Movie Mom

Movie Mom


A Fresh Tomato for RT’s New Look

posted by Nell Minow

RT_Logo_beta.gif Yes, most critics love to read what our colleagues think about movies. And so I spend time just about every day on the wonderful Rotten Tomatoes website, the best place to read what everyone has to say, from Roger Ebert to Film School Rejects and a wide, provocative, hilarious, and often surprising and insightful range in between. This is the place to go to compare the New York Times review with The Movie Boy (Dustin Putman), Reelview’s James Berardinelli, everyone from Entertainment Weekly to bloggers with more opinions than readers. The RT community does not hesitate to weigh in with their own reviews and rebuttals as well.
RT’s new redesign is a joy to navigate, very fresh and clean, and new editor Matt Atchity promises they will be rolling out more new goodies than a Criterion Collector’s Edition Director’s Cut DVD. Can’t wait.



  • Dustin Putman

    Thanks for the shout-out, Nell! Very flattering.
    I have a few misgivings about the new RT design, but I’m hoping they will be fixed as they get all the kinks worked out.
    I will say that I miss the “View All” option instead of having to go through 5+ different pages of reviews.
    The “sort by date” option is rendered pointless now because none of the reviews are given the dates and times they were added.
    The original quote boxes (and critic photos) were much better than the cheesy bubble quotes and photoshopped critic pics on white background.
    Placing the publication for each critic not with the critics name, but on the opposite side below the quote in tiny font is not user-friendly.
    I could go on…
    ah well. Can’t please everyone…

Previous Posts

Guardians of the Galaxy
The summer movie you've been waiting for has arrived, a joyous space romp that all but explodes off the screen with lots of action and even more charm. Our recent superheros have been complex, often anguished, even downright tortured. It has been a while since we've had a charming rogue with a ba

posted 5:59:33pm Jul. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Get on Up
There are a lot of challenges in taking on the life story of James Brown, known variously as the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, the Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite and others with vari

posted 5:59:21pm Jul. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Magic in the Moonlight
Woody Allen's 44th film is an amuse bouche without a meal, a dollop of whipped cream without the dessert underneath.  In last year's film, "Blue Jasmine," the strength of the performances (especially Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett) and the resonance of its Bernie Madoff-ish crossed with "Streetcar Nam

posted 5:58:31pm Jul. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Exclusive Clip: Behind the Scenes on "Calvary"
Brendan Gleeson gives a magnificent performance as a warm-hearted priest in a sad and damaged world in "Calvary," opening next week across the country.  Here's an exclusive peek behind the scenes, featuring Gleeson and Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies Sister Rose Pacatte. [iframe

posted 3:45:01pm Jul. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Tonight: The Last of Our Pre-Code Series, Jean Harlow in "Red Headed Woman"
Tonight is the last of the Pre-Code films Margaret Talbot and I will be presenting at Washington D.C.'s Hill Center.  And it's a doozy, Jean Harlow in "Red Headed Woman."  We'd love to see you there. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATDif96J5Ms[/youtube] Margaret and I will be back a

posted 3:37:33pm Jul. 31, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.