November 20, 2007
Fifteen Documentaries Vie for Oscar Consideration
A little over a week after reporting the names of the dozen films being submitted for Oscar consideration in the animated feature film category, Variety has given readers the 15-film shortlist for the awards' feature-length documentary prize.
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 28, 2007
51st London Film Festival - RT's Highlights
It's that time of year when the film world's biggest and brightest descend on London and show some Oscar hopefuls nice and early. RT has been spending time eyeing up the films to look out ahead of the big night.
July 30, 2007
Frank Miller Faults Weinsteins for Sin City 2 Delay
While sitting on a Comic Con panel, Frank Miller was asked about the hold-up on Sin City 2. (Numerous times, probably.) And it looks like the celebrated author / artist / filmmaker is laying the blame solely at the feet of the Weinstein brothers.
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 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 11, 2007
Michael Moore Scratched Off Wolf Blitzer's Christmas Card List
This bit of news isn't as sexy as a breathless update on who might be starring in what, and the comments are sure to devolve into ideology-bound snark in short order, but we're duty-bound to report the facts, ma'am, and here they are: Michael Moore appeared on CNN Monday, ostensibly to promote his latest film, "Sicko," but some unwise scheduling and three years of pent-up frustration combined to put host Wolf Blitzer in the crosshairs instead.
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
Michael Moore Talks "Sicko," Heath Care, Edutainment, Cuba
There isn't much middle ground on Michael Moore; his bromide-laden documentaries have earned him both an enthusiastic following from many on the left and unvarnished vitriol from much of the right. But as divisive as Moore's films can be, they've also been remarkable successful with audiences and critics.
May 20, 2007
Cannes Wrap-Up: Michael Moore's Latest And Leo's Global Warming Doc
Michael Moore's latest doc, "Sicko," has stirred up more controversy for the Michigan muckraker. Is he onto something with his evisceration of the US healthcare system? Plus, "The 11th Hour," a climate change doc featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, and "Boarding Gate," an unconvincing, sleazy thriller starring Asia Argento and Michael Madsen -- all here at Cannes!