The Martian Is Hands Down The Best Thriller Of The Year

When it comes to edge-of-your-seat suspense, The Martian is in a class of its own. Ridley Scott’s new movie, in theaters today, is a top-notch survival thriller, full of twists and turns that’ll make you catch your breath. It’s the most exciting movie in ages. Plus it’ll make you want to be an astronaut when you grow… »10/02/15 11:00am10/02/15 11:00am

Prometheus 2, Which Has Nothing to Do With Alien, Is Now an Alien Movie

Somehow, the news that Ridley Scott wants to make three Prometheus sequels is not the most ridiculous Prometheus news this week. Scott himself announced the sequel to the semi-Alien-prequel will now be named Alien: Paradise Lost—which is super-strange given that Scott literally said Prometheus 2 has nothing to do with… »9/24/15 3:45pm9/24/15 3:45pm

Ridley Scott Swears He's Definitely Making the Prometheus Sequel Next

Of the umpteen or so upcoming movies Ridley Scott has said he’s directing, it turns out that Prometheus 2 is at the top of the list. At the recent NASA/The Martian event, the director announced he is already currently scouting locations for the sequel, presumably for Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender’s severed head… »8/28/15 1:00pm8/28/15 1:00pm

NASA and Matt Damon Told Us Why The Martian Is "a Love Letter to Science"

Right now, here’s how close we are to the events of Andy Weir’s novel The Martian actually happening: Not very. NASA believes we’re probably about 20 years away from putting an astronaut on Mars, but as the movie about a astronaut being stranded on Mars hits theaters, 20 years feels longer than it sounds. »8/20/15 4:00pm8/20/15 4:00pm

The Martian Astronauts Decompress After 10 Days in Pre-Trip Isolation

This fall, America is going to send a manned mission to Mars, and it’s not going to go well. But before all that, any astronauts slated to take this trip would obviously undergo lots of tests—one of which might be an extended period in isolation. And that’s the subject of the latest viral video for The Martian. »8/04/15 12:40pm8/04/15 12:40pm

Ridley Scott Still Says He's Making Prometheus 2, and it Shoots Soon

While the first Prometheus definitely opened the door to a sequel, very few walked out actually thinking it was going to happen. The 2012 film was a middling financial and critical success so though there was talk of a follow-up, it seemed likely the project would fade away and die. It has now risen from the dead. »8/03/15 3:40pm8/03/15 3:40pm

Fox has moved up the release date of The Martian from Thanksgiving to October 2, 2015.

Fox has moved up the release date of The Martian from Thanksgiving to October 2, 2015. It’s the same date that Gravity had two years ago. We so often hear of movies getting release dates pushed back, a vote of confidence like this has become a pleasant surprise. [via First Showing] »6/11/15 6:30am6/11/15 6:30am