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Enjoy the New Year…And the Movies!!!

The New Year is practically here, and if you’re looking for a way to fill in some extra time off work, why not see a good movie or two? This week there is a plethora of big releases, most of which have already been released in select cities and are seeing additional expansions. Here are some notables to check out…

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Ben Affleck’s new Prohibition-era gangster drama is now playing, but initial reviews and audience reactions have not been good. Personally I’m not a big Ben Affleck fan, but the rest of the supporting cast, including Elle Fanning and Brendan Gleason. That said, Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams both star in a new movie called Manchester by the Sea from writer/director Kenneth Lonergan, so maybe see that one instead. Continue reading

Jeff Daniels Is Taking A Role Alongside Matt Damon In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’

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With the release of Dumb and Dumber To drawing nearer as we approach the holidays, and the final season of HBO’s The Newsroom airing this fall, Jeff Daniels has had to fill his schedule for the upcoming 2015 calendar, and his new project seems a pretty good choice. Daniels will appear as the director of NASA alongside Matt Damon in director Ridley Scott’s upcoming space drama The Martian, which is scheduled for release next November. The story follows Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars and his mission to survive until a rescue mission is sent to bring him back to Earth. Although this seems somewhat reminiscent of Brian DePalma’s Mission To Mars (2000), it should still make for a good watch. Scott is behind such films as Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), Gladiator (2000), Matchstick Men (2003), American Gangster (2007), Robin Hood (2010), and The Counselor (2013), and Jeff Daniels and Matt Damon are both highly versatile actors, with Daniels being known as much for his dramatic abilities as his comedic skills. Other names attached to the project include Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty), Kate Mara (House of Cards, Transcendence), Kristen Wiig (The Brothers Solomon, Despicable Me), and Michael Pena (The Lincoln Lawyer, American Hustle). We’ll look out for more news.