October 1, 2008
EW Looks Back on 30 Unforgettable Nude Scenes
The MPAA doesn't like it, but America has never been able to get enough of naked people on the big screen -- and Entertainment Weekly has honored our fondness for flesh with a list of 30 unforgettable nude scenes.
March 4, 2008
Rush Hour 3 Takes '07 DVD Rental Crown
It may not have been quite the box-office phenomenon that its predecessors were -- and critics may have disliked it enough to keep it down at 20 percent on the Tomatometer -- but that didn't stop Rush Hour 3 from emerging as the top DVD rental of 2007.
December 17, 2007
RT on DVD: The Simpsons, Stardust, and More!
This week the shelves are packed, and just in time for the holidays! Check out the long-awaited big-screen debut of Springfield's finest (The Simpsons Movie), Matthew Vaughn's fantastic tale of witches, romance, and flying pirates (Stardust), or, as we strongly advise, take a chance on one of the year's best cinematic gems (Once).
August 26, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Audiences Still Crazy for McLovin
Booze and babes were still in high demand as the teen sex comedy Superbad ruled the North American box office for the second straight weekend despite the arrival of a handful of new releases. Most of the debuting films were met with disappointing sales since ticket buyers spent their time and money catching up on popular holdover titles which commanded the top three spots.
August 19, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Superbad Opens Big at #1
Teenagers flocked to the multiplexes for stimulation this weekend as the raunchy new sex comedy Superbad powered its way to number one while the frame's other new releases, the sci-fi thriller The Invasion and the adventure tale The Last Legion, were met with yawns.
August 9, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Chan and Tucker Back in Action
Another wide assortment of summer offerings will hit the multiplexes across North America this weekend. The action-comedy sequel Rush Hour 3 leads the way as the main course and will be joined by side dishes like the fantasy adventure Stardust, the family comedy Daddy Day Camp, and the horror flick Skinwalkers.
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.
August 2, 2007
Where's Disco Stu?
The Simpsons has so many supporting characters that there were over 300 different fan contingents who were hungry to see the likes of Crazy Cat Lady, Duffman, Comic Book Guy and Disco Stu shine in The Simpsons Movie. Some will be pleased, others will demand equal time. Cat Lady and Comic Book Guy get some jokes, but Duffman and Disco Stu only appear in crowd shots, never speaking.
July 26, 2007
Critical Consensus: Woo-Hoo! Simpsons Is Certified Fresh; No Reservations Is Bland; Rescue Dawn Shines
This week at the moves, we've got America's favorite family in their long-awaited big-screen debut (The Simpsons Movie); a tale of two chefs (No Reservations, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart); a rumble in the jungle (Rescue Dawn, starring Christian Bale), a kidnapping mystery (I Know Who Killed Me, starring Lindsay Lohan); and wacky golf gags (Who's Your Caddy? Starring Lil Wayne and Big Boi). What do the critics have to say?
July 26, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Mmmmmmmmmmm Box Office Feast!
Bart, Lisa, and the whole gang from Springfield will charge into multiplexes across North America and much of the world this weekend in the highly anticipated animated comedy The Simpsons Movie which looks to easily conquer the box office.
July 23, 2007
Full Frontal Bart in The Simpsons Movie
The Simpsons Movie is not an R rated affair like the South Park movie. They did not go overboard on profanity or racy content, but they did manage to slip some full frontal nudity in the film.
July 23, 2007
Any New Progress on a Family Guy Movie?
Any die-hard "Family Guy" fan already has the made-for-video semi-movie ("Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story") on their DVD shelf -- and it's a pretty funny flick. But when will we get to see the Griffin family on the big screen?
July 16, 2007
Dark Knight Teaser Trailer Is Coming Soon!
Good news, Batfans! Warner Bros. is planning to show the teaser trailer for the much-anticipated "The Dark Knight" in front of "The Simpsons Movie" when it hits theaters on July 27.
July 3, 2007
Has Your Local 7-11 Become a Kwik-E-Mart??
Did you know that a bunch of 7-11 stores had been recently retrofitted to look exactly like Apu Nahasapemapetilon's Kwik-E-Mart? True. And if you don't know who Apu is, I assume you're not all that interested in "The Simpsons Movie" or its elaborate promotional gimmicks.
April 25, 2007
Bart to Get Naked in "The Simpsons Movie"?
Once in a while you'll hear some pre-release nudity news leak out (like that whole Halle Berry / "Swordfish" thing), but generally not where animated movies are concerned. But it looks like we'll be seeing a bit more of Bart Simpson than usual this summer.
March 22, 2007
RT-UK Exclusive: Edit Suite Report and New Pics for "Stardust"
In an otherwise unremarkable office building in London's trendy Soho, the clichés are out in force; magic is being made, fantasies are coming to life and dreams are being realised. It may be marketing agencies, new media designers and ad companies in the vicinity, but on the second floor of this particular building a small group of people are putting the finishing touches to "Stardust", one of Paramount's late summer tent-pole releases, and perhaps the most ambitious film ever to be made in Britain.
March 7, 2007
Box Office in 2006 a Big Boost Over 2005
Remember when everyone wouldn't shut up about the box office "slump" in 2005? Well, that story is now a distant memory. The 2006 domestic box office was up 5.5% over 2005 ... and that's a lot of money.
February 20, 2007
Exccccellent New Trailer for "The Simpsons Movie"
Woohoo! "The Simpsons Movie" is starting to feel less like a far-off project and more like an actual, well, movie! The first few teaser trailers were cute and all, but this brand-new theatrical trailer has me itchin' for a visit to Springfield.
February 1, 2007
Castellaneta Does Double Duty on "Simpsons Movie"
Dan Castellaneta isn't just the voice of Homer Simpson. He also does characters like Barney, Krusty the Clown, Mayor Quimby, Groundskeeper Willie and many others. Bringing them all together for "The Simpsons Movie" has been a hard day's work for the voice actor.
January 31, 2007
Groening Talks "Simpsons" Movie
"The Simpsons" was the first animated series to bring cartoons back to prime time, but it's one of the last to make a movie, following "South Park," "Beavis and Butthead" and even "Family Guy"'s DVD movie. They may have saved the best for last though, as creator Matt Groening explained how "The Simpsons Movie" expands the world of Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa.
December 12, 2006
(Yet) Another "Simpsons Movie" Teaser!
Yep, yet another teaser trailer for "The Simpsons Movie," and I'm kinda confused. Does Fox think they NEED the extra awareness for "The Simpsons"? Does a third teaser bring in a few extra viewers who'd maybe never even heard of "The Simpsons" before?
December 5, 2006
New Posters for "Simpsons" and Killer Mutants!
A fresh pair of one-sheets has hit the scene, one of an animated film that's sure to be a huge global hit -- and one for a sequel to a horror remake that the MPAA doesn't seem to like a whole heck of a lot.
November 13, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: "The Simpsons Movie"
Just in case you missed it last night during (a rather amusing episode of) "The Simpsons," here's the brand-new trailer for "The Simpsons Movie" -- but don't go in expecting anything in the way of spoilers or plot breakdowns.
November 10, 2006
"Simpsons Movie" Trailer on Fox This Sunday
"The Simpsons Movie" trailer will premiere during the broadcast of the TV episode on FOX November 12 at 8/7C. Oh yeah, fans of the series may want to tune in to find out what new adventures await the Simpsons family in their new season as well.
July 27, 2006
Peep a Pair of "Simpsons Movie" Clips
Some of the "Simpsons" creators stopped by the San Diego Comic Con to do a presentation on a little something called "The Simpsons Movie," and they even brought some clips! And you can watch 'em too!
June 20, 2006
Marketing Brings Out the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" News
One of the places you'll find some exciting news on the upcoming tentpole titles is the Licensing International Trade Show. Sounds pretty boring, doesn't it? Well, sure, it's very boring ... if you have no interest in things like "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "The Simpsons Movie," "Harry Potter 5," "Spider-Man 3," "Pirates of the Caribbean 3," and "Die Hard 4."
April 20, 2006
Zimmer to Score Simpsons Flick
If you'd have asked me "Hey, Scott, here's a silly question, but ... who do you think they'll hire to write the score for next year's "The Simpsons Movie?" my answer would have been the same as any diehard Simpso-maniac...
April 4, 2006
Fox Issues Official Word on "The Simpsons Movie"
Yesterday we pointed you to a "bootleg" version of the "The Simpsons Movie" teaser trailer, but since then the clip has been moved over to the Apple Quicktime trailer site, which improves the video quality quite a bit. Also, Fox has issued the following press release regarding the lava-hotly-anticipated movie:
April 3, 2006
"The Simpsons Movie" is Coming!
If you were among the "Ice Age 2" patrons who missed the surprise teaser trailer for "The Simpsons Movie," you can find the mini-clip right here at YouTube.com ... until Fox asks them to pull it down, that is. At that point you'll probably be able to find it on an official Fox website. (Update: Yep, here's the trailer at the Apple QT trailer site!)
June 7, 2005
Simpsons Movie Actually Underway? Exxxccelllent...
Thanks to ComingSoon.net for sharing a tidbit that Nancy ("Bart Simpson") Cartwright divulged while on BBC Radio: "You know what? We've just done the table read for the 'Simpsons' movie so although we've been promoting that we're going to do it, now we're actually doing it and are in production ... I don't know the name of it and I can't go into details about it and we'll just have to see how it goes, but I think it's going to be great and the fans are going to dig it."
April 15, 2005
Simpsons Scribe & Sandler Get to Know "Everything"
Mike Reiss, best known as a writer and producer on "The Simpsons," just sold a pitch to Adam Sandler's Happy Madison outfit. Variety describes "The Man Who Knew Everything" as "a Capraesque comedy-drama centered on the relationship between a woman and a homeless man with a great memory who's read a huge number of books."