The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir, follows the daily log of astronaut Mark Watney after he’s been left on Mars when his crew mistook him for dead. I thought that it’d be too much Matt Damon for me, but once he was able to establish contact with Earth, it was just the right amount when you’re introduced to the wonderful cast making up the NASA and JPL crew working day and night to get him home. Solid filmmaking. Really great tense sequences and emotional scenes too. And very pro-space, which I’m all for.