This week, Ghost Town hits theaters, spinning the tale of some moody apparitions (including Greg Kinnear) that haunt a regular guy (Ricky Gervais). Thus we thought it was high time we pick out some memorable big-screen specters for your ghoulish pleasure.
This week, Burn After Reading, starring Brad Pitt, Goroge Clooney, and Frances McDormand hits theaters. How will it compare to Coen's previous work, the Oscar-sweeping No Country For Old Men? Heck, where does No Country fit in the brothers' canon? This week's Total Recall breaks it down.
It's time for pencils. It's time for books. And it most certainly is time for teachers' dirty looks. If you're headed back to school this week, RT's here to ease the crippling anxiety and dread of the new year. We've compiled a list of some of our editors' favorite movies about book-learnin', so read on and school yourself.
Three spoof movies in one year! Is America fortunate or what? Following January's Meet the Spartans and March's Superhero Movie, the genre comes roaring back with Disaster Movie, cobbled together from trailers, Internet memes, and films dating as far back as December 2007. But the spoof genre runs a deeper cinematic legacy than current trends suggests, and in this week's Total Recall we salute the filmmakers who paved the genre's path and made it possible for Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer to find jobs.
This week, The Rocker hits theaters, telling the tale of a drummer who joins a teenage band years after getting kicked out of a monster rock group. With that in mind, we thought it was high time we took a look at some of the greatest fake rockers and rappers in movie history.
This week, with The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor hitting theaters, we thought it would be a great time to take a close look at the filmography of star Jet Li, one of the most dynamic and successful martial arts performers of recent years.
Ah, conspiracy theories -- they're as American as mom and apple pie. Our fascination with shadowy sects and secret, nefarious schemes has inspired countless books, television shows, and, yes, movies -- and in honor of the long-awaited arrival of the conspiracy-rich X-Files: I Want to Believe, we've compiled a like-minded list for this week's Total Recall.
The animated Clone Wars releases into theaters this Friday, and though rebel critics may be giving it a current drubbing, Star Wars releases are always pop culture events. Especially when this one looks to be series' final theatrical release for the foreseeable future. Rotten Tomatoes takes stock of the George Lucas franchise, arranging the installment of history's most celebrated space opera by Tomatometer.
No doubt Hellboy and Liz Sherman turn heads while playing
frolf at the park, or at IKEA when looking for mid-priced dressers. Superheroes
may be unusual, but, hey, even the unusual need relationships. And these two
have picked the best summer for their blockbuster love: between the rekindled
senior romance of Indy and Marion, the sight of Israeli and Palestinian stylists
knocking combs, and the sweet purity of Wall-E and EVE, it's been a long season
of unusual relationships. Perfect for superheroes in love. In tribute to
II: The Golden Army, here's Rotten Tomatoes' list of the most
memorable superhero hookups done in Movieopolis.
With the passing of Oscar-winning makeup and special effects artist Stan Winston, RT decided to take a closer look at one of Hollywood's most innovative and influential behind-the-scenes figures, a man whose work changed the way that the movie industry brought special effects magic to the screen.
This week, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, the tale of a Mossad agent who goes undercover as a hairdresser, hits theaters. Adam Sandler's latest inspired us here at RT to take a closer look at the career of one of recent cinema's most popular comic actors.
by Jeff Giles
on Wednesday, May. 14 2008, 04:59 PM
Now that the second film in Disney/Walden's big-budget reimagining of the Narnia series, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, is heading to theaters, we here at RT thought it would be the perfect time to revisit some of our favorite theatrical talking animals.
This week, the long-awaited Iron Man storms theaters. Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, and Jeff Bridges also star, but Robert Downey Jr. is the man of the hour, playing Tony Stark and the titular armor-plated superhero. Thus, we at RT thought it would be a good time to run through some memorable flicks with Man in their titles.
The long-awaited showdown between Jackie Chan and Jet Li in The Forbidden Kingdom got us thinking; what are the greatest fights ever filmed? We sifted through quite a few battles, and came up with a list that celebrates the finest in hand-to-hand combat.
In honor of David Ayer's Street Kings we did a little bad-to-worse survey of the boys who soil their blue. Some of them are hot, some of them caustic, but all of them are fascinating. The cops on this list might shame those who loyally "Protect and Serve" but you know what they say, it's hard to look away from a train wreck.