Hayao Miyazaki ends a brilliant career on a shameful note
The Prince Avalanche director finds life in the Texas rubble
Even worse than for Madea's Witness Protection. He's gotten some scathing notices for Alex Cross, the thriller in which he's the homicide detective/psychologist once played by Oscar winner Morgan Freeman. But if there's any killing to investigate, it could be to Perry's career after this turkey lu ... More >>
The ship of horrors sails again
Or: The Netflix meltdown, the resurrection of Harvey Weinstein, and Kristen Wiig's box office coup all in one list
Don't even say, "Jack and Jill," because the Adam Sandler drag vehicle happened to have gotten 4 percent good reviews, according to Rotten Tomatoes. And it's not Taylor Lautner's's solo outing Abduction, either. That scored the same whopping rate of approval! Four whopping percent!
A friend was desperate to see Abduction, despite it's 5 percent rating on RottenTomatoes.com -- or maybe because of it. The Tuesday night showing at the Chelsea Clearview surprisingly turned out to be sold out, but he bought tickets from a scalper outside. (And she was weirdly self-defeating, cha ... More >>
The Republican 2012 Presidential race, which has given us so much pleasure, remains in flux. Mitt Romney holds a lead, but is unacceptable to "the base" because he once tried to help uninsured sick people; thus, various fringe candidates compete ferociously (and that is the right word) for the right ... More >>
When Nicolas Cage makes a piece of caca, he makes sure it's noxious enough to mess up all of civilization. His latest supernatural action-adventure romp, Season of the Witch, got a staggering 67 terrible reviews the other day and only one good one, according to rottentomatoes.com, starting t ... More >>
Everyone knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time before film criticism's reigning anti- anti- anti- king, Mr. Counterintuitive himself, chimed in. He's "a troll," in the words of Roger Ebert, who once tried to defend Armond White, this peculiar man, only to take it all back. He's "sm ... More >>
The reviews are in, and Sex and the City 2 looks like the season's biggest critical bomb. Though the film drew a decent crowd in its opening weekend, it was lambasted by critics both highbrow ("almost avant-garde adventure in aimlessness" -- Wall Street Journal) and low ("Sucks in the city" -- New ... More >>
Tracy Jordan, er, Morgan, for your pleasure
2009 isn't over yet, but rottentomatoes.com has come up with the 20 worst reviewed movies of the year--so far. (There's still a month of potential post-Thanksgiving turkeys to trot over to our local cineplexes. Give them time.) In descending order of awfulness, these cinematic stinkpots are: ... More >>
In a previous post, I described how Eleven Minutes--a documentary about Project Runway winner Jay McCarroll--was getting good grades on rottentomatoes.cm, but only because raves about some New Zealand massacre movie had strangely been put on its page by mistake. There were only two reviews of Elev ... More >>
Eleven Minutes--a documentary that catches up with Project Runway winner Jay McCarroll--may or may not be a masterpiece of cinematic design. The buzz on the flick happens to be very strong, mainly because it got an 83% rating over at rottentomatoes.com, at least as of the other day. But when I rea ... More >>
Writer's cramp? No, a nonstop stream of diary during the Oscars telecast.