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What's a cinema section doing in a site dedicated to PS2 you may be wondering? Well this is no ordinary cinema section, here you will only find game related movies.

Resident Evil:
Genre: Suspense/Horror
Running Time: 1 hr 40 min
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes
Directed by: Paul Anderson
Produced by: Bernd Eichinger, Paul Anderson, Jeremy Bolt, Samuel Hadida
Written by: Paul Anderson
Distributor: Screen Gems
Production Company: Constantin Films
Rating: 3/5     "Lots of action not much plot"
Trailer: Resident Evil
 
Based on the popular video game of the same name, Alice (Milla Jovovich - Fifth Element, Joan Of Arc) and Rain (Michelle Rodriguez - The Fast And The Furious) must battle hordes of zombies to save Raccoon City form the undead.
Although this movie is based on the "Resident Evil" games, the plot is not directly from any one game in particular. So anyone who haven't played the games can still enjoy this movie as a good old fashioned zombie movie. For those of you who have played the games there are plenty of familiar aspects such as the zombie dogs and the lickers from "Resident Evil 2". The mansion which Alice lives in is instantly recognisable as the setting for so many of the "Resident Evil" games.
The movie begins inside Umbrella Corporation's labs (Umbrella Corporation is the company responsible for the T-Virus which turns the dead into the undead) were we see the T-Virus being made and tested. As a result of an accident the T-Virus is released into the Umbrella complex. The complexes computer "The Hive" takes emergency action and seals off the complex and kills all the employees. Needless to say they don't stay dead for long and soon become the undead.
A special elite team of commandos must go into the hive to investigate the accident. It's here were we meet Milla Jovovich's character Alice. Alice is suffering from amnesia and goes along with the commandos team team to the hive to see if she can figure out what she was doing in that mansion. From here on in the action and suspense really builds up. Milla Jovovich kicks some serious zombie butt. The action sequences are big and loud and there's enough to keep you entertained.
 
This movie is one of the better games too movie conversions of recent years and is well worth a visit to your local cinema complex. The action sequences are packed with action and are backed up with a great soundtrack. The core of the plot is good, along the lines of the "Resident Evil" games. However the plot in- between the actions sequences seems to be there just to get to the next action sequence as fast as possible and can be a bit dull. However this is an enjoyable film to watch and I would recommended going to see it. If you like the games you will like this movie. If you don't like the games but like a good Suspense/Horror movie there is enough action to keep you entertained if the plot doesn't.

Now at the end of the movie (Don't worry this is not a spoiler) there is line that mentions the "Nemesis Program". Those of you familiar with the games will know this is the main enemy from the 3rd game "Resident Evil 3: Nemesis". So that sets up the sequel which will presumably involve the "Nemesis" in some way. Read On for more details of the sequel.

Resident Evil Movie Sequel

The first one first one may have only recently been on the cinemas but a sequel has already been confirmed. The title off this sequel, well if you have seen the first one no prizes for guessing it's "Resident Evil: Nemesis". Warning the following text contains spoilers if you haven't seen the first Resident Evil movie. Near the end of the first movie Matt (Eric Mabius) is carted of to raccoons city research facility after being infected with the T-Virus. We were told he was mutating and he is being sent to the "Nemesis Program". At the very end of the movie we see Alice (Milla Jovovich) walking the streets of the now destroyed Raccoon City were presumably the T-Virus and Nemesis have escaped. This is were the sequel picks up. Unlike the first movie the sequel will include characters from the "Resident Evil" games. The only confirmed characters so far are "Jill Valentine" from "Resident Evil" and "Carlos Olivera" from "Resident Evil 3: Nemesis".
Paul Anderson will once again be directing the movie, plot details are scarce but here's what Anderson himself had to say about the project.

"For the role of Jill Valentine, I carefully chose who I wanted to play her. At first I contacted Natasha Henstridge, but with her other projects she wanted to pursue, it was impossible to have her for the role. Mira Sorvino is next on my list. I think she resembles Jill a lot and would fit the role perfectly as well. I hope everything goes well, and she will say 'yes' to our script. As for the other roles I have in mind, they are not so concrete yet, but I will mention that Carlos Olivera from Resident Evil 3 (the game) is on my list. Also we can't forget Alice (Milla Jovovich) and Matt (Eric Mabius). The have said 'yes' to the script and will return. As far as the story goes, I can't reveal too much, but I will say that Jill Valentine and Alice will never meet in the story. There will be two separate stories going on in the movie."
 
So looks like Mira Sorvino (Not to be confused with Mena Suvari from "American Beauty") to star as Jill Valentine. Mira Sorvino's previous roles include: "Summer of Sam", "The Replacement Killers", "Mimic" and "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion".

Keep checking back here for more news when it arrives on "Resident Evil: Nemesis".

TOMB RAIDER MOVIE SEQUEL

Filming for the "Tomb Raider" sequel is scheduled for August 26th at Pinewood Studios, London, and on location in China and Africa. Paramount Pictures have decided not to have Simon West the director of the first movie to direct the sequel. They have instead gone with Speed director Jan de Bont. Angelina Jolie returns as Lara Croft sent to rescue the world from the exploits of an evil Chinese crime syndicate led by oriental crime lord Chen Lo. John Voight, Jolie's real-life and on-screen father has also been reported to be involved in the sequel. Chris Barrie will also reprise his role as Lara Croft's butler. Chris's character from the first movie was such a hit he will have a bigger part in the sequel. The working title of the sequel is "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life".
The original movie made more than $230 million in revenue worldwide, $48 million of that during its domestic opening weekend and remains the highest ever box-office earner for a female-driven movie. And taking into account the 30 million unit sales of a video-game featuring the most successful female character in the history of the games industry provides the perfect setting for the sequel.

Not much details on plot, but here's what's know so far. Lara's looking for antiquities in a sunken temple, and happens upon a sphere that holds the location of Pandora's Box, evil Chen Lo shows up with some thugs and takes the sphere. What follows involves Lara's attempts to get the sphere back from Chen Lo with the help of Terry, an old flame and dangerous snark, before Chen Lo can sell it to Reiss, who is the main bad guy of the movie. Reiss wants to know the location of Pandora's Box so he can use it as a biological weapon to destroy the world or hold it hostage.

Keep checking back here for more news when it arrives on "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life".

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