Movie Preview: Peter Dinklage goes gumshoe in “Rememory”

Here’s what I remember, sitting poolside at the Hotel Intercontinental in Toronto, trying to get through an interview with the breakout “new” star of the movie “The Station Agent” during the Toronto Film Festival some years back.

And we kept getting interrupted — all these gorgeous women kept coming up, giggling, touching Peter Dinklage, flattering him, complimenting his work and well…

It was a scene, man.

I was tickled to see the stardom that came from “Game of Thrones,” even if I never warmed to the series. And I’m quite impressed with the trailer to what could have been another gimmicky “gadget plumbs your memories” thriller, about a scientist (Martin Donovan) whose research helped Dinklage’s character. So when the scientist is murdered, Peter D. is on the case on behalf of the widow (Julia Ormond)  — hunting the killer through memory research.

It’s the last time most of us will see Anton Yelchin on the big screen. He died in June of 2016 and this appears to be the last performance he had in the can at the time of his tragic accident.

“Rememory” is “An August movie,” meaning they don’t have high box office hopes for it, but are willing to try jump starting the fall by unleashing a serious picture (still a touch of summer sci-fi) early. It’s from Lionsgate and opens Aug. 24.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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