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Hello, all.

This week is quite light with only one new release.  Thus, it’s a good week to catch up with a film you might have missed on one of the heavier release weeks recently.   The Fall movie season looks promising, bu the number of films being released and the two and a half months or so of Fall doldrums between now and the beginning of the Holiday movie season may mean slim pickings some weeks.

For those interested, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is apparently being re-released to theaters for a limited one weekend run this week in celebration of Bella’s birthday.  Not my cup of tea, but I’m sure there are some rabid fans left out there whose viewing count in still single digits, here’s your chance to correct that.

In the meantime, let’s take a peek

“Resident Evil: Afterlife”

Trailer

Synopsis: In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice, continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead – and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap.

MovieDruid’s Comments: The Resident Evil series has been some of the better survival horror games out there bar none.  The translation to the silver screen, however, has been a bit rocky.  Of course, this could be said of most attempts to translate a video game to the cinema and vice versa.  The Resident Evil film series has been more than a little cheesy from the beginning, and never really seemed to get onto solid footing.  The addition of 3D does not appear to be helping.  The film seems to be more of a showcase for 3D effects than for any real Resident Evil story.  I’ll probably take a peek at this one eventually, but I’m not planning on paying the premium for a 3D film (or worse IMAX 3D) to see it first run.  This one feels like a rental to me and, thus, I can’t see myself labeling this a Pick of the Week despite its lone national release status this week,

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