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Hey guys, Jana here,

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In October Adam Sandler made headlines when he signed an exclusive contract with Netflix comprising of four films starring Sandler from his Happy Madison that will not have an initial theatrical run but will debut straight to the streaming provider.

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If anyone would have suggested that the mass of little red envelopes flooding the post would one day throw the entertainment industry in a tizzy, we’d have laughed at the possibility. That was 1997 and none of us had any idea of how big a shadow Netflix would end up casting. The SVOD dropped a Jaws-like bomb into the normally calm seas of the movie biz and set the choppy seas in motion by announcing their partnership with The Weinstein Company and IMAX to release ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend‘ on the same day for Netflix viewers and IMAX theaters. Not content to let the waters settle, Netflix has another partnership they want to share. The controversial company and Adam Sandler have entered a partnership that will feature a four-pack of films, starring Sandler of course, and produced under his Happy Madison banner that will go straight to the subscription members, no theater stops in between.

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Hello, Jana here,

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You have probably heard about the new Adam Sandler and Kevin James venture ‘Pixels‘. Don’t write this one off just because you see their names on the starring list. I know many subscribe to the theory that their comedic talents are past their prime and they give us nothing new but vapid buffoonery. I like slapstick comedy, I like the obvious joke. I appreciated the originality of ‘Grown Ups‘ and groaned with the rest of you at the dreck that was ‘Grown Ups 2‘. But I think they have a quality that works when they team up together.

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Chris Columbus is one of my favorite directors, with good reason, he directed ‘Adventures in Babysitting‘, ‘Home Alone‘, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire‘, the first two ‘Harry Potter‘ films and a great stage to big screen adaptation of ‘Rent‘. If Chris Columbus had a hand in the film, chances are I’ll love it.

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Adam Sandler’s Next Film Will Be….

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 26th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

‘Ridiculous 6’ is the title of the next Adam Sandler film, which he will be producing under his Happy Madison production label.  It will be a comedy western this go around, with the title sort of resembling the 1960 epic western ‘The Magnificent Seven’.  We can only imagine what Sandler and his people will do with this .

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Adam Sandler To Ruin Remake of ‘Summer School’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 3rd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Adam Sandler and his production company ‘Happy Madison’ are coming aboard to produce a remake to the 1987 comedy ‘Summer School’ for Paramount.  The original film was directed by Carl Reiner and starred Mark Harmon, Courteny Thorne- Smith, and Kirstie Alley.  The original film followed Harmon as a gym teacher who is forced to cancel his big summer plans and teach an english summer school class filled with weirdos.

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Adam Sandler to Play Dracula?!?!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 5th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Sony Animation has hired Adam Sandler to lead a voice cast for their new animated project ‘Hotel Transylvania’ in which Sandler will play the famous Dracula.  Kevin James, Fran Drescher, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, Cee Lo Green and Andy Samberg also have been cast.  I hope for the best for this film, but I just can’t see this being good.

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Film Review: ‘Super Troopers 2’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 19th, 2018

I can’t believe it’s been 17 years since Broken Lizard made us love a group of Vermont State Troopers that seemed to not only solve major crimes, but have fun while doing so in their debut hit film from 2001, ‘Super Troopers‘. The improv comedy troupe of Broken Lizard have all gone on to be very successful as actors and filmmakers in film and television, and I’m so happy to tell you that everyone has come back for a sequel some 17 years later in ‘Super Troopers 2‘. Watching the original ‘Super Troopers‘ today, I can’t help but laugh the same way as when I first watched it in theaters. It still holds up, which is something rare in comedy. You never know if something is still going to be funny years from now, as we’ve seen with certain Adam Sandler films or the Scary Movie franchise. ‘Super Troopers‘ is not that way, at least not yet, and every time I watch it, it remains as funny as it was in 2001. Now is ‘Super Troopers 2‘ funny as hell? The answer is best said as “a Large Farva YES”.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Netflix has jumped from small-screen and so-so feature film debuts to big-budget film exclusivity. I’m not saying Netflix wasn’t on their A-game before, but being the sole place to find the new Adam Sandler movie is a little different than being the only outlet to carry the new Will Smith (‘Collateral Beauty‘) action flick, and that’s exactly who they are now with the debut of ‘Bright‘.

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Film aficionados listen up, I’ve got the line up of what we can expect from The Criterion Collection for November 2016.

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‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Finally Happening!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 14th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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The ‘Beverly Hills Cop‘ franchise seems to be never ending, or at least never getting up off the ground. That being said, it looks like a 4th film with Eddie Murphy is finally gaining steam once again. We’ve seen this before. Hell, we’ve seen a TV series try to take off, but never happen with this franchise. Maybe this time, it will actually happen, and we will get the Detroit cop back in California once again, solving a crime.
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Will Kevin James Win an Oscar Soon?

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 24th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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No, I don’t think so, but Kevin James has signed on to star in an inspirational drama film about football. That’s right, the guy who is seen in most Adam Sandler films and the mall-cop named Paul Blart is going to the drama genre in a film called ‘44‘, distributed by Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Judd Apatow is almost like Adam Sandler where his projects are hit or miss, but lately more of a miss which makes Netflix a perfect partner seeing as that’s where Sandler’s current projects are calling home. For Apatow, it’s only a comedy series right now that’s set to debut on February 19 called ‘Love‘.

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Film Review: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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Through the misty clouds we swoop over the land and into Hotel Transylvania.  Immediately, I wish I could have viewed the film in 3D as it will be available in release.  Next, a large banner is unfurled.  Jonathan (Andy Samberg) and Mavis (Selena Gomez) are getting married.  Jonathan’s straight-laced suburban family is introduced to Mavis’ comical yet ghastly family.  Wait until you see the wedding photos. 

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Film Review: ‘Pixels’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 23rd, 2015

Janet W., Here….

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Pixels opens in 1982 with Sam, a teenager, overflowing with elation at the fact that the new pinnacle of a child’s joy has opened in his town.  Alongside his friend, Cooper, they walk into doors of the wondrous cacophony of fun and games, the arcade.  They meet an awkward conspiracy theorist mind you he is 10 or so years old, and decide to Sam crushes every game put before him all the way to the World Championships then he meets his nemesis, Fire Blaster aka Eddie.  The casting of the young characters is quite good, especially when it came to young Eddie.  Fast-forward several years and the adventure begins with an attack on Guam by Galaga.  Yes, the arcade game.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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‘I Am Chris Farley’ does what the title implies and gives a narrative on the life of the incomparable funny man that took his leave from life far too early. Virgil Films has set a July 27 limited debut in Chicago where the Wisconsin native burst onto the comedic front with the renowned Second City Theater. July 31 is the overall theatrical release date for New York and Los Angeles audiences with an August 10 televised premiere on Spike TV, followed by VOD the next day.

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Take a Second Look At ‘Pixels’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 19th, 2015

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We’ve seen the first trailer for Adam Sandler’s latest, ‘Pixels‘, but Sony is giving us another peek at the video-game based flick. It’s the best story-line, how many kids, and adults, wished their expertise in game-play could actually be useful? I know I have.

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Enjoy the Nostalgia and the Trailer for ‘Pixels’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 17th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We have the first full length trailer of ‘Pixels‘, which is a film that stars Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage as they try and stop of alien force in the form of vintage video game characters. This one actually looks like a lot of fun and is directed by Chris Columbus (‘Mrs. Doubtfire‘). Enjoy the trailer.

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Film Review: ‘Top Five’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2014

Janet W., Here…

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Andre Allen (Chris Rock) is a comedic actor who made it big by portraying a cop who is a large bear.  However, Allen now wants to make the switch to serious film.  His fiancé, Erica Long (Gabrielle Union), is a reality star and is colder than dry ice in a cooler.  Allen is in New York promoting Uprize, his first serious film, but everyone is only interested in the upcoming nuptials. 

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Netflix has cannonballed into the original series pool with ‘Orange Is The New Black‘ and ‘House of Cards‘. Turns out that was just a splash of what the SVOD had planned. We’ve seen the announcements of original movies that are being produced solely for Netflix, or being premiered in IMAX and Netflix simultaneously.

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Short Snap Film Review: ‘Men, Women, and Children’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 16th, 2014

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There’s something about Men, Women and Children that was just a little too much. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it after I left the theatre—the only clear feeling at that time was an overwhelming sense of hopelessness in humanity.  So you’re officially warned, this is not the Jason Reitman of the hilariously heartwarming Juno.  This is the Jason Reitman who wants to scare the living daylights out of you by showing every worst-case scenario that comes out of people’s obsession with social media and the Internet.

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‘Joe Dirt 2’ Coming Straight To Crackle!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 10th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Move aside, Netflix, there’s a new channel in town. Sony-based Crackle is a free, ad-supported channel that made its bones 10 years ago providing lots of not-very-distinguished action films and TV shows culled from the deep recesses of Sony’s library. Now they are stepping in the direction that Netflix pioneered only recently and are producing their first feature film. Still following the media giant’s lead, they are producing a sequel to a well-known film with a very dedicated fan-base. Netflix bagged the sequel to ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon‘ and Crackle gets ‘Joe Dirt 2‘!!!

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Film Review: ‘Blended’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 22nd, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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If twenty years ago, I were to tell you that when I mentioned the name Adam Sandler, you would have turned your nose up and scoffed, you probably wouldn’t believe me. There was a time when Adam Sandler’s name was the first thing you thought about when the subject of comedy came up. With his unforgettable characters on ‘SNL‘ to his hilarious comedy albums to his early films like ‘Billy Madison‘ and ‘Happy Gilmore‘, we all laughed our collective asses off at these films at some point in time with Sandler’s unique brand of humor.

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Film Review: ‘Neighbors’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 8th, 2014

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Let me start off this review by saying comedy movies have gone straight downhill in the past 10 years. I don’t know what demographic survey told movie studios that we wanted our comedies with a side of moral lesson, but this girl, for one, HATES my comedies anywhere near a moral lesson (I’m looking at you ‘Bridesmaids‘).  I truly miss the golden era of Adam Sandler films and comedy recordings. Sometimes settling into a good dick and fart joke film is just what you need. Don’t think about the humor, it’s just funny!

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Josh Gad Teaming Up With Disney Again!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 26th, 2014

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When we talk about ‘Frozen‘ a few things probably jump to mind. Be it the icy tundra it’s set in, the fantastic, albeit overplayed ‘Let it Go‘, or the comic relief that is either Olaf the hug-loving snowman or how John Travolta stumbled over the name Idina Menzel during the Academy Awards that created memes and quizzes as far as the eye could see.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967-2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 2nd, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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I still can’t believe I am writing this article. I’m in complete shock. I am upset, angry, and confused. How can stuff like this still happen, especially to people who have a means to get better. Drugs and addiction is a terrible thing. A terrible-terrible thing. And eventually, they took the life of one of the greatest actors ever to grace the big screen. I hate to write that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away earlier this Sunday of a heroine drug overdose.

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Misty S. Delivers Her Thoughts On ‘Grown Ups 2’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 11th, 2013

Misty S., Here….

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Adam Sandler, the founder of Happy Madison films, has used the same formula for every movie that he has ever done. He took some of his unknown buddies that have all started in his first movie “Billy Madison” and every movie since, combined with his ‘Saturday Night Live‘ buddies and throws in some big guest appearances for added entertainment to create a comedic movie that all will love and flock to go see in the theaters. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. This time, though, it did better than I expected it to. ‘Grown Ups 2‘, the obvious sequel to ‘Grown Ups‘, came and delivered, even with all the press and hype to it. This movie is not really a sequel since it can be watched without seeing the first one, but when one does not know what to call a “sequel”, just add a #2 to it. Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock and Kevin James have the chemistry and natural banter, like they had in the first one, that makes the movie ebb and flow without hardly any slow or unfunny scenes to sit through. There are, however, the same jokes that you see in all of the Happy Madison films and even on ‘Saturday Night Live‘. This is the type of film that when you walk into it, you are already knowledgeable of what is going to happen.

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Bryan’s Review of ‘Hotel Transylvania’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 29th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

‘Hotel Transylvania’ is a huge spectacle on the eyes.  With giant colorful monsters, swooping camera pans at every scene, and a somewhat decent voice cast, you’d think ‘Hotel Transylvania’ would be the perfect movie for all ages this Halloween.  However, ‘Hotel Transylvania’  relies more on the visual aspect with keeping little kids entertained to the fullest every second, that the story and characters get left buried underground.  With the other animated monster and zombie films that are out right now, this one ranks low on the list.

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Bryan Reviews ‘That’s My Boy’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 15th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

We all still love Adam Sandler.  He gave us great characters in Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, and his many iconic roles on Saturday Night Live.  But at some point, Sandler started making lazy, unfunny, and obnoxious films and characters.  It made me not want to see any of his films.  There were a few brief moments of greatness from him over the past several years in his more dramatic roles, but when it came to his comedies, Sandler and his films have become a joke.  His last film, ‘Jack and Jill’ was one of the worst films to come out in the last twenty years, with his previous comedies not too far off from that.  That being said, Sandler’s ‘That’s My Boy’ is his welcome back party. A welcome back to the great comedic genius he was once known for.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Charlie Sheen and Lionsgate have made a deal to bring the ‘Anger Management’ to television with Sheen set to star.  ‘Anger Management’ is based on the 2003 Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson comedy.  In Sheen’s deal, he will own a considerable stake in the show.  The show will follow a “mild-mannered, non-confrontational man who is ordered to attend group anger management sessions led by a therapist who could probably use some anger management himself.”

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I can only describe my viewing of this film as 104 minutes of nails on a chalkboard.  It was painfully bad.  It’s not necessarily the actors, but rather the entire script, story, and voice acting.  This film has the lowest brow of humor and will probably mostly be enjoyed by five year olds.  The film reminds me of Dr. Dolittle and Night of the Museum in that the exhibits talk and are alive, and humans can hear the animals speak English.  A disaster on all levels.

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BRYAN’S BLURAY/DVD PICKS FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 7th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

It’s the HUGE FUCKING week for releases which includes The Coen’s ‘True Grit, Superman, and some Adam Sandler films, plus some other goodies.   As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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MGM and Sony Join Forces to Make Bond 23!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 17th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

So we all know the dilemma and turmoil plaguing James Bond with MGM.  Well “GOOD NEWS EVERYONE” (in my best professor Farnsworth voice)!   MGM and Sony have settled down and we will have a new BOND film.  This could have taken years and years, but luckily they had the right people high up and they wanted to make some good films….or make money.

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BLURAY/DVD RELEASES FOR THE 2ND WEEK OF NOVEMBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 9th, 2010

Another week, another set of AWESOME DVD/BLURAY releases.  And this week is special, for it is my brithday today and one of the best films of they year has come out today on my birthday.  That is Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim VS. The World.  So without any further ramblings, let us get straight to these AWESOME releases.  As usual, you will get the title of the film, plus a mini review from me, plus all the info about the disc and what extras you will have on there, plus a link/picture to take you on over to amazon where you can purchase the film for a discount, which will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can keep brining you great articles and reviews.  Here We Go….

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I would like you all to welcome Boomstick’s newest writer and contributor, CrescentFresh_22.  He hangs his hat in the great city of Wichita and enjoys a good cigar and glass of scotch.  He is one of two people I know who has seen Adam Sandler’s first movie, “Going Overboard” twice in a row and was one of the first people to get their hands on a copy of Boondock Saints over 10 years ago.  He can be found at any point  during the day watching a Troma movie marathon and writing letters to his personal hero, Billy Mitchell.  Please make him feel welcome.  I know this review is a little late, but the movie hasn’t been out for very long, and is still making money, so if you have not seen the new Resident Evil movie yet, maybe this review will get you in that theater seat.  Enjoy.


I finally got down to my local theater to see a movie, and of all the options available I choose to see the latest edition in the Resident Evil franchise.  I’ll be honest with you, it was the 3D that sold me on this movie and if the third dimension wasn’t available, I likely would have watched something different.  I had not seen or heard anything about this movie, so I was really going in fresh.  In that light, I am going to do my best to make sure that there are is as little spoilers here as possible.


Let’s start at the beginning…  Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D uses the same team that was responsible for Avatar, and it shows.  The opening shot has a scene in the rain, and rain in 3D shows depth and layers that immerse the viewer right away. The director must have loved how it looked in the rain as well because later in the movie there is another scene that takes place indoors and yet has rain effects… but who cares because it looks great!  The 3D is truly stunning, and I will say now that it is worth the price of admission.


I will also let you know now that there may be a slight bias because this movie has two actresses that were crushes of mine throughout my 20’s.  Milla Jovovich looks as good as ever, and the movie constantly reminded me of why I was so fond of her ever since The Fifth Element.  Then there’s Ali Larter, who had my full attention from the moment she wore the whip cream bikini in Varsity Blues,.  Let’s just say that both of these two lovely ladies helped the younger me out through the lonelier days of my past, and I am eternally grateful.


There are also a couple actors that I think are worth the mention.  Wentworth Miller is in this movie… or as I like to call him, that guy from Prison Break with the tattoos.  And guess what, he’s stuck in a prison and knows how to break out.  Although in this movie he can’t escape without help, and I’m guessing it’s because he doesn’t have the tattoos.  There’s also some guy named Shawn Roberts in this movie that plays the bad guy.  This movie is shot in stunning 3D, and yet all the technology in the world doesn’t seem to save the one dimensional performances of these guys.


The first installment of the series directed by Paul W.S. Anderson was (and still is) my favorite chapter in this series.  While the second and third installments of this series were directed by someone else, Paul W.S. Anderson has returned to direct this film, and I think I know why.  While 3D has been around for some time, it is utilizing new technology and has really advanced a great deal since its first uses.  To that extent, there is a race to have movies presented in 3D.  I think this movie was attempting to gain as many “firsts” as possible, such as the first Real D film shot in the rain, underwater, etc.


You aren’t going to a Resident Evil movie for a powerful character study, but for a video game on film.  This movie succeeds in that.  You get plenty of action sequences, and great special effects.  If you are still reading this, you are likely a fan of the series in some form, so find a 3D showing and go see it.


– CrescentFresh_22



There needs to be more 3-D rain and 3-D under water sequences.

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