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Total Recall Jessica Biel interview: “we were confused constantly”

Total Recall Jessica Biel interview: “we were confused constantly”

One of the most important questions of either of the iterations of the Rekall story was asked of actress Jessica Biel during our visit to the Total Recall 2012 press junket. That question was on what preparations she did for a character that may very well have not actually been real to anyone but Douglas Quaid, (not to be confused with Dennis Quaid,) a fellow whose own struggles with the reality of his situation is the basis for the whole plot of the film. Biel let it be known that not only did she have many discussions with the director Len Wiseman on what stance she was to take in her role, but whether or not she was real in the first place.

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Total Recall Colin Farrell interview yields deep meaning for the sci-fi thriller

Total Recall Colin Farrell interview yields deep meaning for the sci-fi thriller

This past week Colin Farrell stepped up to the press bench with a deep explanation for what the 2012 version of Total Recall could mean for the audience. Total Recall is set to explode upon the entirety of the United States this weekend, and Farrell was certainly not shy about taking us deep into the inner-workings of the mind when it comes to this science fiction action extravaganza. Is it real, is it Rekall, or is it just the audience reading far too deep into the plot surrounding the action?

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Total Recall’s Bryan Cranston discusses the Breaking Bad effect

Total Recall’s Bryan Cranston discusses the Breaking Bad effect

This past week we had the opportunity to have a chat with Bryan Cranston on his role in the 2012 science fiction action thriller Total Recall and how his role in the hit TV series Breaking Bad has all but skyrocketed him into the public eye. So well liked is the TV series that it ended up being spoken about at the press junket for Total Recall with the actor as much as the film was - but Cranston, ever the gentlemen, made no qualms about speaking on whatever the press had on their minds. How did the "goofy, silly, fun-loving dad" from Malcolm in the Middle transform himself into a science fiction villain with a methamphetamine dealer/science teacher in-between? Have a peek!

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Total Recall cash: director Len Wiseman explains Obama money

Total Recall cash: director Len Wiseman explains Obama money

When you head to the 2012 edition of Total Recall this weekend (in theaters across the USA) you'll find yourself getting a glimpse of some futuristic cash money - one of these bills in the movie showing off our current President of the United States Barack Obama. While we were having a chat with Total Recall director Len Wiseman last week about the movie after having just gotten the opportunity to screen the feature in its entirety, the subject certainly did come up - did we just see Barack Obama's face on the fifty dollar bill?

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Total Recall director Len Wiseman shares his sci-fi love with SlashGear

Total Recall director Len Wiseman shares his sci-fi love with SlashGear

This past week we got the opportunity to sit down with film director Len Wiseman at the Los Angeles press junket for the newest science fiction blockbuster of the summer: Total Recall. Wiseman revealed that not only is he a long-standing superfan of science fiction in general, he's had a bit of a history with the original Philip K Dick short story that inspired the 1990 film Total Recall - and of course loves Arnold as well. Have a peek at this 2012-based vision for the future from the meistro's seat right here and now.

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Total Recall (2012) Movie Review

Total Recall (2012) Movie Review

The 2012 version of Total Recall begins with Colin Farrell bloodied and beaten lying on the floor of a room that quickly becomes a barrage of flashing lights and gunshots - then suddenly the movie is over. This movie does not let up the action to the point where several times during the film I was wishing for a blank screen just so I could recapitulate what I'd just seen. And before you get too deep into what everything means, whether or not everything is real or if it's all just one science fiction dream as the Schwarzenegger version very well may have been, you'll find that you've got a smorgasboard of visual stimulants that you'll not only want to see again - you'll want to own it all too.

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Microsoft BUILD 2012 puts developer focus on Windows 8 and WP8

Microsoft BUILD 2012 puts developer focus on Windows 8 and WP8

Microsoft has announced the dates for BUILD 2012, its next big developer conference, held at the Microsoft campus the week after Windows 8 goes on sale. Kicking off October 30 and running until November 2, BUILD 2012 will focus not only on the new desktop platform - and its ARM-focused Windows RT counterpart - but cover Windows Phone 8, Windows Azure, Server2012, and Visual Studio 2012, among other things.

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Reunions in the Time of Facebook

Reunions in the Time of Facebook

One of my Facebook friends recently posted about her 20-year high school reunion. We went to the same high school, and she was a year ahead of me. I have perhaps a dozen other Facebook friends from my high school who were all in that same graduating class, but she was the only one who mentioned the reunion. This took me by surprise for a couple of reasons. First, I had forgotten that my own high school 20-year reunion will happen next year. For those readers who are now thinking about how old I am to be writing such a thing, trust me, you won’t feel so old when you get here.

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Etsy raises $40 million for expansion

Etsy raises $40 million for expansion

If you want to buy quirky, handmade items or vintage clothing and other items, Etsy is the place to go. Etsy is well known as the place for a bunch of DIY sellers who create things such as geeky knitted Star Wars hats and painted bras. The company has recently raised $40 million in funding to fuel its international expansion. Previously, the company raised $51 million.

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Can Facebook convince you to give up your organs?

Can Facebook convince you to give up your organs?

It's time to get real about how powerful Facebook is as they today have begun encouraging users across their network to tap an "organ donor" button on their profiles and make their charity known. What you do when you actually become an organ donor is to promise the public that you'll allow doctors to take your organs (which you'll no longer be needing) and make good use of them. Is Facebook powerful enough to encourage a whole new generation of people to add themselves to the ranks of those kind enough to be a donor?

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