Avast! Teaser Trailer For Total Recall.

When we first heard the news that Hollywood was re-making the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi cult classic Total Recall we were intrigued to find out which direction they were going to take.

But then they announced the film, unlike the 1990 version, would not take place on Mars and that it wouldn’t bear much resemblance to Philip K Dick’s short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, which the whole plot basis of Total Recall is based upon and that Len Wiseman would be taking directorial charge, which set our alarm bells ringing because we aren’t fans of the Underworld movies and we postively hate Live Free Die Hard.

All that being said here’s a very limited sneak peak at what the rehashed version will look like which stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy and Ethan Hawke, the plot of which rattles along like so:

Euroamerica (formerly United States) and New Shanghai (formerly China) fight for political power in the far Fascist future. A simple factory worker suffering from violent nightmares (Farrell) begins to suspect that he’s a spy whose memory and personality were erased and replaced — though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on and how important his lost memories will be in its outcome. What matters to him the most is that he must team up with a young female freedom fighter (Biel) in order for both of them to change the political system in their own country, Euroamerica, which is currently controlled by Euroamerican President Vilos Cohaagen (Cranston) and his corrupt government.

Should’ve have renamed this movie Total Pish.

About the only similarity between the two movies.



Avast! Trailer For Contraband.

We’re not the biggest fans of Mark Wahlberg, nothing about him in particular that irks us, it’s just that he pretty much acts the same in every movie he’s ever been in.

That said the trailer for Contraband does look good, if only for two reasons: 1 Giovanni Ribisi and 2. Ben Foster. Any movie and we mean any movie, with those two actors present in the cast is always worth a look.

Directed by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, (101 Reykjavík, Inhale), this is a Hollywood remake of a movie called Reykjavik-Rotterdam, (we’ve added the trailer below for comparison), which coincidentally enough Kormákur starred in, and tells the story of yet another gangster, Chris Farraday, who is dragged back into the underworld for one more final job, this time it’s running contraband. Of course nothing goes to plan and out pop the pew-pew-pews, threatening phone calls are made, explosions send people flying to the concrete and cars are aggressively rammed off the road.

Apart from all the generic stereotypes an action movie could have it still looks good and just how much hotter can Kate Beckinsale possibly get?

Contraband is set for general release in January.