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June 19, 2009

Submit to the RT Show and Earn a Cool $100 Opens in new window

Time for the weekly update, folks. As always, thanks to everyone who has submitted reviews and helped contribute to the show. Every week, we continue to bring you a lively, upbeat, and fun perspective on movies, and participation from RT and Current users, as well as viewers of the show, has been a big part of it. We do, of course, need more people to take part in the show each week, and that's why we're here to tell you how you can contribute! If you've watched the show at all and thought to yourself, "Wait, I can do what these people are doing! And I have much more interesting things to say than that!", then you need to head on over to the Current website to see how you can offer your Webcam or three-word reviews for the movies they'll be tackling in next week's episode: Year One, The Proposal, and Whatever Works. More...

June 15, 2009

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This week, The Rotten Tomatoes Show will be looking at the movies that opened over the weekend, with help from you (the Rotten Tomatoes community), the Current TV community, and the viewers of the show. The cutoff for webcam reviews has already passed (midnight on Sunday), but the good news is that you can still contribute your Three-Word Reviews for this past weekend's box office Top 5 (including the new opener The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3) or your Haiku Reviews of the last movie you saw. In order to submit 3-Word reviews or to offer your beautiful Haikus, read the full article. More...

June 12, 2009

Comparing the Takings of Pelham 1 2 3 Opens in new window

Now that Tony Scott's "The Taking of Pelham 123" is in theaters, we're free to compare it with the 1974 original -- which is exactly what /Film is doing now. More...

June 11, 2009

Critics Consensus: Pelham 1 2 3 Doesn't Quite Take Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got a railway heist (The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta) and some magical financial advice (Imagine That, starring Eddie Murphy and Yara Shahidi). What do the critics have to say? The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, from 1974, was a stylish mix of comedy and thrills that, despite its reputation, is just dated enough to warrant. However, critics say that Tony Scott's take, while slick and hyperkinetic, lacks the grit and cool of the original. Imagine That has an intriguing premise, especially in these economically tumultuous times: what if a child's fantasy world could predict the ebb and flow of the stock market? Unfortunately, critics say Imagine That does little with its setup, despite solid work from Eddie Murphy and newcomer Yara Shahidi. More...

June 11, 2009

Box Office Guru Preview: Travolta Faces Off With Denzel in 1 2 3 Opens in new window

Two A-listers duke it out in North American multiplexes in the new action thriller The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta which will challenge last weekend's top films Up and The Hangover for a three-way race to the number one spot. Eddie Murphy also joins the fun with his latest family comedy Imagine That which will try to enter the top five. Overall ticket sales should once again fall behind last year's numbers, only by a much wider margin this time. More...

June 11, 2009

A Hundred Years of Heist Films Opens in new window

This week, director Tony Scott pits a New York City Transit officer (Denzel Washington) against a cryptic, train-stealing criminal (John Travolta) in an update of the 1974 heist flick The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. It's a close remake of the original with a modern spin that asks, how could a gang of armed men steal a subway car in the age of the Internet? With that in mind, we take a look back at the long and colorful history of the heist film -- generally speaking, movies featuring intricate plots to steal something, be it money, diamonds, or entire modes of transportation -- to revisit ten decades of heists and capers on celluloid. More...

June 11, 2009

Brian Helgeland Talks Robin Hood, The Taking of Pelham 123, More Opens in new window

Screenwriter Brian Helgeland has Tony Scott's remake of "The Taking of Pelham 123" arriving in theaters shortly, but that isn't all -- he's also wrote Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood," and he'll be moving into the director's chair later this year. Read all about those projects, and more, in a new interview. More...

June 5, 2009

RT Interview: Tony Scott on The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Opens in new window

Tony Scott is a director who regularly appalls critics and equally regularly delights audiences. To the high-brow culture-vultures he's a vulgar purveyor of not much more than exploding buildings and headache inducing editing. But in fact Scott's movies are more diverse than they ever give him credit for. He has always been a director unafraid of a challenge or of taking a new direction. His latest is another departure, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is a remake (his first) of the classic 1974 heist movie. In the original the late, great Walter Matthau played a New York Metro controller trying to negotiate with a violent hijacker. Scott's regular collaborator Denzel Washington takes the role this time around, while John Travolta chews the scenery as the bad guy. RT sat down with the master of mayhem to talk turkey. More...

June 2, 2009

Exclusive: Tony Scott talks Warriors Opens in new window

Tony Scott sat down with RT recently to discuss The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, but of course we couldn't leave him without taking about another remake on his agenda; The Warriors. Based on a novel by Sol Yurick, the 1979 original was written and directed by Walter Hill. "I'm not doing a straight remake," he insisted. "I love the original Warriors and I'm using the same basic story. It's really still 10 guys stuck at point B and they need to get back to point A. But I'm going to set it in Los Angeles and it's going to be a kind of study of gang culture in LA today." More...

April 24, 2009

Tony Scott and Denzel are Unstoppable Opens in new window

Their updated spin on "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" isn't even in theaters yet, but Denzel Washington and Tony Scott are already making plans for a fifth movie together -- "Unstoppable," which would feature Washington as "an experienced engineer who jumps in a locomotive with a young conductor to chase down a runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals." More...

February 13, 2009

Trailer Bulletin: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Opens in new window

Denzel Washington and John Travolta will bring their remake of "The Taking of Pelham 123" to theaters in June, and your first extended look at the new version is now online. More...

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