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Sexier, Better 'Total Recall' Fight: Schwarzenegger Vs. Stone (1990) Or Farrell Vs. Beckinsale (2012)?

When Columbia Pictures releases Len Wiseman’s Total Recall, in theaters August 3, a lot of us will be shocked at how similar it is to Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 adaptation of “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Thus far nothing says otherwise.

The studio just now released a third clip from the film that mirrors a classic fight sequence from the initial sci-fi epic, which begs the following questions: which fight scene is better, and who would you rather have kick your ass?

Below we’ve added both the fight between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone in the 1990 version, alongside the scuffle between Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale in the reboot. Personally, I’d rather have Beckinsale jumping in my face. You?

In the remake, “Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.READ MORE

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[News Bites] 'Total Recall' Shootout; Asian Gay Zombie Movie; And 'Snow Piercer' Wraps

Screen Daily reports that Bong Joon-ho (The Host) has wrapped shooting what looks to be Korea’s most expensive film to date, Snow Piercer. According to investor/distributor CJ E&M, the shoot wrapped over the weekend in Prague and Bong will finish post-production in Korea. They aim to release the sci-fi thriller next year, although specific dates are still in the works. Budgeted at roughly $39.2m (KW45bn), Snow Piercer will be Korea’s most expensive film by far. Kang Je-gyu’s war movie My Way currently holds the record with a $24.5m (KW28bn) budget. Based on the French graphic novel “Le Transperceneige,” the film is about the microcosm of human society surviving on a train that goes around in a snow-covered, post-apocalyptic world. The film was shot entirely on location in the Czech Republic, except for a day’s shoot in Austria for some scenery. Park Chan-wook is producing with his company Moho Film. Snow Piercer features a multi-national cast with Captain America star Chris Evans in the lead. He is joined by Song Kang-ho, who previously worked with Bong on The Host, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell and Ewen Bremner.

German sales outfit Raspberry & Cream has picked up Asian horror title Remington And The Curse of the Zombadings, a gay zombie film from the Philippines, says THR. Raspberry & Cream will handle world-wide sales on the title, a low-brow comedy about the homophobic Remington who is cast under a spell and becomes gay himself. The film has proved a box office hit on its home turf, earning close to $1 million with 250,000 admissions, making it one of the most successful indie features ever in the Philippines. Director Jade Castro also produced Remington through the Manila-based writer/producer collectives ufo Pictures and Orgin8 Media. Star Mart Escudero won the Golden Screen Award, the Pilipino equivalent of the Oscar, for best actor in a musical or comedy for his performance.

Lastly, below we’ve added a second clip from Len Wiseman’s Total Recall remake, in theaters August 3, that pits Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel in a shootout against Kate Beckinsale and her Imperial troopers (seriously, does it not look like a scene out of Star Wars?) READ MORE

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[San Diego Comic-Con '12] Farrell and Biel Team Up For 'Total Recall' Battle

Joining the first clip, we’ve landed a new Comic-Con image and Swedish one-sheet for Columbia Pictures’ Total Recall that displays Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) and and Jessica Biel as a rebel fighter helping on the imaginary(?) mission.

Total Recall, in theaters August 3, is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. “Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.READ MORE

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[San Diego Comic-Con '12] Watch A Nauseatingly Overcomplex Scene From 'Total Recall'

I think Len Wiseman is a poor director who makes overly complex sequences and completely negates good story structure and character development. In short, he can make things look cool, but they’re still boring. That’s talent. Such is the case with the first ever clip from Columbia Pictures’ Total Recall, which just premiered on Yahoo!. It displays Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) about to enter ReKall when the police arrive and disrupt the process. The camera then goes on a blitz more nauseating than Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Enjoy.

Total Recall, in theaters August 3, is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. “Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

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More Mind-Numbing Imagery From 'Total Recall', Film Will Be PG13

With the Comic-Con approaching, Columbia Pictures has released a few new stills from Len Wiseman’s Total Recall, a remake of the 1990 Paul Verhoeven adaptation that opens in theaters August 3.

Update: It appears that Total Recall will be only be skirting the fringe of an “R” and will be rated “PG13″ for “intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity, and language.

In theaters August 3, “ ‘Total Recall’ is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

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New Trailer For 'Total Recall' Finds A Way To Make Having Three Breasts Look Boring

So far the only interesting thing about Columbia Pictures’ Len Wiseman (Underworld) directed Total Recall are those viral “Rekall” posters. Those are pretty cool. But I’m actually glad they came out after we’d seen some footage from the movie because they might have raised my expectations somewhat. As it stands – and this includes the new trailer posted below – everything I’ve seen is so bland. Sure, there’s a bunch of stuff flying around onscreen, but I literally can’t think of a movie that embodies the way remakes neuter their source material more than this one seems to. It also needlessy recycles the line, “If I’m not me, who the hell am I?

Which is a shame. I actually really like most of the talent involved in this, it’s not like I want to dislike this movie. Here’s hoping we’ll be pleasantly surprised when the movie comes out in a little over a month. And hey! At least it has the three mammary glanded woman!

In theaters August 3, “ ‘Total Recall’ is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

Head inside to check out the trailer. READ MORE

Tell Them Your Fantasy, 'Total Recall' Will Make It Reality

In theaters August 3 from Columbia Pictures, the studio has begun their viral campaign for Len Wiseman’s Total Recall reboot. Posters have been spread across Los Angeles promising that if you tell them your fantasy, they’ll make it a reality. Below you’ll find two of the posters, one depciting a WMA wrestler, the other a Hollywood actress. Hit www.WelcomeToRekall.com, enter your phone number, and receive a message about your “vacation package”. Images snapped by CS.

Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

New 'Total Recall' Still Keeps The Updated Look Intact

Two “new” stills for Columbia Pictures’ Len Wiseman (Underworld) directed Total Recall have landed at Entertainment Weekly, although one of them isn’t so much new as it is an onset still of an image already heavily used in the trailer (Farrell in the Rekall machine). The new still features Colin Farrell’s Quaid stuck in a wrist strap and firing at an unknown assailant (presumably after taking out the known assailant behind him). It very much plays up the “gritty, futuristic” action angle of the remake with not much of the satirical flair of Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 film.

In theaters August 3, “ ‘Total Recall’ is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

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'Total Recall' Video Implants Behind The Scenes Action, Interviews With Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel And Kate Beckinsale

 Total Recall Video Implants Behind The Scenes Action, Interviews With Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel And Kate Beckinsale

This past weekend saw the release of the trailer for Len Wiseman’s Total Recall remake. I wasn’t really all that stoked but a lot of you guys seemed to dig it. If you’re still excited for this thing then you’ll definitely want to check out this video featuring all kinds of interviews and behind the scenes action on the set of the film. It’s worth noting that Jessica Biel says this is more influenced by the Philip K. Dick book than the 1990 Paul Verhoeven film. I’m not sure where she’s getting that from since it seems like a beat for beat remake of the film only with a lot of the fun (and Mars) taken out.

In the remake, “Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

Total Recall is in theaters August 3rd. Hit the jump for the clip. READ MORE

The 'Total Recall' Trailer Is Here, But Forgot To Bring The Fun

 The Total Recall Trailer Is Here, But Forgot To Bring The Fun

The trailer for Len Wiseman’s highly anticipated remake of Total Recall has landed. Of course it’s up to everyone to make up their own mind on this, but it looks to have completely dropped the fun and satirical edge that the brilliant 1990 film had. I suppose the movie could still actually be good, but I never really had my hopes super up for this one and nothing has changed now that the trailer’s here. It just looks so rote and flat. I also can’t really buy John Cho in that role. More importantly though, what do you think?

In the remake, “Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

Total Recall is in theaters August 3rd. Hit the jump for the trailer. READ MORE

Official Motion Poster For 'Total Recall' Arrives From The Fringe

 Official Motion Poster For Total Recall Arrives From The Fringe

*Updated with the film’s official motion poster that transports Colin Farrell into Recall.

Moviegoers will begin their Recall experience on Sunday, April 1, as Columbia Pictures debuts the trailer for Underworld director Len Wiseman’s highly anticipated action thriller Total Recall during the NBA game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat broadcast nationally on ABC. Following, an extended version will make it’s way online. Until then, check out the following video teaser!

Total Recall, in theaters August 3, is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick.

Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.READ MORE

Begin Your 'Recall' Experience This Sunday

 Begin Your Recall Experience This Sunday

Moviegoers will begin their Recall experience on Sunday, April 1, as Columbia Pictures debuts the trailer for Underworld director Len Wiseman’s highly anticipated action thriller Total Recall during the NBA game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat broadcast nationally on ABC. Following, an extended version will make it’s way online. Until then, check out the following video teaser!

Total Recall, in theaters August 3, is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick.

Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.READ MORE

Watch Video Promo And Then Make Your Reservation With 'Total Recall'

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Out of Taiwan comes a viral promo trailer for Columbia Pictures’ Total Recall, Len Wiseman’s re-envisioning of Philip K. Dick’s “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.” The footage looks a’ight, I guess, but it will never be the same as watching Arnold Schwarzenegger’s film of the same name.

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

In theaters August 3, watch the video promo inside. READ MORE

'Underworld: Awakening' Dated For Home Video

 Underworld: Awakening Dated For Home Video

Sony Home Entertainment has booked Underworld: Awakening, their forthcoming 3-D battle between the vampires, Lycans, and now, humans, for release on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD May 8. Specs and art have yet to be revealed, but a 4-disc box set of the entire franchise is also expected.

In theaters January 20, “Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

Directed Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein by, Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, and Charles Dance all star in this sequel Evan Dickson is calling the best of the franchise (it’s not hard to do). READ MORE

'Underworld: Awakening 3D' Made $25 Million This Weekend, What Did You Think?

 Underworld: Awakening 3D Made $25 Million This Weekend,  What Did You Think?

I know a TON of you guys saw Underworld: Awakening 3D this weekend. It just grossed an estimated $25 million, outpacing Rise Of The Lycans by a significant margin.

While I didn’t love the movie (I’m not a huge Underworld fan), I did think it was the best in the series. From my review.

There’s almost a remarkable spark that accompanies this synergy of people cutting the bullsh*t and consciously embracing the humble simplicity of making a film designed only to be the very best kind of this type of movie. And that’s exactly what ‘Underworld: Awakening’ is. Sure I’m grading on a curve here, but it’s easily the best ‘Underworld’ movie. I was actually entertained throughout its appropriately brief 88 minute running time.

But what did you guys think? Write in with your review now!

Also, given this film’s box office performance and its ‘A-’ Cinemascore (which means that audiences liked it enough that we can expect it to continue to do well next weekend, unlike Devil Inside), I’d say it’s more than likely we’ll be seeing a 5TH Underworld film – even though one has yet to be officially announced.

Hit up the comments to let us know what you’d like to see in the 5th one, or if you just want the series to die already! READ MORE

[Video Review] Don Allen's Take On 'Underworld: Awakening 3D'

 [Video Review] Don Allens Take On Underworld: Awakening 3D

Underworld: Awakening 3D hit theaters this weekend and Don Allen checks in with his video review.

Don liked the film a hair more than I did (my review), but we both agree that Awakening makes a wise decision by shackling off the heavy handed romance and mythology heading straight into the action.

Don’t forget to write in with your review here!

In theaters this weekend, “Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

Directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, this sequel stars Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, and Charles “I want the Ajanti Dagger!” Dance.

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[Interview]: UPDATED - Len Wiseman On 'Underworld: Awakening' And 'Total Recall', Says Some Iconic Moments Will Be Back

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*EDIT 6:17 pst – I just got a phone call from Len Wiseman clarifying his stance on the “Iconic Characters” portion of our conversation. He doesn’t want you to get too excited about Kuato coming back or anything like that. Turns out he was referring to “Iconic Moments” more than he was “Iconic Characters”.

With Underworld: Awakening 3D hitting theaters today and interest in Total Recall beginning to pick up in anticipation of its release this summer – today was just as good as any to hop on the phone with Len WIseman. While he was too busy directing Recall to tackle Awakening, he still definitely wears his producer cap in the Underworld franchise.

We spoke a little about the future of the Underworld franchise before going into some detail on Total Recall itself. Details on the latter have been kept unusually scarce so it was nice to get some fresh updates right from the horse’s mouth. His redo also stars Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bokeem Woodbine, Ethan Hawke and Bill Nighy. It’s set for release on August 3rd, 2012.

And you’re caught up on the synopsis for the remake, right? It “ditches the Martian storyline from the original pic 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.

We also talk vaguely about the end of Underworld: Awakening – so slight spoilers ahead!

Hit the jump for some excerpts from our chat! READ MORE

[BD Review] 'Underworld: Awakening 3D' Is Easily The Best In The Series

 [BD Review] Underworld: Awakening 3D Is Easily The Best In The Series

Underworld: Awakening 3D hits theaters today and we have our official review!

There’s almost a remarkable spark that accompanies this synergy of people cutting the bullsh*t and consciously embracing the humble simplicity of making a film designed only to be the very best kind of this type of movie. And that’s exactly what ‘Underworld: Awakening’ is. Sure I’m grading on a curve here, but it’s easily the best ‘Underworld’ movie. I was actually entertained throughout its appropriately brief 88 minute running time.

Click here for the review. And don’t forget to write in with your review here.

In theaters today, “Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

Directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, this sequel stars Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, and Charles “I want the Ajanti Dagger!” Dance. READ MORE

[Interview] Kate Beckinsale Talks Returning For 'Underworld Awakening 3D' & The Updated 'Total Recall'

 [Interview] Kate Beckinsale Talks Returning For Underworld Awakening 3D & The Updated Total Recall

Last week I had the chance to sit down with the stars of Underworld: Awakening 3D, Kate Beckinsale chiefly among them.

The new film adds a wrinkle to the mix by including actual humans in the ongoing battle between Vampires and Lycans. I talked to the newer members of the cast (Theo James, India Eisley and Michael Ealy) about joining the long running franchise. Meanwhile, Kate Beckinsale seemed quite happy to be back and was able to go into some detail regarding the tone of the upcoming ‘Total Recall’ remake.

I was also surprised to hear that co-directors Marlind & Stein literally alternated days on set, trading off which one of them got to call the shots depending on the day. Judging from these interviews, it would appear that process went shockingly smoothly.

In theaters January 20, “Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

Directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, this sequel stars Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, and Charles “I want the Ajanti Dagger!” Dance.

Hit the jump to check out the interviews! READ MORE

[Random Cool] I Hitch A Ride With Selene On A Mission To Pimp 'Underworld: Awakening 3D'!

 [Random Cool] I Hitch A Ride With Selene On A Mission To Pimp Underworld: Awakening 3D!

At a recent junket for Underworld: Awakening 3D (interviews posting soon) they asked me to take a break from chatting with the stars to take a ride with Selene and fend off some Lycans.

Is this a ploy on behalf of the studio to create awareness saturation for the movie? Sure. But I was there to interview Kate Beckinsale and her costars anyway – which is certainly a form of that as well. Was I paid by the studio? No. Was it fun? Yes. Have I seen Underworld: Awakening? Yes. Is it good? You’ll have to wait for my review on the 20th to find out!

For the time being, you can laugh at my horrible acting skills in the clip after the jump! This is your chance to get revenge on me for all the times I disagreed with you! READ MORE

Watch Five Clips From 'Underworld: Awakening'

 Watch Five Clips From Underworld: Awakening

Sony Screen Gems has supplied us with all 5 clips from Underworld: Awakening, their forthcoming 3-D battle between the vampires, Lycans, and now, humans.

In theaters January 20, “Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.

Directed Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein by, Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, and Charles Dance all star in this sequel Evan Dickson is calling the best of the franchise (it’s not hard to do). READ MORE

[Blu-ray Review] 'Underworld Trilogy: The Essential Collection'

After the success of Resident Evil, Sony Screen Gems was looking to create another action-horror hybrid to release during the slower movie-going months of the year, and went with a pitch from a music video director/guy from Roland Emmerich’s art department, Len Wiseman. Underworld, which did decent business in the RE spot before becoming a January tentpole for the distributor, is a slick-looking but ultimately hollow series with some neat monster designs and a good looking heroine. I have to give credit where credit is due: they created a series with a slightly intensive mythology, filled with lineages and centuries-old feuds, but give almost zero character development to anyone. Now THAT’S impressive. For this review, I’m going to be focusing on the box set and the new features on it rather than the films themselves, since we already have stand-alone reviews for them on the site. READ MORE

Awaken Selene in New 'Underworld' Facebook Application

 Awaken Selene in New Underworld Facebook Application

As teased before the other night’s lunar eclipse, if you click on over to the official Facebook for Sony Screen Gems’ Underworld Awakening you’ll find a newly launched application “Awaken Selene”. I won’t ruin the fun, so click on over and check it out for yourself.

In the sequel Selene (Kate Beckinsale) escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.” Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley and Charles Dance all star.

The Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein directed sequel hits theaters January 20. It brings Selene and her hybrid daughter into the world of the hunted. READ MORE

Seductive New Look at Kate Beckinsale in 'Underworld: Awakening'

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No complaints here, just a holiday gift from the Gods. We just landed a new batch of images from Underworld: Awakening 3D, two of which give us more of Kate Beckinsale in her sexy black vampire costume.

Directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, and also starring Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley and Charles Dance, Screen Gems will release on january 20, 2012. The latest entry is said to introduce Selene’s hybrid daughter!

Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.READ MORE