September 7, 2009
Five Favourite Films with Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis has a plan. "What I've decided is to choose recent films," he explains to RT. "I do think that often people get stuck in always saying the five greatest films of all time, films they saw between the ages of seventeen and twenty-two, because that's when you're forming your opinions. I think I'll talk about modern films, which aren't necessarily the greatest films ever made, but are five great films." The Boat that Rocked is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK this week and is soon to hit US cinemas retitled Pirate Radio. Read on to learn about the five films he can't do without.
March 14, 2008
Jason Segel to Write New Muppet Movie
In the last few years, the members of Camp Apatow have proven there's still an audience for R-rated comedies. Now, one of them is preparing to work some of that box-office magic on the younger set.
March 4, 2008
Rush Hour 3 Takes '07 DVD Rental Crown
It may not have been quite the box-office phenomenon that its predecessors were -- and critics may have disliked it enough to keep it down at 20 percent on the Tomatometer -- but that didn't stop Rush Hour 3 from emerging as the top DVD rental of 2007.
December 20, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Five New Films Fight For Holiday Cheer
Moviegoers are in for a feast as studios will unleash a wide menu of new options on Friday trying to reach holiday patrons on the weekend before Santa comes to town. With so many choices, there should be something for everyone allowing the overall box office to remain healthy.
October 4, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Heartbreak Kid Hopes to Charm Moviegoers
Following a six-week streak of R-rated films topping the charts, The Rock's family comedy The Game Plan led the box office last weekend. Now, adult fare comes back to claim the crown with the new Ben Stiller comedy The Heartbreak Kid which is aiming for an easy number one debut.
August 17, 2007
10 Reasons Why We McLove Superbad
To paraphrase a popular ditty currently climbing the R&B charts, Michael Cera and Jonah Hill are comedic movements by themselves, but a force when they're together. The pair of comic talents -- one a lovable potty mouth, the other a master of the deadpan -- are about to give audiences one of the funniest movies of the year. We've got our own reasons for loving Superbad, and here they are.
August 16, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Make Way for McLovin
Carrying some major buzz into the marketplace, Sony's teen comedy Superbad hits the multiplexes this weekend aiming to bring in some big business from horny young adults looking for a spark to get rid of their end-of-summer blues.
July 22, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Sandler Tops Potter for #1 Spot
Adam Sandler scored the ninth number one opening of his career with his latest comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry which edged out former champ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for the top spot at the North American box office.
July 16, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Pottermania Strikes with $330M Global Bow
Hogwarts fans flexed their muscles at the North American box office showing up in droves once again for the extended opening weekend of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" which seized control of the multiplexes with its top spot debut. Most holdovers fared well too as no film in the top ten suffered a decline of more than 50%.
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.
June 3, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Pirates" #1, "Knocked Up" Strong #2
Disney still claimed the most popular film in the land with "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" despite a drop that was sizable even by tentpole standards. Universal generated a stronger than expected debut for its new adult comedy "Knocked Up" which pushed its way into the runnerup spot sending Shrek the Third down to third in weekend number three.
June 1, 2007
"Knocked Up" is 2007's Best-Reviewed Wide Release
Eyebrows were raised when early reviews of "Knocked Up" were throwing us mega-quotes like "uproarious," "classic," and one of the "best comedies of the last twenty years." Early reviews can be over-enthusiastic, but this time it's no joke: "Knocked Up" isn't just 2007's best comedy, it's the best-reviewed wide release movie overall with a Certified Fresh Tomatometer of 92 percent.