August 3, 2012
Five Favorite Films with Timothy Spall
One of the busiest and most recognizable British character actors in movies, Timothy Spall cuts a unique figure of comedy and menace that's seen him play everything from Winston Churchill in The King's Speech to the nefarious Wormtail in the Harry Potter series. Along the way, Spall has worked for the likes of Clint Eastwood, Tim Burton, Ken Russell and Bernardo Bertolucci, while his collaboration with longtime friend Mike Leigh yielded an acclaimed lead performance in the director's Secrets & Lies. This week, Spall makes an appearance alongside Donald Sutherland and Christian Slater in the action thriller Assassin's Bullet, and we had the chance to chat with the very charming actor about his career and five of his favorite movies.
February 3, 2010
Five Facts About Alice in Wonderland
Over the past 20 years, director Tim Burton and his chiseled muse Johnny Depp have proved an extremely fruitful pairing. From the gothic beauty of Edward Scissorhands, through the campy farce of Sleepy Hollow to the eye-popping lunacy of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, they have given us some of the most memorable movies of recent years. Fans eagerly await their latest collaboration, Alice in Wonderland, in which Depp plays The Mad Hatter opposite newcomer Mia Wasikowska as Alice. RT takes an exclusive look behind the scenes on the film to discover that Tim Burton dislikes motion capture, Mia Wasikowska hates green screen and that making an animated cat is more difficult than you might think...
February 4, 2009
Exclusive: Inside Pinewood/Shepperton - A Photo Tour
Every year, the BAFTA film awards present a trophy for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. Introduced in 1978, the award recognises an organisation or a person's career and influence on the British Film Industry. This year's recipient, announced today, is Pinewood/Shepperton, two of the British industry's most important film studios whose contribution to filmmaking has resulted in some of the greatest movies of all time. Under strict instruction not to let anyone working at the studios know about the award, RT spent a day last week touring Pinewood and Shepperton and learning a little more about these stalwarts of film.
June 2, 2008
2008 MTV Movie Awards Winners
Forget to tune into the 17th annual MTV Movie Awards last night? No problem -- here's a list of the evening's winners, including the coveted Best Summer Movie So Far award!
March 31, 2008
RT on DVD: Oscar-Winning Sweeney Todd Slashes Away The Competition
Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd as Tim Burton's deliciously gory operetta-turned-film spectacle comes to DVD, the critical superior to the CGI/live-action Alvin and the Chipmunks and Jake Paltrow's dark romantic comedy The Good Night, starring sister Gwyneth, Martin Freeman, and Penelope Cruz.
January 14, 2008
And the Golden Globes Winners Are...
It was missing the glitz and glitter of previous years, but the 65th annual Golden Globes were held via press conference yesterday, with Atonement, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, No Country for Old Men, and Sweeney Todd leading the crowd at two wins apiece.
December 26, 2007
RT Presents...2007: The Year in Photos
If it's a digital square with a celebrity on it, Rotten Tomatoes wants it. (Except for pictures of shirtless Dane Cook; we've seen enough of those.) So while not all movies are made equal, each one has the opportunity to produce some fantastic production photographs. Here, we present you some of the ones that stood out to us throughout 2007.
December 20, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Five New Films Fight For Holiday Cheer
Moviegoers are in for a feast as studios will unleash a wide menu of new options on Friday trying to reach holiday patrons on the weekend before Santa comes to town. With so many choices, there should be something for everyone allowing the overall box office to remain healthy.
December 7, 2007
Tomatometer Watch: Sweeney Todd Snips a 100 Percent
When it was originally announced that Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter were starring in a bloody movie musical, many people were skeptical about how it would work out. But have no fear, The Tomatometer here, and Sweeney Todd: The Barber of Fleet Street is currently at 100 percent on the Tomatometer.
October 4, 2007
Trailer Bulletin: Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd
Nothing says holiday cheer like the story of a murderous 19th century barber hell bent on revenge, right? Your first look at Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is online!
September 5, 2007
Sacha Baron Cohen Commits to Two Starring Roles
He's kept a relatively low profile since testing the boundaries of comedy with Borat last year, but all that's about to change -- Variety reports that Sacha Baron Cohen has chosen his next two starring roles.
August 28, 2007
Dreamworks Updates Sweeney Todd Release Schedule
Black may have been in last year, but set your winter fashion to deep red this Christmas: Dreamworks has announced a December 21 release date for Sweeney Todd, the musical thriller by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp.
August 27, 2007
Warner Bros. Butchering Sweeney Todd?
You would think any studio that greenlighted an adaptation of Sweeney Todd -- the classic musical about a homicidal barber -- would be prepared for plenty of blood and guts. And, as it turns out, you'd be wrong: The Sunday Mail is reporting that Warner Bros. has ordered significant, um, cuts to Tim Burton's grisly take on the story.
August 21, 2007
See Sweeney Todd Photos!
Half the fun in any Tim Burton production is seeing pictures of the director's visions come to life, especially when Johnny Depp is involved -- and that's why you're excited that we've got pictures from December's Burton/Depp reunion, Sweeney Todd!