May 14, 2009
Stevenson Goes from Panda to Minotaur
"The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break," Steven Sherrill's 2000 novel about a minotaur who works as a cook in a Midwestern diner, will get a live-action/CGI adaptation courtesy of "Kung Fu Panda" director John Stevenson.
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.
January 31, 2009
Kung Fu Panda Dominates 36th Annie Awards
Kung Fu Panda dominated the 36th Annual Annie Awards, the most prestigious awards ceremony for feature and television animation. Wall-E was shut out from every award it was nominated for, joining A Bug's Life and Monster's Inc. as the only Pixar movies to not win Best Animated Feature in their respective years.
November 10, 2008
RT on DVD: Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II Diary!
Christmas has come early for home video enthusiasts, as a ton of great new (and familiar) titles hit DVD and Blu-ray. Start your holiday shopping this week (and buy a few DVDs for yourself) with great new sets courtesy of Hellboy II and The Sopranos, or venture into Blu-ray territory with must-have TV on DVD titles like Band of Brothers and Firefly!
October 1, 2008
Jack Black Playing Amnesia for Laughs
Jack Black is reuniting with "Kung Fu Panda" writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger for a Universal project that's being described as "a sort of comedic 'Bourne Identity.'"
September 2, 2008
RT's Summer in Review: The Best, The Worst, and Our Favorite Films!
The summer movie season of 2008 ended last weekend, and boy, was it a good one. Led by box office smashes like Iron Man, Wall-E, and The Dark Knight, Hollywood raked in the dough week after week -- and, surprisingly, scored major Freshness on the Tomatometer in the process. Rotten Tomatoes takes a look at the Summer in Review to revisit the critical and commercial hits and misses of the summer.
July 21, 2008
Artist Files Lawsuit Over Kung Fu Panda
It's earned positive reviews and lots of money at the box office, but at least one person -- Chinese artist Zhao Bandi, to be precise -- does not care for Kung Fu Panda one bit.
June 25, 2008
RT Interview: Jack Black on Kung Fu Panda
Dreamworks Animation throws down the gauntlet with Kung Fu Panda, an energetic, family-friendly animated feature. RT had the opportunity to sit down and have a little chat with Jack Black, who voices the title character (named Po), and we got it all on video.
June 24, 2008
Paramount Breaks Billion-Dollar Box Office
Thanks to healthy returns for films such as Iron Man, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Kung Fu Panda, Paramount has become the first studio of the year to cross the $1 billion line at the box office.
June 19, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Get Smart Spies Top Spot
Two big star-driven studio comedies invade North American multiplexes on Friday giving audiences even more choices during what has been a scorching hot June box office. Steve Carell headlines the action-comedy Get Smart from Warner Bros. while Paramount counters with its Mike Myers starrer The Love Guru. Meanwhile a line-up of solid performers from past weeks will still be in theaters helping the overall industry deliver another busy session.
June 12, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Hulk 2.0 Battles Shyamalan 8.0
Two new films with skeptical fan bases hit the multiplexes on Friday with something to prove. From the comic book world comes The Incredible Hulk while from the land of supernatural thrillers comes The Happening from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan.
June 8, 2008
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Panda and Zohan Rock June B.O.
Air-conditioned multiplexes were the place to be as the new comedies Kung Fu Panda and You Don't Mess With The Zohan generated sparkling debuts attracting a combined $100M in opening weekend ticket sales powering the marketplace to the second biggest June weekend in box office history.
June 5, 2008
RT Review Revue: Zohan, Panda, and a New Contest!
It's Jack Black versus Adam Sandler. We discuss: Critics. Are they ready for critically endangered, obese mammals with chopsocky action? Will they spare Zohan from the same critical drubbing of Sandler's last wacky-accent effort, Little Nicky? In addition, we're introducing a contest this week!
June 5, 2008
Critics Consensus: Kung Fu Panda Kicks; Critics Mess With Zohan
This week at the movies, we've got a martial-arts crazed bear (Kung Fu Panda with voice work by Jack Black and Angelina Jolie) and a secret agent who becomes a hairdresser (You Don't Mess with the Zohan, starring Adam Sandler and John Turturro). What do the critics have to say?
June 5, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Black vs. Sandler in Comedy Showdown
Two big doses of comedy from a pair of Hollywood's funniest men will hit the multiplexes across North America on Friday in a fierce battle for the number one spot. For family audiences there is the animated extravaganza Kung Fu Panda starring Jack Black while Adam Sandler counters with his latest laughfest aimed at young men, You Don't Mess With The Zohan.
February 13, 2008
Trailer Bulletin: Kung Fu Panda
For weeks, you've watched him telling you to stop talking and turn off your cellphone at your local AMC theater -- now how about seeing Jack Black's Kung Fu Panda in action?
January 18, 2008
Jack Black Doubted Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda
spots are running at AMC theaters,
Jack Black has
gotten to see that people like his latest character. He wasn't sure at first and
almost turned down the animated movie.