The Martian (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep30

The Martian (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Ridley Scott is back, and has this time turned his head to a less fantastical sort of sci-fi. The Martian, very faithfully based on the bestseller by Andy Weir, is extremely grounded in a plausible not-so-distant-future where manned missions to Mars are not only possible, but in their third iteration.

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Trailer: The Martian
Jun08

Trailer: The Martian

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work...

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Blade Runner: The Final Cut (15) Close-Up Film Review
Apr03

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (15) Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Ridley Scott, US, 1982/2007, 117 mins Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah “Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.” Professor Stephen Hawking made this statement regarding artificial intelligence in December of 2014. The idea that technology will threaten the continued survival of the human race has been a continual source of...

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