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April 27, 2010

Dan Deacon + 'Total Recall' + Maryland Film Festival = awesomesauce

TOTAL RECALL TWO WEEKS TWO WEEKS AAAAAAAAAHLocal eccentric, eclectic, electric musician Dan Deacon is hosting a 35mm screening of the epic sci-fi masterpiece Total Recall as part of this year's Maryland Film Festival.

As an old friend of mine would say: Oh sniggity oh snaps!

My colleague Mike Sragow has all the info over at his bliggity blog, Sragow Gets Reel.

I'm going to talk to Dan Deacon in TWO WEEKS tomorrow about the screening. But I already know it's going to be epic. E.P.I.C.

Why? I'll tell you why ...

"Total Recall" is the best Arnold Schwarzenegger movie ever, which pretty much makes it the best movie in the history of movies.

Schwarzenegger plays Douglas Quaid, a mild-mannered man who has his memory swiped on Mars or something like that. The plot comes secondary to the awesomeness.

Read (and relive) these memorable moments with me:

Melina: Hello, Hauser. Still bulging, I see.
[rubs his deltoid, then grabs his crotch]
Melina: What you been feeding this thing?
Douglas Quaid: Blondes.
Melina: I think it's still hungry. 


Johnnycab: Please state the street and number.
Douglas Quaid: Drive! drive!
Johnnycab: I'm not familiar with that address. Would you please repeat the destination?
Douglas Quaid: Anywhere just go! Go!
Johnnycab: I'm not familiar with that address. Would you please repeat the destination?
Douglas Quaid: S**t! s**t!
Johnnycab: Would you please repeat the destination?
Douglas Quaid: [Quaid rips the Johnnycab out and starts to drive himself] Aaahhh! 


Lori: Doug, honey... you wouldn't hurt me, would you, sweetheart? Sweetheart, be reasonable. After all, we're married!
[Lori goes for her gun, Quaid shoots her in the head, killing her]
Douglas Quaid: Consider that a divorce! 

(Baltimore Sun archive illustration. Use of the phrase "awesomesauce" is by permission of City That Breeds)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:38 PM | | Comments (2)
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Already have tickets. Absolutely cannot wait.


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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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