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Total Recall (2012), a review by Dragonfire




Total Recall
Prepare for non-stop and pulse-pounding excitement in this "electrifying thrill ride" (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview). Colin Farrell stars as Douglas Quaid, a factory worker who visits Rekall, a revolutionary company that can turn his superspy fantasies into real memories. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, the line between fantasy and reality blur as Quaid becomes a man on the run and the fate of his world hangs in the balance. Co-starring Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bryan Cranston, TOTAL RECALL is bustling with mind-blowing action sequences and spectacular visual effects, the ultimate high-energy thrill-ride!



I first saw this one in the theater when it first came out last year.  I enjoyed the movie and thought it was good, though I know that some people didn't feel the same way.  The plot is similar to the first movie, though some things have been changed.  I didn't mind the changes.  The action scenes are done well and the plot is interesting.  The characters are basically the same from what I remember of the original, though at least one of them ends up with more to do.  The cast is good and handles their parts well.  The movie is worth checking out if people will give it a chance.



I did post a longer review on Epinions after seeing the movie in the theaters.

Total Recall


(From Marie's Random Movie Viewing on July 3rd, 2013)

Member's Reviews

Hot Fuzz, a review by KinkyCyborg


I'm getting terribly behind in my reviews... I have a stack of watched movies here to write blurbs for so expect a bunch over the next few days.

Hot Fuzz



Title:Hot Fuzz
Year: 2007
Director: Edgar Wright
Rating: R
Length: 121 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital EX: 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Spanish: Dolby Digital EX: 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), French: Dolby Digital EX: 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1), Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Commentary, Trivia

Stars:
Simon Pegg
Martin Freeman
Bill Nighy
Robert Popper
Joe Cornish

Plot:
Get ready for a gut-busting, outrageous comedy from the guys that created Shaun of the Dead. Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is a big-city cop who can't be stopped - but he's making everyone else on the force look bad. When he is reassigned to a small, quiet town, he struggles with this new, seemingly idyllic world and his bumbling partner (Nick Frost). But their dull existence is interrupted by several grisly and suspicious accidents, and the crime-fighting duo turn up the heat and hand out high-octane, car-chasing, gun-fighting, big-city justice in this hilarious hit critics are calling "Outrageous! Uproariously funny!" (Thelma Adams, US WEEKLY).

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Bonus Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Storyboard Comparisons
Outtakes/Bloopers

My Thoughts:

This movie is a personal favorite of my son who has a penchant for adoring truly stupid and ridiculous comedies so I started watching this with a bit of apprehension while trying to keep in mind how much I did enjoy Shaun Of The Dead.

I must give my son credit this time... he picked a winner.  :clap: While this doesn't quite ascend to the heights achieved by SOTD it still scores high marks equally for both comedy and action.

Pegg and Frost definitely have chemistry and play well off each other. For me, Frost is the funnier of the two in his clueless, bumbling manner. If they ever produced a UK tribute/rendition of the movie BIG, Frost would be my automatic choice.  :thumbup:

Hot Fuzz keeps you involved with some perfectly timed moments of humor, good doses of action and a collection of twisted characters, each of whom come with their own distinctive and quirky traits. Timothy Dalton is in his element as the ever charming villain who could talk his way out of straight jacket. He had fun with this one you could tell.

Much of what you see would be completely implausible but it works anyways, dragging you into the thrill of the moment. Some outrageous scenes of gore might seem a bit excessive but not surprising given director Edgar Wright's other efforts.

Great movie that I shall look to revisit from time to time.

KC


Rating: and a half.

(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2011 on June 26th, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

Pete's Pilots, a review by addicted2dvd



Joey
Joey Tribbiani leaves New York for a chance at show biz fame in Hollywood - and a reunion with his left-coast sister and nephew. Take off on a new life - and new laughs with Matt LeBlanc, the 2005 People's Choice Award Winner as Favorite Male Television Star, and another great TV comedy ensemble cast! This Deluxe 4-Disc Set of the Complete Season One features all 24 hilarious episodes. For grand, goofy fun, Joey's your guy.

Pilot
Hooray for Hollywood! Things are golden in the Golden State until Joey's series is cancelled, the show he turned down is a smash, and Michael decides to leave home and move in with his cool uncle.

My Thoughts:
This Friends spin-off... while not nearly as good as Friends... is still pretty enjoyable. I thought the idea of Joey moving off to California to be an actor was a good idea for a spin-off... and I like how he has his nephew (a total opposite compared to him) living with him this time. But unfortunately this show just didn't have the magic that Friends had. Even though it is a series I still found to be worth watching.

My Rating:

(From Pete's Pilots on February 23rd, 2010)