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The Martian (2015) (film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Martian (2015) (film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Andy Weir’s popular science blog turned best-selling novel comes to the screen with Matt Damon in the lead. Ridley Scott (‘Alien’, ‘Gladiator’) directs the tense story of an astronaut accidentally left behind on Mars whose incredible science knowledge keeps him alive. The screenplay is by Drew Goddard (‘World War Z’, ‘Cloverfield’). The science was vetted […]

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The Martian (film review by Frank Ochieng).

October 3, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
The Martian (film review by Frank Ochieng).

‘The Martian’ is definitely in the creative wheelhouse of filmmaker Ridley Scott whose Science Fiction sensibilities are grounded in colourful futuristic fantasies that tiptoe in grand whimsy.  The veteran auteur responsible for such pop cultural high-minded spectacles in ‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’ and even the mixed bag reception of ‘Prometheus’ certainly brings a sophisticated and thought-provoking vibe to the […]

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The Martian – first trailer.

June 8, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Martian – first trailer.

Here’s the first trailer for the movie version of Andy Weir’s book, The Martian. Everything looks very normal at the launch stage – but I do believed that things go to $£%^ later on the Red Planet.

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The Martian by Andy Weir (book review).

February 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Martian by Andy Weir (book review).

‘The Martian’ by Andy Weir is one of the most thrilling and absorbing novels I have ever read. Mark Watney is the seventeenth man to set foot on Mars, an order determined months before the Ares 3 Mars Descent Vehicle (MDV) touches the ground. The easy-going botanist/engineer is happy with his slot. He’s on Mars, […]

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