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May 22, 2013

Comic Book Movies You Can Watch Online

Comic book movies are all the rage these days, and every year we see more of them hitting theaters than before. Whether you're into quirky indie comics (Ghost World, American Splendor), superhero action titles (The Dark Knight, The Avengers), graphic novels (300, Persepolis), or even manga (Oldboy), there's probably a big screen adaptation on this list for you. Click through to find out what's available to watch online right now.More…

September 26, 2008

Paramount Taking Child's One Shot with Olson

Paramount has hired "A History of Violence" screenwriter Josh Olson to pen an adaptation of Lee Child's "One Shot" novel, about "an ex-Army policeman who...gets tangled up with an ex-infantry specialist arrested for shooting five people."More…

December 24, 2007

RT on DVD: Rush Hour 3, The Kingdom, and More!

There's action and drama to be found this week, and not just with your family at Christmas dinner. And if you couldn't make it out of town for the holidays, you're in luck; this week's DVDs take you to Paris (Rush Hour 3), Saudi Arabia (The Kingdom) and London (Eastern Promises). More…

October 2, 2007

Cory Goodman to Remake Cronenberg's Brood

You guys! Check it out! You aren't going to believe this, but...it's a news item about a remake!More…

September 20, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Jovovich vs. Alba in Multiplex Mayhem

Jodie Foster will find herself in the middle of a catfight over the number one spot this weekend. The star of current chart-topper The Brave One will face challenges from Milla Jovovich's new action sequel Resident Evil: Extinction, Jessica Alba's romantic comedy Good Luck Chuck, and the Amanda Bynes college laugher Sydney White.More…

September 12, 2007

RT Talks Eastern Promises with David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen

The upcoming Eastern Promises marks the second collaboration between David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen since A History of Violence in 2006. A crime drama with an interest in principles of family, Eastern Promises revolves around the underground slave trade in London run by the family-controlled Vory V Zakone (literally 'thieves in honor'.)More…

August 22, 2007

Todd McFarlane, New Wizard of Oz

According to Variety, Todd McFarlane (creator of Spawn) will be working with screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence) to produce what's being called "a revisionist take" on The Wizard of Oz.More…

June 14, 2007

William Hurt to Battle "The Incredible Hulk"

If it's not "Iron Man" adding some more casting muscle, it's "The Incredible Hulk."More…

May 14, 2007

Maria Bello to Replace Rachel Weisz in "Mummy 3"

A few weeks back I expressed some skepticism that Universal would re-cast Rachel Weisz's "Mummy" role with a new actress. Looks like I was wrong.More…

September 28, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: Ashton vs. Ashton - This Time It's Personal

Ashton Kutcher fans get two chances to see (or hear) their favorite star this weekend as the Hollywood prankster takes on reigning box office champ "Jackass: Number Two" by voicing a mule deer in the animated comedy "Open Season" and going up against Kevin Costner in the action drama "The Guardian."More…

May 19, 2006

Naomi & Viggo to Make "Promises" with Cronenberg

After "A History of Violence," a whole bunch of us want to know what David Cronenberg's next project will be, and it looks like it'll be something called "Eastern Promises." We're being told that it's similar in tone to "Dirty Pretty Things," which is pretty good news, and also that it will star Naomi Watts and Viggo Mortensen, which is even better news.More…

March 31, 2006

"Chicken Little" Hatches a No. 1 Seller

Buena Vista Home Entertainment's "Chicken Little" easily crossed the road to the top spot on the national DVD sales chart for the week ended March 26, while New Line Home Entertainment's "A History of Violence" remained the nation's No. 1 rental for the second consecutive week.More…

March 16, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Vendetta" Hits, "Man" Misses

This week's wide releases highlight a rarely-tread path in modern cinema, as both pics feature two of America's sweethearts -- every geek's fave, Natalie Portman, and cute little Amanda Bynes -- enduring two very different boyish makeovers, with two very different results. Will "Vendetta" live up to the hype? Can a girly "Man" make teens swoon for Shakespeare? The scribes will tell us!More…

March 16, 2006

Hurt To Play Costner's Evil Twin In "Mr. Brooks"

William Hurt, whose role as a crime boss in David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" nabbed him an Oscar nomination, joins the cast of MGM's psychological thriller "Mr. Brooks" as the evil alter ego of Kevin Costner's character.More…

February 15, 2006

Cronenberg to Make Some "Eastern Promises"

True, he just signed on last week to direct a flick called "Maps to the Stars," but there's certainly nothing wrong with lining up the next gig while that awards buzz is still flowing. "A History of Violence" director David Cronenberg is expected to sign on for "Eastern Promises," a British thriller from the guy who wrote "Dirty Pretty Things."More…

February 6, 2006

Cronenberg Soon to See "Stars"

Hot off the deservedly applauded "A History of Violence," director David Cronenberg has set his sights on a new project. It's called "Maps to the Stars," and it's to be a dark comedy about the underbelly of Hollywood. Insterestingly enough, this project will mark the first time the loyal Canadian works outside of his home country.More…

January 31, 2006

2005 Oscar Nominations Are In!

Like most pathetic movie geeks, I was up at the crack of dawn (ok, 8:30am eastern time) to see how my nomination prediction ballot would measure up. (I was perfect on all 20 acting nods and all 10 screenwriting nods, but I erroneously predicted that "Walk the Line" would get nominated over "Capote" for Best Picture, and I picked Croneberg for director over Benett Miller.) Anyhow, here are the nominations for us to rant and rave about for the next five weeks...More…

January 16, 2006

OFCS Announces Its '05 Winners

The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) cast their ballots over the holiday weekend in an effort to pick the group's favorite flicks from 2005, and I think we did a pretty solid job, all things considered.More…

January 13, 2006

Ohio Film Critics Offer Up Their Year-End Picks

The film critics of Central Ohio have chimed in with their own year-end picks, and they came up with quite a few solid surprises, actually. How about "A History of Violence" as best film of the year?More…

January 11, 2006

The "People's Choice" is Pure Idiocy

Whenever I share a new Top Ten List or Critic's Group Nomination list, I'm always extra careful to be fair and respectful of other peoples' opinions. But after seeing what the "People's Choice Awards" handed out for 2005's movies, I just can't contain myself. It's simply too hilarious.More…

January 11, 2006

7 Films Eligible for Best Makeup Oscar

Yesterday we found out which movies would duke it out for the Best Sound FX Oscar nominations, and today we get the Best Makeup side of the equation. Thanks again to ComingSoon.net for sharing the Academy's press release. (And can someone explain to me why "Sin City" didn't make this short-list? I mean ... sheesh!)More…

January 11, 2006

Chicago Critics Pick Their 2005 Winners (and Iowa!)

The Chicago Film Critics Group announced their nominees just before New Years' Eve, and they reconvened this week to vote on their year-end favorites. Also, the Iowa Film Critics chimed in with their picks as well. Why not? Iowa has film critics, too!More…

January 10, 2006

2005 Golden Tomato Awards Winners Announced

Rotten Tomatoes, the trusted online source for gauging the critical reaction to movies, has announced the 2005 recipients of the Golden Tomato Awards, the site's annual awards given to recognize the year's best-reviewed films.More…

January 10, 2006

Online Film Critics Offer Their Annual Nominations

The OFCS, which is hosted right here at Rotten Tomatoes and (full disclosure) includes yours truly as a member, announced their year-end nominations yesterday ... and we hope you'll find a few solid surprises among the more familiar (yet obviously deserving) nominees. The winners will be announced on Monday the 16th.More…

January 5, 2006

Writers' & Producers' Guilds Deliver Their '05 Noms

As usual we rely on Movie City News to bring us the "best of 2005" picks from the critics, and now come the year-end nominations from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA).More…

January 4, 2006

Ebert & Roeper Share Their Favorites from '05

TV's biggest and most (relatively) beloved movie critics, Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, have announced their top ten lists for 2005, and you can either listen to the banter on their official site, or you can hang out here and just read 'em. Our way is quicker.More…

January 3, 2006

Chicago Critics Announce Their Nominations

Thanks to Movie City News for sharing the scoop on the Windy City critics and their favorite flicks of 2005.The Chicago film journalists will announce their year-end winners on January, 2006.More…

December 23, 2005

San Diego, Vegas & Utah Critics Make Their Year-End Picks

Thanks again to MovieCityNews.com for keeping us up-to-date on all the year-end critics flick-picks. This time it's the San Diego, Las Vegas and Utah reviewers who share their favorites, from "Brokeback" to "Kong."More…

December 22, 2005

Phoenix & Toronto Critics Offer Their Year-End Favorites

It's tough to keep up with all the critics' awards being tossed out this time of year, but Movie City News sure helps out a whole lot. This time we have the year-end picks from critic's groups in Phoenix, Arizona, and Toronto, Ontario.More…

December 21, 2005

Southeastern Critics Chime in With Their Picks

The 2005 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards announced their annual awards on Monday, Dec. 19, in Atlanta, Ga. Forty-two members in nine states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia) voted in the 14th annual SEFCA poll.More…

December 20, 2005

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics 2005 Awards

December 19, 2005 -- DALLAS-FORT WORTH FILM CRITICS NAME ?BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN? BEST OF 2005. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the frontier romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN as the best film of 2005, according to the results of its 12th annual critics? poll.More…

December 16, 2005

London Movie Critics Present Their '05 Nominations

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…

December 13, 2005

Awards Season Gets Rolling with Crix Picks

If you're a fan of the late-year awards season, be sure to add Movie City News to your hit list, because they deliver some consistently excellent coverage. Mid-December is when most of the critics' groups start doling out their accolades, and so far we've gotten input from reviewers' groups in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington.More…

December 12, 2005

BFCA Nominees Announced; "Brokeback" Leads Pack

The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced its Critics Choice Awards, and "Brokeback Mountain," Ang Lee's revisionist western, leads the pack with eight nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Heath Ledger), Best Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal), and Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams).More…

October 3, 2005

Foster's "Flight" Tops "Serenity" Start

For the second weekend in a row, Jodie Foster's air-thriller "Flightplan" was #1 at the North American box office. The Disney flick made an estimated $15 million in its sophomore session, and its grand total now stands at $46.1 million. Debuting in second place, with a not-awful but coulda-(shoulda)-been-better tally of $10.1 was Joss Whedon's "Serenity."More…

September 29, 2005

Critical Consensus: "Blue" Sinks, "Violence" Kills, "Serenity" Soars

This week at the movies, we have sexy divers ("Into the Blue"), secretive family men ("A History of Violence"), space renegades ("Serenity"), streetwise scamps ("Oliver Twist") and sandtraps ("The Greatest Game Ever Played"). Who will survive the scrutiny of the scribes?More…

September 21, 2005

Toronto Film Fest: "A History of Violence," "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," "Elizabethtown," and "The Matador"

Here are capsule reviews of four relatively good films I saw at the Toronto International Film Festival. Be on the lookout for these flicks in the coming months.More…

September 9, 2005

William Hurt Signs on For "Beautiful Ohio"

William Hurt, who appears this month in David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence," has signed on to topline "Beautiful Ohio," according to The Hollywood Reporter. To be directed by Hilary Swank's husband Chad Lowe, the movie centers on a family struggling with the social changes of 1973.More…

June 29, 2005

High-End Titles to Premiere at Toronto

Not at all surprisingly, the Toronto Film Festival announced a few of its more esteemed selections -- and there's some pretty exciting titles in there! The Steve Martin-penned "Shopgirl" (starring Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, and Mr. Martin himself) will debut at Toronto, as will Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" (Jake Gyllenhaal & Heath Ledger), David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" (Viggo Mortensen & Maria Bello), Atom Egoyan's "Where the Truth Lies" (Kevin Bacon & Colin Firth), and "Water," which is the third chapter in Deepa Mehta's controversial "Elemental Trilogy."More…

May 17, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: "A History of Violence"

Thanks to the official Cannes Film Festival website for posting the all-new trailer for David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence." The New Line Cinema release, which is presently scheduled to hit screens on September 30th, stars Viggo Mortensen ("The Lord of the Rings"), Maria Bello ("Auto Focus"), Ed Harris ("The Truman Show"), and William Hurt ("Dark City").More…