By Ashley Bergner, Box Office Buzz
First, a confession: I have never seen the original 1990 “Total Recall” film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. As a big fan of sci-fi movies, it’s probably one I should have seen by now, but for whatever reason, I’ve just never got around to watching it. So when I heard Columbia Pictures was going to be releasing a remake of this sci-fi classic, I decided to put off watching the original because I thought it would be interesting to see how well the remake worked as a stand-alone film.
“Total Recall” — which was released in theaters last Friday and stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel — is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick called “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.” The film is set at the end of the 21st century and follows a seemingly ordinary factory worker named Douglas Quaid. Quaid has become bored with his mundane job, and he’s unable to escape the haunting feeling that something is missing in his life. He decides to visit a place called “Rekall,” a sort of virtual reality lounge that allows visitors to act out their fantasies (becoming rich and famous, traveling to outer space, working as a secret agent, etc.). However, Quaid’s visit to Rekall has an unintended side effect — he learns almost all of his memories have been manufactured, and he is not really the man he thinks he is. He finds he has suddenly become a threat to the government, and while on the run, he must struggle to put the fragmented pieces of his life back together and figure out who he was, who he is and what he wants to become. Continue reading
I’ve mentioned it before, but in case you haven’t read every single article on my home site, Needless Things like you so totally should, City of Death is my favorite Doctor Who story. It stars Tom Baker – who will always be My Doctor – and Lalla Ward as Romana – who is high on my “Hottest Companions” list. The story was written by Douglas Adams (yes, that Douglas Adams) and it features a good bit of his signature humor.
Blackthorn: Thunder on Mars Art: James Burns
The Jack Kirby Museum site spotlighted the Blackthorn: Thunder on Mars cover on their Kirby-Vision page.
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Hey there defenders of the realm!
We know you are eagerly anticipating our foray into double figures…EPISODE 10 of Transmissions From Atlantis. We are too and it will be coming soon.
However, we’ve had some very inclement currents ripping across the underwater city that knocked out our power for awhile. I also had a nasty cold the better part of last week. It’s put us a bit behind schedule.
We’ve also begun a special, top secret you tube video project for you guys that we will be debuting with Episode 10. The project has taken a little longer than we expected. It’s so cool, we’re holding episode ten in the can until we can have it ready for a simultaneous release.
So what are we looking at? At the earliest, late this week. More realistically somewhere around Sunday or Monday of next week.
It’ll be worth the wait.
With that said, here’s some other things to look forward to:
- We’re going to give you some behind-the-scenes pre-editing bloopers of TFA. You guys think Rita and I are the wonderful happy sci-fi lovin’ couple who never fights – wait until you hear some of our donnybrooks on the air!
- We’re going to ask the question – if you had one episode to introduce a newbie to NuWho (new Doctor Who) – which episode would you choose?
- We’re going to talk about the Loch Ness Monster and the Roswell Aliens
- We’re going to go evil with Supernatural and True Blood
- As part of the ESO Network, we’ll also begin our preview of Dragon*KHAN.
- Also, will Chris Eccelston return to Doctor Who for the 50th?
All that, our normal crazy segments and of course, the super secret special project’s unveiling.
We’ll be back soon!
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Tagged Doctor Who, Dragon*Con, Dragon*Con 2012, JC De La Torre, Loch Ness Monster, Rita De La Torre, Roswell Aliens, Supernatural, Transmissions From Atlantis, True Blood, YouTube