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23 Jun 2011 12:48


Culture: “Cars 2” currently has a “Rotten” score on Rotten Tomatoes

  • 44% well, that’s not what usually happens with Pixar flicks source
  • » This is not a common occurrence: The last time a Pixar movie scored below 95 percent on the Tomatometer was back in 2006 … with “Cars,” which still had a relatively solid 74 percent. It’s also Pixar’s first “Rotten” movie … ever. Is it because the franchise is more for the kids — and the massive merch sales that come with kids movies — than the adults?

04 May 2011 15:01


Biz: Warner Bros. buys up Rotten Tomatoes, Flixster

  • A conflict of interest on the side? One of the internet’s most popular movie review websites will now be owned by one of America’s major movie and entertainment studios. The acquisition has less to do with Rotten Tomatoes, however, than it does Flixster, a movie review/streaming company that counted RT as one of its subsidiaries — Warner Bros. wanted Flixster to push a competitive advantage against Netflix, and their new ownership of the widely-known review aggregator is a byproduct of that. So, if Warner Bros. makes a piece of utter dreck, hopefully you’ll still be able to see that not-so-fresh “tomatometer” rating. source

18 Dec 2009 09:26


Culture: Avatar’s holding its own with the critics, who really like it

20 Aug 2009 10:16


Culture: Don’t let the marketing fool you. “Bandslam” is a good movie.

  • A movie that gets 80% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes — 90% from top critics — won’t see the light of day because Summit consistently made some of the worst choices, and their core audience summarily dismissed the movie without seeing it based on their sale.
  • A prominent filmmaker who wished to be anonymous • Regarding the outright bombing of the Vanessa Hudgens movie “Bandslam,” which was marketed like a Disney film despite the fact that the plot of the movie leans much closer to an offbeat indie flick like “The Commitments.” It just happens to feature teen pop icons Vanessa Hudgens and one half of Aly & AJ. Our thought on the matter: If you don’t wanted it marketed like a Disney flick, don’t cast Vanessa Hudgens. • source

13 Aug 2009 23:08


Culture: Critics have a massively huge nerdgasm over “District 9”

  • 95% the movie’s current score on Rotten Tomatoes; OMG OMG
  • 83 the movie’s current score on Metacritic; nerds are gonna freak

08 Aug 2009 10:35


Culture: “G.I. Joe” wasn’t screened. Now critics have seen it, say it sucks

  • 38% the action flick’s current Rotten Tomatoes rating source

01 Jul 2009 11:07


Culture: Good news! The latest summer blockbusters are mediocre at best


24 Jun 2009 09:14


Culture: Evidence “Transformers 2” is gonna be an ironic classic

  • one The latest film has an unbeatable score – a whopping 22% – on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • two It’s directed by joke of a man Michael Bay, so you know it’s gotta be … uh … good.
  • three Roger Ebert describes it as “a horrible experience of unbearable length.”
  • four His one-star review goes on further to say, “This isn’t a film so much as a toy tie-in.”
  • five Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf might make out on Bumblebee’s hood again. source

04 Mar 2009 21:47


Culture: Will “Watchmen” be any good? Maybe.

  • 64% the superhero movie’s current Rotten Tomatoes score source

03 Mar 2009 23:45


Culture: “Slumdog” is slummin’ among best-picture winners

  • 31st “Slumdog Millionaire’s” rank on the list of the Oscar best-picture winners (out of 82 flicks)
  • 1st “The Godfather’s” rank on the list, put together by movie aggregator Rotten Tomatoes source