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I Saw Ridley Scott's The Martian Last Night and Loved It (Except For One Thing)

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox I saw Ridley Scott's new film The Martian last night and loved every moment of it—well, almost every moment of it. I loved every moment but one. This probably doesn't require a spoiler alert, since it doesn't...Show More Summary

The Very Best Moments in 'The Martian' (Including the One Ridley Scott Wanted to Cut)

1 hour agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

By now you've heard that Ridley Scott's The Martian, while not the best movie of the year (because Mad Max: Fury Road exists), is pretty damn good. Like, really good. It's a bleeding heart love letter to nerdery, and by...

The Best Effects in The Martian Are the Ones You Don't See

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When you watch The Martian, obviously you know it’s a big visual effects film. But many of the effects themselves are not as obvious. Director Ridley Scott didn’t shoot on Mars (shocker!) so, to make where he did shoot look like the red planet required the kinds of effects you never really think of. Read more...

Ridley Scott’s The Martian Has Far Less Profanity Than the Book—But Its F-Bombs Are Perfect

If you’ve read Andy Weir’s The Martian, you know it’s a vulgar book. Mark Watney, its NASA botanist hero, doesn’t mince words when he learns that his fellow astronauts have left him for dead on the red planet. Fucked is the fourth word in the novel; it’s also the eighth. Show More Summary

Of Course The Martian Fans Used Math And Science To Solve One Of The Film's Great Mysteries

Leave it to The Martian fans to use science and math to figure out one of the book's (and the movie's) most tantalizing mysteries. Obviously, Andy Weir's story takes place in the future, though the novel, and Sir Ridley Scott's movie, never specified in which year the narrative takes place. Show More Summary

Ridley Scott Directed The Martian for the Lols

Turns out the director is a fan of Mark Watney's "gallows humor." He also, naturally, liked the idea of going to space. The post Ridley Scott Directed The Martian for the Lols appeared first on WIRED.

'The Martian' explores the human will to survive and the meaning of community

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Of all the television series and movies I've reviewed in these posts, most of them take a very dim view of human nature. A fundamental aspect of drama is conflict, and most conflict comes from flawed people making questionable choices. Show More Summary

Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Makes Science Fiction Fun Again

4.5/5 What a bracing experience Ridley Scott’s The Martian turned out to be. In an age of films leadened by misplaced self-importance, here is one whose core philosophical quandary is, “Now what?” That might seem a bit lacking at face value, but from those two words rocket forth a film brimming with excitement, humanity, and, [...]Show More Summary

The Martian: 5 Cool Little References The Movie Works In

Ridley Scott's The Martian has been nearly universally praised for its smart and fantastic approach to sci-fi â?? centering on a character who has fun while solving life-threatening problems with science â?? but the film also truly has a wonderful pop culture sensibility. Show More Summary

Ridley Scott Almost Cut The Funniest Inside Joke Out Of The Martian

Ridley Scott's latest science (emphasis on science) fiction adventure, The Martian, blasted off into theaters this past weekend, earning a healthy sum of money, and taking audiences on a harrowing survival adventure more than 100 million miles away from Earth. Show More Summary

How NASA Helped Make The Martian's User Interfaces Realer Than Real 

Filmmakers have invented fanciful spaceship technology for more than a hundred years. But for The Martian, director Ridley Scott went the opposite direction: He asked actual space explorers to help them imagine the technology of the near future. Read more...

The Martian Could Be the First Science Fiction Film to Win Best Picture

In 87 years, the Oscar for Best Picture has never gone to a science fiction movie, and there have only been eight nominees for the award representing that genre. But Ridley Scott's latest could make history.

The hardest scene to write in 'The Martian' involved a 'Lord of the Rings' joke

Forget the giant, rotating spaceships or gargantuan red mountains of Mars. The hardest scene to write in Ridley Scott's "The Martian" was set inside a conference room, on Earth.   Screenwriter Drew Goddard ("Daredevil," "Cabin in the Woods") who adapted this movie from Andy Weir's novel, had an...

Cabin in the Woods director says studio wants sequel or prequel

Much like director Ridley Scott, The Martian screenwriter Drew Goddard has been on the promotional trail talking about that film as well as other ones that might be in the works. Goddard, who […]

The Martian review: Bringing life to the Red Planet

Reading the synopsis for The Martian, you might think that Ridley Scott wanted to direct his own version of Gravity — another movie about an astronaut doing everything he can to survive in the desolate, uncaring void of space. But here’s...Show More Summary

'The Martian' Interview: Ridley Scott & Matt Damon on the Existence of Alien Life (VIDEO)

Director Ridley Scott along with Matt Damon and the cast of ‘The Martian’ sat down with Yahoo to answer some questions about the film and a Q & A about whether or not life exists outside our solar system. Here's...

"The Martian" Rockets To $55 Million U.S. Debut

Director Ridley Scott's sci-fi adventure topped the domestic box office, and earned another $45.2 million overseas, pushing the film past $100 million worldwide.

Who Will Become The First Martian? A Rundown Of The Race To The Red Planet

In Ridley Scott’s film version of Andy Weir’s The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney has to eat potatoes by himself on Mars after a dust storm strands him there. NASA marshals worldwide resources to rescue him and return him to Earth as surely the most-requested parade participant ever. Show More Summary

How A Former Android Developer Created "The Martian," A New Sci-Fi Masterpiece

With the help of 3,000 hardcore fans, Andy Weir wrote the book that is now the fall's hottest movie. Not long ago Andy Weir, the author of The Martian, watched Ridley Scott's adaptation of his book for the first time. Read Full Stor...

'The Martian' Rockets To The Top Of The Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening just days after NASA announced findings showing water on Mars, "The Martian" soaked up moviegoers at the box office. Ridley Scott's 3-D space epic touched down in theaters with a robust $55 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Show More Summary

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