New To Blu: Classic Sci-Fi Gets A Re-Boot With ‘Total Recall’

gow_total_recall_demoAvailable today on DVD and Blu-ray, TOTAL RECALL is a total re-imagining of the 1990 sci-fi classic that (for better or worse) starred ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER under the direction of PAUL VERHOEVEN. This time around, it’s COLIN FARRELL in the lead with LEN WISEMAN at the helm and, while there have been several changes, the bare bones remain the same.
We spoke with COLIN FARRELL at the time of the film’s theatrical release and he talked about being a fan of SCHWARZENEGGER’S original and how, against his better judgement, he re-watched the film before shooting. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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TOTAL RECALL is available today on DVD and Blu-ray

Garrett Hedlund Goes Back On The Road For The Coen Brothers

garrett-hedlundSoon to be seen in ON THE ROAD, director WALTER SALLES’ big screen adaptation of the iconic JACK KEROUAC novel that brought to life the infamous “beats” of the 1950s, actor GARRETT HEDLUND is holding on to his guitar for yet another period piece. He’s recently wrapped production on INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, a drama centered on a singer/songwriter making his way through Manhattan’s folk music scene in the 1960s. Written and directed by JOEL and ETHAN COEN, the film stars HEDLUND as well as JOHN GOODMAN, CAREY MULLIGAN, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, F. MURRAY ABRAHAM, OSCAR ISAAC and MAX CASELLA. We sat down with GARRETT HEDLUND a couple of days ago and he talked about working with the COENS on INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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ON THE ROAD opens in theaters 12/21
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is slated for release 2/8/13

Paul Giamatti Takes A Walk On The Wild Side With ‘John Dies At The End’

john_dies_at_the_endSlated for a roll-out release beginning late next month, JOHN DIES AT THE END is a sci-fi fanboy’s wet-dream come true that features aliens, drugs, time travel and monsters. Adapted for the screen (from the novel by DAVID WONG) and directed by DON COSCARELLI, the film seems a logical next-step from the maker of such titles as BUBBA HO-TEP, THE BEASTMASTER and the PHANTASM series. Co-produced by and starring Oscar-nominee PAUL GIAMATTI, this bizarrely off-beat saga should sate fans of the filmmaker who have been waiting almost a decade for his return to the screen.
Facing entertainment reporters just a few days ago, GIAMATTI talked about why he wanted to take part in this quirky genre film. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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JOHN DIES AT THE END will be available via VOD on 12/28 and opens in theaters 1/25

Multiple Story Lines Proved A Challenge For ‘Cloud Atlas’ Filmmakers

cloud_atlas_1-620x4115Finally in theaters after much anticipation, CLOUD ATLAS is a truly ambitious sci-fi saga that will test the strength of some viewers while totally thrilling others. Featuring an all-star cast in multiple roles and connected story lines, the film features performances by TOM HANKS, HALLE BERRY, SUSAN SARANDON, JIM BROADBENT, HUGO WEAVING, JIM STURGESS, BEN WHISHAW, KEITH DAVID and DOONA BAE. Based on the best-selling novel by DAVID MITCHELL and collectively directed by co-screenwriters ANDY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI and TOM TYKWER, CLOUD ATLAS proved to carry some interesting challenges. During our recent interview with the filmmakers, they talked about going from page to screen. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

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CLOUD ATLAS is in theaters now

Multiple Themes Fuel Sci-Fi Epic ‘Cloud Atlas’

cloud_atlas_ver6Opening in theaters tomorrow, the multi-tiered science fiction epic CLOUD ATLAS is, hands down, one of the most interesting and thought provoking films of the season and one we expect will garner some attention come awards time. Based on the best-selling novel by DAVID MITCHELL and collectively directed by co-screenwriters ANDY WACHOWSKI, LANA WACHOWSKI and TOM TYKWER, the film features an all-star cast in multiple roles and connected story lines that shift both time and place and provide a real showcase for the likes of TOM HANKS, HALLE BERRY, SUSAN SARANDON, JIM BROADBENT, HUGO WEAVING, JIM STURGESS, BEN WHISHAW, KEITH DAVID and DOONA BAE.

With themes open to many interpretations (not the least of which are reincarnation and transgenerational existence), CLOUD ATLAS provides much to think about. During our recent interview, Academy Award-winner SUSAN SARANDON offered her take on reincarnation. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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CLOUD ATLAS opens in theaters tomorrow