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John Travolta Shares ‘Carrie’ Set Photo From Over 40 Years Ago (Photo)

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John Travolta Shares ‘Carrie’ Set Photo From Over 40 Years Ago (Photo)
It’s hard to believe that Brian De Palma’s “Carrie” came out almost 42 years ago. Star John Travolta took to Instagram to share a set photo from the horror film to remind us.

“On the set of #Carrie over 40 years ago,” Travolta wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “I don’t think any of us could have known the life the movie would take on for decades…or how many times we’d have to explain to our families the blood was actually corn syrup!”

The photo features Travolta, who portrayed bully Billy Nolan. Sissy Spacek (who played the titular character) also appears in the pic along with Nancy Allen and William Katt.

Also Read: John Travolta's 'Gotti' Whacked at Box Office With $1.6 Million Debut

1976’s “Carrie” was directed by De Palma, based on the novel by Stephen King. Lawrence D. Cohen wrote the screenplay, and Piper Laurie,
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10 Worst Reviewed Films on Rotten Tomatoes, From ‘Ridiculous 6’ to ‘Gotti’ (Photos)

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10 Worst Reviewed Films on Rotten Tomatoes, From ‘Ridiculous 6’ to ‘Gotti’ (Photos)
Flatliners” is the worst reviewed movie of the Fall so far, and one of the worst-reviewed movies of the year. But it’s not the worst reviewed film of all time. Check which ones are, courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes, ranked by number of reviews.

“Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever” (2002)

Average Score: 2.59

# of Reviews: 116

Tomatometer: 0

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu

One Missed Call” (2008)

Average Score: 2.48

# of Reviews: 80

Tomatometer: 0

Cast: Shannyn Sossamon, Edwards Burns

Pinocchio” (2002)

Average Score: 2.36

# of Reviews: 55

Tomatometer: 0

Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

A Thousand Words” (2012)

Average Score: 3.18

# of Reviews: 54

Tomatometer: 0

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, Allison Janney

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2” (2004)

Average Score: 2.17

# of Reviews: 45

Tomatometer: 0

Cast: Jon Voight, Scott Baio

“National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers” (2004)

Average Score: 1.8

# of Reviews: 44

Tomatometer: 0

Cast: Will Friedle, Chris Owen

“Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star” (2011)

Average Score: 1.59

# of Reviews: 35

Tomatometer: 0

Cast: Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci

The Ridiculous 6” (2015)

Average Score: 2.36

# of Reviews: 33

Tomatometer: 0

Cast: Adam Sandler,
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‘Gotti’ Honest Trailer: A Soulless Mob Purgatory Trying So Hard to Be ‘GoodFellas’

‘Gotti’ Honest Trailer: A Soulless Mob Purgatory Trying So Hard to Be ‘GoodFellas’
There have been some truly great mob movies over the years like The Godfather, GoodFellas, Casino, A Bronx Tale, and Road to Perdition. But we’re here to talk about a movie that will remind you how difficult it is to make a truly great movie about the mafia without coming off like a tired cliche […]

The post ‘Gotti’ Honest Trailer: A Soulless Mob Purgatory Trying So Hard to Be ‘GoodFellas’ appeared first on /Film.
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New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, ‘Ocean’s 8’, ‘Gotti’, ‘Universal Monsters: Complete Collection’

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New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, ‘Ocean’s 8’, ‘Gotti’, ‘Universal Monsters: Complete Collection’
(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) Solo: A Star Wars Story is arriving on Blu-ray, just in time for audiences to discover it’s not nearly as bad […]

The post New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, ‘Ocean’s 8’, ‘Gotti’, ‘Universal Monsters: Complete Collection’ appeared first on /Film.
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Kirstie Alley Reveals She Almost Married John Travolta: "I Still Love Him"

What a confession! While appearing on the reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother UK, Kirstie Alley candidly opened up about her longtime friendship with John Travolta — and revealed she once "ran off and married" him! "I think I kissed Travolta. I almost ran off and married John. I did love him, I still love him. If I hadn’t been married I would’ve gone and married him and I would’ve been in an airplane because he has his own plane," the 67-year-old actress said. Kirstie and John, 64, have been close for years, mostly due to their shared involvement with Scientology. They've also co-starred in three movies together: 1989's Look Who's Talking, 1990's Look Who's Talking Too, and 1993's Look Who's Talking Now. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) During a 2013 interview with Howard Stern, Kirstie also spoke out about her relationship with John and said he also had romantic feelings
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Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ Opens With Abysmal $618

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Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ Opens With Abysmal $618
Billionaire Boys Club” isn’t living up to its name.

Vertical Entertainment’s crime drama starring Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, and Emma Roberts picked up an anemic $618 when it debuted in 11 theaters across the United States. It reportedly launched with a disastrous $126 on Friday. “Billionaire Boys Club” played in various smaller cities, including the San Fransisco area, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Detroit, New Orleans, the Hartford/New Haven area, Miami and Sarasota, Florida.

James Cox directed the film, which is based on the real-life Billionaire Boys Club that was active in southern California in the ’80s — their get rich quick ponzi scheme collapsed in spectacularly bloody fashion. The film was first released through video on demand on July 17, which likely further depressed box office. However, allegations that Spacey sexually abused multiple people didn’t help matters.

Earlier this summer, Vertical Entertainment put out a statement defending its decision to release the film.
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Matt Smith’s ‘Patient Zero’ Set August Release (Exclusive)

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Matt Smith’s ‘Patient Zero’ Set August Release (Exclusive)
Vertical Entertainment has set an Aug. 14 digital and VOD release for the pandemic thriller “Patient Zero,” starring Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci.

The film, which was developed and produced at Sony’s Screen Gems, is also arriving in select theaters on Sept. 14.

The story takes place after a super-virus has turned humankind into highly intelligent, streamlined killers. Smith portrays an asymptomatic victim who can communicate with the infected and must lead the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure. Agyness Deyn and Clive Standen (“Vikings”) also star.

Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky from a screenplay by Mike Le, “Patient Zero” was produced by Vincent Newman and executive produced by Glenn S. Gainor and Steve Norris. The film was shot in 2015 in London.

Smith’s credits include “Dr. Who,” Netflix’s “The Crown,” and “Mapplethorpe,” which was bought this week by Samuel Goldwyn Films. Dormer stars in “Game of Thrones,
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‘Gotti’ Fires Back At Movie Critics, Calling Them “Trolls Behind Keyboards”

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Ratings and reviews are in for the new biopic Gotti, which follows the life of crime lord John Gotti, and they aren’t looking so good. The movie has gotten extremely low ratings, and the creators are not taking it too well. The John Travolta-led movie received a staggering zero percent approval on Rotten Tomatoes’ “Tomatometer”. This achievement is […]

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Did MoviePass Actually Manipulate The Audience Score For ‘Gotti?’

Yesterday, we talked about a new social media ad for John Travolta’s new film “Gotti.” The ad claimed that while critics hated the film (it has a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes), audiences have embraced the film. The ad ends with a question asking viewers if they trust themselves more than critics. Well, maybe the answer isn’t as clear-cut as you might imagine. There’s a lot of speculation that the coveted audience score that “Gotti” touts might be a fake.

Continue reading Did MoviePass Actually Manipulate The Audience Score For ‘Gotti?’ at The Playlist.
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Is ‘Gotti’ Manipulating Rotten Tomatoes to Make Its User Score Higher? Suspicious Fan Reviews Spark Debate

Is ‘Gotti’ Manipulating Rotten Tomatoes to Make Its User Score Higher? Suspicious Fan Reviews Spark Debate
Marketing for John Travolta’s “Gotti” went viral this week with an online advertisement that bashed critics as “trolls behind the keyboard” after the film earned a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. The advertisement claimed “audiences love” the movie — but the number of fan reviews now flooding Rotten Tomatoes suggest “Gotti” has been seen as widely as “Incredibles 2.” And that seems a little, well, suspicious.

“Gotti” currently has a fresh 68% user score, and at this writing, has 7,068 user reviews; “Incredibles 2” has 7,865. “Gotti” opened in roughly 500 theaters and opened to $1.7 million while “Incredibles 2” played in over 4,000 theaters and had a record-breaking $182 million debut.

At an average ticket price of $9.16, that means of the 187,762 people who watched “Gotti” this weekend, 3.76 percent of them reviewed the film on Rotten Tomatoes. For “Incredibles 2,” which had an audience of 19,944,094, its Rt reviewer participation stands at less than .04 percent.

Mashable reporter Kellen Beck cited
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'Gotti': How John Travolta’s Passion Project Failed to Find an Audience

'Gotti': How John Travolta’s Passion Project Failed to Find an Audience
Devised as John Travolta’s awards contender, ‘Gotti’ opened in 11th place this weekend, while Pixar broke records with 'Incredibles 2' grossing $182.7 million.

Though ‘Gotti’ had a tiny budget of $10 million, its $1.7 million opening is among the lowest in Travolta’s 40-year film career, which has broken $1 billion. All things equal, the film was only offered in 503 U.S. theaters while most wide releases can reach up to 4,000 theaters.

Of that $1.7 million, nearly 40% of ‘Gotti’s’ domestic gross came from MoviePass subscribers, who purchased tickets through the $9.95-monthly service. On Monday, MoviePass announced they had hit 3 million subscribers, which means that ‘Gotti’ could have potentially grossed over $25 million had all MoviePass subscribers seen the film.

Critics weren’t kind to the project they described as an exoneration of the real-life mobster murderer, who was often called Teflon Don in the media.

But Travolta was drawn to that dichotomy of a folk hero in the headlines and villain in the streets. When IMDb Special Correspondent Dave Karger caught up with Travolta and director Kevin Connolly at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the pair explained how it was the actor’s passion that willed ‘Gotti’ into being.

The Cannes screening was not in Competition at the festival, but was part of the film’s streamlined advertising campaign that relied on Travolta’s celebrity to get the word out. The strength of Travolta’s name attracted venerable character actors Stacy Keach and Pruitt Taylor Vince to the project, as well as Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston, who plays Mrs. Gotti.

Despite an aggregate score of 0% from critics, IMDb users are split on their feelings. Some point out that Travolta’s solid performance was lost in a boring, ‘Goodfellas’ ripoff. The film currently rates an average of 4.9 from close to 900 reviews.

Gotti’ may not be a masterpiece, but it’s got us talking! To hear more about the film, you can watch our interviews with Travolta, or add the film to your Watchlist.

As 'Gotti' Battles Critics, Its Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score Draws Questions

As 'Gotti' Battles Critics, Its Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score Draws Questions
John Travolta’s new film Gotti, which was branded with a rare zero percent Rotten Tomatoes rating when it arrived in theaters on Friday, has declared war on the critics, and that, in turn, has triggered dueling conspiracy theories.

The team behind the movie is accusing Rotten Tomatoes of suppressing good reviews, while others are suggesting that the movie’s positive audience score on Rotten Tomatoes has been inflated by a stealth campaign of phony user ratings — with the ratings site, in turn, rejecting both claims.

The Gotti offensive kicked off Monday with a tweet from the film’s ...
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John Travolta’s ‘Gotti’ Fires Back at Critics After 0% Rotten Tomatoes Score

  • Variety
John Travolta’s ‘Gotti’ Fires Back at Critics After 0% Rotten Tomatoes Score
Critics are panning John Travolta’s mob drama “Gotti,” which received a score of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes after its premiere on June 15. But in true mobster form, the “Gotti” team is coming for its enemies and protecting its leader.

Variety‘s review of “Gotti” attached near-praise to Travolta’s performance but smeared the film overall. “His performance ain’t lousy, but the movie that surrounds it is, and it’s almost laughable to see this iconic star trying so hard on behalf of a project that is so compromised in its intentions,” writes chief film critic Peter Debruge. In response to its lackluster critical performance, the “Gotti” team released a promotional sizzle reel via Twitter discrediting its skeptics.

“Audiences loved ‘Gotti,’” the title cards read. “Critics put out the hit. Who would you trust more? Yourself, or a troll behind a keyboard.”

Audiences loved Gotti but critics don’t want you to see it…
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New ‘Gotti’ Ad Hits Back At Critics, Calls Them ‘Trolls Behind A Keyboard’

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New ‘Gotti’ Ad Hits Back At Critics, Calls Them ‘Trolls Behind A Keyboard’
After earning a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes from 25 critics, the team behind Gotti have decided that they’re not going to take it anymore, and dropped a social media ad lashing back at those who even dare possess a sour opinion about their movie which the New York Post called “the worst mob movie of all-time”.

A tweet posted last night on the Gotti handle read “Audiences loved Gotti but critics don’t want you to see it… The question is why??? Trust the people and see it for yourself!”

The 16-second ad, which you can see below, says “Audiences loved Gotti…Critics put out the hit….Who Would You Trust More? Yourself or a Troll Behind a Keyboard.”

Audiences loved Gotti but critics don’t want you to see it… The question is why??? Trust the people and see it for yourself! pic.twitter.com/K6a9jAO4UH

— Gotti
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Latest Ad For ‘Gotti’ Equates Film Critics To “Trolls Behind A Keyboard”

We’ve reached an age where social media and film criticism have converged. No longer are reviews these formal write-ups found in magazines and newspapers. No, as you can see from Rotten Tomatoes, reviews can range anywhere from highly-respected journalists to people with small websites that can barely string a word together. Needless to say, the landscape of film criticism has changed significantly over the last decade.

The marketing team behind John Travolta’s new film “Gotti” want audiences to recognize that, and they’re throwing subtlety out the window.

Continue reading Latest Ad For ‘Gotti’ Equates Film Critics To “Trolls Behind A Keyboard” at The Playlist.
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‘Gotti’ Star John Travolta Needs Serious Help: Career Watch

Career Watch is a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there.

Thanks to strong recognition overseas, at 64 John Travolta still carries the clout that gets movies made. But this is not always a good thing: Travolta’s passion project, “Gotti,” debuted in Cannes but opened to $1.7 million amid derisive reviews (Tomatometer: 0%).

Bottom Line: After strutting out of Broadway and television into ’70s movie stardom, the Irish-Italian Travolta languished in the ’80s until Quentin Tarantino gave him his 1994 comeback as hitman Vincent Vega in “Pulp Fiction.” That movie returned Travolta’s swagger and while he hasn’t topped it, Travolta has surfed many career dips and swells without completely alienating his aging fan base. But “Gotti” may be the tipping point.

Read More: ‘Gotti’ Review: John Travolta, Pitbull, and E from ‘Entourage’ Team Up for an Incoherent Mob Biopic — Cannes 2018

Career Peaks: Born in Englewood,
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‘Gotti’ Star John Travolta Needs Serious Help: Career Watch

Career Watch is a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there.

Thanks to strong recognition overseas, at 64 John Travolta still carries the clout that gets movies made. But this is not always a good thing: Travolta’s passion project, “Gotti,” debuted in Cannes but opened to $1.7 million amid derisive reviews (Tomatometer: 0%).

Bottom Line: After strutting out of Broadway and television into ’70s movie stardom, the Irish-Italian Travolta languished in the ’80s until Quentin Tarantino gave him his 1994 comeback as hitman Vincent Vega in “Pulp Fiction.” That movie returned Travolta’s swagger and while he hasn’t topped it, Travolta has surfed many career dips and swells without completely alienating his aging fan base. But “Gotti” may be the tipping point.

Read More: ‘Gotti’ Review: John Travolta, Pitbull, and E from ‘Entourage’ Team Up for an Incoherent Mob Biopic — Cannes 2018

Career Peaks: Born in Englewood,
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John Travolta’s ‘Gotti’ Whacked at Box Office With $1.6 Million Debut

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John Travolta’s ‘Gotti’ Whacked at Box Office With $1.6 Million Debut
After an extremely bumpy road into theaters, the John Travolta crime biopic “Gotti” has gotten kneecapped at the box office, earning just $1.67 million from 503 screens.

While almost all of Travolta’s films in the last 30 years have been either in extremely limited release or with screen counts of 2,500 or more, this counts as the worst opening for the actor since the 1991 film “Shout,” which opened to $1.61 million on 968 screens and was considered one of the star’s biggest pre-“Pulp Fiction” flops.

But “Gotti” hasn’t been able to find similar success this weekend, posting a per-screen average of just $3,320. Analysts told TheWrap prior to this weekend that “Gotti” needed to make around $3 million — or a $6,000 PSA — to be considered a successful launch.
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Documentaries Rock the Specialty Box Office: ‘Gotti’ Ain’t Got It

Documentaries Rock the Specialty Box Office: ‘Gotti’ Ain’t Got It
Three documentaries are kings of the specialty box office. “Eating Animals” (IFC) had a stellar Manhattan opening, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus) continued to pack houses on its second weekend, and “Rbg” (Magnolia) is now over $10 million and looking for more.

The question is how the two established hits will expand to general audience theaters. Still, documentaries remain a stronger bet than conventional narrative films these days, even with a festival pedigree. Even the promising “First Reformed” (A24) faded as it went wider; in this market it’s tough to get to $3 million.

Gotti” (MoviePass/Vertical) is the odd man out here, a star-driven biopic that thanks to its Cannes premiere tested the theatrical waters rather than take its planned streaming release. Despite terrible reviews, “Gotti” wasn’t a total disaster, but hardly marked the return to prominence producer-star John Travolta had hoped for.

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Gotti (Vertical) – Metacritic:
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Film Review: John Travolta Captures the Life & Times of ‘Gotti’

Chicago – Probably the last classic era of romanticized organized crime in New York City was the reign of John Gotti… the high profile boss of the Gambino family from 1986-1992. Nicknamed both the Dapper Don and Teflon Don (because of his ability to avoid prosecution), he is brought back to life by John Travolta in the sparely titled “Gotti.”

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The film is directed by Kevin Connolly, who portrayed “E” on HBO’s “Entourage,” and he takes a Citizen Kane-like approach to telling the story, jumping around in the eras of Gotti’s reign, anchored by his relationship with John Jr., who followed in his father’s footsteps until desiring to leave the “life” and avoid prison (the film used John Jr.’s book “Shadow of My Father” as its centerpiece source). There is a lot of material in the film, but it is buttressed by John Travolta’s tour-de-force performance of the title character,
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