For the most part, film critics and moviegoers tend to agree on what makes a great film. Several of the movies on IMDb’s Top 250 list (not the perfect way of measuring a film’s quality, but a solid system nonetheless) are also Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Since film criticism is based on opinion, it should come as no surprise that there are certain films that the two parties disagree on. In some cases, a film could be critically acclaimed and even see Oscar glory, but the audience hates it. Other times, moviegoers flock out of the theatre saying “that was Awesome!” only to find that their favorite critics loathed what was on the screen. This list examines some of these cases.
Note: I am not going to use box office returns as a measurement for this article. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen may have made millions of dollars, »
- Chris Agar
Leonardo DiCaprio The Great Gatsby movie weekend box office: DiCaprio’s second biggest opening ever? (Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, with Carey Mulligan) Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1920s novel. A risky move? Well, if so, it has clearly paid off. Although The Great Gatsby will not top the North American box office this weekend, it’ll land in a remarkably (and surprisingly) strong second slot. (Photo: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby movie adaptation, with Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan.) Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man 3 will easily lead the domestic box-office charge with approximately $65-70m, after plummeting 71% on Friday, compared to the previous week. True, opening-day Friday also included the box-office take from Thursday late night showings, but, for comparison’s sake, The Avengers was down 64% during that same time frame. »
- Zac Gille
Leonardo DiCaprio plays "The Great Gatsby" this weekend ... and, like his onscreen counterpart, Leo comes from some pretty humble beginnings.Before he garnered critical acclaim in movies like "This Boy's Life," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "Romeo & Juliet" and, the biggest break of them all, "Titanic," Leo worked the small screen.The actor was added to the cast of "Growing Pains" in the show's final season, playing wayward teen Luke.The role quickly made him a staple of magazines like Bop and Tiger Beat and his appeal would only grow as he got older.Pretty crazy how successful he's been since!Check out the gallery above to see how he and the rest of the show's cast have aged since "Growing Pains" went off the air in 1992."The Great Gatsby" is in theaters now. Read more »
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- NextMovie Staff
ABC’ opened the floodgates on Friday evening, ordering seven new dramas and five comedies for the 2013-14 season.
“Shield,” the drama loosely linked to Marvel’s “Avengers” film franchise, has been a hot property ever since it came together last summer. A sneak peek of ABC Studios’ “Shield” will run Sunday in the season finale of “Once Upon a Time.”
- Cynthia Littleton
What’s more, the first promo for the brand-new series is set to air this Sunday during the Once Upon a Time season finale.
Related | Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New
The cast for S.H.I.E.L.D. — which follows a worldwide law enforcement organization that polices the new, the strange and the unknown — includes ER alum Ming-Na (as former soldier Melinda May), Clark Gregg (reprising his big-screen Avengers »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Featuring what could be one of Leonardo DiCaprio's most memorable roles to date, “The Great Gatsby” tells the tale of eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby, whom everyone seems to know, but whom no one really knows much about. With that in mind, we've gathered up 18 lesser-known facts about the film's Oscar-nominated leading man. After a little digging, it turns out that DiCaprio may be as mysterious as the enigmatic Gatsby. 1. Leonardo DiCaprio was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. 2. He was born November 11, 1974. He's a Scorpio and was born in the Year of the Tiger. 3. His mother, Irmelin, is German. His father, George DiCaprio, is Italian. 4. His father was a comic-book artist. 5. His is an only child. 6. His middle name is Wilhelm, which is awesome. 7. He was named for the other famous Leonardo: Leonardo DaVinci. Before he was born, the story goes, DiCaprio's mother felt her baby kick for »
- Natasha Young
"I happened to live next door to Leo at the time, so it wasn't a far journey," Maguire says. "I was like, `Oh, yeah. Sure. I can be over in 30 seconds if that's good for you.'"
"The Great Gatsby" is the first film of note co-starring the two longtime pals. It's fitting, too, because they play the classic tandem of the desperate romantic Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio) and his lone friend, the narrator Nick Carraway (Maguire) – who, not unlike Maguire, lives adjacent to Gatsby.
Working together on a film is a long time coming for DiCaprio and Maguire. In a recent joint interview at the Plaza Hotel in New York, the two cheerfully reflected on their close friendship, flashing occasional glimpses of the »
You Should Be in Sweden attends the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at Lacma. It ends in June so go see it!
JazzT here's another enticing image from the exhibit. Oh Nicole. Any mask you'd like me to wear is fine
Mother Jones a 17 year old coder invents a program to block spoilers on Twitter
NY Post Producer Scott Rudin lashes back at Nyt critic. These stories always embarrass me for the showbiz people - (remember when James Cameron wanted someone fired for the thumbs down on Titanic?). Being criticized is just part of show business. You always look silly when you freak out about it. It's an honor to be so well employed / watched that you are even susceptible to bad reviews, don'cha think?
Empire Dominic Cooper joins the cast of the new »
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By Tara Fowler
This weekend, Fergie will finally learn the ending to "The Great Gatsby" when Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the famed F. Scott Fitzgerald novel hits theaters, because contrary to the title of her song on the soundtrack, a little partying can kill somebody...or somebodies. While we don't know much about the mysterious Gatsby at the beginning of the film, there's plenty out there on Leonardo DiCaprio.
Here are five facts about the dreamy (ha, "Inception" pun!) actor that you might not have known.
1) DiCaprio first moved out of his mom's house a month before "Titanic" was released: He was 23 at the time. As a kid, DiCaprio lived at the corner of Hollywood and Western— a "drug dealer and prostitute corner," as he has called it. "I got beat up a lot," the actor has admitted. "I saw people having sex in the alleys. I remember I »
- MTV Movies Team
Let's face it: It's not easy making it nowadays. The economy sucks, and the concept of steady work is like chasing a mythical unicorn. That being said, how far would you go to get a job? How badly do you want one? The Employer wants to know!
Written and directed by Frank Merle, The Employer stars Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Halloween, Silent Night, "The Mentalist,” “Entourage,” “Franklin & Bash”), Paige Howard (Adventureland), Billy Zane (Titanic, Back to the Future, Dead Calm), and David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight, Saving Lincoln, Prisoners). Merle and Chris Roe produce.
Look for it to be released on June 7th.
Director/writer/producer Frank Merle (Carnage, Chaos & Creeps; Gnaw) and his new psychological thriller The Employer show just how far five applicants are willing to go for a job at the mysterious Carcharias Corporation. Anticipating their final interview, they find themselves trapped in a room »
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Leonardo DiCaprio's been breaking hearts and taking names since his days as young Garry Buckman on the old "Parenthood" TV series. Since then, he's become an international superstar, breaking box office records with mega-hits like "Titanic" and bedding supermodels like Gisele Bundchen and Bar Refaeli. Hey, it's a living — and Leo knows how to live it.
Check out our gallery of the star of "The Great Gatsby" looking hot in movies, at events and on the red carpet. »
- NextMovie Staff
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The science-fiction film stars Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) as Melanie Stryder, who must risk everything to protect the people she loves after an unseen enemy threatens to take over human bodies and erase their memories.
Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), Max Irons (Red Riding Hood), William Hurt (Broadcast News), Frances Fisher (Titanic), Chandler Canterbury (Repo Men) and Jake Abel (I Am Number Four) also star in The Host, which was written and directed by Andrew Niccol (In Time).
The Host did not impress critics at all, who gave it only 9% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Moviegoers liked it better, but only to 54%. Bad reviews kept interest low at the box office, »
The Host, starring Saoirse Ronan as a girl taken over by a parasitic alien, is making its way to Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Download this summer. You can nab the hard copies on July 9th or you can download the movie on June 25th.
From Stephenie Meyer, Author Of The “Twilight Saga” The Host Be The First To Own It On Digital June 25, 2013 Available On Blu-ray™ Combo Pack With DVD And Ultraviolet™ July 9, 2013 From Universal Studios Home Entertainment “If You Love Twilight, The Host Will Blow You Away!”
-Bill Zwecker, Fox-tv
Universal City, California, May 7, 2013 – Based on The New York Times #1 bestselling novel, world-renowned author Stephenie Meyer presents The Host, the epic love story starring Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Lovely Bones), Diane Kruger (National Treasure, Inglourious Basterds), Max Irons (Red Riding Hood) and Oscar® winner William Hurt (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, A History of Violence). The Host »
- Jess Orso
For those of us who used to plaster our bedroom walls with Leo posters, this weekend's The Great Gatsby is a sad reminder that we're now past our poster-hanging prime, but it's also a happy reminder that Leonardo DiCaprio's face is still quite special. (Say what you will about how it's getting wider with age — we're not listening.) So special, in fact, that we were compelled to rewatch a bunch of Leo movies and make a series of Tiger Beat collages displaying his six most common acting tics — five faces and one very sturdy finger.The Lion-Roar Scream 1. Romeo + Juliet 2. Body of Lies 3. Celebrity 4. Blood Diamond 5. The Great Gatsby 6. This Boy's Life 7. The Beach 8. Revolutionary Road The Heavy-Thoughts Brow 1. Titanic 2. Shutter Island 3. Inception 4. J. Edgar 5. Catch Me If You Can 6. The Basketball Diaries 7. »
- Patti Greco
Based on The New York Times #1 bestselling novel, world-renowned author Stephenie Meyer presents The Host, the epic love story starring Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Lovely Bones), Diane Kruger (National Treasure, Inglourious Basterds), Max Irons (Red Riding Hood) and Oscar winner William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman, A History of Violence). The Host will be available to own on Digital on June 25, 2013 as well as on Blu-ray Combo Pack with DVD and Digital including UltraViolet on July 9, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over humans' bodies and erasing their minds, Melanie Stryder (Ronan) risks everything to protect the people she cares about most, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. Directed and adapted by Oscar winner Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, In Time) and co-starring Frances Fisher (Titanic, Unforgiven), Chandler Canterbury (Knowing, Repo Men) and Jake Abel (I Am Number Four, »
Everyone has to start somewhere and before The Great Gatsby and before Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio's first movie was. Critters 3 (1991) Director: Kristine Peterson Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Aimee Brooks, Frances Bay A family moves in to a new apartment complex that has a serious infestation of hungry space rodents. The only real reason to watch Critters 3 is to see a young Leonardo DiCaprio in his first movie role. (Although "young" is a relative term since »
- Jason Adams
From playing a homeless teen on Growing Pains to becoming late nineties' definitive heartthrob to starring in the Oscar-winning Django Unchanined, Leonardo DiCaprio has had one heck of a career. This week, a 3D movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby opens in theaters with DiCaprio taking on the role of the hottest host in West Egg, Mr. Jay Gatsby himself. We decided now would be the perfect time to rate the top ten movies starring the three-time Oscar nominee, so head over to the list and vote for your favorite Leonardo DiCaprio flicks.
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- reelz staff
Whether playing the king of the world, an overzealous pilot in the throes of agony or an inexorable slaveowner, it seems that DiCaprio is sure to throw in a few aggressive shouts. Enjoy the supercut above (be warned: it contains some Nsfw language) and let us know in the comment section which scream should rule them all. (Use the list below as a reference.)
"The Great Gatsby," "Django Unchained," "Titanic," "The Beach," "J. Edgar," "Revolutionary Road," "Blood Diamond," "The Aviator," "Catch Me If You Can," "Romeo + Juliet," "Inception," "Shutter Island," "The Man In The Iron Mask," "Celebrity," "Body Of Lies," "Gangs Of New York," "This Boy's Life," "The Basketball Diaries," "Total Eclipse," "Inception"
- The Huffington Post
A couple of things to note before we start: This article is meant to be less of an in-depth analysis box office figures (and in fact uses figures not adjusted for inflation—so an in-depth look at adjusted figures would be something for another article), but a more wide-ranging look at the factors which could contribute to a phenomenal, perhaps earth-shattering (or planet-exploding), degree of box office success. So if this analysis seems clumsy and random, like it's flailing around wildly like Jar-Jar Binks, try and think of it more like a blaster: not as elegant as a lightsaber, but it'll do when the need arises.
Many of these factors may not necessarily be original insights, »
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