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11:11 // 2 years ago
December 19, 2011
In which, in a column for Mediaite, Philip Bump discovers that the real reason the box-office is down is because the movies suck way more this year than they did last year, with the exception of one: “The Help.” However, Bump noticed an interesting trend: “2011′s top movies were worse and movies on the whole took in less money. But the worse the top movie, the more theaters earned. In other words, we have no one to blame but ourselves,” he wrote. “Oh, and movie studios. We can also blame them.”

In which, in a column for Mediaite, Philip Bump discovers that the real reason the box-office is down is because the movies suck way more this year than they did last year, with the exception of one: “The Help.” However, Bump noticed an interesting trend: “2011′s top movies were worse and movies on the whole took in less money. But the worse the top movie, the more theaters earned. In other words, we have no one to blame but ourselves,” he wrote. “Oh, and movie studios. We can also blame them.”

11:29 // 2 years ago
June 23, 2011

"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?

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12:48 // 3 years ago
May 4, 2011

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

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15:01 // 3 years ago