Ideally this Saturday would be better but I can do either.
TOTAL RECALL - CHUD Watch-Along 2012 - Page 2
Can't do this, as much as I'd love to. Thought it'd be worth mentioning that Total Recall is getting a re-release in some NY and LA theaters. I really love this four star review that does a great job summing up why it stands out among Schwarzenegger's and Verhoeven's best.
I like this section in particular:
The process sees Total Recall's star gamely suffering all manner of goofy perversions. Certainly, Schwarzenegger's no stranger to irony. Total Recall was released the same year as Ivan Reitman's Kindergarten Cop, which self-consciously upset Arnold's hardened star text by having him pull face opposite a cast of preschoolers. The difference is that Verhoeven's film renders him hilarious (and patently ludicrous) within the confines of a sci-fi actioner, a genre he'd come to define throughout the 1980s (Terminator, Predator, The Running Man, et al.), through various deformations (asphyxiating bug-eyed in the opening dream sequence) and silly degradations. In one scene, he wraps a wet towel around his head to jam a tracing beacon; in another, his nostril stretches absurdly wide as he wrenches that beacon from his skull; later still he sneaks onto Mars (almost) incognito as a heavyset woman in an unflattering mustard yellow dress.
You better stick with us the whole time this go-round!
Thread, I think. That way it's saved for posterity. I'm not sure whose posterity, but someone's.
Mine God damn it!
I've read the Transformers and Commando threads three or four times each and crack up each time. It's worth the small amount of effort for you guys to hit refresh just to make me happy.
That and we can earn ALL THE REPS!
A WHOLE OCEAN OF REP!
NO ONE CAN GET AT IT EXCEPT ME!!!
Also... with all the discussion about TDKR, how fun would a TDKR watch-along be once it comes out on video? Hahahahaha. FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!
I forget, nooj, were you in chat when we had the Batman Begins watchalong ages ago? Because that was fucking golden.
If anyone's gonna get at that sweet, sweet rep it's gonna be me. It's not like you need it McNooj, I need all the rep I can get and this thread is going to be my ticket, here comes the funny, sweetcheeks.
Right, so let me get this straight before my brain busts... PST is currently PDT because it's summer (This is fucking baffling when you're the other side of the globe). So, Saturday, August 18. 9 am PST = sunday, Aug 19th 2am Melbourne time.
I believe I'm in. I have blu-ray, I have beverages, I have fingers for typing. Let's do this.
I started up a clean thread for the watch-along tomorrow! Hopefully, it has all the info everyone around the world needs to sync up.
Try not to post in it until the official start time!!!