March 7, 2014
Weekly Ketchup: Video Game Adaptation The Last of Us Announced
This week's Ketchup covers a sort of slow news cycle, post Academy Awards. The stories that did break include a few potential blockbusters for Sony Pictures, including a movie version of the video game The Last of Us, and a "gritty" reboot of Zorro. There's also a T. Rex movie, giant insects, and a possible remake of West Side Story.
February 10, 2011
Hillcoat's Wettest County Adds Three
John Hillcoat's "Wettest County in the World" has a strong cast that just keeps getting stronger: Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, and Mia Wasikowska have joined Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy.
May 25, 2010
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: The Road, Stagecoach, and Spartacus
It's a new week of releases on home video, and we here at Rotten Tomatoes regret to inform you that the selection of new releases is again rather dismal. With that in mind, we bring you an abbreviated list highlighting the two brand new releases and a handful of reissues we think some of you might find appealing. Leading off the pack is the latest Cormac McCarthy novel to find its way to the big screen, as well as the latest Nicholas Sparks novel to do the same; we'll let you guess which of those is Certified Fresh and which is Rotten. Then, we've got a couple of classic westerns, an internet sensation that won an emmy, a comedy from some of NBC's newest stars, and one of Stanley Kubrick's early masterpieces. Read on for the full list!
January 25, 2010
The Future is Now! 10 Years of Movie Predictions
If, like us, you began the New Year with the thought that it's only five years 'til we get to ride hoverboards, the decade ahead would seem to be full of amazing technology and stuff. But if movies are to be believed, there'll be a lot more to worry about in the next 10 years than the matter of "Where the hell are our flying cars, anyway?" It starts with alien contact and a viral outbreak. Then there are nuclear wars, economic collapses, killer tsuanmis, fascist takeovers, unhinged replicants and giant lizards to look forward to. If the movies are right, the future's so bright you'd better wear those 3-D glasses as protective shades.
November 24, 2009
Critics Consensus: Flee From Ninja Assassin
This week at the movies, we've got martial arts mayhem (Ninja Assassin, starring Rain and Naomie Harris); family-friendly hi jinks (Old Dogs, starring John Travolta and Robin Williams); and a post-apocalyptic trek (The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron). What do the critics have to say? It seems that the latest collaboration between the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix Trilogy) and James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) is a bit of a dud, and that the Travolta-Williams pairing in Old Dogs fails to work very effectively, despite the pedigree of its stars. It may be left up to The Road to be the most solid choice at the movies this week, but we'll let you decide for yourselves.
September 8, 2009
Up in the Air, The Road Impress at Telluride
"Up in the Air" generated applause, "The Road" brought people to tears, and "Paranormal Activity" scared them half to death. This year's Telluride Film Festival is on the books, and it's time for a look at the highlights.
May 15, 2009
Trailer Bulletin: The Road
It's taken its sweet time getting here, but a trailer for John Hillcoat's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" has finally been released. Watch it at Yahoo! Movies now!
May 4, 2009
The Road Leads to October
After months in limbo, John Hillcoat's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" has finally been given a new release date: October 16, 2009.
March 26, 2009
Exclusive: McG Talks Terminator Salvation
The news that one of the greatest sci-fi franchises of all time was to get a full-fat reboot predictably sent cyborg fanboys into paroxysms of joy. For about 10 minutes. That Arnie, otherwise engaged running the world's fourth largest economy, wouldn't be back was partly compensated for by the casting of Christian Bale. But the revelation that McG was to be at the helm of Terminator Salvation put an abrupt stop to the celebrations. Recently, though, the tide's been turning with trailers and longer assemblages revealing a gritty war movie with more in common with Mad Max and Children of Men than Charlie's Angels. RT talked exclusively to the much-maligned McG about the rise of his machines...
October 16, 2008
The Road Leads to 2009?
Wondering why you haven't seen a trailer for "The Road" yet, even though it's scheduled to come out before the end of the year? Well, it looks like it might not be finished in time to make its release date -- or any date in 2008, for that matter.
October 13, 2008
Pictures from The Road
Want to see some cool behind-the-scenes set photos from "The Road"? You're in luck: a supporting actor has posted a bunch of shots from the production, some of which give an idea of what the film's villains will look like.
August 18, 2008
Wechsler, Hillcoat Follow McCarthy's Road
The book's bleakness scared away a number of potential suitors, but Nick Wechsler, producer of The Road, never lost faith -- and his commitment is now just weeks from paying off on the big screen.
May 27, 2008
Mortensen, Hillcoat, Smit-McPhee Walk McCarthy's Road
For their adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, reaching screens in November, director John Hillcoat and stars Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee take the bond between father and son to the end of the world -- literally.