February 11, 2015
15 Boundary-Pushing Movies That Broke Sexual Taboos
Happy Valentine's Day weekend, kinky film fans! This year, Hollywood would like you to celebrate by turning out in droves for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, but if you can't make it out to your local cineplex -- or if you'd just like to warm up for the main event -- your pals here at Rotten Tomatoes have taken it upon ourselves to put together a list of boundary-pushing efforts from the past, organized according to the taboos they busted. Remember that safe word, because it's time for Total Recall!
June 24, 2011
Marvel Movie Madness! Part 21: Howard the Duck
Luke: Well, I guess everyone's going to violently disagree here, so I'll come right out with it. This is the kind of movie that reminds me why I never trust critics' opinions on anything. If you think Howard the Duck is one of the worst things ever made, then frankly you either haven't seen enough movies or have no sense of humor. I mean, sure, the script grimly bastardizes Steve Gerber's comic character in favor of a silly sci-fi adventure -- an ideal Howard adaptation probably should have been animated and directed by, I don't know, Ralph Bakshi or Terry Zwigoff, to capture the character's caustic existentialism. But whatever; how many big-budget PG blockbusters marketed under the marquee of George Lucas have been this f***ing weird?
December 23, 2008
Howard the Duck Lands on Hulu
Forget about "A Christmas Story" and "It's a Wonderful Life" -- who needs to watch those again when the whole family can now huddle around the ol' laptop and watch "Howard the Duck" on Hulu?
May 14, 2008
Total Recall: Our Favorite Talking Animals
Now that the second film in Disney/Walden's big-budget reimagining of the Narnia series, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, is heading to theaters, we here at RT thought it would be the perfect time to revisit some of our favorite theatrical talking animals.