Friday, September 28, 2012

Resident Evil Promo

Resident Evil is the film that began the nightmare for both fans and critics alike.  Nightmare, of course, has a different connotation depending on who you're listening to.  Resident Evil was written, directed and produced by Paul W.S. Anderson and starred Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes and Colin Salmon.

Actress and genre crush Michelle Rodriguez has starred in Blue Crush [2002], S.W.A.T. [2003], Avatar [2009], Battle: Los Angeles [2011] and even made an appearance in Resident Evil: Retribution [2012].  She also appeared regularly in the TV series Lost.

Actor Eric Mabius has had an interesting run beginning with a spot on Chicago Hope [1997] and the terrific Millennium [1999], Season Three episode Borrowed Time, one of that season's real highlights.  He also appeared in two episodes of my guilty pleasure, Party Of Five.  But do I really have to be guilty?  Of course he took the lead in The Crow: Salvation [2000] amid a significant cast in hindsight.  His star shined as a lead in Ugly Betty [2006-2010] for four seasons.

Pretty boy English actor James Purefoy hasn't fared too badly.  He landed the role of Mark Antony for two season on Rome [2005-2007].  He also featured in sci-fi fantasy actioner John Carter [2012].  Before that he screen tested for James Bond 007 but lost to Pierce Brosnan.  He also had the role of V in V For Vendetta [2006] before exiting production.

Actor Colin Salmon, like Rodriguez, reprised his Resident Evil role for Resident Evil: Retribution [2012]. The distinguished good looks of Salmon have found their way into films like the live action version of anime's Blood: The Last Vampire [2009], the unbearable Punisher: War Zone [2008] and Alien Vs. Predator [2004].  He enjoyed a recurring role in 007's Die Another Day [2002], The World Is Not Enough [1999], Tomorrow Never Dies [1997] and He also landed a guest spot on Doctor Who [2008] and Lovejoy [1997] opposite Ian McShane just to name a few of his appearances in film and television.

Finally, Milla Jovovich needs no introduction. Apart from the Resident Evil franchise which she positively owns, highlights are many but include: The Fifth Element [1997], He Got Game [1998], The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc [1997], Ultraviolet [2006], A Perfect Getaway [2009], The Fourth Kind [2009] and many others.

So, yes, Resident Evil has some stripes on those genetically-altered arms.

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