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Resident Evil: Afterlife / More Than A Game | DVD Reviews – SA Magazine
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) 3/5 Stars
“Hot chicks with decent acting skills, shooting the un-dead.”
Resident Evil: Afterlife DVD Review – Milla Jovovich, Mika Nakashima, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Fulvio Cecere. The Undead Apocalypse continues as Alice (Jovovich) finds her way to a supposed sanctuary in Los Angeles, which may just be a deadly trap set for her by the ruthless Umbrella Corporation. A better tagline may be, ”The fourth chapter in the Resident Evil series continues it’s downward spiral.’
Don’t get me wrong, this is actually a perfect movie for most of the Smartasses clientele, as it’s definitely a guy-flick. There’s nothing wrong with watching hot babes run around with machine guns, shootin’ zombies, and if one just simply… takes it for what it’s worth and doesn’t get too bogged down in that bog that geeks love to ‘get-down’ in (I’m talking continuity errors here, for all of you jocks, preps and burnouts that don’t follow geek-logic… and believe me, there are plenty of ’em) then this is a pretty good movie to order pizza and a six-pack for. Though… it does get going a little slowly.
There’s also quite a bit of calming music and night time whispering for the first third of the movie… and if you’re like me, often times that’s enough to lull you to sleep. Which is something I seemingly fall prey to every time I watch an episode of Ghost Hunters, and something I fell prey to on this flick as well. So don’t drink too many beers, lest you fall into the same trap. Thank goodness for chapter search the next morning, eh?
All in all, there’s not too much depth here, so I won’t pretend that there is. Again, it’s hot chicks with decent acting skills, shooting the un-dead. In fact, it’s the good acting skills that actually keep this from being a “B” movie. However… make sure you are well prepared for the numerous goofs which IMDB is quick to point out. My favorite was how Milla’s boots went from uber-high-heels to flats several different times in the very first fight scene alone. At any rate, the film is definitely worth a rental, and there are lots of pretty decent extras included as well. We would also be remiss in not mentioning, that A Perfect Circle is a huge part of the Afterlife Soundtrack… and that alone is worth several bonus points.
DVD Features: Region 1 Note: Get Inside the Creative Process of this Action Spectacular with Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes Filmmaker Commentary and Check Out a Sneak Peek of Resident Evil: Damnation Widescreen – 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 – English, French, Spanish Subtitles – English, French, Spanish. – CD Universe
Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Get inside the creative process of this action spectacular with behind-the-scenes featurettes Filmmaker commentary Sneak peek of Resident Evil: Damnation Undead vision Picture-in-picture track Deleted scenes Outtakes 5 additional behind-the-scenes featurettes Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo – English, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 – English, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround – English, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio – English, Spanish Subtitles – Danish, Finnish, French, Hindi, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish. – CD Universe
DVD Reviews | More Than A Game (2008) 5/5 Stars
“The film is nothing short of brilliant, and should be at the top of your queue faster than a Lebron James dunk.”
A documentary that took 7 years to make. An unknown film student figured it would be a neato idea for his class to follow the story of four kids, who decided at a young age to stick together and all go to the same high school to play basketball. No one on Earth ever imagined how it would turn out.
What you get, is an excellent story on film, even more excellently edited, with an amazing sound track, that also happens to include LeBron James at times. The film is nothing short of brilliant, and should be at the top of your queue faster than a Lebron James dunk.
DVD Features: Region 1 Note: “More Than A Film” Featurette – Director Kris Belman’s Filmmaking Journey from Concept to Completion “Winning Ways” Featurette – Interviews Include Prominent Sports Psychologists, the Director, Coach Dru Joyce ll and Players “Behind the Music” Featurette – Explore the Making of the Film’s Music with Producer and Composer Harvey Mason, Jr. Widescreen – 1.78 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo – English Dolby Digital 5.1 – English Subtitles – English, Spanish. – CD Universe