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November 8, 2011

Five Favorite Films with Freida Pinto

In just a few short years -- following her luminous debut in Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire -- Freida Pinto has gone from a virtual unknown to one of movies' most feted young actresses. This week, Pinto lends her talents to Immortals, visual stylist Tarsem Singh's visually stylish, violent and sometimes quite surreal imagining of ancient Greek mythology in which the actress portrays the oracle (and future lover of Henry Cavill's Theseus) Phaedra. We sat down with Pinto recently where she discussed her admiration for the director, the experience of working on her first big-budget film, and how it affects her performance. She also took a moment to recall her five favorite films. More…

April 7, 2009

Five Favourite Films with James Marsters

James Marsters is perhaps best known to audiences as the blonde-haired Sid Vicious-alike Spike on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The vampire who earned his nickname by impaling his victims on railway spikes, he went from Big Bad to Buffy's boyfriend when a shadowy government cell called The Initiative fitted a chip in his brain that prevented him from doing harm. He stars this week in Dragonball: Evolution, based on the Japanese Manga comic, as Lord Piccolo, the megalomaniacal villain out to destroy the world by uniting the seven Dragonballs. Continue on as he shares his five favourite films with RT. More…

February 27, 2009

Patton Oswalt Talks Big Fan, Funny People, and More

Patton Oswalt is a very funny man -- and also a capable dramatic actor, as underscored by his new film "Big Fan," which he discussed (among many other projects) in a recent interview with Collider. More…

November 19, 2008

A Look Inside the Making Of WALL-E

With the release of WALL-E on DVD this week, Rotten Tomatoes is giving you an inside look into the making of the best-reviewed wide release of the year (Certified Fresh at 96 percent). We toured Pixar studios in September, and learned about the process of crafting this animated sci-fi romp from director Andrew Stanton and others. Click through for a look behind the scenes, as well as some early concept art from Pixar's latest wonder. More…

July 16, 2008

Golden Tomatoes: The 10 Best Movies for each of the Last 10 Years

What better way to celebrate RT's 10th birthday than with a film retrospective that focuses on the very basis of our existence? Take a look back, all the way through our formative years, to see which movies had garnered the best critical responses. More…

July 16, 2008

Exclusive: The World of WALL-E

The artists behind this year's freshest film share their story with RT, with exclusive contributions from Andrew Stanton, Ben Burtt, Jim Morris, Lindsay Collins, Angus MacLane, Derek Thompson, David DeVan and Rodrigo Blaas. More…

July 15, 2008

Exclusive: Inside Pixar - A Photo Tour

From Toy Story to WALL-E, Pixar has produced some of the world's most beloved animated movies of the last decade and a half. Needless to say, when they invited RT to come and tour the very epicentre of their excellence, we couldn't refuse. On the following pages, enjoy a glimpse into the heart of Pixar. More…

February 1, 2008

The Weekly Ketchup: New Bond Title, Golden Brad Bird, Del Toro To Direct Hobbits

In this week's Ketchup, Bond 22 has a flashy new title, Brad Bird gets his just desserts for directing the highest rated film of 2007, and Shia LaBeouf is set to star as the last man on Earth. More…

January 25, 2008

Brad Bird Gets a Golden Tomato

On the heels of the film's five Academy Award nominations, Bird took some time out to speak with RT about the film, critics, modern animation, and his most recent mantle-worthy achievement -- The Golden Tomato Award. More…

January 14, 2008

And the Golden Globes Winners Are...

It was missing the glitz and glitter of previous years, but the 65th annual Golden Globes were held via press conference yesterday, with Atonement, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, No Country for Old Men, and Sweeney Todd leading the crowd at two wins apiece. More…

January 9, 2008

No Country for Old Men, Juno, There Will Be Blood Lead Critics' Choice Winners

In what seems destined to go down as one of the season's few strike-free awards shows, the Critics' Choice Awards were held on Monday. More…

December 19, 2007

Marjane Satrapi on Persepolis: The RT Interview (With Exclusive Clips and Photos!)

Through a long series of simple, frank, and frequently funny comic strips, Persepolis author Marjane Satrapi presents her youth and womanhood in modern Iran. The film adaptation of Persepolis, co-directed by Satrapi, is out in limited release on December 25. We spoke with Satrapi in San Francisco to discuss comics, culture shock, and the Oscars. More…

December 19, 2007

No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood Top Critics' Lists in Toronto, San Diego, Austin

The parade of critics' year-end best-of lists continued yesterday, with panels in Toronto, San Diego, and Austin weighing in on their favorite films of 2007. More…

December 17, 2007

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Dexter Make AFI's 2007 Best-Of List

If there's one thing the American Film Institute loves, it's a list -- and with the end of 2007 rapidly approaching, you know what that means: It's time to run down the AFI's favorite films and TV shows of the last year. More…

December 13, 2007

Atonement Leads Golden Globe Nominations

The nominations for the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning. Did your favorite films, stars, and songs make the cut? More…

December 10, 2007

There Will Be Blood, No Country For Old Men Top Critics' Awards

Multiple honorees from four regional critics' circles include the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men, P.T. Anderson's There Will Be Blood, Julian Schnabel's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Gone, Baby, Gone's Amy Ryan, and more. More…

November 9, 2007

Twelve Features Competing for Animated Feature Film Oscar

The nominations for the 80th Academy Awards won't be announced until January 22, but the names of the films being submitted for consideration are starting to trickle in. More…

November 6, 2007

RT on DVD: Ratatouille, Sicko, and Colbert Are Served!

Pixar rules the roost this week, as Ratatouille rises to the top of our must-have DVDs. But November is the time for getting all political -- a perfect time for Michael Moore's latest polemic (Sicko) as well as highlights from Comedy Central's favorite right-leaning pundit (The Best of the Colbert Report). And what's the deal with that folky alt-pop duo from New Zealand (Flight of the Conchords)? More…

October 26, 2007

Exclusive: Brad Bird Takes RT Through Ratatouille

The director of The Incredibles tells us how he shaped Ratatouille from ailing trouble into Certified Fresh masterpiece. More…

October 23, 2007

Exclusive: John Lasseter on Pixar Past, Present and Future

Celebrating the enormous Tomatometer success of Pixar's films, ahead of the DVD release of Certified Fresh Ratatouille, the Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios tells RT why the company he helped create is the most exciting place on earth to work at. More…

August 26, 2007

RT-UK's What to Watch at the Edinburgh Film Festival

Rotten Tomatoes UK heads up north to take in the sights and sounds of the Edinburgh Film Festival. And as the celebration of cinema draws to a close we present what's hot and what's not from the event. More…

August 5, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Bourne Beats Bart for Box Office Crown

Matt Damon set a new opening weekend record for the month of August with the top spot bow of The Bourne Ultimatum, the third installment in the actor's signature spy series. The frame's other new releases saw more modest openings while most holdovers held up well. The wide assortment of popular hits allowed the North American box office to soar to the highest grossing August weekend in history. More…

July 29, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Simpsons Movie Gobbles Up $72M Opening

Moviegoers across North America embraced The Simpsons Movie which beat out all industry expectations for an explosive number one opening this weekend grossing more than the next four biggest hits combined. More…

July 22, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Sandler Tops Potter for #1 Spot

Adam Sandler scored the ninth number one opening of his career with his latest comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry which edged out former champ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for the top spot at the North American box office. More…

July 19, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Can Chuck and Larry Beat Up Harry?

Two new star-driven Hollywood comedies face off at the box office this weekend in an attempt to unseat Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix from the top spot. Adam Sandler headlines the gay marriage pic I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry while John Travolta goes one step further starring as a heavy-set mom in the musical Hairspray. For the first time in nearly a month, no new release gets an early midweek headstart. More…

July 16, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Pottermania Strikes with $330M Global Bow

Hogwarts fans flexed their muscles at the North American box office showing up in droves once again for the extended opening weekend of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" which seized control of the multiplexes with its top spot debut. Most holdovers fared well too as no film in the top ten suffered a decline of more than 50%. More…

July 13, 2007

"Ratatouille" Tops RT's Mid-Year Report!

For several months, "Knocked Up" was bearer of the "Best-Reviewed Wide Release of 2007" crown. The award, however, now goes to "Ratatouille." In fact, the Pixar flick currently sits atop Rotten Tomatoes' Mid-Year Report, our new countdown detailing the 25 best-reviewed (and 10 worst) films of 2007. More…

July 13, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Potter" Power Takes Control of Multiplexes

The Hogwarts posse is back with the highly anticipated launch of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", the fifth film in the blockbuster wizard series which has already grossed $3.53 billion worldwide. More…

July 8, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Transformers" Stomps on Foes To Capture #1 Spot With $152.5M Opening

Optimus Prime and his robot heroes seized the number one spot at the North American box office with an explosive opening for "Transformers" over the extended Independence Day holiday frame. The Paramount/DreamWorks co-production grossed an estimated $67.6M over the Friday-to-Sunday period and an amazing $152.5M since its early opening last Monday with 8pm preview shows. More…

July 5, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Transformers" Already Dominating Holiday Week

Megatron and his sinister robot chums invade the North American box office aiming to extract riches from the multiplexes over the extended Fourth of July holiday week with the tentpole action vehicle "Transformers." More…

July 1, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Ratatouille" Becomes Top Chef of Box Office

Pixar scored its eighth consecutive number one opening with the animated feature "Ratatouille" which easily topped the North American box office chart this weekend. Bruce Willis got the action going in second place with the debut of his new shoot-em-up sequel "Live Free or Die Hard." More…

June 29, 2007

Tomatometer Watch: "Transformers" Gets a T-Meter; Is "Ratatouille" 2007's New Best-Reviewed Wide Release?

"Transformers" is still several days away, but summer blockbusters wait for no one: the first reviews are coming in and the initial tally is an 79 percent Tomatometer after 13 reviews. Also, we answer the question: is Pixar's "Ratatouille" 2007's new best-reviewed wide release? More…

June 28, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Rats and Bruce Hit Theaters This Weekend

Disney and Pixar aim for their eighth straight number one hit together with the latest computer animated film from the industry experts, "Ratatouille." More…

June 28, 2007

Critical Consensus: "Ratatouille" is Tasty, "Die Hard" is Solid, "Sicko" is Socko, "Evening" Falls

This week at the movies we have hungry, hungry rats ("Ratatouille," starring Patton Oswalt and Brad Garrett), a world-weary hero (Bruce Willis in "Live Free or Die Hard"), a provocateur extraordinaire ("Sicko," the new doc from Michael Moore), and a rare midsummer tearjerker ("Evening," starring Meryl Streep and Claire Danes). What do the critics have to say? More…

June 25, 2007

New News on Pixar's "John Carter of Mars"

The property's been bouncing around Hollywood for quite some time, but "John Carter of Mars" has finally settled at Pixar / Disney. Now the question is: Will it be live action or animated? More…

June 14, 2007

Exclusive: "Ratatouille" Progression Reel; Plus, "No Country for Old Men" Trailer Premieres!

There was a veritable mini-media blitz today on Rotten Tomatoes. First, we updated over a dozen galleries to upcoming flicks (including the marvelous "Rescue Dawn"). Then we uploaded the just released trailer to "No Country for Old Men." And now Pixar has given IGN -- and by association, us! -- an exclusive progression reel to "Ratatouille." More…

June 13, 2007

Advance Word from the Alamo: "Ratatouille" Rocks

A recent AICN-sponsored "Ratatouille" screening at Austin's Alamo Drafthouse sent one happy viewer directly to the internet... More…

June 11, 2007

Pixar Update: "Wall E" & "Toy Story 3"

It's always a good time for some news from the Pixar team... More…

June 4, 2007

RT Talks "Ratatouille," Comedy, and Batman Villains with Patton Oswalt

Teaming up with director Brad Bird, Patton Oswalt's newest project has him lending his flippantly abrasive voice for Pixar's "Ratatouille," opening June 29. Rotten Tomatoes recently spoke with Oswalt about the his role in the film, voicing animation, and the complex craft of telling a joke. More…

May 10, 2007

Weinsteins & Lionsgate Snag Michael Moore's "Sicko"

The Brothers Weinstein and Lionsgate Films have teamed up to deliver Michael Moore's expose on the U.S. health care system on June 29th. More…

May 2, 2007

Nine Free Minutes from Pixar's New Flick!

I know, I know. I'm probably missing out on all the fun by refusing to watch this extended clip from Brad Bird's newest Pixar flick, "Ratatouille," but I'm guessing this clip was put up for folks who were unsure if they were gonna see the flick. Me? I wouldn't miss a Pixar movie for a lifetime supply of popcorn. More…

April 25, 2007

Brad Bird Reveals New "Ratatouille" Clips; Our Synopsis and Impression

Back in March, Rotten Tomatoes was invited to hang with "Ratatouille" director Brad Bird at Pixar to screen select scenes from the forthcoming summer pic. Our verdict? Either "Ratatouille" is going to be superb or Bird made some astute choices in choosing which clips to show, because what we saw was classic Pixar and their ability to juggle comedy and tense action scenes on full display. More…

March 14, 2007

AICN Crashes ShoWest, Sees "Pirates 3" Trailer and "Ratatouille" Footage

Looking for a piping hot serving of fresh ShoWest news? Quint, from Ain't it Cool News, has got what you're looking for: Despite the best efforts of the event's security personnel, he was able to secure a viewing of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" trailer, followed by 12 minutes of footage from "Ratatouille." More…

March 5, 2007

WonderCon: Clips from Pixar's "Ratatouille"; Brad Bird's Next Project?

Pixar was present at WonderCon over the weekend, with panel hosts Brad Bird and Patton Oswalt showing off a few "Ratatouille" clips. Bird also fielded some questions from the audience, and personally addressed the speculation surrounding his next project. More…

March 2, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Batman Begins" Sequel Talk, "Justice League" Movie In The Works, "300" Impresses, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, the weekly "Batman Begins" tidbit focuses on sequel number two, "The Justice League of America" will have a live-action flick of its own, and "300" so far appears to be living up to the considerable hype. More…

March 1, 2007

Pixar's Going Sci-Fi for "Wall-E"

Any time we can get a little info on the next Pixar movie, it's pretty exciting. But wait till you get a load of what those guys have planned for after "Ratatouille." Sci-fi fans in particular should enjoy this news... More…

January 19, 2007

Pixar Preparing for Next Film After "Ratatouille"

Variety reports that Pixar is already laying the groundwork for its follow-up to this June's culinary rat adventure "Ratatouille." Next for the studio is a project entitled "WALL-E," rumored to be about a young robot searching the galaxy for a home. Director Andrew Stanton, who won an Oscar for his work on "Finding Nemo," will take the helm. More…

January 4, 2007

Pixar's "Ratatouille" Scampers Beneath Summer ?07 Tentpoles

Disney?s release of Pixar?s latest, "Ratatouille," is under some scrutiny following the solid-but-not-stellar performance of last summer?s "Cars." More…

November 22, 2006

Early & Enthusiastic Reaction to Pixar's "Ratatouille"

Apparently an AICN reader called The Chemist got to see Pixar's "Ratatouille" about eight months early -- and he loved it. Better than "The Incredibles" is what the guy's raving. Yeah, right. More…

July 31, 2006

Get to Know the "Ratatouille" Voice Cast!

If there's one thing that Pixar's usually good at, it's finding the perfect actors to voice their colorful characters. And now we have a new ensemble to meet, the voice actors for next summer's "Ratatouille." More…

June 19, 2006

"Pirates 3" Plot -- and Depp Wants to Do "Pirates 4"?

With "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" right around the corner, we're now getting a few juicy tidbits of information on what next summer's "Pirates of the Caribbean Part 3" will be about! (Spoilers Ahoy!) Also, Johnny Depp recently stated that he'd have no problem playing Captain Jack again and again ... provided the screenplays were tight. More…

June 9, 2006

Trailer Bulletin: Pixar's Ratatouille!

Pixar's brand-new "Cars" hits theaters today, and attached to the print is a funny little trailer for Brad Bird's "Ratatouille." But if you don't have the time to hit the multiplex this weekend, you can check out the all-new trailer right here. More…

March 15, 2006

Bird Will Helm Pixar's "Ratatouille"

Pixar Animation's next film, "Ratatouille," has been officially taken over by "The Incredibles" director Brad Bird; pic will tell the story of a Parisian rat with a taste for gourmet food. More…