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Valve Source Filmmaker used to recreate classic Matrix scene

Valve Source Filmmaker used to recreate classic Matrix scene

Unless you're the sort of geek who likes to get hands-on and make your own films using development tools, you may not be familiar with the Valve Source Filmmaker. Valve is a company with a name that's recognizable thanks to some of its insanely popular video games like Half Life and others. Source Filmmaker is a tool offered by Valve that features a flexible and modifiable 3-D recording that can be exported as a movie or a still image.

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Kate Beckinsale reveals her phone of choice in Total Recall interview

Kate Beckinsale reveals her phone of choice in Total Recall interview

One of the bonus bits of information we did not expect to get from the press junket for Total Recall just a little over a week ago was Kate Beckinsale's mobile phone of choice. It's a fun thing to know, what celebrities such as she use on a daily basis in the communication universe, and since she does use a next-level futuristic in-hand phone in the movie, it seemed only natural for SlashGear to ask her what her real-life tech life was like. The answers she gave may surprise you.

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Warner mulling limited Hobbit 48fps showings

Warner mulling limited Hobbit 48fps showings

Peter Jackson and Warner Brothers took test footage of The Hobbit to CinemaCon this year, showing off the 48fps clip to attendees in the hope that they would be bowled over by the higher frame rate. The footage was instead met with mixed reactions, with viewers believing the higher frame rate only served to make things look cheap as well as shining a light on production quality issues. According to a source at Warner speaking to Variety, the studio is planning a very limited rollout of the 48fps version of the Hobbit, so much so that it might not even hit all the major cities in the United States.

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Total Recall Kate Beckinsale interview shows love (and distrust) of sci-fi and action

Total Recall Kate Beckinsale interview shows love (and distrust) of sci-fi and action

With the next giant science fiction blockbuster Total Recall (2012) headed to theaters this summer (out now, in fact), SlashGear took the opportunity to speak with Kate Beckinsale on her role as the main villain. As it turns out, Beckinsale doesn't just find herself in a series of action movies because she's custom-built for the role, it's got a lot to do with her love for science fiction, fantasy, and the whole action genre as well. Have a peek at why Beckinsale's four brother's had a lot to do with why you'll be seeing her play Lori Quaid on the big screen this week.

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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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Prometheus 2 confirmed for 2014

Prometheus 2 confirmed for 2014

In a rather unceremoniously and suspiciously low-key fashion, Fox has confirmed that there will indeed be a sequel to this summer's science fiction smash hit Prometheus. This news bit comes to The Hollywood Reporter via Fox president of production Emma Watts, who notes that, "Ridley [Scott] is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can't rush it." It would appear that at least two major actors from the first film are signed on to the project as well - but we must warn you that knowing who they are may very well spoil the first movie for you - so beware!

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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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