The most surprising thing about "The Martian" is how relaxed and funny it is.
Nell Minow reviews movies and DVDs each week as The Movie Mom for Beliefnet.com and radio stations across the US. She is the author of The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies and 101 Must-See Movie Moments.
Her articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Kansas City Star, USA Today, Family Fun, Daughters, Parents, and three editions of The Practical Guide to Practically Everything. She has been profiled in the New York Times, the Economist, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, Working Woman, CFO Magazine, the Ladies Home Journal, Washingtonian Magazine, and the Chicago Sun Times, and has appeared as The Movie Mom on CBS This Morning, Fox Morning News, NPR, CNN. She is the founder of Miniver Press, a publishing company specializing in non-fiction ebooks and print books about the arts, music, sports, history, and culture. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Chicago Law School and her wonderful husband allows her to have a "10 best movie" list with 20 movies on it.
A report from SDCC on new tech and the cinematic possibilities it reveals.
An interview with Sam Viviano, head of movie parodies at Mad Magazine.
Famous composers of superhero movies did a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con Festival 2015 and our writer reports.
A report from the New York Comic-Con previewing the upcoming films, "Penguins of Madagascar" and "Home."
Highlights from the 2014 Comic-Con, including "Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Book of Life," "The Boxtrolls," "Hitman: Agent 47," and more.
A report on an SDCC panel called "Ships of the Line."
A mind-blowing experience with the Oculus Rift at the Fox booth at the 2014 SDCC.
A report on the SDCC press conference for "Kingsman: The Secret Service" with Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson.
A set visit to LAIKA's "The Box Trolls."
Nell Minow responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.