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August 3, 2012

Five Favorite Films with Timothy Spall Opens in new window

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. More...

February 3, 2010

Five Facts About Alice in Wonderland Opens in new window

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... More...

February 4, 2009

Exclusive: Inside Pinewood/Shepperton - A Photo Tour Opens in new window

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. More...

June 2, 2008

2008 MTV Movie Awards Winners Opens in new window

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! More...

May 6, 2008

2008 MTV Movie Award Nominations Announced Opens in new window

It's almost time to hand out some golden popcorn -- the nominations for the 2008 MTV Movie Awards have been announced! More...

March 31, 2008

RT on DVD: Oscar-Winning Sweeney Todd Slashes Away The Competition Opens in new window

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. More...

January 14, 2008

And the Golden Globes Winners Are... Opens in new window

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. More...

December 26, 2007

RT Presents...2007: The Year in Photos Opens in new window

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. More...

December 26, 2007

Sacha Baron Cohen Announces "Deaths" of Borat, Ali G Opens in new window

There will by no more sexytime for Sacha Baron Cohen. More...

December 23, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: National Treasure Uncovers Holiday Gold at #1 Spot Opens in new window

Cage posted one of the best openings of his career with National Treasure: Book of Secrets which debuted on top with an estimated $45.5M from an aggressive launch in 3,832 theaters. More...

December 20, 2007

Critical Consensus: Sweeney Todd, Walk Hard, and Charlie Wilson All Certified Fresh! Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got unruly history buffs, fake rockers, rogue senators, bon mots from beyond the grave, and demon barbers. What do the critics have to say? More...

December 20, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Five New Films Fight For Holiday Cheer Opens in new window

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. More...

December 19, 2007

No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood Top Critics' Lists in Toronto, San Diego, Austin Opens in new window

The parade of critics' year-end best-of lists continued yesterday, with panels in Toronto, San Diego, and Austin weighing in on their favorite films of 2007. More...

December 14, 2007

Atonement, Control Lead London Film Critics Noms Opens in new window

The London Critics Circle has announced the nominees for its year-end awards, with Anton Corbijn's Control and Joe Wright's Atonement leading the pack at eight nominations apiece. More...

December 13, 2007

Atonement Leads Golden Globe Nominations Opens in new window

The nominations for the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning. Did your favorite films, stars, and songs make the cut? More...

December 13, 2007

Sweeney Todd's Opening Credits Online! Opens in new window

Its wide release opening is just over a week away -- but why wait 'til then to see Sweeney Todd's opening credits, when they're online now? More...

December 12, 2007

Jesse James Wins SF Critics Over; Into the Wild Leads Critics Choice Noms Opens in new window

Just when we thought we'd seen all the year-end kudos we can handle, along come the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards -- and the Critics Choice Awards nominations -- to prove us wrong. More...

December 7, 2007

Tomatometer Watch: Sweeney Todd Snips a 100 Percent Opens in new window

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. More...

December 7, 2007

National Board Says No Country for Old Men Is 2007's Best Film Opens in new window

December 31 is just a few weeks away, and you know what that means -- 'tis the season for year-end lists and awards. More...

December 6, 2007

Johnny Depp and Michael Mann Are Public Enemies Opens in new window

Johnny Depp may not be filming Shantaram this winter, but he won't be out of work. Michael Mann is making sure of it. More...

October 4, 2007

Trailer Bulletin: Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd Opens in new window

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! More...

September 5, 2007

Sacha Baron Cohen Commits to Two Starring Roles Opens in new window

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. More...

August 31, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: The Owen Wilson Saga, Studio Puts Sweeney Todd Under the Knife Opens in new window

In this week's Ketchup, Owen Wilson's unfortunate circumstances become clear, as he drops out of the upcoming Ben Stiller collaboration. And speaking of Stiller, Ben has mandated that the sequel to Night at the Museum be funnier than the original. More...

August 28, 2007

Dreamworks Updates Sweeney Todd Release Schedule Opens in new window

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. More...

August 27, 2007

Warner Bros. Butchering Sweeney Todd? Opens in new window

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. More...

August 21, 2007

See Sweeney Todd Photos! Opens in new window

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! More...

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