Film Actually Ep098 – Total Recall

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This week, on a very late episode of Film Actually, Josh and David review the new remake of “Total Recall”. We also look at What We’ve Been Watching and deliver a brand new Lists of Five - Five Films That Are Pretty To Look At But Are Ultimately Empty. Film Actually is the official movie podcast of geekactually.com.

Hosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott

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What We’ve Been Watching

A collection of other things we’ve been watching this week. Josh has been re-watching “The X-Files” and David is watching season two of “Teen Wolf”. Other films talked about: “Jaws” and “The Avengers” on Blu-ray.

Feature Film Review

‘Total Recall’ directed by Len Wiseman and written by Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback and based on a screenplay by Ronald Shusett and Dan O’Bannon and inspired by the short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. It stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy.

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall – a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led – goes wrong and he finds himself on the run. Source: IMDB

Watch the trailer here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/totalrecall/

And for those that missed it, here is the three breasted woman.

Lists of Five

This week our Lists of Five: Five Films That Are Pretty To Look At But Are Ultimately Empty.
Just a reminder, because we never like to just make things easy on ourselves, our lists are not necessarily top five lists, they are more or a less a list of film recommendations within the theme of the list.

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We are closing the show with Jerry Goldsmith’s theme from the 1990 “Total Recall”.

The opening clip is from the 1990 “Total Recall”.

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  • Chris From Brisvegas

    Hi there Guys.

    Enjoyed your review of the Total Recall remake.

    I will NEVER see this film and I’m not surprised it doesn’t hold up for one simple reason.

    Let me just put this out there, the original film was a pile of shit too. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen the original many times and I actually enjoy it, but for one reason only: Schwarzenegger. I think back to why I enjoyed the original and in reflection the only reason it’s not a pile of steaming rubbish IS Arnie. The 80′s and early 90′s had Arnie in his prime and frankly he made a lot of really BAD films really GOOD, Red Heat, Raw Deal, Commando.. these are NOT quality films but they are good films because Arnie was in them.

    Imagine, for just a second that Jean Claude Van Damme starred in the original – it would have been relegated to the other JCVD straight to video monstrosities of the 90′s and most certainly would have never been the subject of a remake. It hasn’t held up well at all – the whole film looks like it was shot on a sound stage, the costumes are terrible, the special effects haven’t held up and the dialogue could have been written by a 12 year old.

    To reiterate, I will NEVER see the remake as I have zero interest in it. I, like you gentleman am sick to death of remakes. The films chosen as subjects for remakes are chosen poorly. There are films out there that warrant a remake that remain sadly overlooked – so let me end this rant with two worlds: SOYLENT GREEN.

    Chris From Brisvegas