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January 26, 2007

Sundance News: "The Ten" And "King of California" Picked Up For Distribution Opens in new window

As Sundance 2007 enters the final stretch, we've just learned of two more movies that'll get their Hollywood endings: "The Ten" (picked up by ThinkFilm and City Lights Home Entertainment) and "King of California" (courtesy First Look Pictures). More...

February 8, 2006

"Flightplan" Soars on Sales, Rental Charts Opens in new window

It was a smooth DVD landing for Buena Vista Home Entertainment's "Flightplan," as the Jodie Foster-starring thriller topped both the national DVD sales and rental charts for the week ended Jan. 29. More...

January 10, 2006

Online Film Critics Offer Their Annual Nominations Opens in new window

The OFCS, which is hosted right here at Rotten Tomatoes and (full disclosure) includes yours truly as a member, announced their year-end nominations yesterday ... and we hope you'll find a few solid surprises among the more familiar (yet obviously deserving) nominees. The winners will be announced on Monday the 16th. More...

November 16, 2005

"Penguins," "Murderball," and 13 Other Docs Vie for Oscar Eligibility Opens in new window

Variety's Award Central brings news on the 15 documentary films that have been "shortlisted" for Academy Award consideration. (And there are 2 seriously egregious omissions, if you're asking me.) More...

November 4, 2005

Bob Saget Aims to Spoof the "Penguins" Opens in new window

Apparently there's nothing wrong with "March of the Penguins" that can't be fixed by 80 consecutive minutes of snarky comments from Bob Saget, which is why ThinkFilm is giving him money to write, produce, and direct a spoof entitled "Farce of the Penguins." More...

October 5, 2005

Summer Tomatometer Wrap-up #3: The Best of the Limited Releases Opens in new window

In the hot summer months, everyone's looking for a way to cool down. This summer, movie audiences decided one of the best places to beat the heat was in the barren, 47-degrees-below-zero but otherwise splendid climate of Antarctica. The runaway (or waddle-away, as the case may be) limited release success of the summer, "March of the Penguins," melted the critics' hearts as well, notching a big 94 percent on the Tomatometer. More...

August 1, 2005

"Wedding" Boys Crash the #1 Spot -- in Their Third Weekend! Opens in new window

For the first time in several years, a wide release has jumped into the #1 box office spot after spending two weeks among the top five, and that movie is "Wedding Crashers." More...

July 25, 2005

"Chocolate" Remains Sweet at the Box Office Opens in new window

Fending off a handful of newcomers this past weekend was "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and the family-friendly confection proved to have some serious staying power at the box office. The Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration pulled in an estimated $28.3 million in its sophomore session, thereby snagging the #1 spot for two consecutive weekends. More...

July 13, 2005

AMC Theaters Refuses Admittance to "The Aristocrats" Opens in new window

In a move described by co-director Penn Jillette as goofy and unfair, AMC Theaters has refused to book the raunchy comedy documentary "The Aristocrats." Claiming that the film seems to have "narrow appeal," AMC originally planned to play the film in Atlanta and Chicago, but then decided to avoid the engagement altogether. More...

July 5, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: The Aristocrats Opens in new window

Head over to the Apple Quicktime Trailer Page for a look at the trailer to the upcoming comedy documentary "The Aristocrats." Having seen the movie at Sundance earlier this year, I can offer the opinion that this flick is absolutely drop-dead hilarious. But don't just take my word for it; the massive cast of comedians more than speaks for itself! More...

June 28, 2005

Sarah Silverman's Concert Flick Snatched Up by the Roadside Opens in new window

Roadside Attractions, the distributors who brought you "Super Size Me" and the upcoming "Pretty Persuasion," have purchased the rights to the Sarah Silverman concert film "Jesus Is Magic." The Hollywood Reporter sums up the film quite succinctly: "The film allows Silverman, who has been criticized for her equal-opportunity off-color humor on network talk shows, to riff on such controversial, politically incorrect topics as Sept. 11 and the Holocaust before a live audience, as well as perform musical numbers." More...

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