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(Rotten Tomatoes)   So how are movies faring, right after the Oscars where we celebrate the best of the artform? Of the top 10 movies at the box office this week, all 10 have a "rotten" score on Rotten Tomatoes   (rottentomatoes.com) divider line 44
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2012-03-09 09:58:22 AM
I'd imagine that's actually relatively common.
 
2012-03-09 10:00:19 AM

DamnYankees: I'd imagine that's actually relatively common.


In March, anyway.

If you organize it by total gross, by the way, six of the top ten have a 'fresh' rating.
 
2012-03-09 10:17:24 AM
This is the traditional movie dead zone.

The audience-pleasing popcorn flicks hold out until Memorial Day, although that has changed in recent years to include a month or so before that holiday. The studios want school out so more kids can see them easily.

The prestige picks hold out until the end of the year so they're fresh when the Oscar nominations are being picked.
 
2012-03-09 11:51:03 AM
That's one way to prevent pirating -- make movies so shiatty that nobody even wants to torrent them.
 
2012-03-09 01:50:31 PM
Yeah, well, War Horse has a 77% rating, so Rotten Tomatoes can go fark itself.
 
2012-03-09 02:33:11 PM
I assume you're not counting that Rudd/Aniston romcom at #10 with a fresh rating?

and I'm okay with that.
 
2012-03-09 03:02:17 PM

JerseyTim: The audience-pleasing popcorn flicks hold out until Memorial Day, although that has changed in recent years to include a month or so before that holiday.


They now release some of the smaller blockbusters to coincide w/Spring Break (hence John Carter & Hunger Games this month, Rio, Fast Five, & Water for Elephants last April).

But what I want to know is how the FARK is 21 Jump Street at 100% fresh???
 
2012-03-09 03:19:06 PM

brigid_fitch: But what I want to know is how the FARK is 21 Jump Street at 100% fresh???


Same reason John Carter was fresh up until the day before release.
 
2012-03-09 03:39:40 PM

Nefarious: brigid_fitch: But what I want to know is how the FARK is 21 Jump Street at 100% fresh???

Same reason John Carter was fresh up until the day before release.


Ah, the old "we're only letting our pet reviewers look at it" gambit?
 
2012-03-09 03:48:00 PM
New Eddie Murphy movie at 0%? I'm shocked, shocked I say!
 
2012-03-09 04:54:14 PM
How is the new Miyazaki movie?
 
2012-03-09 05:00:57 PM

goatleggedfellow: I assume you're not counting that Rudd/Aniston romcom at #10 with a fresh rating?

and I'm okay with that.


12.5 million after 3 weeks released. Wow, the studios are taking a bath on that one.
 
2012-03-09 05:06:10 PM

InmanRoshi: goatleggedfellow: I assume you're not counting that Rudd/Aniston romcom at #10 with a fresh rating?

and I'm okay with that.

12.5 million after 3 weeks released. Wow, the studios are taking a bath on that one.


I like Paul Rudd, but that looked like an unbearable crackerfest, as does Jeff, Who Lives at Home and Friends with Babies or whatever the fark it's called. I'm as white as they come, but these uber-honky movies are beginning to weaken my retinas with their whiteness.

How's the Ferris Bueller monkey movie doing?
 
2012-03-09 05:15:23 PM
It seems from that list that The Secret World of Arrietty is one of the best films in theaters right now. I saw it last weekend and can confirm it's much better than even a 94% fresh rating would lead you to believe.

It was me and three other people in a massive theater.
At the end, I looked down from the screen and the man in front of me was crying.
Seriously, go see it.
 
2012-03-09 05:19:57 PM
I thought 50%+ was fresh? Why are there a couple in the mid-fifties labeled "Rotten"?
 
2012-03-09 05:37:33 PM

Gunny Highway: How is the new Miyazaki movie?


It's not specifically Miyazaki as Hiromasa Yonebayashi directed it, but like all Studio Ghibli flicks, it's good. It's more bittersweet than the trailers lead you to believe. My wife and I and the kids all liked it. Rated against other Studio Ghibli movies, I'd give it a good solid 4 out of 5.
 
2012-03-09 06:14:13 PM
wait 5 years and we'll be looking back on youtube videos shot in portrait on Nokias in awe of how high the production value was back then
 
2012-03-09 06:21:36 PM
I only counted 9, but I'm assuming Ghost Rider 2 counted twice.
 
2012-03-09 06:28:21 PM

fusillade762: I thought 50%+ was fresh? Why are there a couple in the mid-fifties labeled "Rotten"?


60% is the cut off.
 
2012-03-09 07:04:37 PM

Carth: fusillade762: I thought 50%+ was fresh? Why are there a couple in the mid-fifties labeled "Rotten"?

60% is the cut off.


Yes, a gentleman's C.
 
2012-03-09 07:46:45 PM
Yeah, you don't release Oscar bait a year from the next one happening
 
2012-03-09 08:03:10 PM
Movie theatres are populated by tasteless fools. Whodathunkit?
 
2012-03-09 08:10:34 PM
RT always presents a fun opportunity to read the superhero fanboys and sci-fi dorks raging against critics who dare to give the latest coloring-book movie a bad review.
 
2012-03-09 08:14:58 PM
Project X? Why did they remake that movie?
mimg.ugo.com
Oh, it's another wannabe teenage party movie...
 
2012-03-09 08:16:22 PM

ThePuceGuardian: It seems from that list that The Secret World of Arrietty is one of the best films in theaters right now. I saw it last weekend and can confirm it's much better than even a 94% fresh rating would lead you to believe.

It was me and three other people in a massive theater.
At the end, I looked down from the screen and the man in front of me was crying.
Seriously, go see it.


I enjoyed The Borrowers as a child, so I am interested to see how the story is after it's filtered through another culture. Is it that different than the book?
 
2012-03-09 08:40:54 PM

DeaH: ThePuceGuardian: It seems from that list that The Secret World of Arrietty is one of the best films in theaters right now. I saw it last weekend and can confirm it's much better than even a 94% fresh rating would lead you to believe.

It was me and three other people in a massive theater.
At the end, I looked down from the screen and the man in front of me was crying.
Seriously, go see it.

I enjoyed The Borrowers as a child, so I am interested to see how the story is after it's filtered through another culture. Is it that different than the book?


I haven't read the books, so I don't know. I did go out and pick them up after the movie, but at this point my 'to-read' stack can in fact be seen from orbit. I can't imagine anyone not loving this film.

Returning to the Tomatometer, apparently Ghost Protocol is also one of the best films in theaters right now.
My dubious face. I'm wearing it.
Maybe I'll see that this weekend, if I can find a cheap matinee showing.
 
2012-03-09 09:13:21 PM

ThePuceGuardian: It seems from that list that The Secret World of Arrietty is one of the best films in theaters right now. I saw it last weekend and can confirm it's much better than even a 94% fresh rating would lead you to believe.

It was me and three other people in a massive theater.
At the end, I looked down from the screen and the man in front of me was crying.
Seriously, go see it.


I'll second that. I've been encouraging everybody I know to go see it. It's so rare to have a quiet, beautiful family film out there. I really wish it could get more attention and more Box Office.
 
2012-03-09 10:12:20 PM
This Means Wars was cool, dunno why it has a score 26%.

I mean it was a romcom/chick flick with better action scenes than most action flicks...

Probably cause deep down they're (the characters) all horrible people...
 
2012-03-09 10:21:46 PM
I thought Chronicle was ok, but an 84%? That is very surprising.
 
2012-03-09 11:17:37 PM
Remember, the rating is based on how many critics liked it. It included other helpful stats to the site such as "average score," and how many movie goers liked it, though that one always scores way high.
 
2012-03-10 12:03:35 AM
John Carter was actually a really fresh film experience.

It doesn't deserve a rotten rating.
 
2012-03-10 12:14:03 AM

LoneWolf343: Remember, the rating is based on how many critics liked it. It included other helpful stats to the site such as "average score," and how many movie goers liked it, though that one always scores way high.


Not to mention, their determination of positive and negative is notoriously weird. Hell, just this afternoon I looked up Silent House and read a bunch of random reviews. Three were labeled as Rotten, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a negative thing in them while two were labeled as Fresh, even though the only thing those reviewers seemed to like was Elizabeth Olsen's chest. Most of the reviews have been pretty clearly Meh, but they're still assigned that black and white Fresh or Rotten. That's really the big problem with Rotten Tomatoes and what makes it mostly useless. Metacritic doesn't get it 100% right either, but they understand that you can't just say every review is all the way bad or good. Sometimes you have an "Eh, it was alright," and you can't address that with either of their little graphics.
 
2012-03-10 12:54:54 AM

electronicmaji: John Carter was actually a really fresh film experience.

It doesn't deserve a rotten rating.


I saw it today and give it a 5/10.

Also, you farking fail so farking hard, subby.
 
2012-03-10 01:46:58 AM
I'm a cashier at Walmart. Lots of copies of Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill" have come through my line this week. The general public has poor taste in movies, we all know this.
 
2012-03-10 01:56:15 AM
Adam Sandler movies are like that family reunion you hate going to every year but need to go. Sure you enjoyed it your younger years when you could still relate to that cousin but then you grow up and realize how insufferable they all are.
 
2012-03-10 03:13:38 AM

LoneWolf343: Remember, the rating is based on how many critics liked it. It included other helpful stats to the site such as "average score," and how many movie goers liked it, though that one always scores way high.


I wish more people realized that. Not all freshes or rottens are created equal.
 
2012-03-10 06:39:46 AM
Wow, even with all the relentless marketing, This Means War really ate it.
 
2012-03-10 07:53:55 AM
Wanderlust was awesome damn it. What is wrong with you people.
 
2012-03-10 03:58:52 PM

Sybarite: New Eddie Murphy movie at 0%? I'm shocked, shocked I say!



The last Murphy flick to even earn a 70% rating was what,15 years ago?
 
2012-03-10 04:37:22 PM

mitchcumstein1: Yeah, well, War Horse has a 77% rating, so Rotten Tomatoes can go fark itself.


It has a good rating, so therefore the site that gives out the rating can go fark itself?

WTF am I reading?
 
2012-03-10 06:54:12 PM
I really liked The Lorax. Sure it was nothing groundbreaking but I don't see it deserving a rotten rating.
 
2012-03-11 02:48:59 PM
The Descendants - 89%
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - 47%
The Help - 76%
Hugo - 93%
Midnight in Paris - 93%
Moneyball - 94%
The Tree of Life - 84%
War Horse - 77%

I was going to make a snarky comment about how the Best Picture nominees weren't so highly rated either, and then I found out that only Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was listed as Rotten, with 47%. How the fark did that movie get nominated? I made the mistake of reading the book, and it was extremely boring and incredibly contrived. I can't believe the movie got a nod.

This just confirms my belief that the Oscars are bullshiat popularity contests. Hey, a movie with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock about an autistic kid! It's GOT to be amazing, right?!?!
 
2012-03-11 03:09:48 PM

Mike Chewbacca: I found out that only Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was listed as Rotten, with 47%. How the fark did that movie get nominated?


I don't know much about it but from what I can gather it has Tom Hanks, a kid, references to 9/11 and the Holocaust and a character has Alzheimer's. Under California law it had to get a Best Picture nomination even if it turned out to be a gay porno.
 
2012-03-11 08:12:36 PM

Altair: Wanderlust was awesome damn it. What is wrong with you people.


Seconded. I really liked that movie.
 
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