a wonderfully diverse ensemble of support characters that keeps the movie from become a mind-numbing event like "The Castaway" was. I highly recommend it and am very glad I saw it on the big screen.

ETA: I'm convinced that Chiwetel Ejiofor can take on any role and be amazing in it. If you haven't seen "Kinky Boots" do so. I loved him as the Operative in Serenity, and he is great as the Director of Mars Missions in this film. But he is utterly amazing in "Kinky Boots."

Date: 2015-10-10 11:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] syntaxofthings
I want more movies with Chiwetel Ejiofor. I recently re-watched Kinky Boots and was still so pleased. *_*

Date: 2015-10-11 02:31 am (UTC)
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Date: 2015-10-11 01:47 am (UTC)
sulien: Made from my favorite photo of Big Lagoon, Humboldt, CA (Default)
From: [personal profile] sulien
Thank you for the heads up on "The Martian". I doubt I'll see it in the theater, as I just don't like dealing with rude crowds of people, but I will definitely rent it via Amazon as soon as it's available.

It's good to hear that I'm not the only one who loves Chiwetel Ejiofor and can watch "Kinky Boots" again and again! As for his role as The Operative in "Serenity", I really would love to see a TV series based on that character and his transformation into someone who is a cross between Mal and Shepherd Book (since we all pretty much know that Book was a former operative). Just so long as Whedon doesn't have his hands in it, that is...that man takes entirely too much delight in pain, betrayal and sexual assault, at least in my opinion. :-p

Date: 2015-10-11 03:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jelazakazone
Not reading your top paragraph. Happy you liked it. I'm going tomorrow morning!

I just watched Kinky Boots last week (or so). My god is he amazing in that movie.

Oooh, he was in Serenity too? I didn't realize that. He is so so good.

Date: 2015-10-11 05:06 pm (UTC)
jelazakazone: black squid on a variegated red background (Default)
From: [personal profile] jelazakazone
Just got home from seeing it. IT IS AMAZING. I was not disappointed.

Date: 2015-10-15 12:08 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I saw it with my brother! I thought it was awesome too!


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