August 12, 2008
Rinko Kikuchi Hears Sounds of Tokyo
Babel star Rinko Kikuchi is in talks to star in Map of the Sounds of Tokyo, "a Japanese-set dramatic thriller that centers on a fish-market employee who doubles as a contract killer" with Isabel Coixet attached to direct.
February 22, 2007
Oscar Night Approaches; Who Will Win? Our Predictions Inside!
There's two ways to predict the Oscars: (1) dissect the awards buzz, attempting to get a feel for the fickle machinations of the Academy voter. Or (2) use your powers of geek math to crunch box office numbers and awards statistics for some cold, hard facts. With both methods in full swing, here?s a rundown of the Internet's major Oscar predictions.
February 11, 2007
BAFTA 2007 Winners Announced
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2007 took place tonight at the Royal Opera House in London's trendy Covent Garden and Rotten Tomatoes UK were there to sip champagne and do our very best to stay sober enough to report back to you. And it was a ceremony full of surprises; an open field outside of Best Actor and Actress (which went to Forest Whitaker for Last King of Scotland and Helen Mirren for The Queen respectively) with no one film winning more than three awards.
January 30, 2007
SAG Award Winners Revealed, Oscar Predicting Hits Full Steam
Known as a big predictor of what'll go down Oscar night, the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony took place last Sunday to a rapturous Hollywood crowd without a hitch (or surprises or upsets). Check out the full winners list below, along with analysis on how the SAG results affect the Oscar nominees' chances.
January 29, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Epic Movie" Conquers Box Office
Proving that there's always money in spoof comedies, Fox's "Epic Movie" shot straight to number one over the weekend in its debut frame beating out three other new releases plus a handful of expanding Academy Award contenders. In fact, the immature laugher outgrossed all five Oscar nominees for best picture combined.
January 22, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Stomp Still Sits at #1
Box office sales slumped this weekend as the top ten dipped to its worst level in four months with the college dance pic "Stomp the Yard" holding onto the top spot by a thin margin. Moviegoers ignored "The Hitcher," the frame's only new wide release, which posted an underwhelming fourth-place debut.
January 12, 2007
The Queen Rules BAFTA Nominations
Stephen Frears? drama "The Queen" came out on top with 10 nominations for this year?s Orange British Academy Film Awards, including Best Actress for Helen Mirren and nods for both Best Film and Outstanding British film. The other top-nominated films are the latest James Bond adventure, "Casino Royale", with nine nominations, and the Spanish thriller "Pan?s Labyrinth", with eight.
December 20, 2006
"The Departed," "Dreamgirls" Take Top Honors in Satellite Awards
"Dreamgirls," the feature adaptation of the Broadway musical, took top honors in four categories including Best Musical or Comedy and Best Director (Bill Condon), Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson), and Best Sound in the 11th Annual Satellite Awards held Sunday, December 17.
December 12, 2006
2006 NYFCO Awards Announced!
It's that time of year again: Right before the fancy awards are doled out, all the different critics' groups chime in with their favorite flicks of the year. Here we have the picks from the New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) for your perusal.
November 19, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Penguins Edge Out Bond For #1 Spot
In what was a very close race for box office supremacy, the dancing penguin cartoon Happy Feet narrowly edged out a strong debut for the new James Bond actioner Casino Royale for the number one spot in North America this weekend.
November 9, 2006
Critical Consensus: A So-So "Year", "Fiction" Works; "Babel" Shoots and Scores; "Harsh Times" Lives Up To Its Title; Guess "Return"'s Tomatometer!
This week at the movies, we ve got a rom-com in Provence ("A Good Year," starring Russell Crowe), a guy whose life is a novel ("Stranger than Fiction," starring Will Ferrell), interconnected tales of despair ("Babel," starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett), a tough homecoming ("Harsh Times," starring Christian Bale), and supernatural visions ("The Return," starring Sarah Michelle Gellar). What do the critics say?
November 5, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Great Success! Borat #1 in U. S. and A.
America fell in love with Borat this weekend as the underdog movie-film about a TV journalist from Kazakhstan shocked the film industry by opening at number one, despite playing in a fraction of the theaters as Hollywood's other new offerings.
October 26, 2006
Box Office Guru Preview: Saw III Brings The Pain
Blood will flow and screams will be deafening at North American multiplexes this weekend when the horror sequel "Saw III" buzzes its way into theaters. While there will be no fight for the number one spot, the rest of the top ten will see new films and holdovers scrambling for high positions.
September 25, 2006
Toronto Wrapup: Senh, Jen And Tim's Raves And Rants From The Festival
We saw some great movies, some of them big ("Babel") and some tiny ("The Patterns Trilogy"). We saw some interesting failures ("The Banquet") and some outright bombs ("All The King's Men"). We caught glimpses of big stars (Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, and Sean Penn, among others) and important directors (Brian De Palma, Paul Verhoeven, Darren Aronofsky, and John Waters). (Check the photo gallery for more.)
September 13, 2006
TORONTO: In "Babel," The World Is Flat And Pain Is Universal
"Babel" is a work of remarkable craft, a masterpiece of sensorial and emotional intensity. The film, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a bleak, disquieting film for our troubled times, and a palpable sense of tension permeates throughout.
May 30, 2006
CANNES: So, When Can I See These Movies?
For those of you who have been following Rotten Tomatoes' coverage of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, one major question may have crossed your mind: When will I get to see these movies? Well, some of them will be screened in the coming months, but for many others, their status is still up in the air.
April 5, 2006
"X-Men," "The Fountain" Added To Cannes Line-Up
Although we won't hear the official lineup for a few weeks, the early word on this year's Cannes Film Festival line-up has Hugh Jackman pulling double duty in two of the fest's big Hollywood titles, "X-Men: The Last Stand" and Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain."