NEW YORK – "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," "Cellular" and "Criminal" compete with "Hero" at theaters this weekend in today's Foxlight.
Milla Jovovich says making the first "Resident Evil" was "funner" than the sequel. "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" (search) was too much like work. Some critics felt the same way about watching it. But the New York Post calls it mindless fun and gives it two stars -- actually an improvement over the original.
Answer the call for "Cellular," (search) according to USA Today -- the cell-phone thriller starring Kim Basinger. Other reviews say she's literally phoning it in. A few broken bits of a cell phone hobbled together MacGyver-style seem to get a better signal than my $500 Fox News phone gets in midtown Manhattan. Plot plausibility aside, this one should get good reception at the box office this weekend.
The terrific John C. Reilly, who usually blends into the background as a wonderful supporting cast member in films like "Chicago," is finally front and center in the small con-job film "Criminal." (search) About time and worth seeking out, according to critics. Gene Shalit says it's a game of "gotcha."
The real question is whether the luxe chop-sockey "Hero" (search) can kung fu it's way to number one again this weekend. Foxlight thinks this is the two-week fluke that could make the third week a charm.