March 9, 2009
RT on DVD: Rachel Getting Married, Milk Lead Super Fresh New Releases
Home video enthusiasts, prepare yourself for what may be the best week ever! This week you'll have to choose between Academy Award flicks Rachel Getting Married (Best Actress Nominee, Anne Hathaway) and Milk (Best Actor, Sean Penn), plus a few films that should have been honored at this year's Oscars (Happy-Go-Lucky, Let the Right One In). Next, consider a Certified Fresh comedy (Role Models), a Charlie Kaufman original (Synecdoche, New York), and a pair of period pics (Cadillac Records, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas). We won't judge if you give Jason Statham's latest a spin (Transporter 3), but we do insist that Blu-ray viewers pay attention to a few key re-mastered releases (Pinocchio 70th Anniversary Edition, The Batman Anthology). Dig in to RT on DVD for more!
February 24, 2009
Backstage at the Oscars: My First Time
In the movie world there is no event greater, no red carpet glitzier, no awards show more meaningful, than that of the Academy Awards. While millions watch the biggest night in Hollywood via television and thousands post show commentaries on their blogs (or, in the case of this year, on Twitter), Rotten Tomatoes was on the ground, right smack dab in the middle of it all. Read on as RT's Jen Yamato recounts this year's Oscars show, from the best parts of the musical-laden telecast to the quiet moments backstage with the night's triumphant winners. Read her full report here.
February 1, 2009
Slumdog's Danny Boyle Wins DGA Award
Danny Boyle takes home another win for Best Director from the Director's Guild of America -- could Oscar gold be just around the corner? See who else was nominated this year in our full list of nominees and winners.
January 27, 2009
Milk Among GLAAD Nominees
"Milk" has been a favorite on the awards circuit this year, and its hot streak has been extended courtesy of the GLAAD Media Awards, where it will compete in the Outstanding Film category.
January 22, 2009
RT Interview: Gus van Sant and Dustin Lance Black on Milk
Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black look rather exhausted at this stage in their publicity whirlwind for Milk. The day RT sits down with them, the film has just received four BAFTA nominations, including one for Lance's original script. The jetlag seems to be getting to them, but they perk up when they start talking about Harvey Milk and their very different journeys into this project.
January 21, 2009
Five Favourite Films with James Franco
Having established his name in the Spider-Man movies, these days James Franco is clearly making some more personal career choices. He was in three films in 2008, notable for their vastly different styles. His extended cameo as Richard Gere's son in the weepy Nights in Rodanthe, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, was followed by two far less forgettable roles; opposite Seth Rogan in Pineapple Express (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination) and as Sean Penn's boyfriend in Milk (for which he has been nominated with the cast for the SAG ensemble award). He's been studying film at New York University, and chooses five favourites that are all firmly rooted in authenticity...
January 8, 2009
DGA Announces '08 Nominees
The Directors Guild has finalized its nominees for this year's awards, placing Ron Howard, Danny Boyle, Gus Van Sant, David Fincher, and -- you guessed it -- Christopher Nolan on the short list.
January 5, 2009
Producers Guild Unveils Film Nominations
The Producers Guild of America has announced its film nominations for 2008: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Dark Knight," "Frost/Nixon," "Milk," and "Slumdog Millionaire" are the contenders for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award.
December 18, 2008
Doubt Receives Five SAG Awards Noms
The members of the Screen Actors Guild might be preoccupied with a looming strike, but they aren't too busy to announce the nominees for the upcoming SAG Awards. "Doubt" leads the pack, with five nominations.
December 15, 2008
AFI Names 2008's Finest Films
The results are in, and the AFI has spoken: "The Dark Knight," "Iron Man," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Frost/Nixon," "Frozen River," "Gran Torino," "Milk," "WALL-E," "Wendy and Lucy" and "The Wrestler" are 2008's best movies.
December 10, 2008
Milk Takes NY Film Critics' Top Honors
"Milk" was the big winner at this year's New York Film Critics Circle Awards, taking home Best Picture, as well as Best Actor for Sean Penn and Best Supporting Actor for Josh Brolin.
December 10, 2008
L.A. Film Critics Name WALL-E Best of '08
The votes are in, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has spoken: "WALL-E" is the movie of the year, Sean Penn's performance in "Milk" was the year's best, and Danny Boyle did 2008's best directorial work on "Slumdog Millionaire."
December 3, 2008
Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced
The Independent Spirits have announced their nominations for this year's awards. Frozen River, Rachel Getting Married, Ballast, Wendy And Lucy and The Wrestler are all up for the top award, with Anne Hathaway, Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn amongst those competing for acting awards.
November 25, 2008
Critics Consensus: Four Christmases Gets Coal
This week at the movies, we've got yuletide yucks (Four Christmases, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon), an epic from Down Under (Australia, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman), and deadly deliveries (Transporter 3, starring Jason Statham). What do the critics have to say?
November 21, 2008
Gus Van Sant Talks Milk
With his highly anticipated Harvey Milk biopic just around the corner, now seems like a great time to have a chat with Gus Van Sant -- and that's exactly what ComingSoon recently did.
October 30, 2008
Van Sant, Black Taking Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black collaborated on the upcoming "Milk," and they must have enjoyed it, because as Black tells Collider, they're teaming up again -- this time, on an adaptation of Tom Wolfe's "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test."
September 4, 2008
Trailer Bulletin: Milk
The full-length trailer for Gus Van Sant's Harvey Milk biopic, "Milk," has been released, and Apple's got it!