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Philip K Dick

Total Recall remake: why bother?

Total Recall remake: why bother?

I have a bad feeling about the remake of "Total Recall," the sci-fi thriller that was adapted from Philip K. Dick's 1966 short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale." The1990 movie, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, was a masterpiece. (And for my money, the best thing Schwarzenegger ever made, with the possible exception of "True Lies.") The story line hasn't changed. A factory worker, in need of a vacation, heads for a company that can implant memories in the brain. For some excitement, he chooses to adopt the life of a secret agent, but he is quickly drawn into a mystery that melds true and induced memories. The...