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August 23, 2010

Jim Carrey Inherits Mr. Popper's Penguins

Fox's adaptation of "Mr. Popper's Penguins" is moving forward again, with Jim Carrey now attached for the starring role.More…

April 29, 2008

Disney, Warners Taking Filmgoers Back to Nature

No longer the sole domain of Marlin Perkins and Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, nature documentaries have become big business at the box office -- a business that Warner Bros. and Disney aim to have a piece of.More…

November 16, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Casino Royale" Fresh, Certified Fresh; "Happy Feet" Shows Fancy Footwork; Guess The Tomatometer for "Prison"

This week at the movies prompts several questions. Will the latest Bond movie ("Casino Royale," starring Daniel Craig) leave pundits shaken and stirred? Can penguins learn to dance ("Happy Feet," featuring voice work by Elijah Wood, Nicole Kidman, and Robin Williams)? And can prison be fun ("Let's Go to Prison," starring Dax Shepard)? Find out what the critics have to say!More…

September 8, 2006

Weekly Ketchup: "Crocodile Hunter" Remembered; "A-Team" Rumors; Uwe Boll's New Calling!

In this week's Ketchup, The "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was eulogized by RT users, and the Bruce Willis-as-Hannibal-in-the-"A-Team" rumors swirled as well.More…

August 31, 2006

Box Office Preview: "Crank" Closes Up Summer Movie Season

The summer movie season comes to an official end with the Labor Day holiday weekend unleashing three new releases plus the national expansion of a fourth.More…

July 31, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Miami Vice" Knocks Pirates From #1 Spot

Detectives Crockett and Tubbs shot their way to number one in North America with the cop thriller Miami Vice which finally managed to knock the megablockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest out of the top spot.More…

June 4, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Women Power "Break-Up" to #1

Nosy moviegoers just couldn't stay away from a high-profile lovers quarrel as the anti-romantic comedy The Break-Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston surprised the industry this weekend by opening at number one, shoving the comic book juggernaut X-Men: The Last Stand into second place in only its second weekend.More…

March 27, 2006

Samuel L. Jackson Joins Saget's "Penguins" Mockumentary

Sam Jackson is moving from snakes to penguins as he lends his voice to "Farce of the Penguins," a R-rated, Bob Saget-directed spoof on last year's Oscar-winning doc "March of the Penguins."More…

January 31, 2006

2005 Oscar Nominations Are In!

Like most pathetic movie geeks, I was up at the crack of dawn (ok, 8:30am eastern time) to see how my nomination prediction ballot would measure up. (I was perfect on all 20 acting nods and all 10 screenwriting nods, but I erroneously predicted that "Walk the Line" would get nominated over "Capote" for Best Picture, and I picked Croneberg for director over Benett Miller.) Anyhow, here are the nominations for us to rant and rave about for the next five weeks...More…

January 25, 2006

SUNDANCE: A Buyer Hunts For "Penguins," "Camels"

Adam Lepzig is on the lookout for marching penguins or weeping camels. More to the point, the president of National Geographic Feature Films is looking to acquire films that he feels would be a good fit for the company. "I'm here to see the filmmakers, meet people, and acquire a movie that might be right for us," he said.More…

January 10, 2006

Broadcast Film Critics Dole Out Their Awards on National TV

The Broadcast Film Critics Association held their annual awards presentation live on The WB network, with plenty of mildly corny jokes, appreciative acceptance speeches, accolades galore, and even a few cool surprises. (Oh, and their favorite film overall was "Brokeback Mountain.")More…

January 10, 2006

Online Film Critics Offer Their Annual Nominations

The OFCS, which is hosted right here at Rotten Tomatoes and (full disclosure) includes yours truly as a member, announced their year-end nominations yesterday ... and we hope you'll find a few solid surprises among the more familiar (yet obviously deserving) nominees. The winners will be announced on Monday the 16th.More…

January 5, 2006

Writers' & Producers' Guilds Deliver Their '05 Noms

As usual we rely on Movie City News to bring us the "best of 2005" picks from the critics, and now come the year-end nominations from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA).More…

January 3, 2006

Chicago Critics Announce Their Nominations

Thanks to Movie City News for sharing the scoop on the Windy City critics and their favorite flicks of 2005.The Chicago film journalists will announce their year-end winners on January, 2006.More…

December 23, 2005

San Diego, Vegas & Utah Critics Make Their Year-End Picks

Thanks again to MovieCityNews.com for keeping us up-to-date on all the year-end critics flick-picks. This time it's the San Diego, Las Vegas and Utah reviewers who share their favorites, from "Brokeback" to "Kong."More…

December 22, 2005

Phoenix & Toronto Critics Offer Their Year-End Favorites

It's tough to keep up with all the critics' awards being tossed out this time of year, but Movie City News sure helps out a whole lot. This time we have the year-end picks from critic's groups in Phoenix, Arizona, and Toronto, Ontario.More…

December 21, 2005

Southeastern Critics Chime in With Their Picks

The 2005 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards announced their annual awards on Monday, Dec. 19, in Atlanta, Ga. Forty-two members in nine states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia) voted in the 14th annual SEFCA poll.More…

December 20, 2005

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics 2005 Awards

December 19, 2005 -- DALLAS-FORT WORTH FILM CRITICS NAME ?BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN? BEST OF 2005. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the frontier romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN as the best film of 2005, according to the results of its 12th annual critics? poll.More…

December 13, 2005

Awards Season Gets Rolling with Crix Picks

If you're a fan of the late-year awards season, be sure to add Movie City News to your hit list, because they deliver some consistently excellent coverage. Mid-December is when most of the critics' groups start doling out their accolades, and so far we've gotten input from reviewers' groups in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington.More…

November 18, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: Happy Feet

Hot on the heels of "March of the Penguins" comes "Happy Feet," a penguin-laden CG comedy from WB that waddles into theaters next November. Check out the early teaser trailer right here at Rotten Tomatoes.More…

November 16, 2005

"Penguins," "Murderball," and 13 Other Docs Vie for Oscar Eligibility

Variety's Award Central brings news on the 15 documentary films that have been "shortlisted" for Academy Award consideration. (And there are 2 seriously egregious omissions, if you're asking me.)More…

November 4, 2005

Bob Saget Aims to Spoof the "Penguins"

Apparently there's nothing wrong with "March of the Penguins" that can't be fixed by 80 consecutive minutes of snarky comments from Bob Saget, which is why ThinkFilm is giving him money to write, produce, and direct a spoof entitled "Farce of the Penguins."More…

October 5, 2005

Summer Tomatometer Wrap-up #3: The Best of the Limited Releases

In the hot summer months, everyone's looking for a way to cool down. This summer, movie audiences decided one of the best places to beat the heat was in the barren, 47-degrees-below-zero but otherwise splendid climate of Antarctica. The runaway (or waddle-away, as the case may be) limited release success of the summer, "March of the Penguins," melted the critics' hearts as well, notching a big 94 percent on the Tomatometer.More…

October 3, 2005

Summer Tomatometer Wrap-Up: Box Office Down, Tomatometer Up

As everyone knows, 2005 was an awful year of bloodletting for everyone in the movie business. With the exception of movies involving the Empire (Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith) or the emperors (March of the Penguins), this was one of the worst summers in history at the box office, the pundits and studios cried.More…

August 8, 2005

Hazzard Boys "Duke" Out an Easy Win at the Weekend Box Office

WB's big-screen adaptation of "The Dukes of Hazzard" had no problem tackling the #1 spot at the weekend box office, pulling in nearly $30.6 million from over 3,700 theaters. Granted, it was the only movie opening in wide release, but WB has to be pleased with the initial three-day haul.More…

August 1, 2005

"Wedding" Boys Crash the #1 Spot -- in Their Third Weekend!

For the first time in several years, a wide release has jumped into the #1 box office spot after spending two weeks among the top five, and that movie is "Wedding Crashers."More…

July 25, 2005

"Chocolate" Remains Sweet at the Box Office

Fending off a handful of newcomers this past weekend was "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and the family-friendly confection proved to have some serious staying power at the box office. The Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration pulled in an estimated $28.3 million in its sophomore session, thereby snagging the #1 spot for two consecutive weekends.More…