The Martian

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  1. MFB

    MFB ExBendable

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    That's because it wasn't scripted. Donald Glover ate .... on accident and thought he ruined a take, but they decided to keep it in the movie.
     
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    VBCheeseGrater not quite a shredder

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    Book was best i've read in awhile (then again i'm not a book worm)...thanks for the reminder of the movie coming out, can't wait to see it!
     
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    The disco music comes up more than once in the book, so it isn't just a random thing for that character in the movie. Personally, I think they did a fantastic job translating the book to film. There's a couple changes and lots of near death situations cut out, but they kept the mood of the book for sure. I loved it.
     
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    I hadn't actually heard of the book until the movie came out, but I'm planning to start reading it, because I loved the movie - highly recommended. The characters were believable, the story solid and the visual effects on point.

    Absolutely agree with this. I hope and believe that the quality of space movies in recent years is going to bring a renewed public interest in the space program (or maybe it's the other way around?).
     
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    I share at least one similarity with Mark Watney. I too, am the only person on a planet. The only person who didn't like this movie. :(

    I really wanted to. But I didn't.
     
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    I absolutely loved this movie.

    Before the movie, I had stupidly downed an XL black coffee. Around the 60 minute mark I was in pain. Around the 120 minute mark, I was vigilant. At 150 minutes, i could feel the war inside me escalating.

    When the credits started rolling and there was still more story to tell, I begged whatever gods were listening to give me strength. It worked.

    So yeah. I wouldn't even leave the theater for a few minutes because i was worried i'd miss something awesome.
     
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    I have ruined so many movies in this way. It makes it impossible to fully enjoy a movie when part of your brain is occupied by "am i going to make it to the end of this?! how much is left?! does it seem like I can sneak out in this scene for a few minutes without missing anything?!" etc. I've recently started being really careful not to drink ANYTHING for a long time before a movie :D
     
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    I think there's a phone app that lets you know when nothing major is happening during your showing so you can take a pee break if needed. Can't remember what it's called though.
     
  9. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Something that I discovered while under bedrest in the hospital after surgery was that I have the bladder of a god. Hence, I can down a giant-sized (now strictly diet) pop and be just fine.
     
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    It has nothing to do with your bladder but with your brain that takes more time to "blink" Full Tank ;)
     
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    RunPee -- great app, highly recommended.
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Maybe. But for 24 hours after surgery, I was stuck in bed, so I had to pee into a plastic jug with the help of a nurse, and quite frequently given the amount of fluids I had pumping into me intravenously. They were stunned at how it just... kept... coming. Just about every time, I would have to stop while they emptied the jug.

    I'm sure you really wanted to know that... :lol:
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Those better not be suppositories...
     
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    Suppositrix?! :lol:
     
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    That's why I always start with the popcorn. (Salty -- helps retain.)
     
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    My wife and I watched this last night. We both loved it! Was a great movie.


    Rev.
     
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    'The Martian' is right up there with 'Gravity' for moderately-plausible space movies that give me ridiculous anxiety over something I'll never experience. :lol:

    Loved it.
     

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