We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: a brief look at the new Total Recall, The Muppets go to Goldman Sachs, where the language is horrible, and Tenacious D gets by with a little help from Val Kilmer.
The full trailer for the long-in-the-pipeline Total Recall remake will debut Sunday during the Heat-Celtics NBA game on ABC, but we like what we see from these first 30 seconds. This is partially attributable to the fact that we are suckers for movies where the hero can't decide if he's going crazy or if everyone he's ever known or loved is part of an intergalactic conspiracy that's all just coming together. We're pleased to see Colin Farrell and Ethan Hawke, two actors we like, are on-hand. So is Kate Beckinsale, who we've yet to form an opinion about, 13 years after Brokedown Palace. (Her husband, Len Wiseman, is directing. They made about 72 of those Underworld movies together, which means they must really enjoy each other's company, or they have trouble thinking of fun things to do on dates.) Also in the cast is Jessica Biel, an actress we are very much looking forward to enjoying in a movie one day, because she seems to have a nice hypothetical way about her. The good thing is, eventually they all end up on Mars.[Sony]