A movie for the Irish: “Here’s a new trailer for Sony’s Len Wiseman-directed version of Total Recall, which stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, Jessica Biel, Ethan Hawke and John Cho. Opens in North America, August 3rd.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.6.12~
Ethan Hawke is joining Colin Farrell in the Total Recall remake film for Colombia. The original starred Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film (1990).
Phil K. Dick‘s story, We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, is what the movie is based upon. A man has a recurring dream of traveling to Mars. Rekall Inc., a company that speicalizes in ‘literal dream vacations’ sells him implanted memories.In his dream, the protagonist believes he’s secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air.
Boris Kit writes: “The new story ditches the Martian storyline and instead involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn’t know for which side.
The movie has been casting up ahead of its June start in Toronto with Bryan Cranston playing the villain. Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel are in negotiations for the female leads.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.3.12~
Sometimes I feel like a waterfall in West Hollywood, that just won’t stop. Where the water comes from within the spirit that feels dry, jaded, tired on grey winters days, ironically on days when it pours with rain – I don’t know.
One thing I do know, is that 2 million innocent children, die each year in our world, on our watch, regardless of what flags we wave above our heads, or what parades we have under them for whatever reasons to gratify our own sense of worth and identity. While our flags flap around in the wind, the lives of these children do too and many die because they don’t have access to clean drinking water. They get sick, their lives and their potential in this world are cut short.
Sometimes I wish, that people who are told and even say themselves that they are Kings & Queens would rise up like the legend of Moses in a dry desert, and take the wooden staff of their generation’s destiny and dare to strike the rock of greed, of apathy, or blindness, of entitlement, of nationalism, of hatred, of extreme and costly ‘paper gangsta’ capitalism, of those attitudes of detachment masked in those nonhuman words ‘that’s them and not us,’ of leader’s pride, human blind spots and prejudices; and our own too judging these leaders who are at best, mirrors of ourselves that we elected in many cases (or, the flip side too of letting go of the paralyzing and crippling fear of extreme loss and grief that inevitably follows in that degree of sudden loss too, it’s all the same constructed coin)–and these royals of the earth would say “enough, let these children go free” and cause water to flow to children they don’t know, whose parents they’ve never seen, whose dreams are more real than us at times or our bank balance or the figure we are told of our paper worth or lack of, or the excitement in our allocated and imagined carbon credit worth too. We are so green thinking these days!
[Excuse the Kerouac-esque lack of punctuating all proper, in that last paragraph].
Then I realise, sh*t, these Kings and Queens are on this blog everyday. They’re you and on a good day – I could be in your good company too. On a good day. Giving the gift of water to someone else is perhaps the most powerful thing we can do in the 2010′s. One of the true signs we have actually evolved with all of enjoyment and claims of new technology et al that have radically changed our lives. Giving water and saying to someone else, “I love you and you are much loved” are two simple yet vital things we can do each day.
Mr Ethan Hawke stepped out onto the red carpet for the Daybreakers premiere at The School of Visual Arts theater in New York City, friday night.
Nice to see Ethan return to movies. After his very public divorce to Uma Thurman, Ethan kept it low key for a bit to be there for his children.
Hawke’s latest comments to the media was a message to Hollywood film directors to keep their films short. Most films need tighter editing Hawke believes and are 20 minutes too long.
Daybreakers plotline goes like this: “In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.9.2010. [Photog credit: B. Ach/INFphoto.com, Roger Wong/INFevents.com]~