Manic Manifesto: Total Recall [1990 vs. 2012]
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A Thesis on the implications of Total Recall and the contrast between the original film [1990] and the remake and/or reimagining [2012] by Sam C Smith.

They stole his mind, now he wants it back.


It is my Star Wars. Yes, I said it. So I did what any fanboy would do: Collect.

Why bother? It’s not as if Total Recall [Original will be referred to as TR, the new film hereby referred to as Total Recall] was the greatest film ever. It doesn’t even feature that highly on the greatest sci-fi film list of all time. But something just stuck with me throughout the 1990s to today that I never got with Star Wars – a film series pretty much filmed and over and done with before I could afford a video player.

But consider how much more difficult it is to get original TR-based collectibles. Especially in the UK. Especially in 2012. Any fan of any age can find something Star Wars based, and that includes error-in-production Kenner figures from the 70s.

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Watch Now: 1990’s ‘Captain America’ Movie
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Hulu now has the 1990’s Captain America film is available now for online viewing for U.S. residents. Watch the movie embedded here below.

Don’t remember this movie? There’s a good reason for that.

Originally scheduled for theatrical release in the United States in 1990, the film was shelved, later to resurface in 1992 in the direct-to-video market. And if anyone remembers what it meant to go direct-to-video in the 90s, you’ll know that it was the ultimate sign of “no confidence” from a movie studio.

Me personally, I don’t think Captain America was all that bad; actually, I found it quite enjoyable, despite the changes made to the story from the Marvel comic books. The movie begins in Italy during World War II and the first six or so minutes of the movie are entirely in Italian, but for some reason the Hulu version does not have subtitles. But I found the story simple enough to follow. Basically, keep in mind: Nazis bad; America good.

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