September 14, 2012 |
While "The Master" grabs this week's prestige-movie hype, that other Paul Anderson - middle initials: W.S.; occupying aesthetic: hyperviolent sci-fi - had a film released too. It's the fifth in the "Resident Evil" franchise of loud, metallic commercials for firing/jumping/throwing prowess and zombie slaughter, aimed at that segment of moviegoers ostensibly on a break from doing the same via their game consoles. The other sequel titles - "Apocalypse," "Extinction," "Afterlife" - tantalizingly implied nowhere more to go. But here we are with "Retribution," which finds poster gal for disaster survival Alice (Milla Jovovich)
September 12, 2010 |
Fighting legions of monsters? No problem. Behaving like an "animal," even with the help of Robert De Niro and Edward Norton? Problem. " 'Resident Evil' movies are easy because they're so fun, with the excitement and the action; with a movie like 'Stone,' it was such a hard character to play," says Milla Jovovich, whose Lucetta may be a sexual weapon in the duel between De Niro's and Norton's characters, or possibly much more. "It was one of those people I would never want to know in my real life.
September 11, 2010 |
One thing "Resident Evil" honcho Paul W.S. Anderson has figured out about his franchise: Once the train leaves the station, it's best not to make any stops. His new installment (fourth as writer-producer, second as director), "Resident Evil: Afterlife" is an express to Monstertown on tracks greased with zombie entrails. For those not steeped in the gory legend risen from the popular video games, Milla Jovovich plays Alice, former operative and now arch-nemesis of the Umbrella Corporation.
September 10, 2010 |
It's widely acknowledged that Sigourney Weaver is the queen of sci-fi. (Her status as such was well-cemented way before "Avatar. ") Paul W.S. Anderson, director of "Resident Evil: Afterlife," thinks that the action star of his franchise, one Milla Jovovich, has the chops to be in the conversation with Weaver among the genre's best. "There are very few women that have anchored four action movies -- the only one I can think of is Sigourney Weaver with the 'Alien' movies. And Sigourney really was the jewel in the crown of that franchise.
HOME & GARDEN
September 19, 2009 |
Newlywed actress and model Milla Jovovich, the weapon-toting glammando from the "Resident Evil" films, has sold a Beverly Hills Post Office-area home for $2.75 million. Although she lived in the John Woolf-designed, Hollywood Regency-style home for a couple of years after her 2001 purchase, the Ukraine-born cover girl with the striking eyes more recently had been renting it out. The 3,582-square-foot home, with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, sits on about 1.2 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac.
August 6, 2009 |
The grass is always greener, especially when not tainted by the blood of zombies. Whereas most actresses in Hollywood would probably give their eyeteeth, or someone else's, to have an action franchise, Milla Jovovich suffers her share of combat fatigue. She's sincerely delighted with -- and dedicated to -- the undead-stomping "Resident Evil" series (she's suiting up for No.