Yet another movie not screened for critics.


The only local screening I’ve heard of for Resident Evil: Extinction takes place tonight at 9:30 pm — which happens to be a point in time when the midnight screenings will already have begun on the east coast. Can’t say I’m surprised. The first two movies in this series were pretty bad — click here for my review of the second one — and the third film is being distributed by Screen Gems, which frequently avoids screening films for critics.

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17431692491603570310 Matthew R Walker

    It might be awful, fluffy, filled with dazzling & glossy special effects, with as much substance as a pack of nutrasweet, though still, I have this thing for zombie movies….

    I might see it tonight, and share some thoughts later. Hopefully my brain will still be intact afterwards!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08741378159534413277 Magnus

    Screen Gems… sort like pus jewels?

  • geosomin

    I don’t know why everyone knocks the zombie films…they’re b movies. And pretty good ones.

    Of course I have a soft spot for bad B movie horror films…:)


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