I have never seen a RE film. I am glad that they exist because Jovovich would not be a big star without them, and I like her very much (in non-action roles).
Last Ounce of Courage looks cheesy and awful and is being marketed as a vote Romney thing, but it has Jennifer O Neal and Fred Williamson, and I enjoy propaganda, even the wrong headed kind.
I did not love Finding Nemo when I saw it. I found Dori’s end scenes to be touching, but the film was not very funny and did not use Brooks to good advantage the way that Antz used Allen. 3D won’t help me want to see it. But I am glad Disney is putting their old classics back in theaters. I will hold out for Dumbo, 3D flying elephant.
Not too big a fan of the Resident Evil films. I only really like the first and third films. This new one though does interest me and am interested in what they do with the 3D although I’ll more than likely not see it in 3D.
The Resident Evil franchise is a major guilty pleasure. I’ve seen all the others, so there’s no reason for me not to see this one. I’ll review it for my website.
I’ve never heard of that conservative thing, and I can’t say I’m psyched about seeing Finding Nemo in 3D. I saw it theatrically nine years ago without the hassle of 3D, so I don’t see the point.
I saw the first 30 minutes of the first Resident Evil and walked out.
Resident Evil came out when I was young and in love with Milla Jovovich basically for her body. To be fair, however, she was always directed better as an actress when she was married to Luc Besson than when she was married to Paul WS Anderson. She’s like Keira Knightley in that she’s more than capable of doing a decent performance as long as the director doesn’t just use her for… her body. So I guess it was my fault as a viewer at the age of, like, fifteen or whenever, that her career is almost solely supported by this franchise I really couldn’t care less about.
She is too damn cute in Dummy.
I think the next disney 3D is Little mermaid next Summer.
I will be made to see that since my fiancee considers that a great Disney classic.
It is being released the same day (if not mistaken) as SW EP 2:. A few months after comes SW Ep 3, seems they are trying to rush them so they get get to 3Din’ episodes 4-6
Was there one of these Wide Release posts for this last weekend (Words, Cold Light of Day)?
Did not know about Cold Light of Day til I was in hospital
added The Words to the previous weeks releases (Lawless), often don’t make a weekly thread when it is only one release coming
Week after this there are 5 releases (!)
but (as usual) I only care about one of them
I’m probably not seeing anything this week (unless “Cosmopolis” finally plays near me!) so I can see “The Master” and maybe “Dredd” and “House at the end of the street” next week!
I liked the first Resident Evil for taking the game and doing something different with it while still keeping within the genre. Following the original, they decided to completely take it out of the genre, turning it into, essentially, a superhero series that takes place in a zombie-infested world (which sounds like an interesting idea, but is not really so here because, despite her superhero status, Jovovich’s Alice is not allowed to actually be quite super enough). I agree that the third was second best (probably because it came closest to rectifying the problem I mention) and four was absolutely terrible—like two, though not to the same extent, it attempted to shoehorn major characters from the game series, but more as fan service than as actual characters. This one looks to do the same, and I suspect this may be the first to not make more money than its predecessor. The original trailer for this intrigued me in just how much was going on, but clips that have been released removed any interest I had.
Last Ounce of Courage looks depressingly bad, depressing because there is a segment of the US population that will eat this up, recognizing its film making flaws, but apologizing for or ignoring them on the basis of feeling like there is nothing else out there that deals with this specific sort of wish fulfillment (really, it’s the movie about the plain girl or guy who gets the guy or girl of her or his dreams except she/he is a patriotic Christian and the guy/girl of dreams is the freedom to express that religious patriotism even as a representative of the government). Too often movies like this feel extremely cynical, in the same way that the aforementioned overly romantic movies feel cynical, and that it looks so terrible visually and in terms of acting makes it worse.
The character who is trying to take Christ out of the Christmas play (the play is now about aliens finding gold instead of wise men finding Jesus) in Last Ounce is played as a flamboyantly gay theater director. The principal who is fighting hard to keep things the way they are is played by Fred Williamson.
More than one reviewer has suggested that the film is indirectly saying the world might be better without blacks and gays (scary message)
Ooooh Last Ounce of Courage is propaganda because it leans right, not left. Whatever. Not saying I want to see it, but Christ, when did it become a sin to go a minority route? Just asking… Every time a movie with some Conservative ideology gets put in theaters, people mindlessly bash it for no reason. See it, then rant about it (this comment is indirect, by the way).
Resident Evil doesn’t interest me in the slightest. Whenever I see another one of those films being made, I roll my eyes, then proceed forward. This weekend, it’s all about Samsara.
I intend to see it, find propaganda entertaining
Resident Evil fails to outpace its successors, some commentary on how well the limited release circuit is going
Why can’t this article indicate that 3D rereleases will officially die and people are more interested in seeing The Master than sequels?
Oh well. In the mean time I will probably see Arbitrage when it goes wide because my mother really loves Richard Gere and I really love Brit Marling and we both are pretty keen on Susan Sarandon so I’m totally down. Richard Gere has some interesting things to say about his character and the banality of evil, here’s a video I edited showing just a little of his statements on the matter:
Arbitrage | Richard Gere | Hollywood Dailies | Movie Trailer | Review
^I can’t tell if that embedding actually worked so if you’re not seeing it you can view the video here
polaris, milla has made a career out of using her looks. it isnt the firectors that have done it, it is her.
lousy actress that has to sleep with directors to stayin the game. she is truly pathetic and was cool for maybe 10 mins in the mid 90s.
Doesn’t mean she didn’t do a good job in The Fifth Element and The Messenger, indicating at least to me that she should sleep with directors who use her for better performances, is the point I think I was making.
^^i thought she was terrible in The Messenger to be honest.
she was ok in Stone though
“polaris, milla has made a career out of using her looks. it isnt the firectors that have done it, it is her.
lousy actress that has to sleep with directors to stayin the game. she is truly pathetic and was cool for maybe 10 mins in the mid 90s."
Someone’s butt appears to be rather hurt. I like her work, I like her husband’s work, and I don’t think she has slept with very many “firectors.” There’s no cause for such a nasty, poorly spelled personal attack.
Last Ounce of Courage is as racist and awful as one might expect.
Chuck Norris endorsed this and bowed out of Expendables 3 (seems he took too many kicks to head)
I read the plot description for Last Ounce of Courage last night and was appalled even by the standards of religious propaganda. I’m genuinely shocked it got a wide release.