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March 31, 2009

The Legacy of The Matrix Opens in new window

1999 was one of the most important years for modern cinema. Ten years on, we're celebrating a remarkable twelve months of movies with new features around some of the year's best and most important releases. The Matrix was the phenomenon which made George Lucas' serial-style adventure seem as quaint as tie-dye loon pants. It did the proper sci-fi job of surfing the zeitgeist exactly in every single aspect. It has seeped into subsequent movies which have either blatantly or subtly drawn from aspects of The Matrix -- ranging from its action-friendly fashion sense to franchise-building business plan. Join RT as we explore ten movies released in the ten years since The Matrix came out that owe a little something to one of 1999's most exciting releases. More...

February 24, 2009

Backstage at the Oscars: My First Time Opens in new window

In the movie world there is no event greater, no red carpet glitzier, no awards show more meaningful, than that of the Academy Awards. While millions watch the biggest night in Hollywood via television and thousands post show commentaries on their blogs (or, in the case of this year, on Twitter), Rotten Tomatoes was on the ground, right smack dab in the middle of it all. Read on as RT's Jen Yamato recounts this year's Oscars show, from the best parts of the musical-laden telecast to the quiet moments backstage with the night's triumphant winners. Read her full report here. More...

February 8, 2009

Juno, TDK, WALL-E Win Grammys Opens in new window

"Juno," "The Dark Knight," and "WALL-E" were the big (movie-related) winners at the Grammys Sunday night, taking home trophies for best compilation soundtrack, best score, and best motion picture song, respectively. More...

January 8, 2009

Broadcast Film Critics Name Critics' Choice Winners Opens in new window

The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards were given on January 8, 2009, to honor the finest achievements in 2008 filmmaking. A list of nominees follows below, with winners in bold: More...

January 8, 2009

Dark Knight Sweeps People's Choice Awards Opens in new window

"The Dark Knight" cleaned up at the 35th annual People's Choice Awards, taking home hardware for favorite movie, action movie, cast, superhero, and onscreen matchup. More...

December 15, 2008

AFI Names 2008's Finest Films Opens in new window

The results are in, and the AFI has spoken: "The Dark Knight," "Iron Man," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Frost/Nixon," "Frozen River," "Gran Torino," "Milk," "WALL-E," "Wendy and Lucy" and "The Wrestler" are 2008's best movies. More...

December 10, 2008

Milk Takes NY Film Critics' Top Honors Opens in new window

"Milk" was the big winner at this year's New York Film Critics Circle Awards, taking home Best Picture, as well as Best Actor for Sean Penn and Best Supporting Actor for Josh Brolin. More...

December 10, 2008

L.A. Film Critics Name WALL-E Best of '08 Opens in new window

The votes are in, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has spoken: "WALL-E" is the movie of the year, Sean Penn's performance in "Milk" was the year's best, and Danny Boyle did 2008's best directorial work on "Slumdog Millionaire." More...

December 9, 2008

Time Names Its Favorite Films of '08 Opens in new window

In a victory for animated robots everywhere, Time Magazine has released its list of the top 10 movies of 2008. More...

December 5, 2008

National Board of Review Names Slumdog Millionaire Best of '08 Opens in new window

The National Board of Review has announced its 2008 honors, led by its film of the year, Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire." More...

November 19, 2008

A Look Inside the Making Of WALL-E Opens in new window

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...

November 17, 2008

RT on DVD: WALL-E And An Exclusive Tropic Thunder Deleted Scene! Opens in new window

The summer's biggest oohs and ahhs (and guffaws) hit DVD this week, as Wall-E and Tropic Thunder hit shelves with tons of bonus content for fans. Cineastes will be rewarded by the latest from Harmony Korine (Mister Lonely) and David Lynch (the multi-film Lime Green set), while early gift hunters should check out a 300 Limited Collector's Edition and Columbia's massive Best Pictures set. More...

October 28, 2008

Studios Push Big '08 Hits for Academy Awards Opens in new window

With Best Picture campaigns underway for "Wall-E" and "The Dark Knight" -- and another potentially to follow for "Iron Man" -- is this the year the Academy Awards abandons the art house? More...

September 2, 2008

RT's Summer in Review: The Best, The Worst, and Our Favorite Films! Opens in new window

The summer movie season of 2008 ended last weekend, and boy, was it a good one. Led by box office smashes like Iron Man, Wall-E, and The Dark Knight, Hollywood raked in the dough week after week -- and, surprisingly, scored major Freshness on the Tomatometer in the process. Rotten Tomatoes takes a look at the Summer in Review to revisit the critical and commercial hits and misses of the summer. More...

August 11, 2008

20 CGI Classics - From T2 to Batman Begins to WALL-E Opens in new window

We showcase 20 films which have employed Pixar's pioneering software RenderMan to create some of the last two decades' most visually-impressive movies. More...

August 3, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Bat Still Going Strong, Three Weeks In Opens in new window

The Dark Knight won't losen its grip on the box office gold, but the Mummy is a very close silver. More...

July 27, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Bat Smashes More Records Opens in new window

The Dark Knight breaks $300 million after only ten days. More...

July 20, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Kapow! The Bat Slams The Box Office Opens in new window

We have a new opening weekend box office high as The Dark Knight enters the record books. More...

July 18, 2008

Exclusive: Ben Burtt's WALL-E Sound Masterclass Opens in new window

The world's most renowned Sound Designer exclusively teaches RT readers the basics of building WALL-E's world of sound as part of our celebration of all things WALL-E this week. More...

July 17, 2008

Exclusive: The Storyboards of WALL-E Opens in new window

Derek Thompson joined Pixar in January 2005 to work as a Story Artist on WALL-E. Here, exclusively for RT readers, Thompson explains the process of the Story department and presents a look at some of WALL-E's storyboards. More...

July 16, 2008

Exclusive: The World of WALL-E Opens in new window

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 Opens in new window

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...

July 14, 2008

Exclusive: Pixar's and Stars' Favourite WALL-E Moments Opens in new window

The film is out in its home market, the dust has settled, and the word "masterpiece" is being bandied about with a rare amount of confidence by critics and audiences all over the world. Offering a chance for Wall-E's key creative talent to reflect, we asked them to share with us their favourite moments in the film. BE WARNED: Spoilers may follow and the uninitiated are advised to steer clear. More...

July 14, 2008

Wall-E Gives Hello, Dolly Revival an Unexpected Boost Opens in new window

Could the success of Wall-E help spark a Broadway revival for Hello, Dolly? More...

July 13, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Moody Superheroes Rule the Box Office Opens in new window

Hellboy II: The Golden Army nudges Hancock out of first place while Murphy debuts as the summer's biggest flop. More...

July 10, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview Opens in new window

For the first time in eleven weeks, Hollywood releases more than two wide openers on the same weekend as a trio of male-driven pictures will invade multiplexes across North America on Friday. Leading the way is the comic book sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army which looks to become the latest superhero film to bow at number one. Brendan Fraser counters with his own action offering Journey to the Center of the Earth while Eddie Murphy tries to deliver some laughs with the comedy Meet Dave. More...

July 6, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Hancock shows some attitude at the box office Opens in new window

Despite a critical panning, Hancock scores at the Box Office. More...

July 3, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Smith to Rule Again With Hancock Opens in new window

Movie fans will get jiggy with their favorite Fourth of July superstar this weekend as Will Smith flies into multiplexes across the globe with his newest effects-filled action film Hancock from Sony. Meanwhile, Picturehouse expands its Abigail Breslin-starrer Kit Kittredge: An American Girl giving the frame's two new openers ample room to breathe. More...

June 30, 2008

Critics Consensus: WALL-E Is the Best-Reviewed Film of 2008 Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got lonely robots (Pixar's WALL-E, directed by Andrew Stanton) and kinetic killers (Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman). What do the critics have to say? More...

June 29, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: WALL-E and Jolie: Box Office Power Couple Opens in new window

Two power titles opened this weekend with a massive, combined haul of $114M! More...

June 27, 2008

Review Revue: Can WALL-E Eclipse Iron Man AND Take On Angelina Jolie? Opens in new window

Two Fresh picks await you this weekend: Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy's bullet-bending assassin thriller Wanted, and Pixar's latest classic-in-the-making, WALL-E, which may eclipse Iron Man as the best-reviewed movie of the year so far. But what are the critics saying? More...

June 26, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: WALL·E To Win Hearts and Dollars Opens in new window

For the fifth consecutive weekend, Hollywood offers up only two new wide releases on Friday. Pixar and Disney shoot for the number one spot with the animated sci-fi adventure WALL·E while Universal guns for an adult audience with its stylish actioner Wanted starring Angelina Jolie. The pair could inject $100M in new business into the marketplace allowing an explosive June box office to end with a bang. More...

June 23, 2008

RT on DVD: A Killer Sopranos Set; WALL-E Gets a Friend Opens in new window

You thought the Sex and the City DVD collection was expensive? Start saving up for the ultimate Sopranos box set, coming this fall. Also look for a DVD spin-off from last weekend's Get Smart, and find out what new robot character Pixar might have planned to keep WALL-E company! Plus, this week's new releases after the jump. More...

May 9, 2008

Edinburgh International Film Festival Slate Announced Opens in new window

The Scottish shindig of film unveils its line-up. More...

May 1, 2008

Is Summer Bad for Movies? Opens in new window

Summer blockbuster season always brings many of the year's highest-grossing films -- but is it killing American movie culture? More...

April 28, 2008

Wall-E Getting a Job at Disneyland? Opens in new window

Will your next trip to a Disney theme park include visits from a mobile, life-size Wall-E? More...

April 8, 2008

RT Sees the First 30 Minutes of Wall-E! Opens in new window

RT was among a group of journalists invited to the factory that Luxo built: Pixar Animation Studios. We were given the whirlwind tour as the company winds up for its big summer release Wall-E, set to pop on June 27, 2008, and also got to see the first 30 minutes of the film. More...

March 19, 2008

Update: Disney Denies Narnia Rumors Opens in new window

Disney says there is no truth to the rumor that they're planning to abandon the Chronicles of Narnia franchise. More...

March 14, 2008

Trailer(s) Bulletin: Wall-E, Speed Racer Opens in new window

New trailers for two of the summer's most highly anticipated movies hit the Web this week. Who wants a look at more of Wall-E and Speed Racer? More...

February 25, 2008

WonderCon: Wall-E and Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Panel Impressions Opens in new window

Disney delivered previews of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and WALL-E to the WonderCon lot on Saturday. Creature Supervisor Howard Berger was on-hand to talk shop about the next cinematic adaptation of the C.S. Lewis fantasy world, which he described as "darker and a lot more savage." More...

February 15, 2008

Peter Gabriel Working on WALL-E Soundtrack Opens in new window

In the past, Pixar has demonstrated an ability to score with kids and parents alike -- but its next release, WALL-E, looks like it might be their ticket in with the elusive "aging prog nerd" demographic. More...

December 26, 2007

Pixar's Up Inspired by Don Quixote? Opens in new window

Pixar has already spun animated gold out of everything from toys to cars, and with next year's WALL-E, the studio seems poised to do the same for lonely spacebound robots. For one of its next acts, could Pixar be preparing a retelling of Don Quixote? More...

December 17, 2007

Trailer Bulletin: Exclusive Wall-E Opens in new window

Still feeling the buzz from The Dark Knight trailer? (Or -- if you caught an IMAX screening or were quick on the YouTube prowl -- the six-minute preview?) Well, keep your phasers on "stun" because we just received the exclusive WALL·E trailer! The latest gorgeously animated opus from Pixar looks to sustain the high bar 2008 has so far set for itself. More...

October 27, 2007

Fred Willard Appearing Live Action in Wall-E Opens in new window

Fred Willard is credited in the cast of Pixar's Wall-E, so everyone assumes he is voicing one of the animated robots. It turns out he is appearing on camera in a Pixar first. More...

October 9, 2007

Pixar Taking John Carter to Mars, Theaters Opens in new window

John Carter is going to Mars, and Pixar is bringing his journey to the big screen. More...

October 2, 2007

Trailer Bulletin: Wall-E! Opens in new window

Attention, animation fans: The new trailer for Pixar's next box-office behemoth is now online! More...

August 26, 2007

RT-UK's What to Watch at the Edinburgh Film Festival Opens in new window

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...

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