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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 1:10:34 AM PDT
EdM says:
Here's where you can D/L the trailer in HD, up to 1080p:

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/totalrecall/

Agree- slicker; to me, it looks like great summer fun, from the trailer. Probably very loud, in the current fashion for action movies.

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 12:51:12 PM PDT
NOTE: Paramount just signed a deal with YouTube to let people rent any of 300 Paramount movies thru YouTube.

All the 'Star Trek' movies will hopefully be available.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2012 3:23:28 PM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
Including upcoming movies?!

Otherwise, irrelevant.

Posted on Apr 9, 2012 12:28:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 9, 2012 12:32:35 AM PDT
Yog-Sothoth says:
"Iron Sky" - with Moon Nazis, you KNOW it just has to be high-camp and satire-ridden.

From most reviews I have read, and from some of the trailers, you will either LOVE this movie, or HATE it. The main complaint from critics is that the movie falls short of the potential the subject matter can provide - "A good concept, but fails to achieve". SFX are surprizingly good for a modest-budget ($11M) film.

I get the feeling the movie has the "intelligence" of "Mars Attacks!", with some of the satire/social commentary of "Dr. Strangelove". Probably fated to become a "cult classic". I haven't decided to pay to see it on the big screen, rent the video, or just wait till it comes out on Netflix...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2012 4:33:32 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
I'm not sure that "Iron Sky" will be widely released in the US. It was released last week in Germany and Finland. AFAIK there is no US distribution agreement in place.

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 8:56:06 AM PDT
http://www.pinoyhalo.com/2012/04/03/total-recall-2012-trailer-watch-colin-farrell-in-total-recall-reboot/

TOTAL RECALL REMAKE
Set on future Earth - not Mars. So this is obviously a pale imitation of the original Total Recall.

So what's going on with Hollywood and Sci Fi? There is no original Sci Fi series on TV anymore, that I can think of, after "Dark Skies" and "Terra Nova" were cancelled.

Old Rocker says "Iron Sky" is still to be released in the U.S. And Disney's expensive "John Carter" had practically no marketing or PR. Now a "Total Recall" remake set on Earth. And the upcoming "MIB III" is time-traveling to the past.

Is Hollywood afraid of sci fi that looks to the future and outer space? Are special effects too expensive? Is Hollywood "playing it safe", with the downturn in movie ticket and DVD sales? Any other ideas?

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 9:13:59 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
Searching this thread turns up nothing at all for Lockout, which I believe premiered Friday.

I was kind-of interested in going to see it... until I thought about it a little. Set "in the near future" with a maximum security prison in orbit?

Like that's going to be feasible within the next century? (snicker)

Much as I like Guy Pearce, I'll wait for the DVD.

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 11:45:52 AM PDT
Ron,

Me too. I'll wait for the DVD.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2012 12:12:12 PM PDT
EdM says:
"TOTAL RECALL REMAKE | Set on future Earth - not Mars."

This misstates the original, which was set on future earth and on Mars only in the 2nd half. OTOH, per IMDB, the new version seems all on earth. [Perhaps MM thinks that the spaceports and passenger space travel of the original are not future, but present time reality???]

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386703/

"... Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he's a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he's on."

Perhaps they didn't want to totally copy the original, although having two "sides" and the "memory" recall aspect seem the same.

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 11:43:16 AM PDT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/magazine/how-the-american-action-movie-went-kablooey.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1
HOW THE AMERICAN ACTION MOVIE WENT KABLOOEY

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/04/13/lockout-review-loder
'LOCKOUT' REVIEW: SCRAP PARTS SCI-FI SALVAGED BY WISEACRE HERO

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 5:33:12 PM PDT
The first article is just the same old nostalgia trap as always. "Things were so much better in the good old old days." The guy seems to forget that there were superhero movies in the 80s, that there were effect-driven movies in the 80s, and that there are action movies with fights, guns, explosions today.

The other, well, if I hear more good things about it I'll probably watch it when it comes to Netflix. "The Cabin in the Woods" actually sounds like it might be an interesting twist to the old teenagers-die-for-having-sex slasher flick.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2012 10:11:47 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
Oh, look! The Artful Linkgetter has struck again! URLs (correct for a change?!) and pithy one-line summaries in lieu of Thought-Out Content™. LOL

But wouldn't the first have been more on-topic in the "How Scifi Movies Went Bad" thread?

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 9:21:37 PM PDT
Here's the latest 3 minute trailer of Prometheus. It looks intense! I'm going to it for sure!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iIJeQNyZ6VE

Posted on May 1, 2012 12:42:50 PM PDT
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/04/30/khan-star-trek-villain

NEXT 'STAR TREK' MOVIE VILLAIN REVEALED: KHAN!

Posted on May 13, 2012 7:45:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 7:46:30 AM PDT
http://riddick-3-movie-trailer.blogspot.com/
(Riddick 3) "THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK: DEAD MAN STALKING"
Starring Vin Diesel, it's already in Post Production. It's set for a 2013 release (possibly January).

http://collider.com/riddick-3-is-called-dead-man-stalking-lots-of-details-on-new-movie/21880/
DETAILS ON UPCOMING "DEAD MAN STALKING" (Riddick 3)
Someone's read the script, and said the movie (this one R-rated instead of PG) and Vin Diesel is shaping up to be THE Sci Fi movie not to be missed in early 2013.

http://www.movienewz.com/the-chronicles-of-riddick-3/
MORE ON "DEAD MAN STALKING"
(Be still my beating hormones...)

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 3:20:23 PM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
"(Be still my beating hormones...)"

Beating hormones? You still haven't gone through the change? Dayum.... And, um, you're saying you're as clueless to the details of human physiology as other aspects of science? Figures. LOL

Anyway... the first Riddick movie (Pitch Black) rocked; the second sucked. I'm not going to be holding my breath on this one.

Back to Prometheus: best line from the "Weyland at TED" viral: "... the obvious conclusion: we are the gods now." :)

Posted on May 13, 2012 9:52:06 PM PDT
KHAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!! I loved 'Wrath of Khan'...and Montelban was awesome. But who the heck is Benedict Cumberbatch??

Oh, I looked him up on IMDB. He was in 'War Horse' which I haven't seen. He's also a voice in the new Hobbit movie. He better not botch this up, or I will be forever angry. And his name sounds like something out of Harry Potter.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 2:37:04 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
I saw that trailer when I saw The Avengers yesterday. The trailer rocked, but needed more Charlize.

I've already arranged a "family viewing" for the first Sunday after its released.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2012 2:38:31 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
LOL! He does indeed have a hard act to follow.

Posted on May 17, 2012 8:58:53 AM PDT
Well all I can say of a remake of Total Recall, is that the original Total Recall was a pale imitation of the story on which it was based. So hopefully we'll see a better adaption that includes some of the stuff that made the story so much fun to read.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 9:02:05 AM PDT
>>>>who the heck is Benedict Cumberbatch?? <<<<

Dude, all I can say is you NEED to watch the new Sherlock series on BBC. Not only is it a great take on Sherlock Holmes. The show is a textbook example on how to modernize a well known character for modern audiences without totally destroying what made that character iconic. Cumberbatch is fantastic! Because he's involved is the main attraction I have for seeing the new Star Trek movie.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 1:06:16 PM PDT
James,

I never watched Sherlock, nor read the stories. Well, I think I saw an old Basil Rathbone one once. Maybe I'll look into it. The main thing I watch on BBC America is Doctor Who.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 1:12:12 PM PDT
If you like Dr. Who, then you should really enjoy Sherlock since the same writer who revitalized the good Doctor is the same writer/ producer doing Sherlock. Trust me you soon be a fan of Cumberbatch as well.

Posted on May 17, 2012 2:23:49 PM PDT
Thanks, James. I guess I'll try it, as most everything else on TV is wrapping up their seasons right now. It took me a while to find, since it doesn't look like they are running any of the Sherlock series on BBC America here in NY right now. I did find some online that I've bookmarked-> http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/watch/index.html

Posted on May 19, 2012 6:56:47 PM PDT
Yog-Sothoth says:
Seen some trailers for "Chernyobl Diaries" - is it SciFi or Horror?
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