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Total Movie Recall

Release Date: 12/07/2020

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This week on Total Movie Recall, things get grim and a little too close to 2020 reality for comfort. Definitely don’t watch this movie if you’re fresh out of rehab, which Ryan can tell you all about. The future is bleak, but if it’s also as ruggedly handsome as Clive Owen is and has the greatest single-take of all time, it might not be so bad. This is also one of the greatest movies of all time, just to be clear about it.

Children of Men (2006)

d. Alfonso Cuarón

Clive Owen
Julianne Moore
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael Caine
Clare-Hope Ashitey
Charlie Hunnam

When infertility threatens mankind with extinction and the last child born has perished, a disillusioned bureaucrat (Clive Owen) becomes the unlikely champion in the fight for the survival of Earth's population; He must face down his own demons and protect the planet's last remaining hope from danger.

Things discussed in the show:

Y Tu Mamá También (Carlos CuarónAlfonso Cuarón, Maribel VerdúGael García BernalDaniel Giménez Cacho)

A Little Princess (Alfonso Cuarón, Liesel MatthewsEleanor BronLiam Cunningham)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Jason Woliner, Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria BakalovaTom Hanks, Rudy Giuliani)

Impractical Jokers The Movie (Chris Henchy, Paula AbdulJoe GattoJames Murray, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano)

Bad Trip (Kitao Sakurai, Eric AndréLil Rel HoweryTiffany Haddish)

Jackass The Movie (Jeff Tremaine, Johnny KnoxvilleBam MargeraChris Pontius, Spike Jonze, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña)

Ali G Indahouse (Mark Mylod, Sacha Baron CohenDan Mazer, Emilio RiveraGina La Piana)

Brüno (Larry Charles, Sacha Baron CohenGustaf HammarstenClifford Bañagale)

Jimmy Kimmel and Borat

The Yes Men (Dan OllmanSarah Price, Andreas BichlbauerMike BonannoAndy Bichlbaum, Chris Smith)

Who Is America? (Sacha Baron CohenRoy ElghanayanEmanuela Postacchini)

Topnotch Idiots - YouTube

Dr. Sleep (Mike FlanaganStephen KingEwan McGregorRebecca FergusonKyliegh Curran)

The Shining (1980, Stanley KubrickStephen KingJack NicholsonShelley DuvallDanny LloydScatman Crothers)

Supernatural (Eric Kripke, Jared PadaleckiJensen AcklesJim Beaver, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Mark Pellegrino)

The Haunting of Hill House (Mike Flanagan, Michiel HuismanCarla GuginoHenry Thomas)

The Haunting of Bly Manor (Mike Flanagan, Victoria PedrettiOliver Jackson-CohenAmelia Eve)

The Conjuring (James Wan, Chad HayesCarey W. Hayes, Patrick WilsonVera FarmigaRon Livingston)


Scream (Wes Craven, Kevin Williamson, Neve CampbellCourteney CoxDavid Arquette, Drew Barrymore, Skeet Ulrich, Rose McGowan, Matthew Lillard, Jamie Kennedy)

Blair Witch - 2016 (Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, James Allen McCuneCallie HernandezCorbin Reid)

The Guest (Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Dan StevensSheila KelleyMaika Monroe)

The Blair Witch Project

Cloverfield (Matt Reeves, Drew Goddard, Mike VogelJessica LucasLizzy Caplan)

REC (Jaume BalagueróPaco Plaza, Manuela VelascoFerran TerrazaJorge-Yamam Serrano)

The VVitch (Robert Eggers, Anya Taylor-JoyRalph InesonKate Dickie)

The Witches - 1990 (Nicolas Roeg, Roald Dahl (book), Allan Scott (screenplay), Anjelica HustonMai ZetterlingJasen Fisher)

The Witches - 2020 (Robert Zemeckis, Anne HathawayOctavia SpencerStanley Tucci)

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Colin Higgins, Burt ReynoldsDolly PartonDom DeLuise)

Anjelica Huston vs. Anne Hathaway

Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo, Anne HathawayJason SudeikisAustin Stowell)

Taking of Pellam 123 - 1974 (Joseph Sargent, Walter MatthauRobert ShawMartin Balsam)

Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter, Austin StokerDarwin JostonLaurie Zimmer)

Money Train (Joseph Ruben, Wesley SnipesWoody HarrelsonJennifer Lopez)

Zombeavers (Jordan Rubin, Rachel MelvinCortney PalmLexi Atkins)

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, Yalitza AparicioMarina de TaviraDiego Cortina Autrey)

Great Expectations (Alfonso Cuarón, Charles Dickens (novel), Mitch Glazer (screenplay), Ethan HawkeGwyneth PaltrowHank Azaria)

The Possibility of Hope (documentary, overpopulation, climate change, the rise of fascist powers, Fabrizio EvaJohn GrayNaomi Klein)

Avengers Endgame (The Thanos Snap, Josh Brolin, Anthony RussoJoe Russo, Robert Downey Jr.Chris EvansMark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson, Tom Holland, Tom Hiddleston, Jon Favreau, Natalie Portman, Jon Favreau, Taika Waititi)

Gravity (Alfonso CuarónJonás Cuarón, Sandra BullockGeorge ClooneyEd Harris)

Die Hard (John McTiernan, Bruce WillisAlan RickmanBonnie Bedelia)

Allegories to the Virgin Mary

The Christmas Truce of WWI


Franz Kafka

The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer

Billy on the Street with Julianne Moore (Billy Eichner)

The Murder of Fred Hampton

Logan's Run (Michael Anderson, Michael YorkJenny AgutterRichard Jordan)

“There’s no such thing as an anti-war film,” is a quote often attributed to the late French filmmaker François Truffaut.

American Sniper (Clint Eastwood, Bradley CooperSienna MillerKyle Gallner)

Next week: Cabin Boy