Never mind little green men, there’s only one man we need to worry about in ” The Martian “: Matt Damon ‘s astronaut Mark Watney. During a manned mission to Mars, he’s left behind and presumed dead. But he’s not dead. He’s just stuck there. So he’s forced to use Bourne-level smarts to survive and signal home that he’s still alive
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This week has been movie trailer Christmas. New previews for ” Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation ” (aka “The One With All the Colons”), Michael Fassbender ‘s ” Macbeth ,” ” Z for Zachariah ,” ” The Walk ” and ” Everest ” all dropped on the same day. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg also revealed footage from their new thriller, ” Bridge of Spies .” And earlier in the week, the Movie Gods gifted us with looks at both Pixar’s ” The Good Dinosaur ” and (wait for it) ” Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser “. From Tom Cruise hanging off the side of flying aircraft, to Jake Gyllenhaal climbing the full of nope peaks of Everest, there’s something for everyone this week
Andy Samberg and Kit Harington may seem like an unlikely pair of people to play tennis stars, but when you find out they’re headlining a mockumentary, it actually makes perfect sense. The ” Brooklyn Nine-Nine ” and ” Game of Thrones ” actors are front and center in ” 7 Days in Hell ,” which tells the (fake) story of tennis rivals Aaron Williams and Charles Poole, who become part of the longest — and most grueling — match in the sport’s history. The mockumentary not only features footage from the game itself, but interviews and behind-the-scenes looks at both players, as well as a slew of celebrity cameos, including everyone from Will Forte and Mary Steenburgen to Serena Williams and John McEnroe , among many others.
“Is there any outcome here where I’m not either detained or shot?” That’s the question Tom Hanks ‘ character must ask in Steven Spielberg ‘s new Cold War thriller, ” Bridge of Spies .” Judging by the film’s first trailer, the answer to that question is looking like a “no.” Based on a true story, Spielberg’s follow-up to the Oscar-winning “Lincoln” casts Hanks as James Donovan, an insurance attorney forced to negotiate the release of a U.S. military pilot who is being held prisoner on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall after his plane was shot down. As the deadline for the pilot’s release looms and the threat of nuclear war rises, Donovan struggles to find a way to keep both himself and his charge alive. So, it’s a comedy, clearly. “Spies”, co-written by the Coen Brothers, hits theaters October 16.
The first promos for ” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert ” are here, and with them, Colbert loses his new beard, and gains a new bandleader. In one clip , Colbert spends a long time saluting his (shockingly white) facial hair, which he grew in the hiatus between the end of ” The Colbert Report ” in December and his work on “Late Show.” “Good news! I still exist!” the host excitedly declares, before explaining that he’s experimenting with a new look before beginning his new gig. He then shaves off small portions of his beard one at a time, donning styles he dubs “un-Hitler,” “half Wolverine ,” and finally, “classic clean Colbert.” But the comedian can’t help but be wistful about his shaven look, devoting a decidedly weird montage to his former facial hair that proves that he hasn’t shed his goofy sensibilities just because he’s moved down the dial. The second promo introduces Colbert’s “Late Show” bandleader, Jon Batiste. While the clip suggests that Colbert merely decided on the musician after eating a plateful of beignets in New Orleans, a release from CBS helps fill in the blanks a bit more.