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Movies: Colin Farrell Totally Recalls the 80s

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Life is a recurring nightmare for Colin Farrell in "Total Recall"

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS

YOUR FEATURE PRESENTATION

It's hard not to feel sympathy for Colin Farrell. His secret movie star weapon is those long, thick unmistakable eyebrows. When he's in distress his brow lifts and pulls them up into a converging point, creating a perfect triangular frame for big brown orbs of boyish angst. "Help me!" is written all over his eyes. That same furrowed brow expression with just minor flickering shifts can also say "Please love me!" and "Aren't I funny?" and "..."  His capacity for impish excitement and moral confusion were a perfect match for his best star turn to date in the hitman seriocomedy In Bruges (2008) and it helps the TOTAL RECALL do-over more than it should.

Farrell plays everyman Doug Quaid who doesn't realize he's actually someone else because his memory has been erased. A trip to the fantasy memory banks of "Total Rekall" (a reversal of Eternal Sunshine's "Lacuna Inc" since the company aims to give you false memories rather than take real ones away) upsets his reprogramming and suddenly he's killing soldiers with the trained might of a futuristic Jason Bourne. Returning home his formerly loving wife (Kate Beckinsale) tries to kill him. Quaid realizes he's completely lost in a false life with no memory of the real one. Cut to: plentiful moments of Farrell Furrowing!

But you shouldn't have time to think about the magic and mystery of physiognomy while you're watching an action movie. If you do your mind wanders and questions come cascading in like...

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"When did Kate Beckinsale's Hair becomes self-aware like SkyNet?"

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Colin Farrell Speaks Out Against Homophobic Bullying

Colin Farrell has released a statement in support of 'Stand Up! Don’t Stand for Homophobic Bullying' and a school awareness campaign launched last Friday by BeLonG To, an Irish LGBT youth organisation.

Said Farrell:

Farrell"If there was one great wish I have for my country - for a land that I love and a people I so revere, it would be that school bullying were a thing of our past.

So much has befallen us in our shared history as a people. The harshest of these times have threatened to take our dignity, or scald our hearts into closing.

“Most of our great trials, from soiled land to the institutionalized abuse of trust and power, were inflicted upon us, whether by nature or the power corrupt. Now with bullying, there is a clear choice and the choice is ours.

“Each individual, as a member of his and her community, must Stand Up! In the face of this appalling brutality that plagues our schools. In effect, bullying is no less than the systematic doling out of pain upon the innocent.  It is literally laughing in the face of somebody as they fall into increasingly grave danger. It's not my place to draw parallels, but we have had enough of such hardships. The world has.

“Whether it be the attacking of Gay students, which I witnessed first hand happening to my own brother, or students who are in the minority as a result of race or religious beliefs or any other such characteristic that separates them from 'the norm', it is all wrong and has no place in a just and compassionate country such as I know Ireland to be.  We have always been praised as being the friendliest and most welcoming race in the world.  My wish is for us to prove it daily, in the school yards and playgrounds across this Great Land of Ours."


Colin Farrell Recites Love Poem to Robert Downey Jr: VIDEO

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Colin Farrell recited an ode about his mancrush on Robert Downey Jr. last week at the Scream Awards.

Said Farrell: "When I think of a hero, I think of one name. He’s brave, he’s bold, he’s bad, and I find him kind of attractive. In fact I wrote a poem about him, it’s a very emotional poem."

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Colin Farrell Prepares to Sink His Teeth into Anton Yelchin

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A new still from the upcoming remake of 80's horror flick Fright Night.

In related news, have you seen the trailer for the sequel to When Harry Met Sally starring Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren? The two have something in common.

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Colin Farrell Speaks Out Against Homophobic Bullying

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Colin Farrell this week released a statement in support of of BeLonG To Youth Service’s STAND UP! Campaign, an anti-bullying campaign in Ireland, and spoke about the abuse endured by his gay brother Eamon (above).

Farrell's statement:

"I can't remember much about the years of physical and emotional abuse my brother Eamon suffered. I was very small. The thing i do remember though, quite literally, is blood on his school shirt when he came home in the afternoon. The beatings and taunting were very frequent for my him and a constant part of his school years. I didn't understand at that time the concept of 'difference'. Back then, as now, he was just my big brother. If I did understand what difference was I understood it in the most pure and unaffected childlike way. To me then, as a child, difference meant being left out. Joy and laughter came with being included, being embraced, and BELONGING to.

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People are often afraid of difference. They feel that anything that causes fear, should be turned away from. My brother represented fear for so many people, but caused joy in my life. From a very young age he made me laugh with his intelligence and wit, made me aspire to his strength and goodness. He was to be embraced. To many of the students of his school however he was to be feared. He was to be turned away from. I didn't understand it then, and I still don't know. As a race we humans are united and divided by emotions. The mother and father of all emotions, the queen and king are love and fear. Love unites, it brings us closer to an understanding of the possibility of beauty amidst all the confusion and pain that life can bring. Hate is a disease. It is fear's messenger and it makes us do terrible things in a shadow of our better selves, of what we could be.

Intolerance is not genetically encoded - it is taught. It is learned at home. It is learned in the classrooms and it is learned anywhere else we gather as a group. But it is usually learned early and added onto from there. If there is nothing to feared, there is nothing to hate. If there is nothing to hate there is no pain. My brother was so forceful in standing up for who he was, and for the good that he knew was inside of him. Many people missed out on an opportunity, not only to enjoy him, but to enjoy themselves by embracing his "difference". They missed out because they saw him as a threat - not as a testament to the kaleidoscope and diversity of this beautiful world. Bullying is torture, it is another betrayal of basic human decency and its scars reach way into the future of its survivors. But the saddest truth is that not all children survive it. It is a potentially fatal societal illness and must be respected and not feared. Respected and dealt with as a very real problem and as an adversary of a potentially harmonious world, that should have no place for bullies or bullying."

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 roadUganda president to soften "kill the gays" bill?

 roadWhy the President went golfing the day Flight 253 was attacked.

Belarus roadActivists arrested, fined a month's pay in Belarus for protesting Iranian execution of gays.

 roadFancy fashion gays Jacobs and Martone swimsuit frolic on beaches of St. Barts.

 roadAT&T halts sales of iPhone to NYC zip codes: city not ready.

 roadGet ready for the New Year's Eve Blue Moon (and eclipse in some areas)!

 roadNYT on the success of gay candidates: "There are currently at least 445 openly gay and lesbian people holding elected office in the United States, up from 257 eight years ago, according to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, a political group that supports gay candidates. "

 roadConnecticut Sears security supervisor arrested for breach of peace and alleged hate crime: "Manchester police said in November, Garrido made inappropriate comments to his own employees about the sexual orientation of a lieutenant with the Buckland Hills Mall security. According to the arrest warrant, one of the comments made by Garrido was, 'I’m not gonna let the little gay kid tell me how to do my job.' Garrido told Eyewitness News that the accusations are nothing more than a misunderstanding."

 roadColin Farrell celebrates gay brother Eamon's wedding in Dublin.

Wentz  roadSomething fairly violent happened to Pete Wentz.

 roadScientists see fountain of youth in caloric restriction.

 roadThe Situation was a stripper.

 roadMr. Gay UK 2006 Mark Carter arrested: "PC Mark Carter, 27, has been suspended from his job with West Yorkshire Police after the alleged incident in Leeds at the weekend. The police officer was arrested at a city centre hotel in the early hours of Saturday morning and later released on bail. A police spokesman said: 'A 27-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a serious sexual offence.'"

 roadFred Phelps' new target: Lady Gaga.

 roadReally homophobic editorial about gay parents in Australia's The Age.

 roadAre you a Cheyennetologist?

 roadChris Pine's crotch grab.

 roadJude Law shows off his beach body.

Pride roadWalk with Pride: Photography project documents Gay Pride celebrations around the world.

 road13-year-old survivor of Comoros islands plane crash speaks for the first time: "In the middle of her makeshift raft, a piece of aircraft fuselage, she noticed a porthole and peered through it into the inky depths. The sight of dark shapes moving below filled her with terror. 'I couldn’t bear it any longer,' she said. 'I couldn’t move any more. It was the end. I closed my eyes.'"

 roadMalcolm X attorney Percy Sutton dead at 89.

 roadBartender found stabbed to death, left in the middle of dance floor at gay club in rural Houma, Louisiana: "The body of Robert LeCompte, 39, was found inside The Drama Club, 126 N. Hollywood Road, after Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies were called out at 3:45 a.m., said Maj. Malcolm Wolfe, a Sheriff's Office spokesman. The bar's owner, Randall Chesnut, who lived with LeCompte in Houma, called deputies when LeCompte failed to show up after closing. Wolfe said there were no indications of forced entry at the bar, which normally closes at 2 a.m. There are no suspects, Wolfe said. The bar is a dance club that attracts a predominantly gay and lesbian clientele. Chesnut said in a telephone interview that he was told LeCompte was found on the club's dance floor."


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