February 8, 2006
"Flightplan" Soars on Sales, Rental Charts
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.
January 10, 2006
Online Film Critics Offer Their Annual Nominations
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.
November 4, 2005
Bob Saget Aims to Spoof the "Penguins"
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."
October 5, 2005
Summer Tomatometer Wrap-up #3: The Best of the Limited Releases
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.
July 25, 2005
"Chocolate" Remains Sweet at the Box Office
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.
July 13, 2005
AMC Theaters Refuses Admittance to "The Aristocrats"
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.
July 5, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: The Aristocrats
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!
June 28, 2005
Sarah Silverman's Concert Flick Snatched Up by the Roadside
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."