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As Expected - Resident Evil: Retribution Wins the Box OfficeResident Evil: Retribution opened #1 at the box office this weekend and was even bigger internationally. I hope you’re happy. You know who you are. In psychological terms, you’d be referred to as “enablers”.

Resident Evil: Retribution opened to $21 million this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. That’s actually a disappointing number given the inflated 3D ticket prices and how the previous Resident Evil: Afterlife (also in 3D) opened to over $26 million. In fact, this is the lowest opening for any Resident Evil since the original. Nonetheless, that was more than enough to stave off the 3D rerelease of Finding Nemo for the top slot.

The Paul WS Anderson/Mila Jovovich three-dimensional brain cell assault also received a “C+” Cinemascore rating indicating even the target audience for these films may be growing weary. That won’t make much difference globally where the franchise’s success continues to grow with each film. The worldwide box office for Retribution could be enough for the Resident Evil film franchise to cross the $1 billion mark.

We can pretty much expect to see Resident Evil movies between now and the rest of time. Paul WS Anderson continues laughing all the way to the bank and Mila Jovovich’s bedroom. I hope you’re all happy.

The Possession continues to hang in there at the #3 slot with another $5.8 million weekend. That brings it to about $44 million domestically.

Also of note this weekend is the continuing downfall of Nic Cage; his latest thriller, Stolen, opened on all of 141 theaters and made a paltry $204,000. Compare that to The Master, the latest from the good Paul Anderson; it only opened in 5 theaters and still made an astounding $730,000 for the weekend. Not a fair comparison, but maybe this should serve as a good notice to Cage that maybe it’s time to stop playing action hero and get back to the quirky indie roles that earned him an Oscar.

Next weekend sees Jennifer Laurence terrorized in House on the End of the Street and Dredd 3D finally blasts its way to the screen.

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Investigate The Paranormal In The X-Files: Deep State Mobile Game

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“The X-Files” franchise will turn 25 next year, and what better way to celebrate than with the launch of a new video game? That’s right, the mobile game The X-Files: Deep State will be released in February 2018, and, in the style of the show, will feature a story about aliens and government conspiracies. The events of the game will take place in the year 2010, between seasons nine and ten of the show.

The X-Files: Deep State is being developed by Creative Mobile Games and will be published by FoxNext, and as with the majority of mobile games these days, will be free to play with in-game purchases.

Meanwhile, season 11 of “The X-Files” TV series will premiere on January 3, 2018. Which may be its last hurrah, because I dread to think what Disney will do with the franchise if they ultimately do end up purchasing 20th Century Fox.

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Inside Remake Gets New Poster and U.S. Release Date

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It’s about time.

It has been a whopping four months since we shared with you guys the red band trailer for the upcoming English language remake of Inside starring Rachel Nichols and Laura Harring.

Today we have an all-new poster for the film (via our buddies at Arrow in the Head), and the one-sheet also boasts the remake’s U.S. release date. Yes, Inside will be hitting Stateside on January 12, 2018.

You can click on the poster to the right to check it out in higher-res. After that make sure to hit us up and let us know if you’re planning to check out this remake in the comments below!

Miguel Ángel Vivas directed the Inside remake.

Produced by Adrian Guerra and Nuria Valls at Spain’s Nostromo Pictures, the remake was written by Manu Diez and [REC] creator/co-director Jaume Balaguero. “We took the original idea and made it an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more Hitchcock-ian than a splatter-fest,” said Guerra.

Again, Inside hits U.S. theaters and VOD January 12, 2018.

Synopsis:
Pregnant and depressed, a young widow tries to rebuild her life following the fateful car accident where she lost her husband and partially lost her hearing. Now, about to go into labor, she’s living in a remote house in the suburbs when, one Christmas night, she receives an unexpected visit from another woman with a devastating objective: to rip the child she’s carrying from inside her. But a mother’s fury when it comes to protecting her child should never be underestimated.

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Deep Blue Sea 2 Rated R for Creature Violence/Gore and Language

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Five months ago we shared the news that there was a secret sequel to the 1999 killer sharks vs. Tom Jane and LL Cool J movie Deep Blue Sea filming, and today we have the sequel’s rating.

And it’s about what you’d expect. Not that that’s a bad thing.

Yes, the upcoming shark attack sequel Deep Blue Sea 2 has been rated R by the MPAA for “creature violence and gore and for language.”

Not only that, but we have a few words on what we can expect from the sequel via a creative executive over at Warner Bros. named Matt Bierman.

“We are a true sequel,” Bierman said regarding the sequel. “We wanted to keep to the spirit of Deep Blue Sea and why people love it. The research that was used on the sharks in Deep Blue Sea 2 comes from the mythology and storyline of the first movie. We have given the lead shark a personality and hope the fans will embrace that as it really helps the storytelling and the narrative in a way that [the] first one didn’t. Deep Blue Sea 2 has a slightly slower build, but once the rubber band snaps, things go boom really quickly!”

The lead shark has a personality? How could that be a bad thing?

Let’s just hope there aren’t scenes of the rugged Tom Jane stand-in lovingly hugging/stroking the shark after it does something cool and telling the new guy how the shark (nicknamed Bruce) is just “misunderstood.”

…And then the shark saves everyone at the end. Called it.

The sequel is directed by Darin Scott from a screenplay by Erik Patterson, Hans Rodionoff, and Jessica Scott and stars Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, and Michael Beach.

The movie is set to premiere on Syfy sometime next year. Once we know the exact date we’ll let us know so stay tuned!

“Deepest. Bluest. My head is like a shark’s fin…”

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