Gotti responds to 0% Rotten Tomatoes score with scorching hot anti-critic ad campaign

By all accounts, John Travolta’s new John Gotti biopic, Gotti, is terrible. It’s been widely panned by critics, earning a rare 0 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it didn’t even make it into the top 10 at the box office on its opening weekend. But the marketing team behind the film is determined to turn things…

John Travolta snags the third 0-percent Rotten Tomatoes score of his career, for Gotti

Cementing his place as the undisputed anti-Paddington 2 of his film-making generation, John Travolta has just passed yet another cinematic milestone, scoring his third zero-percent, certified “Rotten” score on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Travolta pulled down the auspicious Triple Splat for his much-delayed…

John Travolta and E from Entourage turn infamous mob boss Gotti into a scowling bore

Mob boss John Gotti—dubbed the “Teflon Don” after repeatedly being acquitted of crimes that he’d obviously committed—often sported a knowing smirk in public, taking evident pleasure in having literally gotten away with murder. Precious little of that mocking arrogance turns up in Gotti, a weirdly fawning biopic…

The most talked-about political mystery of 1996 involving Bill Clinton wasn’t Whitewater

Twenty years ago today, the film Primary Colors was released in theaters, disappointing audiences who expected something more than John Travolta and Emma Thompson doing their best Halloween-costume versions of Bill and Hillary Clinton. But it’s hard to imagine anyone queueing up for the movie could have been anywhere…

Lionsgate whacks John Travolta's Gotti, two weeks before it was set to be released

Lionsgate has canceled its plans to release a long-in-the-works John Travolta project, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that Gotti has been punted from the studio’s upcoming distribution schedule. According to EW, the film’s producers are shopping around to give the film a new home, lest Travolta’s attempts to…

There’s a good reason for Pulp Fiction’s endless parade of fucks

Pulp Fiction is more than just a red flag for any college student walking into a dorm room. It is arguably Quentin Tarantino’s most iconic film, spawned a legion of imitators in the ’90s, and took its rightful place on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest American movies of all time. But of course,…

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See some stellar movies (and Craig Robinson!) at this weekend’s Chicago Film Critics Festival

The weekend is upon us, and for many of us here at The A.V. Club—writers and readers alike—that means trekking out to the nearest theater to catch a movie (or seven). Sure, you could see that unplayable iPhone game or that unnecessary (but apparently solid) comedy sequel or Civil War for a third time. But if you…

Jen Kirkman on what makes her laugh, from Caddyshack to “Adele Dazeem”

With her second book, I Know What I’m Doing—And Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches From A Life Under Construction, out this week, Jen Kirkman is pushing even further into the literary world. This time around, the comedian and I Seem Fun podcaster is both examining her own life, which she says is “permanently in…

John Travolta is totally down for more American Crime Story

At a premiere event for tonight’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson finale, The Hollywood Reporter caught up with John Travolta and asked if he’d be involved in any future seasons of Ryan Murphy’s latest anthology series. Travolta said that he has told Murphy and FX that he’s “interested” in coming…