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June 28, 2009

Edinburgh 2009: RT's 10 Must-See Movies

The Edinburgh Film Festival has come to a close and Rotten Tomatoes thought we'd make a traditional look back over all of the films playing at this year's fest and present to you - in strictly alphabetical order - our 10 must-sees. As a public-facing festival, Edinburgh's selection attempts to combine the accessible with the artistic, and delivers a collection of movies both diverse and outstanding. From spoof comedies to harsh drama, from in-depth documentaries to cutting-edge animation, Edinburgh dares to be different and programmes a festival that's at turns youthful and experienced, offering movies for just about any cinemagoer imaginable. And for us, it's two weeks of life in dark rooms -- just how we like it.More…

April 3, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Clooney Suits Up For Football Fun

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…

October 16, 2007

RT on DVD: Transformers, Planet Terror, More That Meet The Eye

It's a blockbuster week for DVD watchers, as two highly anticipated titles -- a little robot action here (Transformers), a little zombie plague there (Planet Terror) -- come a'calling. Click for more RT on DVD!More…

October 15, 2007

Eli Roth Talks Trailer Trash

In what may be a cinematic first, director Eli Roth is using the trailer for a movie that doesn't exist as the inspiration for his next project.More…

September 21, 2007

Quentin Tarantino Stimulated to Write Swedish Soft-Core Film

Quentin Tarantino has a penchant for reviving under-recognized genres. Next on his revivalist roster: Swedish Soft-Core. More…

September 18, 2007

QT Talks Death Proof: What's Different In the DVD Release?

At a press conference at Cannes, the Death Proof gang talked about the differences between the stand-alone version and the Grindhouse cut, as well as Tarantino's influences, his ability to write for female characters, and what's going on with his World War II flick, Inglorious Bastards.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…

August 21, 2007

Jordan Ladd Lives in Thanksgiving Role

When he shot his short trailer Thanksgiving for Grindhouse, Eli Roth cast a lot of his regulars, including himself. Now, if he makes a feature length version of it, he'll have to stick with the casting, including Jordan Ladd who appears in the trailer version.More…

August 20, 2007

Has Robert Rodriguez Picked His Barbarella?

The Robert Rodriguez remake of Barbarella won't be out for awhile, but its starring role is perfect for all kinds of nonsensical speculation, which is why we've been feeding you rumors about who might be stepping into Jane Fonda's old go-go boots on a semi-regular basis. First it was Kate Beckinsale (which the actress was quick to deny). Then it was Halle Berry. But if today's rumor is on point, Rodriguez is actually looking closer to home to fill the role.More…

August 17, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: First look at The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park IV details, hope for The Hobbit

In this week's Ketchup, we get a special first look at The Dark Knight, a rather unfortunate look at the Jurassic Park IV plot details, and good news for Tolkien fans.More…

August 1, 2007

Exclusive: Sydney Tamiia Poitier on Critics, Grindhouse, and the Final Frontier

We caught up with Grindhouse's Jungle Julia at Comic-Con. You'll never guess which movie site she checks all the time! Find out how Sydney Tamiia Poitier coped with Quentin Tarantino and what J.J. Abrams flick we just might see her in (hint: we hope she lives long and prospers).More…

July 30, 2007

Frank Miller Faults Weinsteins for Sin City 2 Delay

While sitting on a Comic Con panel, Frank Miller was asked about the hold-up on Sin City 2. (Numerous times, probably.) And it looks like the celebrated author / artist / filmmaker is laying the blame solely at the feet of the Weinstein brothers.More…

July 26, 2007

Comic-Con Packs it in for Preview Night

The unofficial start of the four-day nerd-off that is Comic-Con International really began Wednesday evening, when doors opened to packed crowds at 6pm and filled the monstrous exhibition hall with the usual shoulder-to-shoulder traffic -- and the con hadn't even really begun.More…

July 17, 2007

Horror Flick Mandy Lane Gets Bumped and Bought

When I saw All the Boys Love Mandy Lane at the Toronto Film Festival, I dug it a whole lot. The Weinsteins sure seemed to as well, but just this week they canceled the release and unloaded the flick on another distributor!More…

July 13, 2007

"Ratatouille" Tops RT's Mid-Year Report!

For several months, "Knocked Up" was bearer of the "Best-Reviewed Wide Release of 2007" crown. The award, however, now goes to "Ratatouille." In fact, the Pixar flick currently sits atop Rotten Tomatoes' Mid-Year Report, our new countdown detailing the 25 best-reviewed (and 10 worst) films of 2007.More…

July 3, 2007

A Week of Reshoots on Zombie's "Halloween"

You might think that with the recent demises of "Grindhouse" and "Hostel Part 2" that hardcore horror is on the way out. Not if Rob Zombie has anything to say about it...More…

June 27, 2007

Is Tarantino Preparing Two "Kill Bill" Sequels?

Well, according to one source he sure seems to be ... maybe.More…

June 15, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: An Early "Transformers" Reaction, "Thor" To Hit The Big Screen, The Charming New "Saw 4" Poster, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, an Aussie reviewer gave an enthusiastic review after an advance screening of "Transformers," that Norse god known as "Thor" will be the next superhero to get the celluloid treatment, and the "Saw 4" producers tried to gross us out with a new poster.More…

June 12, 2007

"Death Proof" Has a DVD Date; "Planet Terror" Does Not

Yeah, you knew the Weinsteins were going to do it this way: One half of "Grindhouse" will be out on DVD this September. Another will not.More…

May 31, 2007

Michael Madsen Wonders When "Sin City 2" Will Get Rolling

"Reservoir Dogs" star Michael Madsen has a bunch of new projects on the horizon, but when asked about the status of "Sin City 2," he expresses some doubts that it'll even happen...More…

May 21, 2007

Cannes Wrap-Up: "Death Proof" Stands On Its Own; "Paranoid Park" Is Powerful

Quentin Tarantino's expanded version of "Death Proof" premieres at Cannes; does it top the "Grindhouse" version? Plus, Gus Van Sant's powerful "Paranoid Park" and the Guillermo del Toro-produced stunner, "The Orphanage."More…

May 15, 2007

Eli Roth Announces a Whole Movie of Trailers

The fake trailers in "Grindhouse" were such a favorite that Eli Roth got the idea to make an entire movie of nothing but trailers. He is beginning the script of a film that will not only consist entirely of fake trailers, but tell a coherent story too.More…

May 13, 2007

Danny Trejo Says "Machete" is a Go

Danny Trejo surprised and pleased fans by announcing that he will definitely be making a feature length film of "Machete," the fake trailer that opens "Grindhouse." At this point, even if The Weinstein Company did not plan to move forward, who's going to say no to Danny Trejo?More…

May 9, 2007

Robert Rodriguez Directing the "Jetsons" Movie?

I've always wondered how "The Flintstones" was profitable enough to spawn a sequel, yet nobody ever got off their butt to make a movie out of "The Jetsons." Well, it looks like someone finally is.More…

May 4, 2007

Roth Wants Full Length "Thanksgiving" for "Grindhouse 2"

Despite problematic box office results, fans are still clamoring to see the fake trailers from "Grindhouse" as feature films. Edgar Wright has plans to expand "Don't," and Eli Roth thinks his "Thanksgiving" would make the perfect double feature.More…

April 22, 2007

Box Office Wrapup: New Films No Match For Scary Shia

In the battle of the single-word-titled thrillers, "Fracture" beat out "Vacancy" but neither could dislodge "Disturbia" from the number one spot this weeend. It was mostly a sluggish frame at the North American box office as the top ten slumped to its third worst level of 2007.More…

April 15, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Disturbia" Scares Up #1 Opening

Paramount replaced itself at the top of the North American box office chart as its new teen thriller "Disturbia" opened ahead of expectations in first place bumping the studio's two-week champ "Blades of Glory" into the runnerup spot.More…

April 13, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: Two-Face Not in Next "Batman," Lucas On "Indy 4," "Grindhouse" May Get Chopped, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, the villainous Two-Face will most likely be saved for a future "Batman" sequel, George Lucas gave some insight into the upcoming "Indiana Jones 4" project, and the lackluster opening of "Grindhouse" has the studio scrambling to repackage it.More…

April 10, 2007

Will "Grindhouse" Split Up and Hit Theaters Again?

As far as the overseas release plans for "Grindhouse" are concerned, the Weinsteins were always planning to split the flick into two and sell 'em as solo movies. And now with the underwhelming opening weekend for the double feature behind us, it looks like they might want to do the same thing over here.More…

April 9, 2007

"Sin City 2" to Begin Production in June

It's a question that's come up at least a thousand times as Robert Rodriguez hit the interview circuit to promote "Grindhouse" -- When's production going to begin on "Sin City 2"? And now we seem to (maybe) have an answer.More…

April 8, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Ferrell & Heder Still America's Favorite Couple

Will Ferrell and Jon Heder skated to another gold medal victory over the Easter holiday as the comedy "Blades of Glory" remained atop the charts despite the arrival of a handful of new pictures. The Quentin Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez experiment "Grindhouse" opened well below expectations and finished with disappointing results in fourth place.More…

April 7, 2007

Edgar Wright's "Don't" Trailer Could Be "Grindhouse 2"

With the fake trailers garnering much of the acclaim for "Grindhouse," the film's trailer directors are already contemplating expanding their shorts into the next round of features. Edgar Wright's "Don't" is a candidate, even though the trailer gives no indication of any sort of plot aside from people getting killed.More…

April 6, 2007

Rodriguez Raw Again for "Grindhouse"

Robert Rodriguez?s last few movies, the family friendly "Spy Kids" and the technologically glossy "Sin City" seem to have evolved greatly from his cheap and dirty early work. Now he?s taken his old "El Mariachi" style to the extreme.More…

April 6, 2007

Is Angelina Jolie the "Sin City 2" Surprise Star?

A while back we heard the gossip that Angelina Jolie would be signing on to appear in "Sin City" -- but the actress was pretty pregnant at the time, plus Robert Rodriguez was pretty busy on "Grindhouse." So what's the deal now?More…

April 5, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Grindhouse" Prepares for Easter Carnage

Easter weekend sees four new wide releases hopping into the marketplace aiming to give the spring box office a boost.More…

April 5, 2007

Critical Consensus: "Grindhouse" Is Gory Glory; "Done" Needs Fixing; "Firehouse" Is Mangy; "Reaping" Is Plagued

This week at the movies, we've got sleaze (Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez' "Grindhouse," starring Kurt Russell and Rose McGowan), fixer-uppers ("Are We Done Yet?," starring Ice Cube), plagues ("The Reaping," starring Hilary Swank), and pooches ("Firehouse Dog"). What do the critics have to say?More…

April 4, 2007

Line Up For Thursday Night "Grindhouse" Screenings; Check Our A to Z Guide

If you live in one of just 13 lucky metropolitan areas, you're in luck; you can watch the Tarantino/Rodriguez double feature the night before it opens nationwide. Bring on the gore!More…

April 4, 2007

Tarantino Chops Feature Length "Death Proof" For "Grindhouse"

Quentin Tarantino has done a good job explaining to the world what grindhouse is. For a term most people don't know, they get the idea of a double feature of low budget movies with fake trailers in between. They don't have to know all the details of Tarantino's moviegoing experiences. In fact, outside of the U.S., there won't be a "Grindhouse." It'll just be "Planet Terror" and "Death Proof" released separately.More…

April 3, 2007

Rose McGowan Does Double Duty in "Grindhouse"

There are several inside jokes within "Grindhouse," including a few characters appearing in both films, and some actors appearing in the fake trailers between features. But Rose McGowan is the only actor to appear in both films as unique characters.More…

April 2, 2007

Kurt Russell Makes Up "Death Proof" As He Goes

Quentin Tarantino is known for his dialogue heavy scripts, and sticking to them word for word. With "Death Proof," his half of "Grindhouse," he let Kurt Russell add volumes to his character.More…

March 31, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Grindhouse," Tarantino, And Rodriguez, Oh My!

In this week's Ketchup, "Grindhouse" and all its related byproducts are hogging the spotlight, with Rosario Dawson shedding light (and possibly shedding something else) on her role in "Sin City 2."More…

March 30, 2007

Tarantino to Give Cannes Even More "Grindhouse" "Proof"

Cannes has been good to Quentin Tarantino in the past -- he took top honors at the festival with 1994's "Pulp Fiction," and was president of its 2004 jury -- and now, Variety reports, he's set to return some of that goodwill by showing an extended version of "Death Proof," his half of "Grindhouse."More…

March 30, 2007

View Tonight's "Transformers" TV Spots, Eli Roth's "Grindhouse" Trailer Now!!

It's a Friday afternoon video bonanza, with early peeks at tonight's two new "Transformers" TV spots, rife with tons of good and bad robots in disguise -- plus the debut of Eli Roth's majorly sick, holiday-themed "Grindhouse" trailer!More…

March 27, 2007

Two Early "Grindhouse" Reviews Are Here!

Want to know just how excited you should be for next week's Tarantino-Rodriguez double feature schlock-fest? You've got two advance reviews to choose from, for the Sight & Sound subscriber and the basement-dweller alike, so jump in and wade through the high-octane, zombie-killing reaction action!More…

March 27, 2007

Biehn and Cameron Back Together on "Avatar"?

They worked pretty darn well together on "The Terminator," "Aliens," and "The Abyss" -- so maybe filmmaker James Cameron and actor Michael Biehn are about to get the old magic brewing on "Avatar." (Or maybe not.)More…

March 27, 2007

Depp and Banderas to Star in "Sin City" Sequels?

Director Robert Rodriguez is handing out casting tidbits for his post-"Grindhouse" projects, revealing he's keen on finding a part for Antonio Banderas in a "Sin City" sequel and possibly giving Johnny Depp the starring role for "Sin City 3."More…

March 23, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Pirates 3" Trailer, Natalie Portman In The Buff, "300" Sequel Talk, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, the first trailer for "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" appears on RT, Natalie Portman delights many by showing her stuff in "Goya's Ghosts," and Emma Watson fuels speculation about her status in the next "Harry Potter" films.More…

March 23, 2007

"Grindhouse" Earns an R -- and the "Halloween" Trailer

As if you needed a few more reasons to run out and see the Quentin Tarantino / Robert Rodriguez collaboration known as "Grindhouse," well, here's two.More…

March 22, 2007

Photo Gallery Update Spectacular! "Grindhouse," "Pirates of the Caribbean 3," and More!

Is Robert Rodriguez the coolest dude in Hollywood? Yep, and we have biker-jacket-wearing, sunglasses-during-nighttime picture to prove it. But this isn?t just about "Grindhouse;" in fact, we?ve been working overtime to update our photo galleries, retrofitting "Blades of Glory," "Pathfinder," "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World?s End," and "Stardust" with brand new pics.More…

March 16, 2007

NC-17 Rating for "Grindhouse"? (Grisly Semi-Spoilers Within)

Consider these seven words describing a scene in "Grindhouse:" "Grossly obese man chewing on a baby." Yeah, so is it any wonder rumors claim the grungy Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature is heading towards an NC-17?More…

March 12, 2007

Rodriguez to Turn "Grindhouse" Trailer into Feature Film

While discussing "Grindhouse" with lucky fans at SXSW, Robert Rodriguez revealed that one of the movie's fake trailers will soon become a full-length feature film, starring Danny Trejo as a motorcycle-riding badass named Machete.More…

February 28, 2007

Check Out the Tunes from Tarantino's "Death Proof"

It might only be half a movie, but Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" is getting a full-bore soundtrack CD full of coloful tunes from the 1960s and '70s.More…

February 26, 2007

Frank Miller Wants to Get Rolling on "Sin City 2"

If author / artist / filmmaker Frank Miller is to be believed (and why wouldn't he be?), the "Sin City" sequel will begin shooting before the summer. Awesome.More…

February 20, 2007

"Grindhouse" to Be Sliced Up for Overseas Consumption

Remember how Tarantino's "Kill Bill" was originally intended to be one long movie, but the filmmaker (with some advice from the Weinsteins) decided to split it into two movies -- for "artistic" reasons? Looks like the same thing could be happening with "Grindhouse" ... in some countries, anyway.More…

February 16, 2007

Nasty New "Grindhouse" Trailer!

We've seen all sorts of promo clips and one pretty slick trailer, but now comes a king-sized two-headed "Grindhouse" trailer that tells you pretty much all you need to know about this movie. After you see this promo, you'll know if you're in or if you're out.More…

February 11, 2007

Nicolas Cage Hams Up "Grindhouse" Trailer for Friends

Having Nicolas Cage in your film can be pretty expensive. They don't rest big special effects movies on his shoulders for nothing. But if you're pals, you can sometimes get a good deal. Robert Rodriguez is known for that, so his associates on "Grindhouse" lured Cage to star in one of their fake trailers between features.More…

January 18, 2007

Jolie Exits "Sin City 2"?

IGN Movies reports that director Robert Rodriguez, rumored to be tired of waiting for Angelina Jolie's schedule to open up a "Sin City 2"-sized hole, may have begun efforts to secure the services of another actress for Jolie's role.More…

January 16, 2007

Rob Zombie to Helm a "Grindhouse" Trailer!

By now you're well aware that "Grindhouse" will be two movies in one: Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" and Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror" -- but didn't we once hear something about "extra" material for in between the flicks? Yep, we did. And Rob Zombie is directing some of that stuff.More…

December 29, 2006

The Weekly Ketchup: Talia Shire Talks "Rocky," Teasers Galore, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, Talia Shire gives her views on Adrian's absence from "Rocky Balboa," and we've got all sorts of trailers and teasers, from "The Fantastic Four 2," "Grind House" and "Ocean's 13."More…

December 22, 2006

Tarantino, Rodriguez, Clooney & Pitt: It's "Grind House" and "Ocean's 13" Trailer Time!

A pair of pretty high-profile movie trailers hit the 'net quite recently, one for the long-awaited Quentin Tarantino / Robert Rodriguez action-horror combo "Grindhouse," and the other for the second star-studded sequel to "Ocean's Eleven."More…

November 7, 2006

Tarantino's "Grindhouse" to be Funny and Real

Robert Rodriguez showed footage of his "Grindhouse" movie, "Planet Terror," at Comic-Con. The crazy action include amputated strippers and Danny Trejo with a trench coat full of machetes. Mary Elizabeth Winstead assured Rotten Tomatoes that Quentin Tarantino's portion of Grindhouse, "Death Proof," will be just as crazy, but a little bit different.More…

October 11, 2006

Sleaze-tastic "Grind House" Trailer Hits The Net!

If you missed last night's Spike TV Scream Awards, you NEED to see the exclusive, awesome, limb-ripping, trailer for Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's double bill gore-fest, "Grind House" (Check out the promo posters here)!More…

September 12, 2006

Tarantino Adds Three to "Grindhouse"

Three actors have been added to the cast of "Death Proof," Quentin Tarantino's movie segment of "Grindhouse." Robert Rodriguez's segment is titled "Planet Terror."More…

August 9, 2006

Nasty, Spooky, Old-School "Grind House" Posters!

We're obviously going to have a lot more "Grind House" reports to look forward to between now and next April, but hey, when you've got Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino working on a horror flick throwback epic ... the fans will want to be kept up-to-date. For example, check out a trio of fantastic old-school "GH" posters right here at RT...More…

July 27, 2006

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

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 24, 2006

Comic-Con 2006: "Grind House" Preview

...Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have collaborated on other projects before, most visibly on "From Dusk 'Til Dawn," and, of course, "Sin City," where Tarantino directed a segment of the film. But the collaboration on "Grind House" a "true" double feature, seems to go beyond any previous attempts, into the territory of line-blurring, no-holds-barred genre cinema at its finest. The film seeks to capture the style and allure of movies offered in 1970s "grind house" theaters, which often featured exploitation and foreign horror films.More…

July 22, 2006

Comic-Con 2006: Kurt Russell Enters the Grind House

Saturday at Comic-Con, it was announced that Kurt Russell had just inked a deal to start in Grindhouse. The Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double-feature has drawn considerable interest from horror enthusiasts.More…

July 14, 2006

Rose McGowan On "Grind House" Double Duty

Fans of the curvaceous Ms. Rose McGowan may have a little extra portion to salivate over once the Robert Rodriguez / Quentin Tarantino collaboration "Grind House" hits the screens next year. Early word from a reliable (and fun) movie blog is that she'll be appearing in BOTH halves of the horror flick.More…

July 13, 2006

Angelina Jolie Visiting "Sin City"?

After her work in "Sin City," "The Rundown," and "Clerks 2," (and that ONE scene in "Alexander"!) there's probably not a more movie-geek-friendly mega-hottie than Ms. Rosario Dawson. And now she's spilling some beans on "Sin City 2" AND her participation in the Rodriguez / Tarantino flick "Grind House." (She ALSO informs us that "SC2" will star ... Angelina Jolie??)More…

July 11, 2006

The Comic-Con is Coming!

I attend several film festivals each year, but there's always one movie-centric event that I'd really love to attend: The San Diego Comic-Con. Movie geek heaven is what I like to call it. Read on to find out why...More…

June 26, 2006

Tarantino & Rodriguez Spill Some "Grind House" Beans

When you have two very popular filmmakers collaborating on a slick-sounding horror concept, the fans are going to want the scoop. Both Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino recently shared some tidbits with reliable sources, and here's what we know so far...More…

May 19, 2006

"Grindhouse" Welcomes Some New Tenants

The perpetually on-again off-again "Grind House" looks to be revving back into first gear once again, complete with a whole new dose of casting news.More…

March 30, 2006

The "Grind House" Welcomes its First Visitors

CHUD.com clues us in on a few of the first cast members signed to star in the Tarantino/Rodriguez horror flick "Grind House," which is presently in production down in beautiful Austin, Texas. Here's a clue: One of the new cast members is no stranger to things that occur "Six Feet Under."More…

February 11, 2006

Cage Hams Up "Grindhouse" Trailer for Friends

Having Nicolas Cage in your film can be pretty expensive. They don't rest big special effects movies on his shoulders for nothing. But if you're pals, you can sometimes get a good deal. Robert Rodriguez is known for that, so his associates on "Grindhouse" lured Cage to star in one of their fake trailers between features.More…