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Rotten Tomatoes Radio Will Ramp It Up for Sundance

SiriusXM program Rotten Tomatoes Radio just keeps on rolling.

Launched June 7 as a weekly Thursday live call-in show, it was expanded to two nights a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays) just three months later with an eye towards also covering each week’s DVD and VOD releases. Now comes word that the one-hour program will be going daily for the first weekend of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. From today’s announcement:

Rotten Tomatoes Radio will air from the Miami Lounge on Main Street in Park City on Thursday, January 17 at 6:00 pm, Friday, January 18 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, January 19 at 4:00 pm and Sunday, January 20 at 4:00 pm (all times ET) on SiriusXM Stars Too channel 104. Senior editor Grae Drake and Rotten Tomatoes’ international editor Luke Goodsell (live from Park City) together with editor-inc-chief Matt Atchity (live from Rotten Tomatoes LA headquarters) will report on all the latest news, buzz and deals and interview notable guests.

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Matt Atchity on Landing a Sirius XM Rotten Tomatoes Show

A funny thing happened to Rotten Tomatoes editor-in-chief Matt Atchity as he was finalizing plans for a website podcast. Satellite radio came a calling.

“Just as we were about to start that production, Sirius XM came to us and asked us if we’d be interested in having a show on one of their channels,” Atchity explained during an additional portion of a recent interview conducted by FishbowlLA for Mediabistro’s “So What Do You Do?…” feature. “We’ve been doing the Thursday show for about a month now and we’re having a great time.”

Another additional topic discussed was the impact of synergies under new owner Warner Bros. “Tomatometer scores are on the Flixster Movies app and on, and the Flixster audience scores,” Atchity notes. “’Want to See It’ scores show up on Rotten Tomatoes now, and RT content such as articles and trailers are fed out to the Movies app. The Flixster development team also created an API that’s helped us syndicate and expand the reach of the Tomatometer. We’re currently integrated quite a few partners, including iTunes, YouTube, Rovi and Apple TV.”

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Get Ready for Rotten Tomatoes Radio

Some of the liveliest content on can be found in the comments to individual reviews as well as on the reader boards. Starting Thursday June 7, that same general flow will hit the airwaves of Sirius XM Radio.

Per an announcement first tipped to The Hollywood Reporter’s Paul Bond, the site’s editor-in-chief Matt Atchity (pictured) will host a weekly one-hour call-in show. It’s a natural brand extension and an indication of how Warner Bros. is focused on adding value to its Flixster-crowned property:

Atchity will host Rotten Tomatoes Radio from the company’s Los Angeles headquarters. “My staff and I love movies, and joking and debating about movies fuels a lot of what we do on our website,” Atchity said. “We look forward to sharing those discussions — and arguments – every week with Sirius XM listeners.”

Read more EIC Heralds Harry Potter’s Revenge

The final Harry Potter installment may have drawn a blank at the 2011 Golden Globes, but it’s the winner of this year’s Golden Tomato. The several hundred film critics whose opinions are aggregated at combined to make Deathly Hallows–Part 2 last year’s best-reviewed wide release.

The site’s editor-in-chief, Matt Atchity, dropped by Good Day LA this morning to count down the top ten finishers. He explained that mathematical adjustments were made for this group, depending on the relative amount of reviews they received:

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The Young Turks Do Their First Spin-Off, A Movie Review Show

As we’ve written about in the past, if anyone is in the position to do to television what blogs did to newspapers, it’s our local yokels The Young Turks. Their Internet based show is averaging half a million views a day on YouTube and today they announced show number two on their “network.”

The press release in-full:

February 17, 2010 (Los Angeles) Announced today, Ben Mankiewicz (Turner Classic Movies), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes) and Cenk Uygur (“The Young Turks”) will host the new Internet program “What the Flick?!”, a live online video talk show filled with clips, reviews, honest discussions – and arguments – of the week’s must-see films. “What the Flick?!” makes its official premiere on Friday, February 19th at 2pm PT/ 5pm ET through the “TYT” Internet hub.

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