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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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."
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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."
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...
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.