Total Recall: The Sci-Fi Classic Gets a Makeover

August 3, 2012

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Paul Verhoeven’s Oscar-winning Total Recall took the world by storm in 1990, giving audiences high doses of eye-popping sequences that were way ahead of their time. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Douglas Quaid, a 21st-century construction worker who embarks on a dangerous trip to Mars to recover his identity. In the remake of this sci-fi classic, based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, Colin Farrell takes on the role of Quaid. Seeking excitement in his frustrating life, he visits Rekall, a company that turns dreams into memories. But something goes terribly wrong. Quaid becomes a hunted man, trying to regain control of the life he once had. The new Total Recall hits theaters August 3.

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V for Vendetta
The London of the future is run by a fascist and abusive government. Natalie Portman—who shaved her entire mane for the role—plays Evey, an ordinary woman rescued by a vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) while running from the secret police. Evey soon becomes V’s ally. Together they fight against the oppressive power.

Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight) wrote and directed this story of Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a thief with the ability to go into people’s dreams and steal their innermost secrets. His task? To plant an idea in someone else’s mind. However, someone knows not only what he’s up to but also how to stop him.

In a world where one’s life is determined by genetic engineering, people have their futures set in stone even before birth. The ones born “naturally” are considered inferior. Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) is one of these “In-Valids”. Yearning to break free and travel into space as a Gattaca Corp. navigator, he jumps through hoops to make it happen. With Uma Thurman and Jude Law.