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Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong (A Podcast from Rotten Tomatoes)

NBC Radio

Why do fans love some Rotten films and hate some Fresh ones? What did critics make of a cult classic before it earned its cult status? In this weekly podcast, hosts Jacqueline Coley, Mark Ellis, and guests go deep and settle the score on some of the most beloved – and despised – movies and TV shows ever made, directly taking on the statement we hear from so many fans: “Rotten Tomatoes is wrong.”

Why do fans love some Rotten films and hate some Fresh ones? What did critics make of a cult classic before it earned its cult status? In this weekly podcast, hosts Jacqueline Coley, Mark Ellis, and guests go deep and settle the score on some of the most beloved – and despised – movies and TV shows ever made, directly taking on the statement we hear from so many fans: “Rotten Tomatoes is wrong.”

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United States

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NBC Radio

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Why do fans love some Rotten films and hate some Fresh ones? What did critics make of a cult classic before it earned its cult status? In this weekly podcast, hosts Jacqueline Coley, Mark Ellis, and guests go deep and settle the score on some of the most beloved – and despised – movies and TV shows ever made, directly taking on the statement we hear from so many fans: “Rotten Tomatoes is wrong.”

Language:

English


Episodes

30: About... Video-Game Movies (With Special Guest Xavier Woods)

4/8/2021
The WWE champion steps into the ring with our hosts to break down the best video-game movies ever made... and clothesline anyone with a bad word to say about Mortal Kombat.

Duration:01:14:16

29: About... Joker (Movie Review)

4/1/2021
Does the award-winning billion-dollar blockbuster deserve a score more worthy of the title "masterpiece" – which so many fans think it is? We're going back to the circus of October 2019 in our latest podcast.

Duration:01:17:40

28: About... Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Movie Review)

3/25/2021
With so many fresh ingredients – Godzilla! Ghidorah! Mothra! Millie Bobby Brown! – how did this epic royal rumble end up Rotten? And did it really deserve the big green splat? We're diving in.

Duration:01:16:08

27: About... Coming To America (Movie Review)

3/18/2021
It's Fresh, sure – but shouldn't a royal classic like this be so much Fresher? That's what we're asking in the latest episode of podcast Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong. .

Duration:01:15:55

26: About... Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Movie Review)

3/11/2021
It's the final word on The Last Jedi as our podcast hosts and guest Hal Rudnick look back – now with the gift of time and cooler heads – on the divisive sci-fi epic.

Duration:01:30:31

25: About... Underworld (Movie Review)

3/4/2021
Critics largely said it sucked, but fans turned this Kate Beckinsale vampire-werewolf flick into a five-movie franchise. Derivative exercise in style or howling good time? We're breaking it down.

Duration:01:05:59

24: About... Alita: Battle Angel (Movie Review)

2/25/2021
With an army of fans singing its praises, we're asking if the barely Fresh cyborg flick is a better model than critics gave it credit for.

Duration:01:11:55

23: About... Titanic (Movie Review)

2/18/2021
We're asking the big questions about the onetime biggest movie of all time: Is James Cameron's boat flick one of the all-time great epics, or just a really cool-looking disaster movie with a chilly (and badly written) heart?

Duration:01:07:54

22: About... The Notebook (Movie Review)

2/11/2021
It's the romance of our time but is the Nicholas Sparks weepie worthy of all the love? We're diving into the maybe- toxic bond between Noah and Allie, and the world and The Notebook. .

Duration:01:11:31

21: About... Blade (Movie Review)

2/4/2021
Its middle-of-the-road Tomatometer score belies its outsized influence and place in comic-book cinema. In our latest podcast ep, we're giving "the daywalker" the respect he deserves.

Duration:01:04:06

20: About... Wonder Woman 1984 (Movie Review)

1/28/2021
The most anticipated movie of the year has split critics down the middle, and wreaked havoc on the Tomatometer. Time to bring out the Lasso of Truth: Is it the open-hearted dose of hope we need or an overstuffed misfire?

Duration:01:09:28

19: About... Avatar (Movie Review)

1/21/2021
Plug in as we examine the mammoth movie with the minuscule pop-culture footprint and ask: Has the world been fair to Jake and the Na'vi?

Duration:01:09:35

18: About... Avengers: Age of Ultron (Movie Review)

1/14/2021
Its Tomatometer score may not be quite so low as the Hulk-calming sun, but the action-packed Avengers sequel still sits somewhere at the back of the MCU pack. Is that where it really belongs?

Duration:01:00:57

17: About... National Treasure (Movie Review)

1/7/2021
He stole the Declaration of Independence, but he couldn't steal critics' hearts: is Nicolas Cage's fun Indy rip-off really all that rotten?

Duration:00:57:41

16: About... The Greatest Showman (Movie Review)

12/31/2020
Look out, 'cos here it comes: An epic debate about the high notes and the low notes in the biggest musical of our time.

Duration:00:55:56

15: About... How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Movie Review)

12/24/2020
Charming as an eel or just the thing to grow your heart a few sizes every holiday season? We're tackling Ron Howard's garish – or utterly charming? – take on Dr. Seuss in our latest podcast episode.

Duration:01:02:00

14: About... Love Actually (Movie Review)

12/17/2020
To many, it is perfect; to others, problematic. But is this ensemble Christmas rom-com deserving of the yearly tar-and-feathering it gets from its haters? We're breaking it down in our latest podcast.

Duration:01:09:48

13: About... Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Movie Review)

12/10/2020
Was moving the action to Manhattan and upping the "ow"-factor enough to justify a second Home Alone movie? We're tossing bricks and taking names in the latest ep of our podcast.

Duration:01:09:03

12: About... The Rise of Skywalker (Movie Review)

12/3/2020
One year on, we're braving the Internet to ask: Was Abrams' trilogy closer to a messy patchwork of fan-service (and apologies) or a satisfying crescendo (and corrective)?

Duration:01:02:46

11: About... Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Movie Review)

11/25/2020
Brooding and faithful masterpiece or overstuffed and self-serious mess? It's Dark Knight Vs. Man of Steel and Tomatometer Vs. Audience Score in our most controversial podcast ep yet.

Duration:01:05:15