February 28, 2011
Tarantino Spaghetti Western Rumored
Quentin Tarantino's next film will reportedly be a spaghetti western titled "The Angel, the Bad and the Wise," starring Christoph Waltz, Keith Carradine, and Treat Williams.
March 5, 2010
Take One Last Look at the Oscar Nominees!
With just two days to go until Sunday's 82nd Annual Academy Awards, we at RT have our classy monkey suits and lucky undies pressed, ballots checked and ready, and homeopathic Tomato brews boiling in our dungeon/pantry to take us through our coverage of the show. We've made our picks, collected nearly, gone through your reviews of the nominees, and created an Oscar ballot for you to use during the show. So before you make your final picks with your feather dipped in ink from the neighborhood nightingale, we're going to sum up all the biggest awards for you and give you the opportunity to vote on every remaining category and see who others think will win. This way, you can wear the winner's crown at every Oscar party you attend this weekend (we won't even ask for a cut of the proceeds!).
February 19, 2010
Weekly Ketchup: Tarantino Tackling Slavery Next?
This Week's Ketchup includes stories about new projects for Sam Worthington (Avatar), Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) and Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), as well as news of a possible American Pie 4 and movies based upon Missile Command and Erector Sets.
January 23, 2010
Awards Tour: Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners List!
The Screen Actors Guild Awards winners were announced on Saturday night, bringing wins to some very familiar names this awards season, including Crazy Heart's Jeff Bridges and The Blind Side's Sandra Bullock. Also receiving a lifetime achievement award was Betty White of Golden Girls fame! Check out the full list of winners!
January 15, 2010
Awards Tour: Critics' Choice Awards Winners List!
The Critics' Choice Awards were announced on Friday night, giving films like Avatar and The Hurt Locker plenty to celebrate. Over the past three years, the Best Picture winner of the Critics' Choice Awards has gone on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Find out who won and who tied in this year's awards!
December 14, 2009
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Inglourious Basterds and a Hangover
This week on home video, we've got a bizarre combination of interests represented by new releases. With the holiday season in full swing, what better gift to give than... a Quentin Tarantino movie? Sure, why not? It got pretty great reviews, and it's the most acclaimed new release on deck this week. But if fantastical, talky, WWII-era war films aren't your thing, then perhaps you'll go for an over-the-top buddy comedy, or maybe a group of talking CGI guinea pigs. Still not your bag? Well, alright, then we've got a collection from a comedy legend, some eccentric animation, a documentary on a winning sports team, and a beloved sci-fi franchise. And, if all else fails, there's always a prosthetic penis to complete the holiday mood.
August 23, 2009
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Tarantino's Basterds Take the Top Spot
This weekend Quentin, Brad, and Harvey lit up their stogies following the exceptional opening of their new World War II film Inglourious Basterds which topped the charts and exceeded all industry expectations to lead a robust late-summer session at the box office. The frame's three other new releases (Shorts, X-Games 3D: The Movie, and Post Grad, the highest of which grossed only $6.6 million) got the cold shoulder from moviegoers but the overall top ten surged ahead of last year and 2007 by more than 25%. Holdovers contributed too as no film in the top ten declined by more than 50%.
August 20, 2009
Box Office Guru Preview: Basterds to Bump Aliens From Top Spot
Studios rush four more films into wide release hoping to grab whatever dollars they can in the final weeks of the summer movie season. Leading the way is Quentin Tarantino's war saga Inglourious Basterds which is the only newcomer targeting mature adults. The director's pal Robert Rodriguez also has a film of his own, but will aim for school kids with the family pic Shorts which features far fewer Nazis. Teen audiences get some choices too with the female-skewing drama Post Grad and the testosterone doc X Games 3D: The Movie. The overall marketplace should once again beat last year's Olympics-affected figures by a sizable margin.
August 20, 2009
Critics Consensus: Inglourious Basterds is Certified Fresh!
This week at the movies, we've got Nazi killers (Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, starring Brad Pitt), a magic rock (Shorts, starring William H. Macy and Leslie Mann), unemployment blues (Post Grad, starring Alexis Bledel and Michael Keaton), and extreme sports (X Games 3D: The Movie. After less than auspicious buzz followed the Cannes premiere of Basterds, it has managed to march its way to Certified Fresh status, but Shorts, Post Grad, and X-Games 3D: The Movie, haven't been quite as lucky. Read on to find out exactly what critics have been saying about all four movies opening this weekend, and chime in with your thoughts.
August 20, 2009
Total Recall: Brad Pitt's Best Movies
Today he's one of the most bankable movie stars in Hollywood, and one of the few actors audiences will pay no matter what sort of role he's playing -- whether it's action, drama, or comedy the script calls for, having Brad Pitt's name above the title is about as close as anyone can come to a guarantee for a hit film. Not so long ago, however, Pitt was just another good-looking dude with enough gumption to work his way into a steady stream of TV shows and bit parts in movies. He's come a long way, for sure, and to celebrate his latest starring role -- in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, opening this weekend -- we decided the time was right for a Brad Pitt edition of Total Recall.
August 18, 2009
Five Favorite Films with Eli Roth
Eli Roth became part of the mainstream movie watching consciousness from behind the camera by directing the gruesome horror movie "Hostel," but he'll be going in front of the camera for Quentin Tarantino's Nazi-killing flick "Inglourious Basterds." Roth stopped by The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current TV to share his favorite movies that he admits not a whole lot of people have seen.
August 18, 2009
Exclusive: Inglourious Basterds - The Cast Discuss Their Characters
Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino's unique take on the Second World War, blasts into cinemas on Friday. Following our interview with the maverick director last week, RT sat down for exclusive chats with Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Melanie Laurent, Til Schweiger, Daniel Brühl and Michael Fassbender to learn more about their characters and the Tarantino experience, with additional comments from the director himself. Join us as we discover Tarantino's original plans to play Pitt's character himself, Diane Kruger's desire to record a song in character and how Eli Roth came to replace Adam Sandler. Inglourious Basterds is released in the UK on 19th August, in Australia on 20th August and in the US on 21st August.
August 17, 2009
Tomatometer Watch: How (In)Glourious Will Basterds Be?
Quentin Tarantino made his directorial debut in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs, but it was 1994's Pulp Fiction, with its snappy dialogue and brutally dark humor, that made him a household name. Ever since then, Tarantino has inspired a cult following, and by all counts, he has consistently delivered; of the six feature-length films to his credit, only 2007's Death Proof (61%) has failed to earn Certified Fresh status. This week, Tarantino fans have a new treat to look foward to: Inglourious Basterds, the director's much anticipated seventh film, about a team of Jewish-American WWII soldiers on a Nazi-hunting mission. Quite a few critics have chimed in on it already, and so far, the buzz has been that it's a winner. If things continue to stay positive, we could be looking at a return to Certified Fresh status for Tarantino's filmography.
August 11, 2009
Quentin Tarantino talks Inglourious Basterds - RT Interview
With his sixth film, Quentin Tarantino has fashioned the ultimate in pulp fiction, a Second World War epic set in Nazi-occupied France that sees two parallel assassination plots vying to kill off the Big Four: Adolf Hitler, Martin Borman, Joseph Goebbels and Heinrich Himmler. Now, this might suggest that Inglourious Basterds is the pop-culture king's most serious film to date, and though it probably is, it's far from heavy, with outstanding, dry-comedic turns - notably from Brad Pitt as the Tennessee-born Lieutenant Aldo Raine - and an effervescent black humour. Sitting down exclusively with Rotten Tomatoes, he discusses his wartime adventure, over ten years in the making...
July 27, 2009
Comic-Con Wrap: Iron Man 2, New Moon Best In Show
The truth about Sunday at this year's Comic-Con is that it was the day most people skipped - even the Hollywood studios. With only two film panels slated for the day (Overture's docu-romance Paper Heart, which stars a geeky girl who probably reads comics, and the festival hit Mystery Team, which will delight Encyclopedia Brown enthusiasts) it's no wonder that the whole place felt a little empty. So instead of recapping Sunday panels, I'm taking a look back at the entire four days of Comic-Con 2009 to point out what was good, great, and sort of weird about this year's fest - in terms a geek might understand.
June 19, 2009
The Friday Harvest: This Week's Best Pictures, Posters, and Video
Happy Friday Harvest, a weekly round-up of the best pictures, posters, and videos that have become available for viewing/download on Rotten Tomatoes. Each section features the favorite or most interesting item we've added for the week, along with several other new highlights. For the Picture Gallery of the Week, we feature Blood: The Last Vampire, the live-action adaptation of the anime. For the Poster of the Week, check out the sleek Italian poster art for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. And, lastly, for the Video of the Week, you can watch an exclusive clip from next week's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
May 26, 2009
Tarantino Planning Inglourious Post-Cannes Edits
After delivering what Variety's Anne Thompson termed a "dripping-wet print" of "Inglourious Basterds" to Cannes, Quentin Tarantino now plans some last-minute tweaks to his final cut before it reaches theaters on August 21.
May 24, 2009
Cannes 2009: The Tomato Report - Haneke's The White Ribbon Scoops Palme d?Or
Michael Haneke took Cannes' top honour tonight as his film, The White Ribbon, won the prestigious Palme d'Or. It's Haneke's third major Cannes prize but his first Palme d'Or. The director took to the stage to be presented with the award by jury president Isabelle Huppert, who starred in his 2001 film La Pianiste. Set in a small German town on the eve of the First World War, The White Ribbon is a tragic tale of life as conflict approaches. "Happiness is a rare thing, but this is a moment in my life when I am truly happy," Haneke told the Cannes audience.
May 24, 2009
Cannes 2009: The Tomato Report - Critics Pick Their Awards Favourites
With the Cannes Film Festival winding down this weekend, talk is now turning to who will win the Palme d'Or this evening. We tracked down several journalists covering the fest to gauge their opinion, and it seems there are two very definite front-runners at present - Michael Hanenke's The White Ribbon, a taut period drama about a German village pre-WWI, and Jacques Audiard's A Prophet, a prison film about a young man's efforts to survive incarceration in a French jail. "I am rooting for A Prophet to win," says Heat's Charles Gant. "It's the Gomorrah of this year's festival, but thanks to its linear storyline it's arguably more accessible and satisfying than last year's Mafia drama."
May 20, 2009
Cannes 2009: Tarantino Talks Basterds
The stars were out in full force to support Inglorious Basterds in Cannes this morning, with writer/director Quentin Tarantino and cast members Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger and Michael Fassbender (amongst others) facing the press on the Croisette. The film follows the efforts of a team of Jewish-American soldiers, nicknamed 'The Basterds', to venture behind enemy lines to capture, maim and kill as many Nazis as possible, and is Tarantino's tribute to the 'men on a mission' movies popularised in the 1960s and '70s. Eli Roth, who plays the baseball bat-wielding Basterd Donnie Donowitz in the movie, called it "kosher porn" for Jews, claiming that murdering Nazis, "is something that I've fantasised about since I was a kid."
May 20, 2009
Cannes 2009: The Tomato Report ? Inglourious Splits Critics
Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds got its long-awaited first screening this morning at the Cannes Film festival, with critics giving it a round of applause at its conclusion, but opinions gathered so far have been mixed. The film follows a titular group of Allied soliders renowned for their skill, their ability to move within enemy lines and their astonishing brutality. They're the stuff of nightmares amongst the ranks of their victims and they like nothing more than scalping Nazis and bringing justice to occupied France. Loosely based on Enzo Castellari's 1978 exploitation classic, it's a deliciously revisionist twist on World War II cinema.
May 20, 2009
Three Inglourious Basterds Clips Posted
You may be stuck in your cubicle while the beautiful people are laughing it up at Cannes, watching Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" in its entirety, but you can at least content yourself with three just-released clips from the film.
May 10, 2009
Cannes 2009: RT's 10 Most Anticipated Movies
The Cannes Film Festival will screen nearly 100 films as part of its Official Selection and associated sidebars when it kicks off next week in the Southern France town. The festival runs from 13-24th May and there are plenty of exciting new movies to keep an eye out for as they premiere on Cannes' infamous Croisette. To save you the hassle of having to research the whole programme, RT has helpfully chosen ten films we're most excited to see. Join us as we take a journey through the Cannes Film Festival 2009, kicking off with our daily coverage on Wednesday.
April 28, 2009
Inglourious Basterds Tops 150 Minutes
The other day, we learned the names of the films playing at this year's Cannes Festival -- and now we know their running times, which is why we know that Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is over two and a half hours long.
February 24, 2009
Oscars' Closing Clips Now Online
The closing credits of Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony featured clips from a slew of upcoming movies, including "Sherlock Holmes," "Night at the Museum 2," "Funny People," and "Inglourious Basterds." Watch them all here!
February 10, 2009
ET Teases Inglourious Basterds Teaser
The teaser for Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" will make its debut on "Entertainment Tonight" this week -- but first, here's a teaser for the teaser, including plenty of first-look footage.
December 31, 2008
August '09 Is Looking Inglourious
The Weinstein Company has announced the release date for Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," tabbing August 21, 2009 for its arrival in theaters.
December 18, 2008
New Images Galore!
It's 2009 preview time, and you know what that means -- a slew of new stills hit the Web yesterday, including early glimpses of "Inglourious Basterds," "Old Dogs," "The Surrogates," "When in Rome," and "13."
November 10, 2008
Ritchie's Rock on Inglourious Hiatus
Want to know what's going on with Guy Ritchie's "Sgt. Rock" adaptation? According to producer Joel Silver, it's been backburnered thanks to Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds."
October 17, 2008
See Brad Pitt in the First Inglourious Basterds Official Image
With production underway in Germany, and a recently announced synopsis and full cast lineup, what could get you more excited about Quentin Tarantino's WWII pic Inglourious Basterds? How about the very first production image, featuring Brad Pitt on set as Tennessee hillbilly Lt. Aldo Raine??
October 14, 2008
Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" Not a Typo
Now that filming has begun on Quentin Tarantino's upcoming WWII-spaghetti western remake of Enzo Castellari's Inglorious Bastards, we've got a new synopsis and confirmation that QT's cheekily "misspelled" title is actually official. Mark your calendars for Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds!
September 9, 2008
Tarantino's Bastards Has Its Female Lead?
French actress Melanie Laurent has reportedly joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards," apparently as "Shoshanna Dreyfus, a French Jewish girl who flees the Nazis as a teenager."
September 5, 2008
Germans Cry Foul Over Inglorious Treatment
Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards" won't be out for awhile yet, but the script has been making the rounds for some time -- and some Germans are less than pleased with its contents.
September 2, 2008
Two More Bastards for Quentin
The cast of Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards" has grown again, with Diane Kruger and Til Schweiger joining the World War II action pic.
August 15, 2008
Mike Myers Joins Tarantino's Bastards
Quentin Tarantino has added Mike Myers to the cast of Inglorious Bastards, tapping the actor/comedian to play "a military mastermind who takes part in hatching a plot to wipe out Nazi leaders."
August 8, 2008
Brad Pitt Joins Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards
Brad Pitt has sealed the deal on a role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards, agreeing to star as "a Tennessee hillbilly who assembles a team of eight Jewish-American soldiers to take on the Nazis." Simon Pegg, David Krumholtz, and Natassja Kinski are in negotiations to join the cast.
August 7, 2008
B.J. Novak Eyes Tarantino's Bastards
B.J. Novak -- hitherto best known as Ryan, the temp-turned-manager on NBC's The Office -- is in talks to join the cast of Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards.
August 6, 2008
Eli Roth Is Feeling Inglorious
Quentin Tarantino has tabbed Eli Roth to star as "a baseball bat-swinging Nazi hunter" in his next feature, the eagerly anticipated Inglorious Bastards. Brad Pitt is also in talks to join the cast.
July 30, 2008
Universal's Feeling Inglorious
The details are still being ironed out, but it looks like Universal is ready to climb on board with The Weinstein Company to help finance Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards.
June 20, 2008
Tarantino Aiming for Inglorious Two-Fer
Quentin Tarantino is still hard at work on his Enzo Castellari-inspired World War II movie, Inglorious Bastards -- and he's written so much that it'll apparently be split, Kill Bill-style, over two films.
May 26, 2005
Sandler Wants to Remake "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"??
Rock-solid horror site Bloody Disgusting may have scored themselves an interesting little scoop ... if notorious joker Adam Sandler isn't pulling their leg, that is. A college reporter sent in a goofy little news item that has Mr. Sandler discussing the possibility of an "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" remake: "We actually talked, still do, about Killer Tomatoes. I think we should do that one - lots of gore, but lots of laughs too. Robby's in. That's a classic man.... we're definitely goin' to look at that again soon."
May 24, 2005
Madsen, Roth, Murphy, and Sandler to Become "Bastards"?
The always-reliable FilmFocus had an informative little chat with Mr. Michael Madsen during the UK premiere of "Sin City," and the gravel-voiced character actor dished some pretty exciting news about Quentin Tarantino's perpetually upcoming action flick "Inglorious Bastards." Here's what the actor had to say: "Quentin's written it now ... but we've not started shooting yet. I've read it and you know the Dirty Dozen? It's a bit like that."
March 21, 2005
Michael Madsen on "Inglorious Bastards," "Sin City"
Speaking to FilmFocus at last weekend's Empire Awards, Michael Madsen revealed details about Quentin Tarantino's next project, "Inglorious Bastards," as well as his impressions on his time spent on the set of Sin City.
Of "Inglorious Bastards" he told the site, "[Tarantino]'s got an interesting idea of how to make it.