October 7, 2009
Emma Stone talks Zombieland - RT Interview
After kicking off her movie career in Superbad as the high-school hottie throwing the cool party, Emma Stone is rapidly carving a niche for herself as a young actress with good comic chops. Her latest outing is the fright-com Zombieland, in which she plays one of four human survivors (with Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin) blowing away zombies in America. Armed with Eisenberg's character's rules for surviving Zombieland, they're on a quest to find a mythical town free of the infestation. Rotten Tomatoes meets up with an actress who was instructed to move to LA by a voice in her head...
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 20, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Five New Films Fight For Holiday Cheer
Moviegoers are in for a feast as studios will unleash a wide menu of new options on Friday trying to reach holiday patrons on the weekend before Santa comes to town. With so many choices, there should be something for everyone allowing the overall box office to remain healthy.
December 4, 2007
RT on DVD: Superbad is Unrated, Pirates of the Caribbean is Rated Arrrrr!
Avast, mateys! This week, pirates trawl the DVD shelves, and they come laden with booty -- bonus feature booty (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End)! We've also got the foul-mouthed, nerdy-sweet antics of high school buddies (Superbad), a space-war telefilm to geek out over (Battlestar Galactica: Razor), and more.
October 26, 2007
Apatow, Lasseter, Spielberg Among Top in Power List 2007
The movie biz loves its lists. While making countdowns of best-reviewed genre movies is our niche here at Rotten Tomatoes, categorizing human beings is a task we happily pass over to someone else. That's where Premiere Magazine comes in. They've just published the Power List 2007, their annual organized compendium of Hollywood's 50 most notable movers and shakers.
October 4, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Heartbreak Kid Hopes to Charm Moviegoers
Following a six-week streak of R-rated films topping the charts, The Rock's family comedy The Game Plan led the box office last weekend. Now, adult fare comes back to claim the crown with the new Ben Stiller comedy The Heartbreak Kid which is aiming for an easy number one debut.
September 23, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Resident Evil Sets New Series High Score at #1
Two new films were met with enthusiasm from North American moviegoers who powered each film past the openings of their respective predecessors. Fans of action and horror lined up for the threequel Resident Evil: Extinction which bowed at number one while those in search of a laugh spent their dollars on the romantic comedy Good Luck Chuck.
September 16, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Jodie Struggles But Still Hits #1
For the second straight weekend, a star-driven action drama aimed at adult audiences opened at number one with $14M in ticket sales from roughly 2,700 theaters. This time it was Jodie Foster's The Brave One which topped the charts bumping former champ 3:10 to Yuma to the runner-up spot.
September 13, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Jodie's Got A Gun!
Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster returns to the big screen this weekend in the vigilante thriller The Brave One which has its sights set on an easy top spot debut. The frame's only other wide openers, the comedy Mr. Woodcock and the fantasy adventure Dragon Wars, bring with them less buzz and look to make less of a dent into the North American box office.
September 10, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: 3:10 to Yuma Speeds to #1 Spot
After struggling at the box office over the last few years, Russell Crowe scored his first number one film in more than seven years with the critically-acclaimed Western 3:10 to Yuma which bumped fellow Hollywood remake Halloween out of the top spot. The weekend's other new releases, the action film Shoot 'Em Up and the comedy The Brothers Solomon, both failed to make much of a dent into the typically-slow early September marketplace.
September 6, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Crowe vs. Bale in Box Office Shootout
Batman takes on Cinderella Man at the box office as the Russell Crowe-Christian Bale Western remake 3:10 to Yuma heads into the multiplexes over what is traditionally a tumbleweed weekend in the marketplace. More action comes in the form of Shoot 'Em Up which pits Clive Owen against
Paul Giamatti while those craving comedy get the new laugher The Brothers Solomon.
August 31, 2007
Go Back To School With Fast Times At RT High!
It's time for a history lesson here at Rotten Tomatoes. But don't worry, you won't be tested on anything. To paraphrase the Ramones' "Rock 'n' Roll High School," we just wanna have some kicks.
August 30, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Halloween Strikes on the 31st
The four-billion-dollar-plus summer comes to a close over the long Labor Day holiday weekend with three new wide releases all targeting male moviegoers. Slasher fans get to relive old days with the latest incarnation of Halloween, teens looking for a laugh get the ping pong comedy Balls of Fury, and adults interested in Kevin Bacon's brand of revenge have the action thriller Death Sentence.
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 23, 2007
Squid and the Whale Star Signs on for Greg Mottola's Superbad Follow-Up
It's been sort of lost in all the hoopla surrounding Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Michael Cera, but one of the nicest stories to come out of the hit comedy Superbad is the return of its director, Greg Mottola, who took the job after a ten-year layoff from film. Now that Superbad is a success, it's opening more doors for its principals -- including Mottola, whose next project has just been announced.
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 17, 2007
10 Reasons Why We McLove Superbad
To paraphrase a popular ditty currently climbing the R&B charts, Michael Cera and Jonah Hill are comedic movements by themselves, but a force when they're together. The pair of comic talents -- one a lovable potty mouth, the other a master of the deadpan -- are about to give audiences one of the funniest movies of the year. We've got our own reasons for loving Superbad, and here they are.
August 16, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Make Way for McLovin
Carrying some major buzz into the marketplace, Sony's teen comedy Superbad hits the multiplexes this weekend aiming to bring in some big business from horny young adults looking for a spark to get rid of their end-of-summer blues.
August 16, 2007
Michael Cera Is A Youth in Revolt
Fans of absurdist postmodern comedy lamented the cancellation of Arrested Development, but the silver lining to that very dark cloud was the show's cast getting the freedom to do film projects. One of Development's stars, Michael Cera, makes his debut as a leading man in this weekend's Superbad -- and regardless of how the movie performs, Cera's dance card is rapidly filling up. The Hollywood Reporter brings us news of Cera's latest project.
August 16, 2007
Interview: The F&%^*#$ Awesome Guys of Superbad
The self-professed "boring" guys of this Friday's Superbad are awfully hilarious together, making for an especially amusing press tour. We caught up with the trio at a San Francisco roundtable where the stars of this week's hormonally-charged teen comedy held a table of journalists thoroughly entertained with talk of Superbad, celebrity, and a particularly vulgar Lindsay Lohan impression.