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12.8.15

PODCAST 164: Total Recall & The House on Sorority Row


This week Forest continues with the "Subtext of Schwarzenegger" series by reviewing Total Recall. Cory visits the early '80s with The House on Sorority Row before the summer comes to an end.

The Horror Duo also chat about the birthday celebration of their dear friend Jos -- who Cory engaged in a "case race" with. Forest sees Ant-Man and a conversation begins about the hit machine known as Marvel Entertainment. Also, thank you to everyone who participated in the recent Netflix Movie Night!

SHOW NOTES

TOTAL RECALL

★ ★ ★ ★ ½

THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW

★ ★ ★

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2 comments:

imbatman8472 said...

total recall was the perfect movie the remake was retarded and insulting the whole reason Cohagen erased his memory was to fool a guy who could read minds but there where no psychics in the remake so what was the fucking point of that shit.

Gex said...

@imbatman8472
Yes, the Total Recall remake sucked. Not thought provoking at all and there's nothing memorable about it.

Did you guys watch that Predator: Alternate Ending video I sent you? Or did it manage to get through?

So I did a little investigating on the book on the events that Bloodsport was based on, by author Frank Dux. The book is called The Secret Man: An American Warrior's Uncensored Story Well, according to many of the reviews, the book is full of shit when it comes to most of the "factual" information. So I'm not sure what to think. But hey, the film is still awesome.

That ending to Total Recall, there's a few different ways to interpret it. That it's not a dream, or that it is but it's just the end of the Recall dream and Arnold wakes up normally from the experience. Or that bright light at the end indicates that he's getting lobotomized. Plus you have to consider that that guy who shows up at the mid-point of the film, who states that it's all a dream, what he said before Arnold shot him all came to pass. That alien races and stuff showed up, and that he would become permanently lost in his own mind. If that ended up just being part of the "writing/coding" that those guys at Recall made up just for the dream, then those are some really fucked up people.


PS: I actually kinda liked Showgirls, even if the overacting got to be a little much.