This week, Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light hits theaters. We at Rotten Tomatoes have decided to highlight some of the lesser-known gems in the filmography of a man many have called America's greatest living director.
Gambling is a great central theme for a film, if for no better reason it's full of drama, deceit, and the occasional reason to look at someone (hopefully someone hot) under a table. With the appearance of 21 in theaters, we thought it time to run through some of our personal highlights in the universe of gambling movies.
This week, the prolific Tyler Perry reels off Meet the Browns, his latest examination of African American family life. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at other black directors who've followed their own paths to bring personal stories to the screen.
Hitting theaters this week: Never Back Down, the story of a rebellious teen who channels his rage into underground fighting. With that in mind, we've devised a tribute to that wonderful cinematic element for this week's Total Recall: the punch.
The heist movie continues to survive not because of our obsession with the slimeball anti-hero, but also the genre's ability to convincingly morph into areas like comedy, action, and horror. In this week's Total Recall, take a look at a some of the many masks the heist movie can wear.
On the festival circuit, Penelope, starring Christina Ricci as a pig-nosed recluse embarking upon the modern world for the first time, seemed to get about as much press attention as its shut-in titular character. Now that the film is seeing release Friday, we thought it time to conjure up other movies in tiny cross section of the genre to which it belongs.
Instead of focusing on one hot movie for Total Recall, this week you'll get five. They're a little old now, but I think you'll forgive me -- after all, they're Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, and There Will Be Blood.
by Jeff Giles
on Wednesday, Feb. 13 2008, 04:23 PM
Audiences have been historically dismissive of all the critical contempt, pushing dozens of fancy-footed extravaganzas to the upper reaches of the box-office charts.
For this week's Total Recall, we'll be taking a look back at three movies that used their stars' nimble moves as the engine driving the plot.
This week we'll be looking at three films that provide three unique perspectives on the familiar theme of treasure hunting. Typically characterized by swashbuckling heroes, exotic locales, and an element of mystery, these adventures tend to have a high fun factor and, even at their weakest, succeed at least in appealing to our natural curiosity.
This week, Jessica Alba stars in The Eye, a spooky tale of a blind woman who gets surgery to restore her sight -- and ends up seeing lots of creepy stuff. Thus, we at Rotten Tomatoes thought it would be a great time to peep some classic movies and scenes devoted to the ol peepers.
This week, Sly Stallone revives one of his most iconic characters. In Rambo, John Rambo is back, after a short twenty year break. The Rambo films are now a staple in 80s pop culture, so RT decided to take a trip back to the 80s, and watch the original three Rambo films for this week's Total Recall.
In today's Total Recall, we invite you to take a look at some intriguing revitalizations within the realm of cinema. These are the people who've experienced what Homer Simpson once categorized as the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, and the creamy middles. But just whatever you do, don't call it a comeback.
It's January, Hollywood's annual dumping ground for the most mediocre titles on the studios' shelves. Thus, we at RT thought it was a good time to get into the spirit of things by taking a closer look at some of the most misbegotten, perversely wonderful films of all time.
This week, One Missed Call brings to US screens the story of a girl terrorized by her wickedly foreboding cell phone. In honor of this J-Horror remake, Total Recall takes a look at at film about freaky phones.
This week, we're taking it to the screen with Alien vs.
Predator: Requiem, the latest mash up of modern sci-fi's two coolest franchises in a winner-take-all battle royale. Why are they duking it out on Earth? Why not? Just check out some of our eternal feuds.
On Friday, you'll finally be able to see John C. Reilly take center stage. He'll be playing Dewey Cox in Walk Hard, an absurdist spoof on troubled musicians and the Hollywood biopics that their life stories spawn, and for this week's Total Recall, RT takes a look at some of the memorable fictional troubadours that have crooned the silver screen.
This week, Will Smith plays a guy who discovers he's the last man on earth in I Am Legend. So it's a good time to take a look at the movie work of Richard Matheson, who penned the film's source material.
After a series of delays and personnel changes, the first part of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, The Golden Compass, arrives in theaters this Friday. It serves as an introduction to a sprawling ambitious story of daemons, polar bear fights, and parallel worlds. Let's take a look at some other fantasy flicks of its ilk that have come before it.
Imagine what it might be like if you needed surgery.
You're more than a little nervous about the whole idea. In fact when you think
about it, you'll admit you're frankly terrified by the whole idea. What if
something goes wrong? What if the doctors make a mistake? And what if you
don't wake up after the surgery? Or worse yet, what if you wake up during
This week, Timothy Olyphant stars in Hitman, the tale of a skilled contract killer who finds himself in the midst of deadly political intrigue. Here at RT, we thought it would be a good time to explore the dark, disreputable cinematic world of the gun-for-hire.