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Encyclopedia > Rotten Tomatoes
ROTTEN TOMATOES
URL http://www.rottentomatoes.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Online movie and video game reviews
Registration Optional
Owner IGN
Created by Senh Duong
Launched 1998

Rotten Tomatoes is a website devoted to reviews, information, and news of movies and video games. The name derives from the vaudeville-era cliché of throwing tomatoes and other produce at stage performers if a performance was particularly bad. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 258 pixel Image in higher resolution (2699 × 872 pixel, file size: 142 KB, MIME type: image/png) http://corpmedia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Rottentomatoes. ... Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a technical, Web-related term used in two distinct meanings: in popular usage, it is a widespread synonym for Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) — many popular and technical texts will use the term URL when referring to URI; strictly, the idea of a uniform syntax for... IGN is a multimedia news and reviews website that focuses heavily on video games. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Binomial name Solanum lycopersicum L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ...

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Description

Rotten Tomatoes staff searches the Internet for as many websites as possible that contain reviews of particular films and games; from the amateur to the professional. Once found, the staff uses the aggregate data to determine if the review is positive ("fresh", marked by a small icon of a red tomato) or negative ("rotten", marked by a small icon of a green splatted tomato). In statistics, aggregate data describes data combined from several measurements. ...


The website keeps track of all of the reviews counted (which can approach 250 for major films) and the percentage of positive reviews is tabulated. If the positive reviews make up 60% or more, the film is considered "fresh" in that a supermajority of the reviewers approve of the film. Conversely, if the positive reviews are less than 60%, then the film is considered "rotten." In addition, major film reviewers like Roger Ebert, Desson Thomson/Stephen Hunter (Washington Post), Lisa Schwartzbaum (Entertainment Weekly) are listed in a sub-listing called "Cream of the Crop" which tabulates their reviews separately, while still including their opinions in the general rating. When there are sufficient reviews to form a conclusion, a consensus statement is posted which is intended to articulate the general reasons for the opinion. This rating in turn is marked with an equivalent icon when the film is listed, giving the reader a one glance look at the general critical opinion about the work. Films that are considered "fresh" have many reviews to base the "freshness" on and have an excellent average rating (at least 75%) receive the "Certified fresh" label as well as the red tomato. Films with just 70-75% can have the certificate if there are many reviews and an excellent average (indicating that even "rotten" reviews were fairly supportive). There are films with 100% which don't have the certificate due to a rating average that is "good" but not "excellent" or because there are not enough reviews to be sure of the freshness. A supermajority or a qualified majority is a requirement for a proposal to gain a specified level or type of support which exceeds a simple majority in order to have effect. ... Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize winning American film critic. ...


As of March 2007, the best reviewed film on the site is Toy Story 2, having an average rating of 8.6, and having receiving 107 reviews, all of which are positive, making Toy Story 2 100% Fresh. Conversely, there are over 200 films that have so far received a 0% freshness rating. 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Toy Story 2 is a CGI animation film and the sequel to Toy Story, and the third Disney/Pixar feature film, which featured the adventures of a group of toys that come to life when humans are not around to see them. ...


In 2004, the website IGN Entertainment acquired Rottentomatoes.com. In September 2005, IGN was bought out by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. The site is one of the most heavily trafficked on the Internet, with an Alexa Internet ranking of 660 (as of July 24, 2006) and between 60–120 million page views per day. IGN is a multimedia news and reviews website that focuses heavily on video games. ... Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG, (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-American global media executive from Australia and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York City in the United States. ... News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) is a media conglomerate that operates world-wide. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The forums of Rotten Tomatoes are a thriving community with thousands taking part in discussions of such topics as movies, video games, and music.


Criticism

In November 2006, Rotten Tomatoes launched a UK version of its site; a copy of the main site with new editorial targeted at UK users and a wider selection of UK critics. However, UK users can now not currently access the American site properly and have their own dedicated UK site which some see as of inferior quality.


Print

At least one major newspaper, the Toronto Star, regularly publishes the ratings in its weekly entertainment section. The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ...


External links

  • Official website
    • RottenTomatoes forums
    • List of approved RottenTomatoes Critics

  Results from FactBites:
 
Rotten Tomatoes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (508 words)
Rotten Tomatoes is a website devoted to reviews, information, and news of movies and video games.
The name derives from the vaudeville-era cliché of throwing tomatoes and other produce at stage performers if a performance was particularly bad.
Once found, the staff uses the aggregate data to determine if the review is positive ("fresh", marked by a small icon of a red tomato) or negative ("rotten", marked by a small icon of a green splatted tomato).
IGN Entertainment - IGN Entertainment to Acquire Rotten Tomatoes, One of the Internet's Leading Independent Movie Sites (904 words)
Rotten Tomatoes will be IGN Entertainment's third acquisition in the past 12 months, following on the footsteps of the company's acquisitions of GameSpy Industries and TeamXbox.
Rotten Tomatoes' addition to IGN Entertainment's portfolio will also increase the size of the key demographic audience the company already offers advertisers.
Rotten Tomatoes' editors collect and index the reactions of the nation's top print and online film critics as well as offering a variety of related integrated services, including streaming movie trailers, movie show times, an image database of official movie posters and celebrity photos, and a price comparison service for DVDs.
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