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October 3, 2008

Further Reading: Marion Cotillard and Forest Whittaker in Abel Ferrara's Mary Opens in new window

As the NFT in London prepares a Juliette Binoche season, Kim looks at Abel Ferrara's Mary which also stars Marion Cotillard and Forest Whittaker. More...

June 25, 2008

Wanted's James McAvoy: His Best-Reviewed Films Opens in new window

The action-thriller Wanted hits theaters this week, and though it's toplined by one of the biggest stars in the world (Angelina Jolie), it also features a young Scotsman who's making a name for himself as well: James McAvoy. More...

December 6, 2007

James McAvoy on Atonement: The RT Interview Opens in new window

Scottish actor James McAvoy has shot several films in the last few years (Becoming Jane, The Last King of Scotland, and the eagerly anticipated Wanted) but so far remains most associated with. Mr. Tumnus, his hairy role as the faun in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. But if early Oscar buzz can be trusted, his name may also be synonymous with Oscar nominee. More...

November 14, 2007

British Screenwriters Voice Support for Writers' Strike Opens in new window

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain has a message for Hollywood studios hoping to use British talent to scab over the Writers' Guild of America strike, and it isn't the message the studios wanted to hear. More...

October 2, 2007

Peter Morgan Preps Sequel to The Queen Opens in new window

Peter Morgan has taken his "Blair trilogy" from The Deal to The Queen -- and now, Variety reports, he's preparing the third installment. More...

February 26, 2007

"Star Trek XI" Casting Development: Who's In Line To Play Kirk, Spock, and McCoy? Opens in new window

IGN Movies has been doing some snooping on behalf of all you Trekkies (and Trekkers) out there, and they know which three major stars are in talks to play the young Starfleet officers in "Star Trek XI"! More...

February 26, 2007

RT-UK: Queen Leads British Oscar Triumph Opens in new window

Rotten Tomatoes UK is exhausted. We stumbled into the office at 5:30AM this morning as the Oscars came to a close, wearing grins so big they'd give the Cheshire Cat a run for his money... Marty! Jennifer! Pan's! More...

February 22, 2007

Oscar Night Approaches; Who Will Win? Our Predictions Inside! Opens in new window

There's two ways to predict the Oscars: (1) dissect the awards buzz, attempting to get a feel for the fickle machinations of the Academy voter. Or (2) use your powers of geek math to crunch box office numbers and awards statistics for some cold, hard facts. With both methods in full swing, here?s a rundown of the Internet's major Oscar predictions. More...

February 11, 2007

BAFTA 2007 Winners Announced Opens in new window

The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2007 took place tonight at the Royal Opera House in London's trendy Covent Garden and Rotten Tomatoes UK were there to sip champagne and do our very best to stay sober enough to report back to you. And it was a ceremony full of surprises; an open field outside of Best Actor and Actress (which went to Forest Whitaker for Last King of Scotland and Helen Mirren for The Queen respectively) with no one film winning more than three awards. More...

January 30, 2007

SAG Award Winners Revealed, Oscar Predicting Hits Full Steam Opens in new window

Known as a big predictor of what'll go down Oscar night, the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony took place last Sunday to a rapturous Hollywood crowd without a hitch (or surprises or upsets). Check out the full winners list below, along with analysis on how the SAG results affect the Oscar nominees' chances. More...

January 29, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Epic Movie" Conquers Box Office Opens in new window

Proving that there's always money in spoof comedies, Fox's "Epic Movie" shot straight to number one over the weekend in its debut frame beating out three other new releases plus a handful of expanding Academy Award contenders. In fact, the immature laugher outgrossed all five Oscar nominees for best picture combined. More...

January 25, 2007

Tumnus the Faun as Scotty in "Star Trek XI"? Opens in new window

If CNN and Fox News can already get away with devoting hours of programming to the 2008 election, then IGN Movies is certainly well within its rights to pass along some gossip from the British "Sunday Mail" regarding "Star Trek XI," also due next year. More...

January 23, 2007

Oscar Nominations Announced: "Little Miss Sunshine," "Dreamgirls," "Borat" Deemed Worthy Opens in new window

The expected heavy hitters made the grade -- Scorsese, Whitaker, "Dreamgirls" -- but there were a handful of surprises...let's just say, if you thought you'd never read "the Oscar-nominated 'Borat'" in print, think again! The nominees for the 79th annual Academy Awards are in! More...

January 22, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Stomp Still Sits at #1 Opens in new window

Box office sales slumped this weekend as the top ten dipped to its worst level in four months with the college dance pic "Stomp the Yard" holding onto the top spot by a thin margin. Moviegoers ignored "The Hitcher," the frame's only new wide release, which posted an underwhelming fourth-place debut. More...

January 18, 2007

Critical Consensus: "King" And "Queen" Are Movie Royalty; "Labyrinth" Worth Exploring; "Hitcher" Not Screened Opens in new window

This week lighting up your local theaters, we have a little girl lost somewhere between reality and fantasy ("Pan's Labyrinth," starring Ivana Baquero), the royal lady herself ("The Queen," starring Helen Mirren), a charming and murderous dictator ("The Last King of Scotland," with Forest Whitaker), and a hitchhiker with a sinister destination in mind ("The Hitcher," starring Sean Bean and Sophia Bush). What are the critics saying? More...

January 18, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Hitcher" Aims to Terrorize Moviegoers Opens in new window

After a busy MLK frame which concluded with the Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood lets the dust settle this weekend as only one new film enters wide release - the horror remake "The Hitcher." More...

January 15, 2007

The Golden Globes Are Here, And They're Spectacular...Wins for Mirren, Whitaker, "Dreamgirls" and "Babel" Opens in new window

Sound the alarms! Tonight's telecast (8pm EST) of the 64th Annual Golden Globes Awards signaled the real start of Oscar mania, so check out our list of winners...and weigh in with your own two cents on who won, who should've won, and who definitely should not have worn what. RESULTS IN NOW!! More...

January 12, 2007

The Queen Rules BAFTA Nominations Opens in new window

Stephen Frears? drama "The Queen" came out on top with 10 nominations for this year?s Orange British Academy Film Awards, including Best Actress for Helen Mirren and nods for both Best Film and Outstanding British film. The other top-nominated films are the latest James Bond adventure, "Casino Royale", with nine nominations, and the Spanish thriller "Pan?s Labyrinth", with eight. More...

January 9, 2007

Online Film Critics Name Their Year-End Favorites Opens in new window

Hosted right here at the illustrious Rotten Tomatoes is the official website of the Online Film Critics Society, an international group of flick analyzers who put their heads together every December to come up with their favorite films, performances and components of the year. And as a proud member of the OFCS, I'm pretty happy with our picks this year ... even if (almost) none of my choices happened to win. More...

December 20, 2006

"The Departed," "Dreamgirls" Take Top Honors in Satellite Awards Opens in new window

"Dreamgirls," the feature adaptation of the Broadway musical, took top honors in four categories including Best Musical or Comedy and Best Director (Bill Condon), Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Hudson), and Best Sound in the 11th Annual Satellite Awards held Sunday, December 17. More...

December 14, 2006

"Babel," "Departed," And A Few Surprises Lead Golden Globes Nominations Opens in new window

"Babel"'s back in the game as this year's Golden Globes nominations were announced, including many expected Oscar pics -- and a few smaller surprises. More...

December 13, 2006

RTIndie: With Critics Awards to Mirren and Whitaker, Will Golden Globes Go Small? Opens in new window

It's no secret that Helen Mirren and "The Queen" are primed to reap big time this awards season, but are the Hollywood Foreign Press and their Oscar-influencing Golden Globes headed towards indie-land and the art house? More...

December 12, 2006

2006 NYFCO Awards Announced! Opens in new window

It's that time of year again: Right before the fancy awards are doled out, all the different critics' groups chime in with their favorite flicks of the year. Here we have the picks from the New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) for your perusal. More...

October 15, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Grudge Sequel Attacks #1 Spot Opens in new window

Moviegoers were in the mood to be spooked this weekend as the horror sequel The Grudge 2 scared its way to a number one opening after its release on Friday the 13th. More...

October 9, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Leo and Matt Face Off at #1 with The Departed Opens in new window

Martin Scorsese scored the best opening of his career, and his first number one film in fifteen years, with the star-studded gangster thriller "The Departed," which led the North American box office over the Columbus Day holiday weekend. More...

October 2, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Open Season Shoots Up #1 Opening Opens in new window

Ashton Kutcher ambushed the top two spots at the North American box office this weekend playing an animated mule and a Coast Guard rookie in Open Season and The Guardian, respectively. Both films enjoyed strong openings pumping in a combined $40M and helped the marketplace beat last year's levels for the first time in four weeks. The weekend's other new wide release, the comedy School for Scoundrels, saw more modest results with a fourth place bow. More...

September 28, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: Ashton vs. Ashton - This Time It's Personal Opens in new window

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...

September 28, 2006

Critical Consensus: 'Tis Not The "Season," "Guardian" Lacks Defenders, And "School" Flunks Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got jive talking woodland creatures ("Open Season," with Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher). We've got a school for Coast Guard rescue swimmers ("The Guardian," starring Kevin Coster and Kutcher again). And we've got a school...for scoundrels ("School for Scoundrels," starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder). Which of these flicks will get a passing grade from critics? More...

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