Movies, Nerdery

Turns Out the New Total Recall Recalls the Old Total Recall More Than a Little

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Someone assembled footage from the old Total Recall and remade the new Total Recall trailer with it — and then put the two side-by-side. Sure, one is the remake of the other, so you’d expect them to have a lot of scenes in common… but man, it seems like they have every scene in common (well, except for the flying car falling, but the video editor has that covered, as you’ll see). It makes you wonder why they’d even bother to remake James Cameron Paul Verhoeven’s original, until you remember that Hollywood is creatively bankrupt. On the plus side, Kate Beckinsale > Sharon Stone — even 1990 Sharon Stone — so at least the new Recall has that going for it, if nothing else. (Via Blastr)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.