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Things to Recall About Total Recall

The Total Recall reboot comes out today, if you didn’t already know. In honor of the remake, here are some fascinating facts about the original movie and the short story that inspired it all. WARNING: While I tried to minimize the number of spoilers here, there are a few spoilers from the story both movies were [...]

The Red Dawn of the Wolverines

Depending on how much you follow the schedule of upcoming movie releases, you may or may not know that MGM was planning to release a remake of Red Dawn on November 24, 2010 (the picture above is from the set). I say “was” because the studio is facing such major financial difficulties that the release [...]

The Late Movies: Great Shots (Tennis & Otherwise)

This year’s U.S. Open featured a number of highs and lows, including overzealous fans, unexpected outbursts and a huge upset to cap it all off. But one of the craziest moments for me was the through-the-legs winner Roger Federer hit against Novak Djokovic in the semis. Sure, I’ve seen the chase-the-lob-hit-it-through-the-legs thing before, but never [...]

Patrick Swazye, RIP

Ah, it’s been a sad few days. Two days ago, Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug – who some say is the most important man of the twentieth century (his discoveries led to much improved crop yields, thus saving a lot of the world’s population) – died at the age of 95. More about Borlaug: The Man Who [...]