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“Total Recall” images put spotlight on Jessica Biel and Rekall’s memory machine

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The premiere of “Total Recall” may be three months away, but that won’t stop us from getting excited over the latest batch of images Sony Pictures has released.

The official site for the upcoming Len Wiseman movie now features about a half-dozen new stills. Some of them tease scenes we’ve already seen in the trailer, but many of them include an actress we haven’t seen much of in the movie’s promotion: Jessica Biel.

Biel’s character is described as a rebel fighter who teams up with leading man Colin Farrell later on in the story, so she’ll likely be playing a role similar to the one Rachel Ticotin played in the 1990 film. She’s been noticeably absent in the previously released trailers and images for the flick, unlike Kate Beckinsale, who plays Farrell’s wife.

Either way, these pictures tease a “Total Recall” that will be action-packed and gritty. They don’t give away much in terms of plot, but they do give us a good sense of the look of the movie, and so far we like what we see.

Based on Philip K. Dick’s short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, “Total Recall” follows a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Farrell) who becomes intrigued by a new company named Rekall. It promises implants of any dream that a person desires, as long as they can pay the price. Even though he is happily married, Quaid requests to have the dreams of a secret agent implanted in his own mind. But something goes horrible awry, and Quaid finds himself on the run teamed with a rebel fighter (Biel) and head of the underground movement (Bill Nighy) as they try to stop the evil dictator Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston).

“Total Recall” hits theaters August 3.

What do you think of these new pictures? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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