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March 27, 2012

Five Favorite Films with Lily Collins

Lily Collins was born into fame -- her dad, Phil, could bang a drum and write a hit tune or two -- but she found her own way into an acting career, performing in stage productions as a kid before working as a teenage Hollywood reporter and scoring small roles in movies like The Blind Side. This week she steps into the limelight as the star of Mirror Mirror, director Tarsem's visually energetic remix of the Snow White fairytale -- the first, and likely funniest, of this year's adaptations of the classic story. We sat down with the English-born Collins recently in her adopted home of Los Angeles, where she talked about the movie, working with Tarsem and her thoughts on Kristen Stewart's not-really-a-rival take on Snow. First up, she talked us through her five favorite films. More…

February 1, 2012

Five Favorite Films with Daniel Radcliffe

"It's actually a thrill to be talking about something else," Daniel Radcliffe chuckles, pausing to consider a question about his new movie The Woman in Black. He is, of course, referring to the ubiquitous presence of a certain blockbuster franchise that has consumed almost half of his life on the planet. Radcliffe was just an untested 11-year-old when cast as the eponymous hero of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone way back in 2001; now, having triumphantly wrapped the series with last year's Deathly Hallows, he's a seasoned 22 and ready to spirit himself into the realm that lies beyond Hogwarts. Audiences will have their chance to see Radcliffe's transformation (and marvel at his dashing new accoutrements) when The Woman in Black opens in theaters this week. In the meantime, we asked him to talk through his all-time five favorite films. More…

July 14, 2009

RT Visits the Set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

As RT is brought into Leavesden Studios, past a pair of workmen poring over blueprints for a large, conical tower with a tall spire roof, the sense that we're entering a slightly different world than the one we're used to is immediately evident. Through a pair of unassuming white doors on the side of a nondescript warehouse to the north-west of London we're lead into the heart of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and, indeed, the whole Harry Potter universe. Join us as we take a look inside the world of Potter and go behind the scenes on the new film. More…

August 19, 2008

The Battle of the Harry Potter and Twilight Bands

Maybe you waited in line at midnight to get your Harry Potter fix, but compared to Paul DeGeorge and other "wizard rockers" -- not to mention the folks starting bands inspired by Twilight -- you really aren't much of a fan at all. More…

August 11, 2008

20 CGI Classics - From T2 to Batman Begins to WALL-E

We showcase 20 films which have employed Pixar's pioneering software RenderMan to create some of the last two decades' most visually-impressive movies. More…

July 13, 2008

Guillermo del Toro - RT's Dinner and the Movies Interview

We have an extended chat with the director of Cronos, Pan's Labyrinth and this week's Hellboy II to talk about his career past, present and future and tap him for juicy information on the upcoming Hobbit adaptation. More…

July 10, 2008

Exclusive: Guillermo del Toro on Creating an International Animation Studio

Guillermo del Toro plans to start up an international animation studio when he's finished work on The Hobbit film(s), he told RT during our exclusive Dinner and the Movies interview, which has started on the site today. More…

February 21, 2008

David Yates Directing Final Harry Potter Film?

It appears as though David Yates will be the one helming the final Harry Potter film -- but his decision comes at a price for fans anticipating another literary adaptation. More…

January 15, 2008

Warners Splitting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows In Two?

They've all been well-received by fans and critics, but the Harry Potter films -- particularly the later ones -- have come under fire for the progressively larger chunks of the books that have been left off the screen. When it comes to the final installment of the series, however, this all might change. More…

October 22, 2007

J.K. Rowling Outs Albus Dumbledore

Add "the sexual orientation of a fictional character" to the list of things that are apparently capable of dominating an American news cycle in the 21st century. More…

September 21, 2007

Daniel Radcliffe Happy with Harry Potter Ending

Daniel Radcliffe is getting ready to film Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, but he was more interested in the seventh and final book than the next screenplay. Looking ahead to what awaited him at the end of the series, Radcliffe was excited to film the final scenes, two movies from now. More…

July 27, 2007

RT-UK Exclusive: Alfonso Cuaron talks Mexico and a Return to Harry Potter

BAFTA is putting the final preparations in place for BAFTA Goes to Mexico in association with ezylet.co.uk, a weekend of special Mexican events that starts tonight with a glitzy party and a celebration of the work of director Alfonso Cuaron. RT-UK caught up with Cuaron ahead of the celebrations to talk about Mexican filmmaking, keeping it in the family and, of course, the possibility of a return to the world of Harry Potter. More…

July 19, 2007

Yates Plans Harry Potter VI: Half Blood Prince

David Yates has just finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix but he's already planning the sixth film, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Where Order is an intense film about teenage feelings of isolation, Prince will go to the next level of teenage years. More…

July 13, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Potter" Power Takes Control of Multiplexes

The Hogwarts posse is back with the highly anticipated launch of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", the fifth film in the blockbuster wizard series which has already grossed $3.53 billion worldwide. More…

July 12, 2007

Critical Consensus: "Harry Potter" Is Certified Fresh; "Captivity" Fails To Capture Critics' Hearts

This week at the movies, we've got the latest in the "Harry Potter" series ("Order of the Phoenix," starring Daniel Radcliffe), and a tale of kidnapping and torture ("Captivity," starring Elisha Cuthbert). What do the critics have to say? More…

June 1, 2007

Get Ready for "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter"

Universal and Warner Bros. are teaming up to deliver something pretty huge. Basically it sounds like the "Harry Potter" version of Disney World. Opening in Orlando, 2009. More…

April 12, 2007

"Order of the Phoenix" Screenwriter Sits Down for a Chat

When you're the screenwriter stepping in to Chapter Five when a different guy wrote Chapters One through Four, you're bound to have some trouble getting adjusted. Especially when you're talking about the "Harry Potter" movies. More…

March 6, 2007

Daniel Radcliffe Will Finish Out the "Harry Potter" Series

How annoying would it have been to get a brand-new Harry Potter with only one or two movies left in the series? Well, it was pretty unlikely that that was going to happen. And now it definitely won't: The young Mr. Radcliffe just inked the deal for the remainder of the movie series. More…

February 14, 2007

Does Daniel Radcliffe Have a Death Wish for "Harry Potter"?

Do anything long enough and it'll probably get a little tiresome -- even if that something is playing the world's most popular underage wizard. More…

February 12, 2007

RT-UK Exclusive: BAFTA Video Interviews and Scoops, Plus Guess Which Director Has RT For His Homepage?

The lights, the cameras, the action... The biggest event in the British film calendar, the Orange British Academy Film Awards, is over for another year and we here at Rotten Tomatoes UK have just about recovered from the excitement. And for a reason I can't fathom I persuaded myself to present our exclusive video coverage from the red carpet, as we chatted to the stars on their way to pick up or present their awards. More…

December 28, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: "Dreamgirls" Sing Goodbye to 2006

The final weekend of 2006 will see moviegoers catch up on a jam-packed slate of holiday leftovers as no new films open on Friday. More…

December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas! Alfonso Cuaron Talks "Children of Men"

Recently RT had the chance to chat with Alfonso Cuaron about his latest film, "Children of Men." Will the director's face light up like a Christmas tree when Oscar noms are announced? More…

December 22, 2006

Title for Harry Potter's Last Adventure Has Been Announced

The official Harry Potter website is offering a game of hangman in which winners can learn the name of the seventh and final book in the "Harry Potter" series. Or you can just click on in and I'll tell you the title. More…

December 14, 2006

Trailer Bulletin: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

Man, they just keep banging out these "Harry Potter" flicks, don't they? And ... wasn't Harry Potter a little kid just two movies ago?? Ah well, get comfy Potterfans, because you're about to enjoy the first bona-fide teaser trailer for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." More…

November 18, 2006

Alfonso Cuaron Wants Back In with "Harry Potter"

Alfonso Cuaron, who directed the third Harry Potter film, gave fans hope that they may see another Potter film of the quality of his "Prisoner of Azkaban." During a press conference for his Christmas Day opener "Children of Men," Cuaron addressed the children's magic franchise. More…

October 18, 2006

Chris Columbus Returning to Direct Another "Potter"?

There's never a shortage of Potter-related news, is there? The latest tidbit comes from young actor Rupert Grint, who either dropped a mild surprise -- or has no idea what he's talking about. It seems that Chris Columbus might be coming back to helm his third "Harry Potter" flick. More…

September 5, 2006

More Pics from the Set of "Harry Potter 5"

I know how much you guys love that Harry Potter kid, which is why we keep sharing all these on-set photos with you ... even when the snapshots aren't all that fascinating! Click on through for the next batch of pictures from the production of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." More…

August 9, 2006

Potter 6 Release Date, Potter 5 Sets Pics!

The time spent waiting in between new "Harry Potter" flicks must be fairly painful for the hardcore fans, but we're always on the lookout for new info to keep the Potterites happy. IGNFF has a report on when we can expect to see "Harry Potter 6" hit theaters, and an HP fansite is sharing some new set pics from "Harry Potter 5." More…

July 27, 2006

"Harry Potter" and the Recall Scheme

Specific DVDs go "out of print" all the time, sometimes due to poor sales and sometimes due to elaborate marketing schemes (koffDISNEY). Anyway, the point is this: If you want to own a "Harry Potter" movie on DVD, you better buy your copies before December. 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 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…

June 1, 2006

Box Office Preview: Jen and Vince Ready to Rumble

How much money will moviegoers spend on watching two celebrities yell and scream at each other for 106 minutes? That is the question that Universal, and the film industry in general, will be asking itself with the opening of The Break-Up, the new romantic comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston. More…

April 17, 2006

Ejiofor Talks "Children" -- and "Serenity" Sequel (kinda)

Don't get too excited, Firefly-fans. IGN FilmForce did have a solid interview with excellent actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, and they DID ask the guy if he knew anything about a Serenity sequel ... but there's not too much to report, it seems. Darnit. More…

April 7, 2006

Potter 5 Claims a Release Date

Omar at JoBlo's informs us that the fifth Harry Potter flick, entitled Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, will make its debut on July 13th, 2007 -- which should make for one Potter-crazy week, considering that J.K. Rowling's 7th and final chapter in the series is scheduled to hit book stores on 7/7/2007. (Book 7 of the Potter saga is as-yet-untitled.) More…

March 23, 2006

Oldman to Get "Sirius" Once Again for Potter 5

Dark Horizons shares some scoopage from HPANA (a serious Harry Potter fansite) and it's something that'll no doubt please the hardcore Harryheads: Gary Oldman has signed to reprise his role of Sirius Black in the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." (Apparently there was some controversy regarding Oldman's return, but the deal seems to be signed and sealed.) More…

February 3, 2006

Potter Part 5 Gets Production Underway

Principal photography will commence February 6 at England?s Leavesden Studios on "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling?s beloved Harry Potter novel series. More…

February 3, 2006

Imelda Staunton Cast Added to Harry Potter Cast

The new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in "Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix" will be Imelda Staunton, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Staunton will play the role of Dolores Umbridge, who is appointed by the Ministry of Magic to replace Alastor 'Madeye' Moody from the previous installment. This British actress got acclaims for her role in 2004's "Vera Drake" and can be seen playing the role of Mrs. Blatherwick in "Nanny McPhee." More…

November 21, 2005

Harry Potter and the Box Office of Plenty

It's no big shock that the fourth entry in the "Harry Potter" series was, far and away, the number one draw at the weekend box office. But the flick turned out to have the fourth biggest box office weekend in the history of moviedom: Harry snagged over $101 million from nearly 3,900 North American screens ... in only three days! More…

November 17, 2005

Critical Consensus: "Harry Potter," "Walk the Line" Both Certified Fre

This week's wide releases find us within both a goblet and a burnin' ring of fire. We've got legends, both fantastic ("Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire") and musical (the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line"). Will these heavily anticipated films generate warmth, or be scorched by the critics? More…

November 16, 2005

Check Out 13 New Harry Potter Clips!

With only two days to go before "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" hits theaters, we've got 13 new clips to give you a sneak peek at Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts! More…

September 22, 2005

Four New International "Potter" Posters

Thanks to ComingSoon.net for pointing us toward Yahoo!'s Hong Kong movie-site, because that's where they found a quartet of all-new international one-sheets for "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." More…

August 25, 2005

Attention Potter Fans! Get Your (Int'l) Trailer Here!

ComingSoon.net can point you towards the size and format of your liking, but the bottom line is that the international trailer for "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" is now available for your viewing pleasure. More…

April 28, 2005

Clive Owen to Headline "Children of Men"

"Sin City" do-gooder Clive Owen has recently signed up to star in Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men." Based on the novel by P.D. James, the story sounds like a pretty cool one: it "takes place in the near future, where mankind has lost the ability to procreate, and the world is rocked by the news that the youngest person on Earth -- who is 18 years old -- has died. As chaos erupts, a former radical (Owen) is engaged to be the protector of the most sought-after person on the planet -- the first pregnant woman in almost 20 years." More…

March 15, 2005

Emma Watson and Jason Isaacs on "Potter"

Contrary to early press reports, work has not yet begun on casting the fifth Harry Potter film, "The Order of the Phoenix," as FilmFocus learned when it talked to two of its potential stars, Emma Watson (Hermione) and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), recently. More…

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. More…

January 20, 2005

"The Incredibles," "Sideways" Tops in the 6th Annual Golden Tomato Awards

"The Incredibles" and "Sideways" prove to be the freshest of 2004's movies, as they take top honors in the 6th Annual Golden Tomato Awards. The scores for Golden Tomato Awards are calculated using each movie's Tomatometer score and the Bayesian* formula to account for varying number of reviews. More…

December 20, 2004

Seven Films Contend for Visual Effects Oscar

"The Incredibles" and "The Polar Express," two of this year's effects-heavy films, are out of contention for 2004's Oscar for visual effects, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Instead, the contest will be between seven films: "The Aviator," "Spider-Man 2," "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "The Day After Tomorrow," "I, Robot," and "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow." More…

December 20, 2004

In 2004, Bigger Not Necessarily Better for Profits

Big-budget movies may be playing to smaller audiences, the New York Times writes. Although domestic box office receipts are approaching $9.4 billion, which would top last year's total, that figure may be attributable to the rise in ticket prices. While some big-budget films like "Shrek 2," "Spider-Man 2," and "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" had strong showings, many others, from "Hidalgo" to "The Alamo" to "Catwoman," were disappointments to the studios. More…