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June 7, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Lucky "13" Hopes for Full Houses

The stars come marching out to do battle with the pirates for the number one spot this weekend.More…

November 28, 2006

RTIndie: "Little Miss Sunshine," "Half Nelson" Lead Indie Spirit Award Noms

It's time again to celebrate the best that indie-land has to offer. The Spirit Award nominees are out, with "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Half Nelson" leading all contenders with five nods each, including best feature.More…

November 21, 2006

Auteur Robert Altman Passes Away at 81

Robert Altman, the esteemed and venerable director of "M*A*S*H," "Nashville," and "The Player," died Monday from complications due to cancer. He was 81.More…

November 2, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Borat" Best Reviewed Film Of Year: High-Five!; "Flushed Away" Worth A Spin; "Santa Clause 3" Gets Coal

This week at the movies brings us the profound discoveries of a great Kazak journalist ("Borat," starring Sacha Baron Cohen), a battle between Santa and Jack Frost ("The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause," starring Tim Allen), and a tale of rats in the sewer ("Flushed Away," featuring the voice work of Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman). What do the critics have to say?More…

October 31, 2006

RTIndie: Can Indie Studios Survive Without Big Studio Backing?

With the sale of independent-minded ThinkFilm last week, can indie film distributors survive without big studio backing?More…

October 5, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Departed" Is Best Reviewed Wide Release of 2006

This week at the movies, we've got cops and robbers in Boston ("The Departed," starring Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Matt Damon), chainsaw massacres in Texas ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning," starring Jordana Brewster), and retail employees in New Mexico ("Employee of the Month," starring Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook). What do the critics have to say?More…

June 29, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Superman" And "Devil" Are Certified Fresh

This week's wide releases both involve publishing. In "The Devil Wears Prada," the setting is a fashion magazine, and in "Superman Returns," it's The Daily Planet. So maybe that's why the critics like both these movies so much...More…

June 19, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" in Pole Position Again, "Da Vinci Code" Reaches $679M Globally

Despite the arrival of four new films cluttering the multiplexes, the Disney/Pixar animated film Cars remained the most popular movie in North America for a second straight weekend.More…

June 11, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" Parks Itself at #1

The Disney/Pixar animated film Cars raced past the competition to finish in first place at the North American box office. Though it did not open as strong as some of its predecessors, the toon easily outdistanced everything else in the current marketplace outselling the second place film by a three-to-one margin.More…

June 8, 2006

Box Office Preview: "Cars" Battles "Omen" at Theaters

Racing into theaters across North America, the computer animated film Cars aims to take over pole position this weekend targeting family audiences. Those looking for a good scare can instead choose The Omen which already launched on Tuesday with some frightening results. The frame's final new wide release is the Robert Altman comedy A Prairie Home Companion giving the weekend a wide assortment of titles for all audiences.More…

June 8, 2006

Critical Consensus: A Smooth-Running "Cars," An Ill "Omen"

This week at the movies, we've got anthropomorphic automobiles not named KITT ("Cars") and a mean little devil named Damien ("The Omen"). Will the critics go along for the ride? Will they give the devil his due?More…

June 5, 2006

Virginia Madsen Isn't Mrs. Indy ... But She'd Love to Be Asked

The lovely and talented Virginia Madsen has been dogged by the rumor since she co-starred with Harrison Ford in "Firewall" ... WILL she be starring as Mrs. Indiana Jones in the famous archeologist's fourth big-screen adventure??More…

May 11, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Poseidon" Sinks, "Luck" Is Lacking

This week at the movies, we've got capsizing vessels ("Poseidon"), capsizing fortunes ("Just My Luck"), and goooooooooaaaaaals ("Goal!"). Which of these movies will score with critics?More…

March 15, 2006

ShoWest Day #1: Posters for Saw III, Da Vinci Code, Miami Vice, and Hundreds More!

ShoWest is a convention for people making movies and the people exhibiting them. That's all well and good, but since Rotten Tomatoes is not making nor exhibiting movies (as least to my knowledge), why are we here? "Cars." "Over the Hedge." "A Prairie Home Companion." "Akeelah and The Bee." Look forward to our reports, but in the mean time check out the hundreds of movie posters for upcoming 2006 films on display.More…

March 9, 2006

South By Southwest Festival Starts Friday

The annual South by Southwest film and music festival kicks off on Friday. Held in Austin, TX, SXSW will showcase 150 feature films and 130 shorts, including the regional premieres of such hotly anticipated films as "V for Vendetta" and Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion."More…

February 6, 2006

SXSW Promises Vendettas, Betties, Dreamz & Slithers

In addition to a ton of low-budget, independent, documentary, and dramatic films, this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival promises a rather flashy infusement of high-end studio fare, too! So while it's always important to shed some attention on the little guys (which we'll be doing soon enough), it's also fun to note that SXSW will be offering high-end "gimme" titles like "V for Vendetta," "The Notorious Bettie Page," "American Dreamz," and the geekily-anticipated "Slither."More…