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Hurrah for Science, Mars and Adventure

Movie: “The Martian”
photo credit: Aldan Monaghan for 20th Century Fox Film Corporation Matt Damon in “The Martian”

“The Martian” is a big, old-fashioned, entertaining movie. Director Ridley Scott’s love letter to science, American determination and the unbreakable power of friendship is both cosmic in setting and intimate in feel. It is a tour de force for the 77-year-old director, his star, an Academy Award-worthy Matt Damon, and the superb supporting cast. 

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