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July 16, 2008

Exclusive: The World of WALL-E

The artists behind this year's freshest film share their story with RT, with exclusive contributions from Andrew Stanton, Ben Burtt, Jim Morris, Lindsay Collins, Angus MacLane, Derek Thompson, David DeVan and Rodrigo Blaas.More…

June 23, 2008

George Carlin: 1937-2008

George Carlin, the award-winning comedian, actor, and author responsible for one of the most groundbreaking routines in the history of American comedy, has passed away at the age of 71.More…

August 26, 2007

RT-UK's What to Watch at the Edinburgh Film Festival

Rotten Tomatoes UK heads up north to take in the sights and sounds of the Edinburgh Film Festival. And as the celebration of cinema draws to a close we present what's hot and what's not from the event.More…

July 12, 2007

"Cars 2" Coming Soon(ish)?

For the moment, this story falls under the category of "wild speculation masquerading as rumor," but we suppose Pixar has earned the privilege of having its every move dissected -- past, present, and future -- so here's some dish about what the studio might be planning for, um, 2011.More…

July 5, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Transformers" Already Dominating Holiday Week

Megatron and his sinister robot chums invade the North American box office aiming to extract riches from the multiplexes over the extended Fourth of July holiday week with the tentpole action vehicle "Transformers."More…

June 28, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Rats and Bruce Hit Theaters This Weekend

Disney and Pixar aim for their eighth straight number one hit together with the latest computer animated film from the industry experts, "Ratatouille."More…

June 21, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Evan Shall Lead the Way

Universal looks to score its first number one hit in nearly a year this weekend with the new Steve Carell comedy "Evan Almighty" which hits the multiplexes on Friday targeting a broad family audience.More…

June 17, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Fantastic Four" Clobbers Box Office Foes

Fox scored its first number one hit in five months with "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" which grossed an estimated $57.4M on its opening weekend, tripling its nearest competitor's sales.More…

June 14, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Silver Surfer" Sails into Multiplexes

With schools letting out for the summer, Hollywood rolls out a pair of PG-rated films hoping to attract kids to the multiplexes with some mindless fun.More…

June 13, 2007

Advance Word from the Alamo: "Ratatouille" Rocks

A recent AICN-sponsored "Ratatouille" screening at Austin's Alamo Drafthouse sent one happy viewer directly to the internet...More…

June 7, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Lucky "13" Hopes for Full Houses

The stars come marching out to do battle with the pirates for the number one spot this weekend.More…

May 14, 2007

"Superman" Reigns at The Saturn Awards

Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" cleaned house at the Saturn Awards over the weekend. (Hey, don't laugh. The Saturn Awards have been around for over 30 years and they pay some fine attention to the genre films we all love so much.)More…

May 2, 2007

Nine Free Minutes from Pixar's New Flick!

I know, I know. I'm probably missing out on all the fun by refusing to watch this extended clip from Brad Bird's newest Pixar flick, "Ratatouille," but I'm guessing this clip was put up for folks who were unsure if they were gonna see the flick. Me? I wouldn't miss a Pixar movie for a lifetime supply of popcorn.More…

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.More…

January 15, 2007

The Golden Globes Are Here, And They're Spectacular...Wins for Mirren, Whitaker, "Dreamgirls" and "Babel"

Sound the alarms! Tonight's telecast (8pm EST) of the 64th Annual Golden Globes Awards signaled the real start of Oscar mania, so check out our list of winners...and weigh in with your own two cents on who won, who should've won, and who definitely should not have worn what. RESULTS IN NOW!!More…

January 10, 2007

Golden Tomato Awards: "Casino Royale," "The Queen" Best-Reviewed of 2006

The 8th Annual Golden Tomato Awards were announced today, and "Casino Royale" and "The Queen" are the best reviewed wide and limited releases, respectively. The worst-reviewed movie was "Basic Instinct 2," Sharon Stone's attempt to re-capture past glory.More…

January 4, 2007

Overall Box Office Up More Than 3% from 2005

Total domestic box office showed a 3.4% climb in 2006, thanks mainly to semi-expensive profit-turners like "Talladega Nights," "The Break-Up," and "The Devil Wears Prada." And boy oh boy did Sony have a good year!More…

January 4, 2007

Pixar's "Ratatouille" Scampers Beneath Summer ?07 Tentpoles

Disney?s release of Pixar?s latest, "Ratatouille," is under some scrutiny following the solid-but-not-stellar performance of last summer?s "Cars."More…

December 14, 2006

"Babel," "Departed," And A Few Surprises Lead Golden Globes Nominations

"Babel"'s back in the game as this year's Golden Globes nominations were announced, including many expected Oscar pics -- and a few smaller surprises.More…

October 2, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Open Season Shoots Up #1 Opening

Ashton Kutcher ambushed the top two spots at the North American box office this weekend playing an animated mule and a Coast Guard rookie in Open Season and The Guardian, respectively. Both films enjoyed strong openings pumping in a combined $40M and helped the marketplace beat last year's levels for the first time in four weeks. The weekend's other new wide release, the comedy School for Scoundrels, saw more modest results with a fourth place bow.More…

September 5, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Invincible Scores Another Win at #1

Moviegoers had football on their minds for the second straight weekend as Disney's true-life NFL tale "Invincible" remained atop the North American box office over the long Labor Day holiday weekend finishing off another summer movie season. New releases "Crank" and "The Wicker Man" opened in second and third, respectively, while the critically acclaimed films "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Illusionist" both scored strong per-theater averages in moderate release. The holiday frame marked the first weekend in six long months where no new film debuted with at least $15M. Hollywood was happy to close the books on a summer movie season that was slightly better than than last year's.More…

July 31, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Miami Vice" Knocks Pirates From #1 Spot

Detectives Crockett and Tubbs shot their way to number one in North America with the cop thriller Miami Vice which finally managed to knock the megablockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest out of the top spot.More…

July 24, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Pirates" Passes $300M; "Lady" Stumbles

Johnny Depp made this weekend's four new releases walk the plank as his megablockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest became the first film of the year to spend three consecutive frames at number one and zoomed past the $300M mark in record time.More…

July 20, 2006

Box Office Preview: Will Lady Sink Pirates in the Water?

Directors take center stage this weekend providing starpower to four new films opening in North American theaters all hoping to take down reigning box office king Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.More…

July 17, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Audiences Still Love Their Pirates

The Johnny Depp juggernaut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest remained the most popular film in North America for a second weekend easily defending its box office crown against two new comedies that fought bitterly for the runnerup spot.More…

July 13, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Dupree" Misfires; "Little Man" Is Short On Laughs

This week at the movies, we've got some unwanted houseguests, in the guise of a guy with a bad case of arrested development ("You, Me and Dupree," starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon) and a pint-sized thief on the lam ("Little Man," starring Marlon and Shawn Wayans). Will the critics be welcoming, or will they boot these flicks into the street?More…

July 12, 2006

Disney Hits Jackpot, Announces a Bunch of Layoffs

So you come in to work at Disney on Monday morning, expecting everyone to be all smiles and excited about the "pirate booty" that was made over the weekend. Or maybe you're happy to notice that "Cars" crossed the $200 million mark over the same weekend. And the comes a memo from the boss that says "You're fired."More…

July 6, 2006

Box Office Preview: Pirates To Loot Box Office Treasure

Multiplexes are stocking up on popcorn and soda in anticipation of the massive crowds expected to descend upon them on Friday for the opening of the highly anticipated adventure sequel "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."More…

July 3, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Superman Returns" to Top of Charts

The Man of Steel conquered the North American box office this weekend as the super hero adventure Superman Returns claimed the number one spot over the pre-Independence Day holiday frame.More…

June 25, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Sandler Fast Forwards to #1

Moviegoers grabbed their remote controls and flocked to the multiplexes this weekend to see Adam Sandler's latest comedy Click which became the comedian's eighth number one hit thanks to its $40M opening, according to estimates.More…

June 22, 2006

Box Office Preview: Sandler "Clicks" With New Comedy

Although Father's Day has passed, Hollywood brings out two very different stories about dads and their wacky adventures this weekend with Adam Sandler's comedy Click and Tyrese Gibson's actioner Waist Deep, both opening in theaters on Friday. Comedy has been ruling the box office throughout the month of June and that trend should continue until the Man of Steel arrives next week.More…

June 19, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" in Pole Position Again, "Da Vinci Code" Reaches $679M Globally

Despite the arrival of four new films cluttering the multiplexes, the Disney/Pixar animated film Cars remained the most popular movie in North America for a second straight weekend.More…

June 15, 2006

Box Office Preview: Four New Films Prepare to Fight

Reunion fever hits the multiplexes this weekend as four new releases debut bringing together a lot of familiar faces.More…

June 11, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" Parks Itself at #1

The Disney/Pixar animated film Cars raced past the competition to finish in first place at the North American box office. Though it did not open as strong as some of its predecessors, the toon easily outdistanced everything else in the current marketplace outselling the second place film by a three-to-one margin.More…

June 10, 2006

Friday Box Office: "Cars" Raced to $19.3M Finish

Pixar's new animated feature "Cars" finished first on Friday with an estimated $19.3M, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. Although not as well-reviewed as previous Pixar productions, this opening day gross is on par with the $20M debuts of their previous two features, "The Incredibles" and "Finding Nemo." Both of those films went on to finish their respective weekend with about $70M, which is probably the same number "Cars" will do when the weekend's over.More…

June 9, 2006

Trailer Bulletin: Pixar's Ratatouille!

Pixar's brand-new "Cars" hits theaters today, and attached to the print is a funny little trailer for Brad Bird's "Ratatouille." But if you don't have the time to hit the multiplex this weekend, you can check out the all-new trailer right here.More…

June 8, 2006

Box Office Preview: "Cars" Battles "Omen" at Theaters

Racing into theaters across North America, the computer animated film Cars aims to take over pole position this weekend targeting family audiences. Those looking for a good scare can instead choose The Omen which already launched on Tuesday with some frightening results. The frame's final new wide release is the Robert Altman comedy A Prairie Home Companion giving the weekend a wide assortment of titles for all audiences.More…

June 8, 2006

Critical Consensus: A Smooth-Running "Cars," An Ill "Omen"

This week at the movies, we've got anthropomorphic automobiles not named KITT ("Cars") and a mean little devil named Damien ("The Omen"). Will the critics go along for the ride? Will they give the devil his due?More…

June 7, 2006

More "Cars" Pics to Rev You Up

We've got more exclusive "Cars" pics for your perusal! By now, we all know the story: Lightning McQueen is held against his will in an out-of-the-way town called Radiator Springs until he completes his community service by fixing a stretch of road he damaged during an unfortunate turn of events.More…

June 4, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Women Power "Break-Up" to #1

Nosy moviegoers just couldn't stay away from a high-profile lovers quarrel as the anti-romantic comedy The Break-Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston surprised the industry this weekend by opening at number one, shoving the comic book juggernaut X-Men: The Last Stand into second place in only its second weekend.More…

May 30, 2006

"Cars" Gallery Updated With Exclusive Pics

We have in our possession seven exclusive pics from Disney/Pixar's forthcoming "Cars," and they show some of the action scenes during one of the big races. The red one with number 95 emblazoned on the doors and that unmistakable grin is of course our hero Lightning McQueen, who'll learn an important life lesson during his forced stay at Radiator Springs.More…

May 29, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "X-Men 3" Smashes Records Over Memorial Day Weekend

Magneto and his fellow mutants attracted a record-breaking audience to theaters across North America as the super hero sequel X-Men: The Last Stand became a juggernaut at the box office opening at number one over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend.More…

May 11, 2006

Trailer Bulletin: New Full-Fledged "Cars" Trailer

We've seen a few different trailers so far, but here's the first full-fledged theatrical trailer for Disney / Pixar's "Cars," which is sure to cause a big uproar among the kindergarten crowd in early June.More…

May 10, 2006

Toy Story 3 Is In Production. That is all.

During a Disney shareholders meeting, Mouse House honcho Robert Iger made reference to "Toy Story 3" being currently in production. And that's all the news we have on it ... but it's a "Toy Story" movie, so every nugget is worth reporting.More…

April 14, 2006

Meet Some More of the "Cars" Cast!

Are you, like me, a ravenous Pixar junkie who simply cannot WAIT for the studio's next release? (In this case, Cars!) If so, head on over to IGN FilmForce for a peek at some cool character promos or Dark Horizons for some slick new poster art.More…

March 15, 2006

ShoWest Day #1: Posters for Saw III, Da Vinci Code, Miami Vice, and Hundreds More!

ShoWest is a convention for people making movies and the people exhibiting them. That's all well and good, but since Rotten Tomatoes is not making nor exhibiting movies (as least to my knowledge), why are we here? "Cars." "Over the Hedge." "A Prairie Home Companion." "Akeelah and The Bee." Look forward to our reports, but in the mean time check out the hundreds of movie posters for upcoming 2006 films on display.More…

March 15, 2006

Bird Will Helm Pixar's "Ratatouille"

Pixar Animation's next film, "Ratatouille," has been officially taken over by "The Incredibles" director Brad Bird; pic will tell the story of a Parisian rat with a taste for gourmet food.More…

February 17, 2006

WonderCon Wrap-Up: "Cars," "Ice Age 2" and "Mission: Impossible III"

Our WonderCon 2006 coverage concludes with looks at the crowd pleasers of the coming year, starring animated heroes ("Cars," "Ice Age 2: The Meltdown") and super-animated couch-jumpers ("Mission: Impossible III").More…

February 14, 2006

WonderCon Wrap-Up: A "Superman" Surprise, Sneak Peeks and Storm Troopers

At long last, here's my report on the filmmaker panels, "exclusive" clips, and the geek couture show that is WonderCon!More…

February 8, 2006

WonderCon Line-Up: Superman Returns, Mission Impossible III, and more!

If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend and in the mood for, say, a Q & A with Superman Returns director Bryan Singer or exclusive footage of Mission: Impossible III from the hands of J.J. Abrams himself, you need to stop by the 20th annual WonderCon.More…

February 5, 2006

Super Bowling For Trailers!

It's almost here -- the one time of year when pigskin-loving jocks and ravenous movie fans come together to salivate over 30-second blocks of pure advertising: Super Bowl Sunday.More…

January 24, 2006

Pixar's Board Says Yes to Disney

Pixar's board of directors has approved Disney's offer to acquire the company for $7.4 billion, the Los Angeles Times reports. Under the deal, Pixar CEO Steve Jobs will join Disney's board and will become the combined company's largest shareholder.More…

January 24, 2006

Disney Close to Acquiring Pixar

According to the New York Times, Disney is close to acquiring Pixar in a stock deal worth about $7 billion. People briefed in the negotiation told the Times that the deal "could fall apart at any time."More…

January 3, 2006

Disney & Pixar about to Kiss and Make Up?

According to Variety, the very successful partnership between Pixar Animation and the Disney Gang looks to continue unabated ... as long as everyone can agree to play nicely this time and share profits accordingly.More…

November 28, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: Cars

Those who drove away a little underwhelmed by the inital teaser for Pixar's upcoming "Cars" should take a moment to click here and check out the newest trailer, which is a marked improvement over the previous clips and capably exudes that old-school Pixar magic. Plus it's got cars in it.More…

March 15, 2005

Disney Aims to Sequelize Their Pixar Properties

CNN/Money brings news of Disney's post-Pixar plans should the two studios end up parting ways. That Robert Iger was recently announced as successor to Disney CEO Michael Eisner could certainly help to smooth things out between Pixar and the Mouse House -- but that's not preventing Disney from making alternate plansMore…

February 2, 2005

Disney to Cook Pixar Sequels With New Ani Unit

Disney is creating a new animation unit to produce feature film sequels to movies it had made with Pixar, according to Reuters. The first, arriving in 2008, will be the theatrical feature "Toy Story 3," according to studio Chairman Dick Cook. The new unit will be located in Glendale, California, near its animation division headquarters in Burbank.More…

December 8, 2004

Pixar Stalls Cars; Zorro & Chickens Take Note

The Hollywood Reporter brings us up-to-date on a handful of release shifts. Basically, Disney & Pixar decided to hold their "Cars" until the summer of 2006, which means a prime spot of Novermber real estate was (briefly) up for grabs.More…