Ron Perlman joins Milla Jovovich in Paul W.S. Anderson's Monster Hunter adaptation

Ron Perlman may not be Hellboy anymore, but he’s got a new way to hunt monsters now thanks to director Paul W.S. Anderson’s adaptation of Capcom’s Monster Hunter video games. The games are about methodically tracking down big, dinosaur-like beasts and using their bits to build increasingly powerful weapons and armor,…

The Final Chapter is a weak retread of Resident Evil’s greatest hits

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It’s a shame that the zombie-mowing, monster-bashing post-apocalyptic Resident Evil series should end on a bum note, with one of its weakest entries; whether taken as guilty pleasures or as termite art, these movies are the only good thing to have come out of the early 2000s craze for schlocky video-game adaptations.…

Here’s how to tell the new Underworld and Resident Evil trailers apart

Dark, confusing times have come to America. Times of turmoil. Times when difficult choices must be made. Times when the latest entries in two surprisingly long-lived actress-centered undead-fighting action series—both due in theaters next January from the same fucking studio—can release new trailers on the same day,…

Alas, Survivor is just a lame Milla Jovovich vehicle, not a Destiny’s Child biopic

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The latest from director James “V For Vendetta” McTeigue is bunk of the very lowest level. (And, despite the title, not the biopic of Destiny’s Child for which the world has been clamoring.) Milla Jovovich stars as Kate Abbott, a genius foreign service officer assigned to the U.S. Embassy in London. She looks damn…

The thrilling Cymbeline re-teams Ethan Hawke and William Shakespeare

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In 2000, writer-director Michael Almereyda took on the best of William Shakespeare, transposing the seminal tragedy Hamlet to modern-day Manhattan and the world of corporate cutthroats. (Ethan Hawke’s moody young prince declaiming the “To be or not to be…” speech in a Blockbuster video aisle was just one of the film’s…