September 7, 2009
Five Favourite Films with Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis has a plan. "What I've decided is to choose recent films," he explains to RT. "I do think that often people get stuck in always saying the five greatest films of all time, films they saw between the ages of seventeen and twenty-two, because that's when you're forming your opinions. I think I'll talk about modern films, which aren't necessarily the greatest films ever made, but are five great films." The Boat that Rocked is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK this week and is soon to hit US cinemas retitled Pirate Radio. Read on to learn about the five films he can't do without.
March 31, 2009
The Legacy of The Matrix
1999 was one of the most important years for modern cinema. Ten years on, we're celebrating a remarkable twelve months of movies with new features around some of the year's best and most important releases. The Matrix was the phenomenon which made George Lucas' serial-style adventure seem as quaint as tie-dye loon pants. It did the proper sci-fi job of surfing the zeitgeist exactly in every single aspect. It has seeped into subsequent movies which have either blatantly or subtly drawn from aspects of The Matrix -- ranging from its action-friendly fashion sense to franchise-building business plan. Join RT as we explore ten movies released in the ten years since The Matrix came out that owe a little something to one of 1999's most exciting releases.
June 23, 2008
RT 10th Anniversary: Pictures From Our Archives
We're in a nostalgic mood here at RT. With 10 years of memories, we thought we'd share some photos from the archives. These pics represent significant milestones in RT's history, from our brushes with celebrity to life around the office. Check 'em out!
October 19, 2006
Critical Consensus: "Flags" Flies High; "The Prestige" Is Magic; "Flicka" Is A Pretty Good Ride; "Marie Antoinette" Spared Critical Guillotine
This week at the movies, we've got a complex tale of heroism (Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers," starring Ryan Phillippe), a story of dueling magicians (Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige," starring Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, and Hugh Jackman), a yarn about a girl and her horse ("Flicka," starring Alison Lohman and Tim McGraw), and a post-punk-scored period piece about the least punk human being ever (Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette," starring Kirsten Dunst). What do the critics have to say?
September 25, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: "Jackass" #1, "Little Miss Sunshine" Crosses $50M
Young men returned to theaters in droves and powered the crude new stunts sequel Jackass: Number Two to the number one spot with the biggest opening weekend of any film in the past seven weeks. The martial arts actioner Fearless debuted impressively in second place playing to young men as well, but the new older-skewing period dramas Flyboys and All the King's Men were mostly ignored.
September 13, 2006
Jim Carrey With Joel Schumacher? "The Number 23" Reviewed
Numerologists and Jim Carrey fans will be thrilled to hear that "The Number 23," set for release in February 2007, will be another dark, tunnel-like experience the only light at the end of which is the smiling face of Carrey himself, and possibly that of his leading lady, Virginia Madsen. It looks like this one's gonna be another mind-bender.
August 18, 2006
Four New Faces Join Jack Black's "Rewind"
One percolating project that's really caught my eye is called "Be Kind Rewind," not just because it stars the generally amusing Jack Black, but also because it's being directed by Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine"). And if the star, the director, and the concept weren't interesting enough, the flick is now cobbling together a solid supporting cast.
June 20, 2006
Michel Gondry on "Science of Sleep," "Be Kind Rewind," "Block Party" DVD
Thanks to Joblo for pointing us towards RopeofSilicon.com's awesome interview with director Michel Gondry, where the fantastical French filmmaker shares info on his upcoming flick "The Science of Sleep," his soon-to-be-filmed comedy "Be Kind Rewind," and the extended DVD release of "Dave Chappelle's Block Party."
May 18, 2006
Dunst and Black to "Rewind" Together
Not long ago we learned that director Michel Gondry and maniac Jack Black would be collaborating on a high-concept comedy called "Be Kind Rewind," and now it seems the boys have found their leading lady, and she comes in the form of Kirsten Dunst.
May 2, 2006
Gondry and Jack Black Promise to "Rewind"
Director Michel Gondry and professional goofball Jack Black will soon be collaborating on a rather bizarre-sounding high-concept comedy called "Be Kind Rewind," the plot of which should excite all the movie geeks out there...
March 3, 2006
"Dave Chappelle's Block Party" Is The Best-Reviewed Film of 2006 (So Far)
Dave Chappelle's abrupt departure from his hit Comedy Central program "Chappelle's Show" caused lots of concern from his very loyal fans, who feared they might have heard the last from him. They needn't have worried. At 94 percent on the Tomatometer, "Dave Chappelle's Block Party" is not only Certified Fresh, it's also the best-reviewed film of the year.
February 24, 2006
Time to Vote for JoBlo's Golden Schmoes!
The SAGs, the BAFTAs, the Globes and the Oscars are all fine and good, but if there's one voting process I always look forward to, it's JoBlo's Golden Schmoes. It's time for the "normal schmoe" movie geek to chime in with their 2 cents and vote on categories including "Best Action Scene," "Worst Movie of the Year," and "Best DVD of the Year." Click right here and cast your vote!
February 16, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Dave Chapelle's Block Party
All I need to hear are the phrases "Dave Chappelle" and "concert," and I already know we're talking about a movie I want to see. Throw some names like Kanye West, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and director Michel Gondry into the mix and you have an indie flick must-see from the fine folks at Rogue (Universal) Pictures. And here's the trailer.
October 20, 2005
RT Critical Consensus: "Doom" Gloom, "Country" Sounds Sweet
This week at the movies brings stories of marines on Mars ("Doom"), iron miners fighting the man ("North Country"), little girls who love horses ("Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story"), and questions of human identity ("Stay"). Which of these films will score with critics?
March 7, 2005
"Jacket" Director Steps on Toes at Press Junket
IGN Filmforce reports from the press junket for "The Jacket" that director John Maybury has a LOT of rather strong opinions about today's Hollywood. The young filmmaker took shots at "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Memento" (while implying his film is better than both), soundly bashed the Academy Awards (calling it a 'corporate event'), wondered why Thelma Schoonmaker would win the Best Editing Oscar for a three-hour film ("The Aviator"), and basically called "Million Dollar Baby" 'a piece of expletive deleted.'
February 28, 2005
Oscar Night: It's "Baby"!
The race for Best Picture was between "Million Dollar Baby" and "The Aviator" coming in the award show Sunday, but when the night was over, "Million Dollar Baby" emerged with the win. The movie also landed Oscars in three major categories, including best director for Clint Eastwood, best actress for Hilary Swank, and best supporting actor for Morgan Freeman.
February 9, 2005
?Harry Potter? Leads Saturn Awards Noms
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" leads the 2005 Saturn Awards with nine nominations, including those for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Writer. "Kill Bill Vol. 2" and "Spider-Man 2" follow closely with seven nominations each. "Collateral" and "House of Flying Daggers" each received four noms, while "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Sky Captain and The World Of Tomorrow," and "Van Helsing" received one each.
January 4, 2005
DFW Film Critics choose Million Dollar Baby
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted Clint Eastwood's character-driven drama "Million Dollar Baby" as the best film of 2004, according to the results of its 11th annual critics' poll.