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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -  Total Recall was a big hit action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger back in the summer of 1990. Now, there's a reboot of the hit film.  This time Colin Farrell is the man on a mind-trip.

Kate Beckinsale plays his wife or at least that's who he thinks she is. Jessica Biel is the rebel fighter who alligns with him to figure out what is going on in a world where nothing is what it seems to be. I haven't seen this one yet but I can tell you early  reviews are mixed.

This next one I have seen and I highly recommend it. The movie is called  "Ruby Sparks". It's about a young writer who had writer's block until he invents the girl of his dreams, Ruby Sparks. Is he going mad?  No, ruby is right there; In the flesh.

So,  what happens when he discovers  as he writes, he can make her do or be or say anything he wants.  Be careful what you wish for. Paul Dano is the writer. Zoe Kazan plays Ruby. She also Wrote the screenplay. It's a great, fresh idea for a movie directed by the same folks who did "Little Miss Sunshine". This one is my pick of the week.
It's the third movie based on the popular book series "Diary Of A Wimpy Kid". This one is called "Dog Days". If you're looking for good family fun then you'll like these "Diary Of A Wimpy Kid" movies. Two are already out on DVD this third one is in theatres today. Rated P-G.