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June 12, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
A real-world version of the "Resident Evil" video game coming to Universal Studios Japan this summer will arm theme park visitors with a gun and a limited amount of ammunition in a fierce battle against attacking zombie hordes. Scheduled to debut on July 19, the new "Resident Evil: The Real" walk-through attraction at the Osaka movie theme park will let visitors step inside a lifelike re-creation of the survival horror video game series and film franchise, known as "Biohazard" in Japan.
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June 12, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
A real-world version of the "Resident Evil" video game coming to Universal Studios Japan this summer will arm theme park visitors with a gun and a limited amount of ammunition in a fierce battle against attacking zombie hordes. Scheduled to debut on July 19, the new "Resident Evil: The Real" walk-through attraction at the Osaka movie theme park will let visitors step inside a lifelike re-creation of the survival horror video game series and film franchise, known as "Biohazard" in Japan.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2007 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
The third installment of "The Adventures of Alice in Zombieland," better known as the "Resident Evil" franchise, landed in theaters Friday without benefit of press previews. Movie summer may have concluded with Labor Day and official summer may wrap with the onset of fall on Sunday, but the single-mindedly escapist "Resident Evil: Extinction" feels like the real end of summer.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
A 3-D version of “Finding Nemo” was expected to dominate the box office upon its debut, but the animated film sank to the runner-up position at the multiplex this weekend. Instead, “Resident Evil: Retribution,” the fifth installment in the popular Milla Jovovich science-fiction thriller franchise, claimed the No. 1 position. However, both films missed industry projections. Pre-release audience polling had suggested that “Retribution” would take in around $27 million during its first weekend in theaters, but Sony Pictures estimated that the film actually opened with a decent $21.1 million.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1996 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It would be impossible to say enough complimentary things about Capcom's Resident Evil for PlayStation. It is, quite frankly, a beautiful, sophisticated and engaging adventure that takes set-top gaming to its highest level yet. No game on any platform even comes close to matching Resident Evil on playability or sheer technical grace. And as just the second wave of 32-bit games, Resident Evil demonstrates how much potential console units still hold.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1998 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few things warm the heart like a zombie on fire. And few things are cooler about Capcom's Resident Evil 2 than the scene in which a couple of the dreaded undead meander around in flames. From burning helicopters to runaway trains, the sequel to the smash Resident Evil is everything a sick and twisted video game player could want in a title. Flesh-eating zombies. Jugular-hunting guard dogs. Winnebago-sized alligators. Sure, the past month has seen dozens of new games hit the shelves.
BUSINESS
December 2, 1999 | AARON CURTISS
Holiday joy comes in so many forms. Roasting chestnuts. Beaming carolers. Twinkling lights. And, of course, flesh-eating zombies. "Resident Evil 3: Nemesis" lets players forget the traffic jams at the mall and the clogged online shopping servers by dropping them deep into the sick and wrong and beautiful depths of Raccoon City, home of the walking dead. The "Resident Evil" series is the best action-adventure franchise on Sony PlayStation, or any other platform.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2000 | AARON CURTISS
If anything will save Sega Dreamcast from becoming an also-ran in the next round of video game console wars, it's titles like "Resident Evil--Code: Veronica," a fantastic graphic adventure that brightens up a day the way only a horde of flesh-eating zombies can. The "Resident Evil" series launched on Sony PlayStation in 1996 and has delivered three installments--each better than the last--telling the story of the Umbrella Corp.'s unfortunate experiments with a virus that "zombifies" its victims.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2002 | JAN STUART, NEWSDAY
Strolled down the Champs-Elysee? Sipped Bellinis on the Piazza San Marco? Well, you haven't really lived till you've seen a mini-skirted Milla Jovovich kick-box the living daylights out of a pack of rabid dogs slathered in barbecue sauce. Technically speaking, the dogs aren't alive. They are among the walking undead who roam the underbelly of Raccoon City in search of human flesh. There are hundreds of them, undead dogs and undead people, popping out from dark corners all over the place.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2004 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
"Resident Evil: Apocalypse," or as the cool kids say, "RE2," plays so much like a videogame you will be reaching for a joystick. Unfortunately, there is no interactive element available other than yelling at the screen so you're left with enjoying the few glimmers of undead fun, one or two slick action set pieces and the ever-watchable Milla Jovovich.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012 | By Robert Abele
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
“Finding Nemo's” 3-D re-release should go swimmingly at the box office this weekend, as the animated film is expected to debut at No. 1. The reformatted version of the kids' flick will likely open with around $30 million in ticket sales, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The other new film hitting theaters this weekend, “Resident Evil: Retribution,” should also see healthy ticket sales, with a projected start of roughly $27 million. Walt Disney Studios decided to pull a handful of its most popular animated titles out of the vault for 3-D re-releases a month after “The Lion King 3-D” scored at the box office.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2010 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The American Focus, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98 The key image for "The American" is a gun-toting George Clooney on the run, but audiences should know up front that this isn't really an action movie. Clooney plays a hit man named Jack who learns there are people out to kill him. So Jack mopes around an Italian mountain village, plotting his survival in between conversations with a priest and dalliances with a prostitute. Director Anton Corbijn and screenwriter Rowan Joffé (adapting a Martin Booth novel)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2010 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
There was some end-of-summer fatigue for the movie business this weekend but no franchise fatigue for "Resident Evil. " On the slowest filmgoing weekend of the year so far, "Resident Evil: Afterlife" was the only new picture released nationwide. The fourth release in the 8-year-old franchise based on a series of horror video games, and the first made in 3-D, took in a solid $27.7 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures. Accounting for ticket-price inflation and 3-D premiums, the opening of "Afterlife" was in line with 2004's "Resident Evil: Extinction," which opened to $23.7 million, and 2004's "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," which launched with $23 million (2002's original debuted to $17.7 million)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2010
MPAA rating: R for sequences of strong violence and language Running time: 1 hour, 37 minutes Playing: In general release
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2009 | Pete Metzger
Maybe it's the dusty setting of an African village instead of a freakily deserted town. Or the fact that most of the action takes place in sunny daylight instead of fog-shrouded nighttime. Perhaps it's because the two main characters, Chris and Sheva, look a little too much like Troy and Gabriella from "High School Musical." Whatever the reason, Resident Evil 5 fails to live up to the excitement of its predecessors.
BUSINESS
September 10, 2010 | Ben Fritz
On what's historically been the slowest weekend of the year at the box office, only one new movie will try to tempt audiences across the country. "Resident Evil: Afterlife" is the fourth entry in a series of consistently solid performers based on the horror video-game series. It's the only movie opening nationwide. In the past, the weekend after Labor Day frequently has produced the lowest box-office receipts of the entire year, according to data compiled by Hollywood.com.
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