Box Office

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Captain America: The Winter Soldier is Still Number One (16 comments)

by Gitesh Pandya on Sunday, Apr. 13 2014, 01:48 PM

Marvel muscle kept Captain America: The Winter Soldier on top of the North American box office for a second time while the Brazilian birds of another April sequel, Rio 2, landed in second place followed by middling debuts from a pair of other new releases.

Box Office: Record Opening for Captain America (41 comments)

by Gitesh Pandya on Monday, Apr. 07 2014, 03:57 AM

Marvel magic worked wonders again as the super hero sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened to record business while pulverizing the competition in the process. The Disney release debuted to a gigantic $96.2M, according to estimates, setting a new April opening weekend record beating the $86.2M of 2011's Fast Five. Factor out three years of ticket price increases and 3D surcharges and the audience sizes were about the same.

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Noah Rides the Wave to Number One (75 comments)

by Gitesh Pandya on Sunday, Mar. 30 2014, 03:07 PM

The artsy epic adventure Noah conquered the North American box office with a strong opening of $44M, according to estimates. The Paramount release successfully countered some bad buzz to get audiences out to the multiplexes in the first weekend and will now hope that momentum can roll into the coming weeks of April. Led by Russell Crowe, the PG-13 pic averaged a muscular $12,335 from 3,567 locations including 341 IMAX screens which contributed a solid $6.2M (14%) of the tally.

RT ON DVD

RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Walter Mitty, Ride Along, and More (6 comments)

by Ryan Fujitani on Tuesday, Apr. 15 2014, 01:41 PM

This week on home video, we've got an ambitious project from Ben Stiller, a small Oscar-nominated drama from the UK, a surprise hit action comedy, and an underperforming animation, as well as the usual list of smaller films. Read on for the full list.

RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and August: Osage County (12 comments)

by Ryan Fujitani on Tuesday, Apr. 08 2014, 09:43 AM

This week on home video, we've got the latest installment of Peter Jackson's second epic trilogy, a darkly comedic melodrama that earned a couple of Oscar nods, a boxing comedy, and a horror sequel, plus a bunch of smaller films definitely worth a look. Read on for details:

RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Anchorman 2 and 47 Ronin (11 comments)

by Ryan Fujitani on Tuesday, Apr. 01 2014, 11:29 AM

After a number of weeks featuring Academy Award nominees on home video, we hit another quiet period. Sure, we've got a much-anticipated comedy sequel and a big-budget action film, but beyond that, there isn't much to talk about. Read on for details.

Now Streaming

Now Streaming: The Legend of Hercules and Labor Day (0 comments)

by RT Staff on Tuesday, Apr. 15 2014, 01:41 PM

This week on streaming video, the biggest release we've got is an epic fantasy that pretty much bombed, but we've also got Jason Reitman's latest drama, a Certified Fresh Palestinian import, and a period drama starring Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones. Read on for details.

Now Streaming: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Fifth Element, and More (0 comments)

by RT Staff on Tuesday, Apr. 08 2014, 11:35 AM

There aren't a whole lot of new titles recently added to streaming services, but we've got a number of beloved classics, including sci-fi films from Steven Spielberg and Luc Besson, Sofia Coppola's acclaimed Oscar-winner, and the entire Tremors franchise, among other things. Read on for the full list.

Now Streaming: Ride Along and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (0 comments)

by RT Staff on Wednesday, Apr. 02 2014, 10:36 AM

This week in new streaming video, we've got a Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy, an imaginative short story adaptation by Ben Stiller, one of Matthew McConaughey's acclaimed films from last year, and a bunch of new additions to Netflix. Read on for the full list.

Critics Consensus

Critics Consensus: Rio 2 Fails to Take Flight (18 comments)

by Tim Ryan on Friday, Apr. 11 2014, 12:57 PM

This week at the movies, we've got Brazilian birds (Rio 2, with voice performances by Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg), a pigskin professional (Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner), and a malevolent mirror (Oculus, starring Katee Sackhoff and Rory Cochrane). What do the critics have to say?

Critics Consensus: Captain America: The Winter Soldier is Certified Fresh (35 comments)

by Tim Ryan on Thursday, Apr. 03 2014, 03:05 PM

This week at the movies, we've got just one new wide release: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson in the latest Marvel superhero adventure. What do the critics have to say?

Critics Consensus: Noah is a Fresh Take on an Old Tale (65 comments)

by Tim Ryan on Thursday, Mar. 27 2014, 04:20 PM

This week at the movies, we've got an Ark builder (Noah, starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly); an elite DEA agent (Sabotage, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington); a labor leader (Cesar Chavez, starring Michael Peņa and John Malkovich); a full-service concierge (The Grand Budapest Hotel, starring Ralph Fiennes and Saoirse Ronan); and a grown-up spelling bee champ (Bad Words, starring Jason Bateman and Kathryn Hahn). What do the critics have to say?

Total Recall

Johnny Depp's Best Movies (126 comments)

by Jeff Giles on Wednesday, Apr. 16 2014, 04:20 PM

He once seemed destined for nothing better or worse than simple teen idolhood, but since escaping from 21 Jump Street in 1990, Johnny Depp has proven himself to be a brave (and mostly pretty astute) chooser of scripts, building an impressive filmography that encompasses everything from black-and-white arthouse fare (Dead Man) to blockbuster Disney trilogies (Pirates of the Caribbean). This weekend, he returns to theaters in Transcendence as a scientist who has his consciousness uploaded to the cloud, so we thought now would be a fine time to devote a fresh installment of Total Recall to counting down the 10 best-reviewed releases of Depp's 30-year (and counting) film career.

Movies For Tax Day (21 comments)

by RT Staff on Tuesday, Apr. 15 2014, 01:41 PM

OK, Tomatoes, tax day is here. And though we'll concede that few enjoy forking over their hard-earned riches to Uncle Sam, we at Rotten Tomatoes thought it would be a good time to look on the bright side, and reflect upon how your tax money is allocated -- in order of our rough approximation of federal expenditures. We've compiled a list of movies that proudly displays your tax dollars at work -- cinematic portrayals of the dedicated men and women of our federal government working tirelessly in the public interest, or at least those citizens that benefit from our national largesse. So send your tax forms off to the IRS, and join us on a tour of your government programs at work on the silver screen!

Nicole Kidman's 10 Best Movies (21 comments)

by Jeff Giles on Thursday, Apr. 10 2014, 01:35 PM

Paul Hogan may have looked tougher in an Akubra hat, but he wasn't the only Aussie export making waves in Hollywood during the 1980s -- the land Down Under also gave us Nicole Kidman, who parlayed her attention-getting turn in Dead Calm into a critically acclaimed and commercially successful career that's seen her move from blockbusters to indies and back again while hauling in a mantel full of awards that includes Golden Globes, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an Oscar. This weekend, Kidman stars opposite Colin Firth in The Railway Man, and we're celebrating with a fond look back at her best-reviewed releases. It's time for Total Recall!

Weekly Ketchup

Weekly Ketchup: The Divergent Trilogy Will Be Split Into Four Movies (30 comments)

by Greg Dean Schmitz on Friday, Apr. 11 2014, 04:04 PM

This week's Ketchup includes movie development news for the superhero movies Mystique, the sequels for James Bond and Star Wars Episode VII, the TV show adaptations Kung Fu and Battlestar Galactica, and new roles for Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Keanu Reeves.

Weekly Ketchup: The Fantastic Four Reboot Casts Its Doctor Doom (54 comments)

by Greg Dean Schmitz on Friday, Apr. 04 2014, 04:15 PM

This week's Ketchup may be covering the last seven days and the first day of April, but there are no April Fools Jokes here. Actually, what we will find are a surprising number of movie development news stories involving Academy Award winners like Amy Adams, Mel Gibson, Brad Pitt, and Meryl Streep.

Weekly Ketchup: Prometheus 2 Announced for 2016 (31 comments)

by Greg Dean Schmitz on Friday, Mar. 28 2014, 05:30 PM

This week's Ketchup includes movie development news stories about sequels like Barbershop 3, and Prometheus 2, and new reboots/remakes of Amityville, Scarface, and Terminator: Genesis. All that, and... Kevin Spacey as Winston Churchill?

Weekly Binge

Weekly Binge: Mad Men (4 comments)

by Tim Ryan on Wednesday, Apr. 09 2014, 01:09 PM

This week, as Mad Men's seventh and final season hits the small screen, we give you what you need to know to get all caught up on the goings-on within the smartly decorated offices of Sterling Cooper & Partners.

Weekly Binge: Orphan Black (2 comments)

by Tim Ryan on Monday, Apr. 07 2014, 03:58 AM

One of TV's most cultishly adored series, Orphan Black is back for season two on April 19. We give you what you need to know to jump into BBC America's paranoia-drenched sci-fi series.

Weekly Binge: Call the Midwife (2 comments)

by Kerr Lordygan on Thursday, Apr. 03 2014, 12:51 PM

Call the Midwife just began its third season in the U.S. on Sunday, March 30, and we've got the info you need to get binging. Without the pregnant pause between episodes, you'll be caught up in no time!

What The Hell Happened To...

What The Hell Happened To ... Cuba Gooding Jr.? (89 comments)

by Jen Yamato on Friday, Sep. 05 2008, 02:24 PM

This week, Rotten Tomatoes turns its gaze upon the once promising, now perplexing career of a certain boat-tripping, dog-sledding Oscar winner in hopes of pinpointing just where things went wrong. So what the hell happened to Cuba Gooding Jr.?

What The Hell Happened To Shannon Elizabeth? (106 comments)

by Jen Yamato on Thursday, Aug. 21 2008, 05:57 PM

In our second installment of What The Hell Happened To... we again turn to the Tomatometer to chart the rise and fall of a once-promising Hollywood talent. [To read our inaugural assessment of Wesley Snipes, click here.] What will the Tomatometer tell us, and is there any remedy for Shannon Elizabeth?

What The Hell Happened To Wesley Snipes? (106 comments)

by Jen Yamato on Wednesday, Aug. 13 2008, 05:02 PM

In the first part of a new Rotten Tomatoes feature, we examine the career ups and downs of our favorite fallen celebrities -- as charted by the Tomatometer, of course, and with only the best of intentions in mind.

Five Favorite Films

Five Favorite Films with Saoirse Ronan (33 comments)

by Matt Atchity on Friday, Apr. 11 2014, 12:58 PM

Saoirse Ronan is all over the multiplex these days -- the Oscar-nominated Irish actress stars in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and has a cameo in Muppets Most Wanted. In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Ronan talked about her love for classic cinema, her appreciation for David Lynch, and her experience on the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Five Favorite Films with Sean Astin (7 comments)

by Ryan Fujitani on Friday, Apr. 04 2014, 03:30 PM

Those of us who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s remember Sean Astin as the star of some of our childhood favorites, including Encino Man, Rudy, and of course, The Goonies, but the spunky kid who played little Mikey Walsh has grown up and amassed quite a resume, capped off by a role as Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. We had a chance to speak with Astin via phone about his new film, Boys of Abu Ghraib, and his Five Favorite Films

Five Favorite Films with David Koechner (24 comments)

by RT Staff on Wednesday, Mar. 19 2014, 11:08 AM

If you need a good cinematic laugh, look no further than David Koechner's films. Among them are Semi-Pro, Paul, and Anchorman - The Legend of Ron Burgundy (whammy!). His latest film in theaters signals something of a departure from these comedies -- which is a nice way of saying that although Cheap Thrills isn't without laughs, it's much darker than his usual fare. His Five Favorite Films reflect both of those sides of his personality.

Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance: Rio 2, Draft Day, Plus The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (1 comments)

by Christy Lemire on Friday, Apr. 11 2014, 12:58 PM

This week, Christy breaks down the animated, kid-friendly comedy Rio 2, the sports drama Draft Day and on home video the fantastic The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Parental Guidance: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar and More (5 comments)

by Christy Lemire on Friday, Apr. 04 2014, 11:43 AM

This week, Christy breaks down the super-soldier comic book hero Captain American: The Winter Soldier, the true story documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar and on home video the comedy Anchorman2: The Legend Continues.

Parental Guidance: Noah and on DVD Delivery Man (1 comments)

by Christy Lemire on Friday, Mar. 28 2014, 11:51 AM

This week, Christy breaks down the epic biblical story Noah and on home video, the Vince Vaughn sperm-donor-gone-wrong comedy Delivery Man.

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Video Interviews

Video: Nicolas Cage Faces Off With Poisonous Snakes (5 comments)

by Grae Drake on Tuesday, Apr. 15 2014, 02:44 PM

Nicolas Cage co-stars in Joe with Tye Sheridan in the adaptation of the book by Larry Brown. Grae Drake speaks to him about Joe's backstory, as well as his knowledge of handling serpents.

Video: Draft Day Stars Say the NFL Draft is Gut-Wrenching (1 comments)

by Grae Drake on Thursday, Apr. 10 2014, 01:34 PM

Draft Day is Ivan Reitman's new film about Kevin Costner's character on that infamous and important day to the NFL. Grae Drake interviews Costner, Jennifer Garner, Terry Crews, Tom Welling, Josh Pence, and Arian Foster about their participation in sports, and their real-life NFL drafts.

Video: Rio 2 Star Can Fit Whole Fist in Her Mouth (2 comments)

by Grae Drake on Thursday, Apr. 10 2014, 01:34 PM

Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg are back as the two lovey-dovey Spix's Macaws Blu and Jewel in Rio 2. Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Rodrigo Santoro, and Jemaine Clement join them, along with newcomers Kristin Chenoweth and Andy Garcia. Grae Drake discusses their bird calls and hidden talents.

24 Frames

24 Frames: Natural Disasters (0 comments)

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24 Frames: Killer Movie Cyborgs (0 comments)

by Luke Goodsell on Tuesday, Feb. 04 2014, 02:41 PM

To mark the release of RoboCop, a gallery of movies' memorable man-machines.

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