A Perfect Getaway is one of those "like it or hate it" pics, so go see it and decide for yourself. One thing all critics can agree on is that Milla Jovovich is in hiking gear throughout, except for a short swimming scene.
"A Perfect Getaway is never great, but [director] Twohy isn't aspiring for greatness — he's after gritty and lively and weird. And that's good enough."
— Tim Grierson, Village Voice
"Even if you know what's coming, it’s a neat bit of meta-thriller filmmaking, as much about the mechanics of storytelling as a reasonably satisfying example of it."
— Scott Tobias, Onion AV Club
"One hour. That's how long it takes for anything to happen in David Twohy's lumbering snooze-fest A Perfect Getaway — and even then, the "action" is muted by a desire to make things deep and psychological."
— Bill Gibron, filmcritic.com
"Milla Jovovich and Steve Zahn play newlyweds who go hiking in Hawaii. And they hike. And hike some more. For over an hour. There's also some stuff about a pair of murderers hiding out on the same island, but it doesn't pay off until the very end, by which time you may have hiked your way to the ticket counter to demand a refund."
— Luke Y. Thompson, E! Online Posted 08.07.09 by reelz
Milla Jovovich's latest movie A Perfect Getaway opens August 7 and its press junkets provided Jovovich the perfect opportunity to update fans about her next project: Resident Evil: Afterlife. Returning director Paul W.S. Anderson has called Afterlife "a continuation" of the previous movie, Resident Evil: Extinction, and Jovovich confirmed to Bloody-Disgusting that the clones of her character Alice found at the end of Extinction will indeed be a part of Afterlife, though other changes are still in store:
Let's just say this. The clones are definitely in it. You've got multiple Alice's kicking serious butt. There's the clones and it's going to be a lot of work. I'm gonna be working every day for the next four months on this and it's gonna be bigger than ever. It's super-exciting. And definitely the real Alice has some pretty major things happen to her that change the stakes a little bit. It's definitely going to be a different Alice than who we're used to.
Jovovich is appearing for the fourth time in the Resident Evil series, and while her fiance Anderson will be directing for the first time since the initial Resident Evil, he has scripted all the movies. So why do they keep coming back? Jovovich told ShockTilYouDrop that their return was done for the purest of reasons:
The movie makes money. If it makes more money than the last one, you'd think that people want to see another one, so we'll do another one. There's been a lot of interest online, there's been a lot of letters from fans ... It's not like I said, "Hey, honey! Let's do another one right away!" I mean, it's an expensive film and it's all business and if the third one didn't do well, there wouldn't be another one.
One of he biggest differences for Resident Evil: Afterlife will be its use of 3D, for which Anderson will be using the same system as James Cameron's Avatar. While 3D seems a curious choice for what is essentially a zombie movie, Jovovich thinks the medium is perfectly suited for Afterlife:
Especially for a movie like this, because it's wild and a lot of action and a lot of potential for 3D to use the medium at its best.
Quite a claim from someone who also admits that she's "never actually seen a 3D movie," but it's easy to understand Jovovich's enthusiasm for Afterlife considering how good the Resident Evil franchise has been for her:
You know what, every two years I get a steady job and, as an actor, that's a huge relief. Then I get to do all my little independent movies that no one sees. I get more versatile things for myself. And then, every couple years you get the Resident Evil to kick your butt and get you in shape and it's fun and exciting.
Resident Evil: Afterlife starts production this September and will hit theaters September 17, 2010. Posted 08.06.09 by Ryan
When Marvel cast Chris Hemsworth as Thor, a collective "Who?" echoed around the Internet. When it was explained that Hemsworth played Kirk's father in Star Trek, the question changed to: "Him?" Marvel Entertainment President Kevin Feige is not among the cries of panic. Feige thinks the Australian actor has something pretty special:
As new actors make their way into feature films, it is a rare thing to find someone who is not only immensely watchable and engaging, but can also represent a timeless and key character from the Marvel universe in such a compelling way. We have been watching Chris hone his craft over the last several months and due to his persistence and talent he rose above everyone else embodying the actor we were looking for.
Star Trek screenwriter Alex Kurtzman was so impressed, he thinks Hemsworth could carry his own Star Trek:
So many people seemed to marvel at the fact that they cried in the first 10 minutes of Trek, and that's directly a result of the amazing work Chris did. As long as he plays the part, there could be an entire Star Trek movie devoted to the heroic adventures of George Kirk.
Hemsworth will soon be seen everywhere. Up next is the thriller A Perfect Getaway, opening August 14, followed by Joss Whedon's horror flick The Cabin in the Woods opening February 5. Before Thor, Hemsworth will also shoot the remake of Red Dawn, opening September 2010. Posted 06.22.09 by Ryan