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Rotten Tomatoes Founder Launches Movies with Butter

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 29, 2011 at 12:00PM

Four years after leaving Rotten Tomatoes, founder Senh Duong is launching yet another movie site called MoviesWithButter.com. (He also founded newspaper rack site Wopular.) The website allows movie enthusiasts to track the latest developments of upcoming movies by title, director, actor or development stage.
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Four years after leaving Rotten Tomatoes, founder Senh Duong is launching yet another movie site called MoviesWithButter.com. (He also founded newspaper rack site Wopular.) The website allows movie enthusiasts to track the latest developments of upcoming movies by title, director, actor or development stage.

Movies With Butter aggregates the latest news articles from top movies sites, which are then voted on by the site's community. News articles that receive the required number of votes are featured on the front page. "It's like Reddit/Digg for movies, except more exclusive," says Duong, "and hopefully less prone to top ten lists and link-bait articles."

Duong is partnered on the site with Binh Ngo, who operated Rotten Tomatoes with him out of his Northern California apartment "before we joined with other friends to turn it into a real business," says Duong. "We're reteaming for the sequel, which promises more action, more laughs, and more drama."

Here's their mission statement.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.