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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Walk on the Moon with First Man

Disclaimer: The Fandads received a review copy of First Man in exchange for promoting the home release of the movie and product to host a giveaway. All thoughts, opinions, and claustrophobic moments are our own. 




Imagine sitting in an experimental rocket and hearing all of the nuts and bolts creak and jiggle as you are shooting into space. That feeling of claustrophobia hitting you as you realize how tight the quarters are for you and your fellow astronauts. Damien Chazelle's First Man makes you feel like you are in all of these scenes in the amazing story of Neil Armstrong's trip to the moon. 
First Man is a great study in the life of Neil Armstrong and everything that he went through before his infamous trip to the moon. The movie is not your typical Hollywood-everything is great movie. We see his inner struggles with trying to fathom what he is going to do and how it affects his family. It's actually a great piece about parenthood and how he tries to shield his children from the inevitable and also how the loss of a child changes the person he was.

Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy give amazing performances as Neil and Janet Armstrong. This is a great movie to watch with your children to see the other side of space flight and maybe reinforce what they saw with a trip to your local planetarium. This is a movie that I think we will watch on the anniversary of the first moon landing.

One thing that I regret about this movie is that I did not get the chance to see it in the theaters in IMAX. Just the depth of the scenes on the moon would have been incredible to experience on a screen of that size. Hopefully, this movie will be released again in the theaters and I will make sure to make the time to go see it.

Here is the official word about First Man.

Follow the gripping and captivating true story of the first manned mission to the moon in FIRST MAN, arriving on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on January 8, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on January 22, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “the best movie of the year” (Collider) and “exhilarating” (Entertainment Weekly), FIRST MAN comes from acclaimed Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and stars Ryan Gosling (La La Land, The Big Short) as Neil Armstrong and Claire Foy (“The Crown,” Breathe) as Janet Armstrong in the heroic and emotionally driven journey through a pivotal moment in the history of mankind. Receiving two Golden Globe® nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Foy) and Best Original Score (Justin Hurwitz), the critically acclaimed film is packed with bonus features including deleted scenes and special featurettes showing behind-the-scenes looks at creating the film.


Based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen and from visionary filmmaker Damien Chazelle,FIRST MAN is the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. The critically acclaimed FIRST MAN comes from legendary executive producer Steven Spielberg (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,Schindler’s List) alongside fellow executive producers Adam Merims (Baby Driver, Straight Outta Compton) and Josh Singer (The Post, Spotlight) with a screenplay by Singer allowing audiences to relive the historic achievement in human history that has never been told cinematically. Filled with outstanding performances from an all-star cast led by Gosling and Foy alongside an incredible roster of supporting talent including Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street, “Friday Night Lights”), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Mudbound), Corey Stoll (“The Strain,” “House of Cards”), Pablo Schreiber (Skyscraper, “Orange is the New Black”), Christopher Abbot (“The Sinner,” Whiskey Tango Foxtrot),  and CiarĂ¡n Hinds (“Game of Thrones,” Tinker Tailor Solider Spy),FIRST MAN  “explodes with cinematic wonder” (Inverse).



4K UHD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES:

·       Deleted Scenes

·       Shooting for the Moon – Take an intimate look at the production of FIRST MAN and the
collaborative relationship between Director Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling.

·       Preparing to Launch – It’s difficult to believe that FIRST MAN is the first major feature film to tell the journey of Apollo 11. Hear from Director Damien Chazelle and his cast why now is the time to tell the story of this historic event.

·       Giant Leap in One Small Step – A heroic character study, FIRST MAN sheds light on all the hard working individuals that got us to the moon and back.

·       Mission Gone Wrong – Watch as Ryan Gosling reenacts a test piloting sequence gone terribly wrong. Go behind the scenes to see how he trained to nail the landing, performing the majority of his own stunts.

·       Putting You In the Seat – Through the use of innovative technology, most of FIRST MAN was shot in-camera. Take an in-depth look behind the lens of this epic film.

·       Recreating the Moon Landing – Filmed in IMAX to show the vastness of the moon, find out all that it took to recreate the most famous moment in NASA history.

·       Shooting at NASA – Hear from Ryan Gosling and Director Damien Chazelle on how shooting at NASA brought unparalleled authenticity to FIRST MAN.

·       Astronaut Training – Go behind the scenes of the three-day boot camp each of the actors            underwent prior to filming FIRST MAN.

·       Feature Commentary with Director Damien Chazelle, Screenwriter Josh Singer and Editor Tom Cross