Mike Ryan: 'Compared To The Remake, The Original Is Citizen Kane'
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Right now, as this is typed, a remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1990 quasi-classic Total Recall is playing in theaters. This remake is also called Total Recall and, like the original, the plot centers on a man named Doulas Quaid who may or may not be a spy. Unlike the original film, it's not particularly enjoyable to watch, for quite a few reasons. So many reasons, in fact, that Matt Singer of Indiewire's Criticwire blog and myself decided that an obsessive chat about the new Total Recall was needed. (And, yes, spoilers lie ahead.) Mike: I feel we should discuss Bryan Cranston's hair. As little as I was into this movie, his hair just took me to another terrible place. Matt: A terrible place that never, ever moves, even in the middle of a knife fight.
His hair was impossibly bad. It was the best argument in this Total Recall that the whole film is a dream -- no way someone in the real world has that hair. Mike: Agree. But that's the other thing: This movie makes is less
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