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Memorable Trailer: Rememory!

Gordon Dunn is found dead shortly after he unveils his latest invention – a machine that can extract, record and play back a person’s memories.

No long after that, a mysterious man appears, steals the machine and sets out to find out who killed Dunn.

Rememory stars Peter Dinklage and the mysterious man, Julia Ormond as Carolyn Dunn and Martin Donovan as Dunn. It premieres free, for a limited time, on GooglePlay on August 24th, and in theaters on September 8th.

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DVD REVIEW: Traffik: Remastered 20th Anniversary Edition – Masterful Mini-Series is as Relevant as Ever!

When the British mini-series Traffik first aired, it was a revelation. It shook governments and individuals alike with its depiction of how simple it was to manufacture heroin – and how all-pervasive the drug was becoming. It was so well done that it also won an International Emmy and three BAFTA Awards. Eleven years later, Steven Soderberg’s movie, Traffic – based on the mini-series – won an Oscar for Best Picture.

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The mini-series follows a number of threads: poppy farming and the manufacture of heroin in Pakistan; the British housewife of a German businessman who has been arrested for smuggling drugs; how drugs affect the family of a British Minister.

John Lithgow [Bill Paterson] is the Minister for the Home Office and we follow him from the point where he is visiting Pakistan to learn about the drug trade and how British aid is used [or not] to help poppy farmers switch to another, less deadly crop. During his arc, he discovers that his daughter, Caroline [Julia Ormond], is a heroin addict.

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