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TOTAL RECALL [remake] ReviewI’m very behind on my internetting this week! Okay, so, now that you’ve all had time to see this (and I mean…it’s been out since the 80’s right?) there’s no need for spoiler alerts is there? Except for the fact that this isn’t the movie I thought it was going to be so…SPOILER ALERT! The only thing that makes this movie “Total Recall” is the fact that they totally couldn’t recall anything from the original 80’s action flick starring Ahhhnold! The names are the same, and there’s a company called Recall that can give you memories…but that’s where the similarities end. There’s no Mars, no Kuatu, no tracer up the nose, no annoying taxi robots, no tunnel digging drills to impale Benny on…*phew*…it’s an entirely new movie. Agoodmovie, but just an average gun/babe-toting excuse to put a leading man on the screen. If they hadn’t tagged it as a remake this would box office flop (which it might be…is it?)
Wait til you have a lazy Sunday afternoon and watch it on Netflix.

TOTAL RECALL [remake] Review

I’m very behind on my internetting this week!
Okay, so, now that you’ve all had time to see this (and I mean…it’s been out since the 80’s right?) there’s no need for spoiler alerts is there? Except for the fact that this isn’t the movie I thought it was going to be so…SPOILER ALERT!
The only thing that makes this movie “Total Recall” is the fact that they totally couldn’t recall anything from the original 80’s action flick starring Ahhhnold! The names are the same, and there’s a company called Recall that can give you memories…but that’s where the similarities end.
There’s no Mars, no Kuatu, no tracer up the nose, no annoying taxi robots, no tunnel digging drills to impale Benny on…*phew*…it’s an entirely new movie. Agoodmovie, but just an average gun/babe-toting excuse to put a leading man on the screen. If they hadn’t tagged it as a remake this would box office flop (which it might be…is it?)

Wait til you have a lazy Sunday afternoon and watch it on Netflix.

TOTAL RECALL [remake] Trailer
I was excited about this at first, but now it looks like lost all the scifi elements turning it into just another generic action flick. 
For comparison, here’s the trailer for the Schwarzenegger 90’s original…

A Nerdy Day for Movies!

1. SAM RAIMI REMAKES
Two movies set for quasi-remakes from the Director of the original SpiderMan movies are OZ: The Great and Powerful (from The Wizard of Oz story) and The Evil Dead (with Bruce Campbell on board!!!) 
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2. ‘AMAZING’ PHOTOSHOOT
Did I say “original” SpiderMan movies before? Oh yeah, that’s because the remake entitled Amazing SpiderMan just released a ton of new photo updates to EWzine. I like the look of Gwen and Peter in this one…but still not impressed. 
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3. FARRELL + AHHHNOLD
In the remake of  1990’s Total Recall, Colin Farrell will be reprising the role made famous by none other than Arnold Schwarzeneger. I loved this movie, I love Farrell, and it’s good to see him finally back in a decent role. 
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4. HP7:P2
Oh yeah and that Harry Potter movie comes out tonight at midnight…
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