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
December 17, 2012
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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 18, 2012
If “Forbidden Kingdom” was one of the year’s worst films, it would still be worth seeing for the epic clash between Jet Li (“The Expendables“) and Jackie Chan.
Nothing in Director Rob Minkoff’s resume — “The Lion King,” “Stuart Little” and “The Haunted Mansion” — would give you confidence he could handle this clash of martial arts titans, but he understands that this fight will sell tickets and doesn’t skimp on making it the film’s showcase scene. 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 23, 2012
1. End of Watch – $13 million [debut week] I wonder if this will be the closest race this election year? The box office with the Jake Gyllenhaal/Michael Pena cop drama claims the top spot with the final numbers from Sunday’s haul released.
2. House at the End of the Street – $12.2 million [debut week] Jennifer Lawrence’s followup to “The Hunger Games” scared up enough audience attention to almost claim the top spot. This isn’t quite the same though as “The Hunger Games” gobbled up $152 million its opening weekend, but if even a fraction of that audience checked out “HATES” simply because of Lawrence it was likely worth it for distributor Relativity Media. More
Box office roundup – Sept. 16, 2012 – “Resident Evil: Retribution” has enough bite to top box office
September 16, 2012
Box office roundup Bradley Cooper, Finding Nemo 3D, Lawless, Pixar, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Retribution, The Possession, The Words, Tom Hardy Leave a comment
1. Resident Evil: Retribution – $21.1 million [debut week] – The fifth installment of the series rose to another box office leading win even if it’s by far one of the weaker openings of the series. The second and third film in the series — “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” and “Resident Evil: Extinction” — $23 million and $23.6 million respectively had comparable opening weekends, but the fourth film “Resident Evil: Afterlife” had a better haul of $26 million in its opening weekend. Considering there was little real competition at the box office, this has to be a minor disappointment for Screen Gems. 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
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.