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June 12, 2009

Neil Marshall in Talks for New Predator? Opens in new window

According to Bloody Disgusting, you'll never guess who's in talks to direct the new "Predator" movie...unless you guess Neil Marshall ("The Descent"). More...

August 22, 2008

Further Reading: Hammer Horror's MySpace Revival Stumbles Opens in new window

Does a new collection of webisodes hosted on MySpace and featuring tabloid teen favourites Jamie Dornan and Lois Winstone constitute a revival of the Hammer Horror film? Not so, says Kim Newman... More...

May 6, 2008

Neil Marshall's 10 Post-Apocalyptic Picks Opens in new window

The Doomsday director runs RT through the movies that inspired his cyber-punk vision of a dodgy future. More...

April 3, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Clooney Suits Up For Football Fun Opens in new window

George Clooney, the Mayor McCheese of Hollywood, leaves behind Oscar season and returns to the big screen with lighter fare with the period sports comedy Leatherheads. More...

August 2, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Bourne Comes Home To Reclaim Box Office Title Opens in new window

Matt Damon aims to gun down his competitors and rule the North American box office this weekend with The Bourne Ultimatum, the third in the popular spy series, which opens on Friday aiming to sell more tickets than the frame's four other new wide releases combined. More...

May 14, 2007

"Superman" Reigns at The Saturn Awards Opens in new window

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...

March 16, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man" Sans Tobey Maguire(?), "Transformers," "Superman Returns" Sequel, And More! Opens in new window

In this week's Ketchup, producer Avi Arad talks "Spider-Man"'s future, with or without Tobey Maguire, Shia LaBeouf explains how "Transformers" avoided an R rating, and Brandon Routh discusses his possible adversaries in the "Superman Returns" sequel. More...

January 10, 2007

Golden Tomato Awards: "Casino Royale," "The Queen" Best-Reviewed of 2006 Opens in new window

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...

November 2, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Borat" Best Reviewed Film Of Year: High-Five!; "Flushed Away" Worth A Spin; "Santa Clause 3" Gets Coal Opens in new window

This week at the movies brings us the profound discoveries of a great Kazak journalist ("Borat," starring Sacha Baron Cohen), a battle between Santa and Jack Frost ("The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause," starring Tim Allen), and a tale of rats in the sewer ("Flushed Away," featuring the voice work of Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman). What do the critics have to say? More...

October 27, 2006

RT Top 20 Halloween Movie Countdown, Part Two Opens in new window

Yesterday we kicked off our Top 20 Halloween movie list, and today we bring you the next five titles...did your favorite scary movie make the list of best-reviewed frighteners? More...

October 5, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Departed" Is Best Reviewed Wide Release of 2006 Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got cops and robbers in Boston ("The Departed," starring Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Matt Damon), chainsaw massacres in Texas ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning," starring Jordana Brewster), and retail employees in New Mexico ("Employee of the Month," starring Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook). What do the critics have to say? More...

August 14, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Talladega Nights" Stays #1, "Step Up" Surprises Opens in new window

Despite a pair of newcomers close behind in its rearview mirror, Will Ferrell's hit comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby finished in first place for the second consecutive weekend to retain its North American box office trophy. More...

August 10, 2006

Box Office Preview: "World Trade Center" Arrives in Theaters Opens in new window

Another frame packed with four new national releases is led by Oliver Stone's 9/11 drama "World Trade Center" from Paramount. A trio of lower profile pics round out the weekend - Sony's family adventure "Zoom," Buena Vista's teen drama "Step Up," and The Weinstein Company's horror flick "Pulse." Despite all the new entries, Will Ferrell will try to win the box office title for the second consecutive time with his comedy "Talladega Nights" which has been racing well ahead of its competition since opening last weekend. More...

August 7, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Will Ferrell Scores His First #1 Opening with Talladega Nights Opens in new window

Comedy superstar Will Ferrell scored his first-ever number one opening in a lead role with the stronger-than-expected debut of his latest hit Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby which left all competitors in the dust at the North American box office. More...

August 5, 2006

Box Office Preview: "Talladega Nights" on Course to Finish First Opens in new window

Sony shoots for its industry-leading eighth number one film of the year with the Will Ferrell comedy "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" which is one of four new movies hitting theaters on Friday. More...

August 3, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Descent" and "Talledega" Leave "Listener" and "Barnyard" in the Dust Opens in new window

This week in movies, we've got tough chicks fighting for their lives ("The Descent"), a redneck racing saga ("Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"), a psychological thriller starring Mork from Ork ("The Night Listener"), and farm animals who just wanna have fun ("Barnyard: The Original Party Animals"). Which flicks will get the critical seal of approval? More...

July 27, 2006

Comic-Con 2006 Wrap-Up: "Spider-Man 3," "300," and "Grind House" Led The Pack Opens in new window

The best part about attending Comic-Con in the flesh? Not the over-the-top cos-players. Not the cavernous exhibition floor. Definitely not the food. What makes standing shoulder-to-shoulder with 100K sweaty real-life Comic Book Guys in 90 degree heat worth it? The clips! More...

July 22, 2006

Comic-Con 2006: Clips from "Skinwalkers," "Crank," and the New, Sick "Saw III" Trailer Opens in new window

Thursday at Comic-Con Lionsgate presented a trio of high-octane, blood-soaked titles, including the first-ever showing of a "Skinwalkers" clip, a fun backalley fistfight from "Crank," and a not-for-the-queasy scene from "Saw III." More...

July 17, 2006

"Saw III" Trailer Comes with "The Descent" Opens in new window

As if my fellow gorehounds needed another reason to go see "The Descent" when it opens on August 4th ... Lionsgate recently announced that the brand-new "Saw III" trailer will be playing in front of Neil Marshall's mega-nasty subterranean horrorfest. More...

July 3, 2006

Itching to See "The Descent" a Little Early? Opens in new window

It's been out on UK DVD for almost a year now, so if you're growing a little impatient on Neil Marshall's "The Descent," I can't say I'd blame you. Lionsgate will release the brilliant horror film on August 4th, but if you happen to live in one of these cities, you can attend an advanced sneak preview on July 26th. More...

July 3, 2006

"Dog Soldiers" Sequel Moving Forward? Opens in new window

Although Neil Marshall, writer/director of the original "Dog Soldiers" (and next month's "The Descent"), won't be working on any sequels, horror fans should be pleased to know that there is at least one follow-up on the horizon. It'll be called "Dog Soldiers: Fresh Meat," and the director will be Rob Green, whom you might remember from the WWII horror flick "The Bunker." More...

May 25, 2006

Goofy New "Descent" One Sheet! Opens in new window

Boy oh boy did I dig "The Descent" and I would love for it to be a big hit ... but Lionsgate sure isn't doing the flick any favors. They STILL haven't given the brilliant horror-show a firm release date yet, and now they've unleashed THIS insanely loopy one-sheet to commemorate the flick's eventual arrival. Yikes. More...

April 25, 2006

Trailer Bulletin: The Descent Opens in new window

One of the best horror movies I've seen in ten years is finally nearing its U.S. release date -- and here's the trailer to prove it. Neil Marshall's "The Descent" has been wowing 'em in the UK and at film festivals across the globe, and now comes the very first trailer for the U.S. release. More...

April 20, 2006

SF International Fest Starts Today; "Factotum," "Romance," "Companion" and More! Opens in new window

Bay Area RTers, get yourselves to San Francisco this weekend for the annual SF International Film Festival for your chance to see flicks like "Factotum," "Art School Confidential," and John Turturro's "Romance & Cigarettes" (if you missed their earlier festival runs). More...

January 26, 2006

SUNDANCE: Weinberg's Sundance Scorecard Opens in new window

With Senh, Jen, and Terrible Tim Ryan roaming the streets of Park City, the Tomato readers have had plenty of Sundance reports to pick through. But I thought I'd contribute my own two pennies to the coverage, and give you the best-to-worst lowdown on the myriad movies I took in. More...

December 16, 2005

London Movie Critics Present Their '05 Nominations Opens in new window

Movie City News shares with us a press release from the London Film Critics Group in which their various nominations are announced. Keep in mind that the Brit crits use their own release dates as criteria, so don't be surprised to see a few 2004 releases in the mix. More...

October 7, 2005

"Dog" & "Descent" Director Strikes a Deal with Rogue Opens in new window

It took only two fantastic UK horror movies for a stateside outfit to enlist Neil Marshall for work, but the "Dog Soldiers" and "The Descent" director will soon be helming "Doomsday" for Rogue / Universal. More...

September 27, 2005

Marshall's "Descent" Scores Top Prize at Genre Fest Opens in new window

From the director of "Dog Soldiers" comes "The Descent," which has earned solid reviews and enthusiastic moviegoer feedback over in England. The subterranean chiller won the top prize at Sweden's Fantastic Film Festival over the weekend, which makes us greedy Americans wonder when Lions Gate will finally release the flick stateside. More...

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