If you’re a “Resident Evil” fan and have grown increasingly more frustrated with the live-action films that may as well be subtitled “Milla Jovovich Rockz!!!” some welcome relief has come with “Resident Evil: Damnation,” which is easily the best cinematic installment of the series and despite being a computer generated film, features better acting and a more faithful spin on one of the most successful video games franchises ever. More
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Total Recall – This needless remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film thankfully bombed at the box office further damaging Colin Farrell’s credibility as a box office draw. It wasn’t his fault though. Hollywood execs continue to ignore the fact that sometimes people don’t want their “cult classics” messed with for remakes no matter how much technology has advanced since the original. More
October 26, 2012
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Ada Wong’s closest approximation to another franchise is Boba Fett. Like the famed bounty hunter, she’s a mercenary who tends to be in the background until the ideal moment. She does something awesome, then fades back out of sight. And fans can never get enough of her either.
Ada made her debut in Capcom’s classic “Resident Evil 2″ video game as Leon Kennedy’s mysterious ally with her own agenda. She’s since appeared in “Resident Evil 4,” arguably the series’ best installment and she’s also featured in one of the three subplots in “Resident Evil 6.” I fully plan on picking that up and will be able to give my take on it, but as far as that series goes, I tend to be a “bit” biased. More
October 6, 2012
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If you’re not already a fan of the “Resident Evil” franchise, there’s nothing in “Resident Evil: Retribution” that should or would change your mind.
But for those of us who know what we’re in for with the series, the fifth installment is for better or worse, more of the same — albeit with the familiar levels of ridiculousness from its maddeningly inconsistent Director/Writer Paul W.S. Anderson. More
September 14, 2012
Typically by this time I’d have posted the review for this Friday’s new releases, but Screen Gems opted not to hold press screenings for “Resident Evil: Retribution.” That’s translated in movie review speak as an abomination of a movie that the companies are so desperate for each movie ticket sale that they want the critics to have to pay for the right to warn others not to see it. More
September 12, 2012
Quick! Name the last really good zombie movie? [2012 FF: Amazing how this was a legitimate question in 2002, but over the last decade there's actually been some fun zombie theme flicks.] Ok, maybe that wasn’t fair. How about naming the last great video game movie? “Super Mario Brothers?” “Street Fighter?” “Tomb Raider?” [2012 FF: At least this question still has merit with apologies to all three fans of "Dragonball: Evolution" or "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li."]
With that track record, I wasn’t expecting too much from “Resident Evil” a film based off the popular video game series where humans fight to survive in a mansion and towns overrun by zombies. More
August 23, 2012
Just like the evil inspiration behind the mega-popular video game series (I will be significantly disposed when “Resident Evil 6″ comes out in October) this is one franchise that continues to show signs of life and isn’t in any danger of being put down anytime soon. Good, as I love a decent-to-good zombie movie!
Sony’s released a few images of the latest installment “Resident Evil: Retribution” in advance of its Sept. 14 release date.