A handful of new movies this weekend, two of them showing at Galaxy Cinemas Chatham.
The Martian (PG)
Matt Damon plays an astronaut stranded on Mars after a fierce storm forces his crew to abort their mission. Jessica Chastain is the commander who made the decision to leave him behind during their evacuation, thinking he was dead.
He’s stuck with only a month’s worth of food and the knowledge that no one can get back to the planet for another 4 years. So when NASA rejects a risky plan to get him more supplies, Jessica and the rest of her crew mutiny and decide to risk it anyway.
Emily Blunt plays an FBI agent on a drug task force working both sides of the Mexican border. Josh Brolin is the guy who recruits her, and Benicio Del Toro is their consultant on the other side of the border. The word “sicario” means hitman in Spanish.
He Named Me Malala (PG)
A documentary about the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who stood up against the Taliban for denying Pakistani girls an education. It includes her receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and her triumphant speech before the United Nations.
The Walk (PG)
Joseph Gordon Levitt plays the first and only man to walk a tightrope between the towers of the World Trade Center. It’s based on a true story about a French guy named Philippe Petit, who did it in 1974.
Since what he did was completely illegal, people referred to it as the “artistic crime of the century.” He and his friends actually had to sneak their equipment into the building, and then use a BOW AND ARROW to shoot their support lines across the gap.