I liked NEW MOON better the first time, when it was called DRACULA VS. THE WOLFMAN.
Archive for November 18th, 2009
NEW MOON: Eh, harmless. It won’t win any Oscars — I mean, it’s not Roger Corman caliber or anything! — but it’s fine.
IMDb says NEW MOON running time is 130 minutes. This cannot possibly be true, right? RIGHT??
Thinking of going to the NEW MOON screening tonight dressed as a shirtless werewolf.
@billcorbett, @michaeljnelson: Thoughts? Pro and con on Roger Corman’s Oscar-worthiness: http://bit.ly/4G3HVE , http://bit.ly/1m8HKP
Here’s what a man named “Virl” has to say about women in the Navy: Not a good idea, little ladies! http://bit.ly/1OAx0k
@JeremyMathews Doh! Thanks. I thought I had caught all of those. Grant and Astaire are the only two.
Pro and con on Roger Corman’s Oscar-worthiness: http://bit.ly/1m8HKP (no way); http://bit.ly/4G3HVE (yes way)
Last week I posted an angry letter I’d gotten from someone who has presumably found me via Rotten Tomatoes, and in the comments a couple readers asked questions about the Rotten Tomatoes thing. Namely: Do I choose the quote they use, or do they? And how come for a while I was designated a “Top Critic”? What’s up with that? (I am paraphrasing the questions.)
The requirements for becoming a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic and getting on the Tomatometer have changed over time. The current rules are here. Until very recently, simply being a member of one of the critics groups listed there (including the Online Film Critics Society, of which I’m a member) was enough to get you into RT. But now they’ve started vetting critics individually, so joining one of those groups is a good start but not a guarantee.
I don’t remember exactly what the process was when I got on RT, but I believe it happened in late 2000. I wasn’t a member of the OFCS yet then, so apparently I met whatever the other criteria were at the time. Just general awesomeness, probably.
As for the quotes used for each review, I choose those myself. Every RT-approved critic has an RT login that allows him or her to post a link to a new review, select “Fresh” or “Rotten,” and choose a quote to use. However, RT also has some kind of automated system that goes looking for new reviews at members’ sites, so if I neglect to do it myself, after several days a link will show up anyway, with no quote. (It will just say “Click here to read article.”) Then an RT staffer will eventually go in and find a quote manually, or I can do it myself.
Letter to the editor: “I’m glad some languages are disappearing. It would be better if everyone spoke the same one.” http://bit.ly/ZuoeJ