Mila Jovavich is back for her fourth Resident Evil movie since the franchise began in 2002 when the evil Umbrella Corporation in its underground city, set work mutating humans who, when being exposed to the manufactured virus, join the ranks of the undead. Ali Larter (Heroes) reprises her role as Claire in a surprise return, as Jovavich’s Ali sets out for Los Angeles, hoping that the undead haven’t taken that over too. They have! Rated 18A.
2. THE AMERICAN:
George Clooney sleepwalks his way through this film about an unusual hitman who is spending time in small-town Italy just to get away from it all. You can see how this one came together – Clooney lives in a huge property on Lake Como, Italy. The movie was shot in his backyard. The slow, low-action plot didn’t matter … he could make this movie without ever leaving home. It’s a first-class yawner. Rated 14A.
3. THE OXFORD MURDERS:
If you like your British mysteries designed for the thinking person, this one will fill the bill. Elijah Wood and John Hurt star in a whodunit that focuses on a string of university killings that seem to be linked by mathematical formulae. Rated 14A.
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4. RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE:
If you like the “undead” genre (and I do) This was the first videogame to be made into a 3D movie.
Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway are superb in a classic whodunit where everyone’s identity is suspect. And if you have a nose for investigation, you just might get it cut off!
Exceedingly lame third movie in this series. Enough already!
Excellent remake of the John Wayne original with a superb turn by B.C.’s Barry Pepper
Interesting special effects, and if you like Jack Black, who never seems to change his character in a film, you’ll be happy enough with thi