RESIDENT EVIL, the first live-action series, will redefine the legendary horror franchise for Netflix on July 14, 2022 Your first look at the brand-new Teaser from the Series!
Year 2036 – 14 years after a deadly virus caused a global apocalypse, Jade Wesker fights for survival in a world overrun by the blood-thirsty infected and insane creatures. In this absolute carnage, Jade is haunted by her past in New Raccoon City, by her father’s chilling connections to the Umbrella Corporation but mostly by what happened to her sister, Billie.
CAST: Lance Reddick (he/him); Ella Balinska (she/her); Tamara Smart (she/her); Siena Agudong (she/her); Adeline Rudolph (she/her); Paola Nuñez (she/her); Ahad Raza Mir (he/him); Connor Gossatti (he/him); Turlough Convery (he/him)
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There’s no competing with the power of Disney! ENCANTO charms its way to the top spot at the Box Office U.S. Thanksgiving weekend with a $26.1 million opening from 3,980 theatres. It gets a smashing 93% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes.
Last week’s #1 Film GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE slips to second spot with $23.6 million for Sony Pictures, a two week run of $86.7 domestically.
Debuting in second is highly-anticipated HOUSE OF GUCCI with $14.3 million from 3,441 theatres. The Drama starring Adam Driver and Lady Gaga, gets a 61% on the Tomatometer, just enough to be deemed ‘fresh’.
RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY debuts in fourth with $7.7 million from 2,803 theatres for Elevation Pictures/Sony Pictures and gets a 26% on the Tomatometer.
Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS rounds-out this Top Five with $7.4 million, a four-week run of $150 million in North America.
Elevation Pictures x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY. We are giving you two chances to see it. One, an Advance Screening in Toronto November 24, 2021 with a Q&A with star Robbie Amell in-attendance. We also will have Cineplex Passes to see it in theatres across Canada!
Returning to the origins of the massively popular RESIDENT EVIL franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.
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Elevation Pictures release RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY November 24, 2021.
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RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY takes us back to the start, giving us an origins story for RESIDENT EVIL franchise! Check-out this new Trailer!
RESIDENT EVIL franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.
Elevation Pictures release RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY November 24, 2021.
(Photo/video credit: Elevation Pictures)
Based on the Series from Dark Horse Comics, Hellboy gets its third big screen adaptation in Neil Marshall’s upcoming reimagination. The bloodfest of a film sees Hellboy (David Harbour) and his allies up against scorned Sorceress, Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich), who could destroy the world as Hellboy finds himself amidst a battle between humans and the supernatural.
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The stars of Hellboy delivered a helluva thrill for Toronto tonight at its Canadian Premiere with David Harbour (Stranger Things) and Milla Jovovich, the latter returning to the City where several of the star-making Resident Evil films were made. The event was one of hottest tickets in town this year in Toronto with fans filling the fan pit and media lined at capacity on the Red Carpet. Fans are excited for this retelling and are ready to be wowed by what critics already are praising as phenomenal performances from both Harbour and Jovovich.
Our Team had the pleasure of chatting with Harbour and Jovovich on the Red Carpet at Scotiabank Theatre, which happened to align with the former’s birthday. Fans greeted him with Happy Birthday after arriving fashionably-late to the venue and once again he was serenaded in the theatre with a rendition led by Jovovich. An adorable Maltese named Cheeky in Jovovich‘s entourage too was there to support her under the care of a handler. The evening was followed by a Q&A with Cineplex‘s Tanner Zipchen and there even was a Hellboy cake!
Our Amanda Gilmore asks Jovovich whether she approached her role of Blood Queen as a hero or a villain.
Jovovich: “For me, she was just an amazing woman. So yes in my head she is a hero. She has very big, modern ideas about bringing the monster and human worlds together and powerful men around her just put her down in a very gruesome way. I felt that was very relevant to what’s going-on in the world today. We have more and more women in power and we have more and more men trying to bring them down. I think a lot of girls are not going to look at her as a villain, but they are going to look at the Blood Queen as someone they can relate to and someone they can look-up to in a way.
We are seeing a shift in more female action heroes and you are responsible for paving the way in your work on Resident Evil films which were made in our hometown. How does that make you feel?
Jovovich: “So many of the Resident Evil movies were made in Toronto. I feel like literally Raccoon City is Toronto!”.
“When I grew-up there literally was Sigourney Weaver and that was pretty much it. I always wondered growing-up whether there were other women that represent me. I felt that I was a strong woman and I was raised by a father who wanted a boy. I felt it bizarre that there weren’t more women doing this so I’m ecstatic that there’s so many women in Action movies today, because they’re taking leaps forward for us within the Media and the Media has a trickle effect on society.” .
Our David Baldwin asked Harbour what it was like becoming Hellboy.
Harbour: “It was extremely challenging and extremely satisfying. I’ve loved those Comics for years and years and I wanted to play a brutal, tortured Hellboy. It was extremely challenging and that’s what we did.” .
How challenging was it to wear all the prosthetics, the makeup and all the green-screening?
Harbour: “Acting – it’s kinda hard. You want to work hard and just do it. And then you put someone’s face in latex and that becomes exponentially harder with the weight of the makeup on and the movement in a different body. It was just extremely-challenging, requiring a different skill-set and I understand the whole thing in a deeper way now.”.
What can we expect from Stranger Things 3?
Harbour: “You’re gonna love it. It’s like the Summer of Love season!” .
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VVS Films release HELLBOY Friday, April 12, 2019.
(Photo/video credit: VVS Films/Mr. Will Wong/Amanda Gilmore/David Baldwin)
For a third straight week, SPLIT takes the top of the Box Office for Universal Pictures with $14.3 million from 3,373 theatres. It nears the $100-million-mark, with a tally of $98.3 million domestically thus far.
RINGS debuts in second spot with $13.3 million for Paramount Pictures, from 2,931 theatres. The third Film in the Japanese-adapted Horror franchise, it also ranks third in highest opening after 2005’s THE RING 2 ($35 million) and 2002’s THE RING ($15 million) respectively. It gets a C- CinemaScore from Audiences and a paltry 6% on the Tomatometer.
HIDDEN FIGURES still is going strong in third with $10.2 million for 20th Century Fox. In seven weeks it is just shy of $120 million in North America.
A DOG’S PURPOSE is in fourth with $10.1 million for Universal Pictures, a total $32 million in two weeks.
LA LA LAND is in fifth with $7.4 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films, a total $118 million over nine weeks.
RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER is in sixth with $4.1 million for Sony Pictures, a two-week total of $21.5 million.
THE SPACE BETWEEN US opens in ninth with $3.5 million from 2,812 theatres for STX Entertainment/VVS Films. It gets 16% on the Tomatometer from Critics, while Audiences loved it with an A- CinemaScore.
xXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.4 million, a total $39 million over three weeks earned for Paramount Pictures.
For a second straight week, SPLIT takes the top of the Box Office with $25.3 million for Universal Pictures, from 3,199 theatres. In two weeks, the Thriller has tallied $77 million across North America.
Despite a bit of controversy of late, Universal Pictures’ A DOG’S PURPOSE still performs a respectable second with $18.3 million from 3,059 theatres. It earns 35% on the Tomatometer from Critics, but Audiences responded well with an A CinemaScore, which just might help with word of mouth. The Film was made for $22 million.
In third is former champion HIDDEN FIGURES with $13.9 million from 3,351 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It has just surpassed the $100 million-mark domestically.
RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER debuts in fourth for Sony Pictures, with $12.4 million from 3,104 theatres. It gets 39% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
LA LA LAND is in fifth with $11.8 million, playing wide at 3,136 theatres for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. It has earned $106 million over eight weeks.
xXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE is in sixth its second week out with $7.6 million. It has earned $32 million for Paramount Pictures.
GOLD debuts in tenth with $3.5 million for Elevation Pictures/The Weinstein Co. from 2,166 theatres. It gets 38% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
Sony Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Canadian Readers a chance to win a copy of the video game RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD in celebration of the upcoming release of RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER.
Based on Capcom’s hugely popular video game series comes the final installment in the most successful video game film franchise ever, which has grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date. Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
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Milla, Billy × Mr. Will
Sony Pictures Canada release RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER Friday, January 27, 2017. RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD hits stores Tuesday, January 24, 2017.
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Oh yeah, HIM! Israeli-born, but now American-based Actor Oded Fehr is a familiar face to many Resident Evil Fans, but those of you who followed Cult Hit Charmed, might also have a fond memory or two of him. Currently in Toronto filming Covert Affairs, in which he stars in the recurring role of Eyal Lavin, Fehr was spotted out earlier this evening grabbing some Indian Cuisine after a day at work. On the well-received Series, he plays a Mossad Operative who is an Ally of Annie (Piper Perabo).
Surprised to be recognized, Fehr was super-nice to to stop for a quick Snap after a long day. “Nice Camera!”, he said after spotting my Olympus E-PL2! We got to talking about some of his famous Neighbours staying in his vicinity and he tells me two words about the Cast of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, “Nice Kids!”.
The Actor recently made an appearance at TIFF 2012 for the Red Carpet Premiere of Inescapable, alongside Marisa Tomei, Joshua Jackson and Alexander Siddig.
Covert Affairs currently is in its third season on Showcase in Canada, while news of a fourth season with 16 episodes being green-lit just was announced two weeks ago.
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Big debut for the Resident Evil Franchise this weekend! The latest installment, titled Retribution, in the Video Game Adaptation Series was filmed in Toronto last Winter and takes the top of the Box Office this weekend with $20.5 million in North America from 3,012 theatres. And to think Billy was a part of it all, bringing smiles to Stars Milla Jovovich and Kevin Durand‘s faces on their break!
Disney‘s Finding Nemo 3-D debuts in second with $17.5 million – a far cry from the $70 million it made back when it opened originally in 2003, but in its second run still performs strong.
Meanwhile, former Champion The Possession is a distant third this weekend with $5.7 million, ahead of Western Lawless which in its third week slips to fourth spot with $4.2 million; to-date it has earned $30.3 million. The Words starring Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana, lands in seventh with $2.8 million in its second week of release. The Campaign impressively still is hanging tough in tenth spot with $2.4 million in this its sixth week of release.
Bubbly under, The Master (which just premiered at TIFF), breaks a record for highest per-theatre average with $146k from just 5 theatres. In total, it earned $730k this past weekend; mighty impressive.
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