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Fans of Andy Weir's The Martian Will Love Project Hail Mary

Project Hail Mary, the third book by Andy Weir, finds the author going back to what made him famous in the first place. Weir rose to fame with The Martian, a book (and eventually a movie) about a man stranded on Mars who uses complicated, compelling science to get himself home. While Weir’s second book, Artemis, …Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Mars, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Alien, Weir, Martian, Phil, Andy Weir, Drew Goddard, Ryland, Creative Works, English Language Films, British Films, 20th Century Fox Films

Project Hail Mary

Andy Weir first rose to prominence with his self-published novel of an astronaut stranded on Mars, The Martian. It caught on with readers, eventually got picked up by a big publisher and even adapted into a pretty great Ridley Scott movie. He followed that book up with the moon-based Artemis, a novel that clearly didn’t hang together as well as The Martian, but had its moments I guess. Still, the Sophomore Slump felt real. Now we come to Project Hail Mary, Weir’s third book and I’m happy to repo...
Tags: Science Fiction, Movies, Mars, Ridley Scott, Weir, Artemis, Grace, Hail Mary, Mark Watney, Andy Weir, Tau Ceti, Martian Weir, Ryland Grace, Project Hail Mary Weir, SF Modern SF

‘The Martian’ Considered Channing Tatum in the Lead Role Instead of Matt Damon

Ridley Scott’s acclaimed sci-fi film The Martian asked the big questions: What would it take for NASA to rescue an astronaut who got left behind on Mars? How would a man realistically survive on a barren planet given limited resources and a bunch of potatoes? And why can Aquaman control whales? But one big question might have changed the movie completely: what if Channing Tatum was cast in the lead role instead of Matt Damon? It sounds like a random hypothetical, but according to The Martian au...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Matt-Damon, Sci-fi, Nasa, Fox, Adaptation, Channing-Tatum, Mars, Ridley Scott, 20th Century Fox, Weir, The Martian, Martin, Matt

Clarke T13, McGinley T30 as Weir wins maiden PGA Tour Champions title

Mike Weir. Picture: PGA Tour Champions Mike Weir earned his first PGA Tour Champions victory at the Insperity Invitational by two strokes over John Daly, Tim Petrovic and David Toms on 10-under par.Tied with Weir on the 18th hole, Daly’s approach shot came up short in the water, leading to a double-bogey six and a closing 69.“I caught a gust on 18,” D...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Paul Mcginley, Weir, Darren Clarke, Great Britain, Celtic Manor, Daly, Mike Weir, McGinley, David Toms, PGA TOUR Champions, Clarke T13 McGinley, John Daly Tim Petrovic

Manchester City v Chelsea: Scotland stars Cuthbert & Weir put allegiances aside for top-of-table clash

Scotland stars Erin Cuthbert and Caroline Weir put their international allegiances aside this Wednesday in a crucial Women's Super League top-of-the-table clash.
Tags: News, Scotland, Chelsea, Manchester City, Weir, Cuthbert, Caroline Weir, Erin Cuthbert

‘War Magician’ Recruits Benedict Cumberbatch for Colin Trevorrow’s World War II Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch is going from Sorcerer Supreme to War Magician. The actor will star in the new film from Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, based on the true-ish story of Jasper Maskelyne, a world-famous magician and illusionist who used his stage skills to help the British Army during World War II. The story was turned into a book by David Fisher. Deadline has the scoop on War Magician, a new film from director Colin Trevorrow that will star Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is base...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Drama, Casting, Egypt, Middle East, British Army, Jurassic World, Weir, Malta, Alexandria, Colin Trevorrow, Suez Canal, Africa Europe, David Fisher, Peter Weir

Coronavirus: Weir wants P1-P3 children to stay in class

He will bring forward a proposal to scrap the plan to pull P1-P3 children back out of classes on 22 March.
Tags: News, Weir

The Aston Martin DBX is a tale of two vehicles

The Aston Martin DBX is the brand’s first SUV — and the stakes for the iconic British luxury car maker couldn’t be higher. Like Astons before it, the DBX is objectively handsome. Its sculptural form stretches out to unapologetic ample proportions, and stands out in the crowd of SUVs that frequent the private-school pickup lane. It’s an opulent design that scores high on aesthetics, performance and character. It’s also a vehicle that arrives late to the ultra premium SUV segment, and lacks the in...
Tags: Reviews, TC, England, Wales, Tech, Automotive, Vw, James Bond, Bmw, Mercedes, Aston Martin, Weir, Daimler, Apple Carplay, Amg, Mercedes Benz

Alexander: Can Sam Burns seal the deal at Riviera?

Sam Burns has been in this spot before, twice this season alone. Maybe it will help this weekend. The 24-year-old who starred at LSU had the 36-hole lead in the season-opening Safeway Open in Napa last September, two shots ahead at 15-under-par. He finished tied for seventh. He had the 54-hole lead eight weeks later in Houston, leading by a shot at 9-under at a venue a little less than four hours driving time from his hometown of Shreveport, La. He started the final round with a bogey and double...
Tags: LSU, Sport, Soccer, Nick Faldo, Pga Tour, Fred Couples, Napa, Houston, Jordan Spieth, Weir, Riviera, Valencia, Davis Love III, Phoenix, Burns, Alexander

Women's Super League: Man City's Weir chips Man Utd goalkeeper in style

Manchester City's Caroline Weir scores with a sensational chipped effort during her side's 3-0 win over rivals Manchester United.
Tags: Football, Manchester City, Weir, Caroline Weir

5 Science Fiction Books You Need To Read

The world is increasingly troubling these days, and from a human perspective, 2020 has been insane. It can feel hard to be balanced right now, and something lighter can give your mind a break. If you are looking for escapism by reading about a universe far away or merely searching to expand your mind through a journey into a different dimension, then the science fiction genre is for you!  Sci-fi is in a perpetual state of flux, and coming up with a different canon will vary from person ...
Tags: Fashion, China, Barack Obama, Earth, Chicago, Ford, Mars, Chambers, Weir, Jones, Becky Chambers, Cixin Liu, Frank Herbert, Douglas Adams, Liu, Mark Watney

Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch Join ‘Matilda’ Musical

Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch and Alisha Weir will join Netflix’s musical adaptation of the beloved children’s story “Matilda,” directed by Matthew Warchus. Thompson will play Miss Trunchbull while Weir, who has appeared in the Irish TV series “Darklands,” takes on the title role of the young girl who learns to use her special powers. Lynch […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Emma Thompson, Weir, Trunchbull, Lashana Lynch, Alisha Weir, Emma Thompson Lashana Lynch Join, Emma Thompson Lashana Lynch, Matthew Warchus Thompson

10 little-known facts about Sissle and Blake’s Shuffle Along

In May 1921, Shuffle Along, a musical with music and lyrics by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, premiered on Broadway. Written, staged, and performed entirely by African Americans, it was the first show to make African-American dance an integral part of American musical theater, eventually becoming one of the top ten musical shows of the 1920s. Despite many obstacles Shuffle Along integrated into Broadway and introduced such stars as Josephine Baker, Lottie Gee, Florence Mills, and Fredi Washington...
Tags: Books, Music, New York, Featured, Paris, Broadway, Johnson, Weir, Baker, Harlem, Miller, Broadway Musicals, Blake, Matthews, William Grant, Cotton Club

GCSE pupils 'over-tested' in some schools, says Weir

Minister says some schools are over-testing pupils in the belief exams will be cancelled.
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Q&A: Studio City Sound switches up jam sessions for live-streaming sermons amid COVID-19

When your recording studio has accommodated the likes of Rod Stewart, Maroon Five and Kelly Clarkson, to Halsey, No Doubt and The Strokes, you must be doing something right. That’s clearly been the case for Studio City Sound, a Studio City business owned and operated by Grammy award-winning mixer Tom Weir. With three individual recording studios and an array of mixing boards, compressors, echo units and other gear valued at around $1 million, this operation can accommodate everything from folk, ...
Tags: California, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Sony, Kelly Clarkson, Weir, Devo, Bay Area News Group, Studio City, Calabasas, Steve Miller, Michael Damian, Tom Weir, North Hollywood, Karl Mondon

Australia at Berlin: Smaller Screen, Brighter Prospects

Posh frocks, smoldering sexuality and a trail of intriguing but ultimately frustrating clues made for a great mystery back in 1975, when Peter Weir’s “Picnic at Hanging Rock” first appeared on the big screen. The tale of schoolgirl disappearances, deception and voyeurism remains a beacon of Australian cinema and launched Weir’s directing career. But these […]
Tags: Asia, News, Australia, Berlin, Global, Markets & Festivals, Weir, Berlinale, Peter Weir, Picnic At Hanging Rock

Coronavirus: Weir defends Poots over Covid-19 'reservations'

The education minister says those "people have a right to express their opinions".
Tags: News, Weir, Poots, COVID

‘Evacuate Now’: Hundreds Of Thousands Ordered To Flee Oregon As Fires Engulf State

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Deadly wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of people told to flee encroaching flames while residents to the south tearfully assessed their losses. The number of people ordered to evacuate statewide because of fires rose to an estimated 500,000 — more than 10 percent of the state’s 4.2 million people, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management reported late Thursday. The number was calculated by determining how many people ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Climate Change, California, Mexico, Oregon, Ap, Wildfires, Portland, Seattle, Weir, Phoenix, Louie, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Kate Brown, Washington Oregon

‘Evacuate now:’ Wildfires grow in Oregon as 500K flee

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANDREW SELSKY | Associated Press PHOENIX, Ore. — Deadly wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of people told to flee encroaching flames while residents to the south tearfully assessed their losses. The number of people evacuated statewide because of fires rose to an estimated 500,000 — more than 10 percent of the state’s 4.2 million people, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management reported late Thursday. One fire approach...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, Mexico, Oregon, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Wildfires, Portland, Salem, Associated Press, Seattle, Weir, Southern California, Phoenix

Phil Lord & Chris Miller’s ‘Project Hail Mary’ Brings In ‘The Martian’ Writer Drew Goddard

Project Hail Mary, another movie that will send Ryan Gosling into space, is bringing in Drew Goddard. Goddard has been tapped to help with the story for the Phil Lord and Chris Miller movie, making this the second time Goddard has adapted the work of author Andy Weir (Goddard also wrote the script for the adaptation of Weir’s book The Martian). Like The Martian, Project Hail Mary finds an astronaut millions of miles from home. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on Drew Goddard joining the ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Ryan-Gosling, Amy Pascal, Weir, MGM, Chris, Miller, Andy, Phil, Hollywood Reporter, Andy Weir, Gosling

The Martian’s Drew Goddard Joins Ryan Gosling’s Project Hail Mary

The Martian Scribe Drew Goddard in talks for Ryan Gosling’s Project Hail Mary According to The Hollywood Reporter, Academy Award nominated-writer Drew Goddard is currently in negotiations to join directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s forthcoming sci-fi film adaptation of Project Hail Mary which will be led Golden Globe winner Ryan Gosling. It is unclear if Goddard will be penning the script for the film or not. However, if the deal pushes through, he would be developing the story with Lord ...
Tags: Movies, Oscar, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Weir, Random House, Lord, MGM, Miller, Hail Mary, Golden Globe, Andy Weir, Christopher Miller, Drew Goddard, Goddard

SF Book Review - Part 33: Hugo Nominees and Moar

I started this post a few weeks ago, but I had wanted to at least acknowledge what was happening in the world in the intro and that ended up becoming its own post. All of which is to say, stay Safe and Constructive out there everyone! A surprising amount of progress has been made in a short time, but now we're in for more opportunism and potential backlash, not to mention wave two of the pandemic. Wallowing in social media probably won't be very productive for a while and maybe losing yourself i...
Tags: Science Fiction, Movies, Cdc, Weir, Harrow, Darwin, Hugo Awards, Campbell, Gideon, Andy Weir, Locke, John Scalzi, MOAR, Scalzi, Vinge, Robert Gu

Retailer Spotlight: Weir & Sons In Dublin, Ireland, And Edmund T. Ahee Jewelers In Grosse Pointe, MI

From the American Rust Belt to the Emerald Isle.  
Tags: Watches, Weir, DUBLIN Ireland, Edmund, Grosse Pointe MI

Ryan Gosling-Led Astronaut Film Lands Phil Lord & Chris Miller To Helm

Ryan Gosling-led astronaut film lands Phil Lord & Chris Miller to helm After landing Ryan Gosling (First Man) to star in his second space-centric project in late March, the adaptation of Andy Weir’s upcoming novel Project Hail Mary has found not one, but two masterminds to helm the project in the form of Oscar-winning duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), according to Variety. RELATED: MGM in Talks to Acquire Andy Weir’s Hail Mary; Ryan Gosling to Star  The no...
Tags: Movies, Matt Damon, Disney, Fox, Ferrari, Ford, Geneva, Universal, Mars, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Ryan Gosling, Weir, Random House, MGM, Artemis

Murray has inspired generation of Scottish kids - Man City's Weir

Andy Murray "has inspired a whole generation" of Scots to play sport, says Scotland midfielder Caroline Weir.
Tags: News, Scotland, Andy Murray, Weir, Murray

Andy Murray has inspired generation, says Scotland & Man City's Weir

Andy Murray "has inspired a whole generation" of Scots to play sport, says Scotland midfielder Caroline Weir.
Tags: Scotland, Football, Andy Murray, Weir

‘The Hail Mary’ Will Take Ryan Gosling Back to Space in New Movie from ‘The Martian’ Novelist

Here’s something refreshing: actual movie news. As in, old-fashioned movie news about a new movie, and potential casting, that has nothing to do with coronavirus, or things being shut down. The last few weeks have been filled with seemingly nothing but corona-related stories, so when a traditional bit of film news pops up, we’re all pretty damn ecstatic around here. Having already played an astronaut in First Man, Ryan Gosling is deciding to give it another go with The Hail Mary, a new film bas...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Matt Damon, Sci-fi, Ryan-Gosling, Ridley Scott, Weir, MGM, Neil Armstrong, Hail Mary, Andy Weir, Gosling, Ken Kao, Goslin, The Hail Mary, Weir Weir

MGM in Talks to Acquire Andy Weir’s Hail Mary; Ryan Gosling to Star 

MGM in Talks to Acquire Andy Weir’s Hail Mary; Ryan Gosling to Star According to Deadline, MGM is in exclusive negotiations to acquire author Andy Weir’s (The Martian) new novel The Hail Mary in a seven-figure deal. Two-time Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (La La Land, Half Nelson, Blade Runner 2049) is set to star in and produce the sci-fi feature. Ken Kao will also produce. RELATED: MGM Pushes Aretha Franklin Biopic Respect for Awards Season Release The Hail Mary novel is described as a solitary...
Tags: Movies, Star, Ryan Gosling, Weir, MGM, Artemis, Hail Mary, Andy Weir, Gosling, Ken Kao, ComingSoon, Movie News, Phil Lord Chris Miller, Jeff Kravitz FilmMagic, Deadline MGM, Cheshire Crossing

Coronavirus: NI schools to remain open for now - Weir

However, the education minister says they will have to close at some point because of coronavirus.
Tags: News, Weir

Nonprofit legal team fights back against evictions in L.A. County

With dozens of people crowding the second floor hallway of the Long Beach courthouse, attorney Matthis Chiroux made an announcement that rang from one end of the hall to the other. “Hello, my name is Matthis, and I am an attorney who represents tenants,” the wiry 36-year-old Alabama native said on Monday, Feb. 24. “If you are here today because you are a tenant being evicted by your landlord, I may be able to help you free of charge, if you are somebody who was granted a fee waiver by the court....
Tags: Lyft, California, Housing, Alabama, Georgia, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Long Beach, Homeless, Local News, Weir, Irs, Gavin Newsom, Affordable Housing, Parker