February 15, 2010
Exclusive: Oscar Nominee Colin Firth on A Single Man
For 15 years, Colin Firth remained best known for emerging from a lake in a white shirt as Mr Darcy in the BBC's Pride & Prejudice. Since then, he had two girly fights with Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones, flirted with a Portuguese girl in Love Actually and threw himself into 2008's all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza Mamma Mia. But he's never really had a chance to show us what he can do. Until now. His recent Best Actor Oscar nomination for A Single Man was proof that, given the right material, Firth can blow us away. The directorial debut of fashion designer Tom Ford follows a day in the life of George, a lecturer in 1960s Los Angeles who, devastated at the death of his long-term partner, plans his own suicide. Firth talked to RT about the role of his career, and why he'd consider Mamma Mia 2...
February 4, 2009
Exclusive: Inside Pinewood/Shepperton - A Photo Tour
Every year, the BAFTA film awards present a trophy for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. Introduced in 1978, the award recognises an organisation or a person's career and influence on the British Film Industry. This year's recipient, announced today, is Pinewood/Shepperton, two of the British industry's most important film studios whose contribution to filmmaking has resulted in some of the greatest movies of all time. Under strict instruction not to let anyone working at the studios know about the award, RT spent a day last week touring Pinewood and Shepperton and learning a little more about these stalwarts of film.
January 21, 2009
Razzies Name 2008's Worst Movie Nominees
No awards season would be complete without the Golden Raspberry Awards (AKA The Razzies), awarded each year to the very worst movies to hit Hollywood. This year's winners will be announced on Oscar weekend; could multiple-nominee The Love Guru take home top honors? See the full list of nominees after the jump.
December 15, 2008
RT on DVD: Mummy 3, Grindhouse on Blu-ray!
This week we've got CG spectacles (Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor), Meryl Streep letting loose (Mamma Mia!), Joss Whedon's online superhero musical (Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog), and High Def Grinding (Death Proof and Planet Terror on Blu-ray). Read more inside!
December 11, 2008
Golden Globe Nominations Announced
"Benjamin Button," "Frost/Nixon," "The Reader," "Revolutionary Road" and "Slumdog Millionaire" battle it out for Best Drama while "Burn After Reading," "Happy-Go-Lucky," "In Bruges," "Mamma Mia! and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" fight for Best Comedy or Musical at this year's Golden Globes -- the nominations were announced today.
July 30, 2008
2008: Summer of the Geezers?
The summer isn't over yet, but it isn't too early to start drawing conclusions from its box-office receipts -- and one of this year's lessons might be that the over-40 crowd is more bankable than studio execs have previously been willing to admit.
July 17, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Dark Knight Set For Gargantuan Grosses
The superhero sequel The Dark Knight and the musical Mamma Mia! debut head to head in what could a tight race for the number one spot. Or one film might open $100M higher than the other. Either way, the North American box office will soar to dizzying heights and become one of the highest-grossing weekends in movie history.
July 17, 2008
Critics Consensus: The Dark Knight Is One Of The Year's Best-Reviewed
This week, we've got the Caped Crusader (The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger), ABBA aficionados (Mamma Mia!, starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried), and space-bound simians (Space Chimps, with voice work by Andy Samberg and Jeff Daniels). What do the critics have to say?
July 14, 2008
RT on DVD: Bank Job, Step Up 2, and a Bat-Marathon
As Dark Knight hype overtakes the free world this week, prepare yourself with a marathon of Batman lore on DVD with our viewing guide below -- or, escape from Bat-mania with Bat-alternatives to go with Mamma Mia and Space Chimps.
March 20, 2008
Trailer Bulletin: Mamma Mia!
It has sold more than 270 million albums and put over 30 million rear ends in theatre seats since 1973 -- and now, the music of ABBA is coming to the big screen.