A space thriller and a high-wire act hope to cash in at the movie box office

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Fall continues to thrill with Robert Zemeckis’ new film The Walk based on the true story of French wire walker Phillipe Petit played by Joseph Gordon Levitt. Can a film about guy walking a wire really be entertaining for two hours?

Matt Damon is stranded on Mars in the space thriller The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott. The all-star cast including Kristen Wiig, Sean Bean and Jessica Chastain is rooted in science and very technical, but does that hurt it’s enjoyment factor?

Film critic Dustin Chase answers these questions and more on this episode of Flix Fix.