I don’t care what anyone says about Ridley Scott‘s The Martian (20th Century Fox, 10.2) being a moderately strong Best Picture contender. I’m sorry but it’s not. It’ll make a lot of dough but it’ll never be in “the conversation.” It’s a nicely disciplined, scientific-minded, highly entertaining rescue flick with a charismatic Matt Damon doing nearly all of the heavy lifting — good for him. I’m giving it an A-minus or a B-plus but it’s a cool popcorn movie and not an Oscar contender. End of discussion.