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Looper international trailer spills the beans on time travel

Looper international trailer spills the beans on time travel

It's time to make time a weapon with the 30-year action plot behind the upcoming action and science fiction film Looper in two international trailers that all but give away everything. Just as it was, essentially, with Total Recall, we've got everything we need to know the beginning, middle, and ending of the movie. What's missing, and what makes it all worthwhile, is the action as it happens, and the science that explains the whole of the story.

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Director Tony Gilroy yanks cameras on Bourne Legacy

Director Tony Gilroy yanks cameras on Bourne Legacy

With the next chapter in the Bourne storyline ready to unfold on the big screen tomorrow, Director Tony Gilroy has been more than open about his cut-down on massive camera movement for eye candy. In an interview with Now Toronto's Norman Wilner, Gilroy begins by noting how unexpected it was to be coming back to the series: "After I wrote Ultimatum, I was, 'Man, I'll never be back here again." He quickly changed a tune once the ideas for a whole new character started flowing, and the aesthetic of the film itself was to be back on the drawing board as well.

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Dark Knight Batcave home theater prepped for real-life Wayne

Dark Knight Batcave home theater prepped for real-life Wayne

While it'll just cost you a couple million bucks to pick up the full Dark Knight Batcave home theater experience you're about to look at, we're thinking only a few rather rich ladies and gentlemen will be considering it seriously. What Elite Home Theater Seating does is to create fantastically comfortable chairs for your home theater setup to watch movies in complete comfort. What they've done here is to create a Batman-themed theater in a rendering program to blow your mind right up and over the top of your skull so that you'll empty your wallet directly into theirs.

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Movie rentals ditched 10% during in 1H 2012

Movie rentals ditched 10% during in 1H 2012

Research firm NPD Group has published its latest statistics looking at the movie rental industry for the first half of 2012. According to the statistics, the movie rental industry declined 10% overall during the first half of 2012. The 10% decline is compared to the first half of 2011. NPD says the decline is occurring even though consumers are switching from physical media to digital rentals.

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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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