“When there’s life, there is hope.” Directed by James Marsh, “The Theory of Everything” tells a life story of the world-renowned astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne, “Les Miserables,” “My Week with Marilyn”). More of a love story than a tale of intellectual discoveries, it’s told from his first wife’s perspective, Jane Hawking (Felicity Jones, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), based on her memoir, “Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.”
“The Hunger Games” franchise has been a fierce success, both from the critics’ and public’s side. Since it premiered, there have been similar sci-fi YA adaptations; “Enders’ Game,” “Divergent,” “The Giver” and “The Maze Runner.” I greatly enjoyed every single one of them, but “The Hunger Games” reigns supreme.
It should become easier to get a cab in San Diego soon, and the cost of that cab ride may go down. The changes come from Monday’s decision by the San Diego City Council to remove any limit on how many taxi permits are allowed in the city. Councilwoman Lorie Zapf, who argued that the changes should be done in incremental steps, rather than all once, cast the only vote against the measure, which passed by a vote of 8 to 1.
The countdown has begun for a proposed launch next March of a rocket designed and built by UCSD students. Engineering students at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego, in La Jolla, are trying to make their school the very first university in the U.S. to successfully send a rocket into space. The attempt is being made with the help of funding from both the Navy and aeronautics companies.