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/Film
Mackenzie Astin Talks The Garbage Pail Kids Moviewe go! You know: film, the experience of watching film together, there’s some c
/Film / Posted 12 hours ago
we go! You know: film, the experience of watching film together, there’s some crazy article from 30 years ago (that I think Roger Ebert is responsible for) and he makes the point that watching film is akin to sitting around a campfire together. So... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Not inconceivable that ‘Princess Bride’ star in S.A. Saturdaysaid. “‘Don’t play it for laughs. You don’t need to make it any funnier.’ He un
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
said. “‘Don’t play it for laughs. You don’t need to make it any funnier.’ He understood that right away.” Film critic Roger Ebert noted the success of that approach in his review, writing that the movie is “a sly parody of sword and sorcery... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84Martin Luther King Jr., Gregory embraced nonviolence and became a vegetarian an
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 3 days ago
Martin Luther King Jr., Gregory embraced nonviolence and became a vegetarian and marathon runner. Dick Gregory attends the Roger Ebert Memorial Tribute at Chicago Theatre on April 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty... Read more
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WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
Jerry Lewis, Comedian, Dies at 91paid him well — but he struggled to remain relevant. His 1980 comeback comedy,
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines / Posted 3 days ago
paid him well — but he struggled to remain relevant. His 1980 comeback comedy, “Hardly Working,” was given zero stars by Roger Ebert, who said it was “one of the worst movies ever to achieve commercial release in this country.” (But it was a... Read more
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FOX 13 Utah
Comedian Jerry Lewis dies at 91, publicist sayspaid him well — but he struggled to remain relevant. His 1980 comeback comedy,
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 3 days ago
paid him well — but he struggled to remain relevant. His 1980 comeback comedy, “Hardly Working,” was given zero stars by Roger Ebert, who said it was “one of the worst movies ever to achieve commercial release in this country.” (But it was a... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Comedian Jerry Lewis dies at 91, publicist sayspaid him well -- but he struggled to remain relevant. His 1980 comeback comedy,
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 3 days ago
paid him well -- but he struggled to remain relevant. His 1980 comeback comedy, "Hardly Working," was given zero stars by Roger Ebert, who said it was "one of the worst movies ever to achieve commercial release in this country." (But it was a... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84after news of his passing. “Heaven just got funnier,” DL Hughley tweeted. CHI
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 3 days ago
after news of his passing. “Heaven just got funnier,” DL Hughley tweeted. CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 11: Dick Gregory attends the Roger Ebert Memorial Tribute at Chicago Theatre on April 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Ima... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
Comedian, Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory DiesDick Gregory attends the Roger Ebert Memorial Tribute at Chicago Theatre on Apr
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 3 days ago
Dick Gregory attends the Roger Ebert Memorial Tribute at Chicago Theatre on April 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to... Read more
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metro
The Hitman's Bodyguard: Annoying and mediocre buddy filmbloody expensive. The Hitman’s Bodyguard is fundamentally a buddy cop flick, o
metro / Posted 6 days ago
bloody expensive. The Hitman’s Bodyguard is fundamentally a buddy cop flick, only without the cops, or what the great Roger Ebert used to call a ‘Wunza’ movie, as in ‘One’s a …, the other’s a …’ These films invariably go the same way: they... Read more
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The Hindu
In search of a new Ebertasked the kids to write a review of Satyajit Ray’s Charulata, he introduced the
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
asked the kids to write a review of Satyajit Ray’s Charulata, he introduced them with the two pillars of film-criticism: Roger Ebert and Pauline Kael, through their reviews of The Godfather. Most of the kids identified with Ebert’s style of... Read more
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DW
Why 'Dirty Dancing' is more than a teen flick |in stories of teenage romance dating all the way back to "Romeo and Juliet" - a
DW / Posted 6 days ago
in stories of teenage romance dating all the way back to "Romeo and Juliet" - a trope that led some critics, including Roger Ebert, to shoot down the movie before it even hit theaters. Yet the film is more than what it may appear to be on the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
The 3 best things to do in San Antonio today, Aug. 16Dunaway as the famous bank robbers, it didn’t exactly get off to a blazing star
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
Dunaway as the famous bank robbers, it didn’t exactly get off to a blazing start in 1967. Critics (save for a few, notably Roger Ebert and Pauline Kael) initially panned it, and it flopped at the box office. But it eventually caught on and caused... Read more
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CNET
Start-up tinkers with all-you-can-eat in-theater moviestimes, convenience takes a backseat to price. And MoviePass's offer looks like
CNET / Posted 8 days ago
times, convenience takes a backseat to price. And MoviePass's offer looks like it might provide good value to someone like Roger Ebert or some other film critic who watches hundreds of movies a year. For anybody else, watching enough movies to make... Read more
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Island Packet
American Writers Museum unveils fall programs with workshopskicks off Tuesday with a children's author story time. The museum will also ho
Island Packet / Posted 15 days ago
kicks off Tuesday with a children's author story time. The museum will also hold an event to induct late film critic Roger Ebert into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame on Aug. 19 and host the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards on Sept. 27. The... Read more
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Daily Herald
American Writers Museum unveils fall programs with workshopskicks off Tuesday with a children's author story time. The museum will also ho
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
kicks off Tuesday with a children's author story time. The museum will also hold an event to induct late film critic Roger Ebert into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame on Aug. 19 and host the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Awards on Sept. 27. The... Read more
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ABC Newspapers
SLPHS student chosen as senator for American Legion’s Boys NationWalker of Wisconsin; as well as senators Mike Lee and Tom Cotton. Notable alumn
ABC Newspapers / Posted 19 days ago
Walker of Wisconsin; as well as senators Mike Lee and Tom Cotton. Notable alumni include Tom Brokaw, Michael Jordan, Rush Limbaugh, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Neil Armstrong, Roger Ebert and Justice Samuel Alito. Post navigation Upcomin... Read more
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The Washington Times
Bruce Willis’ ‘Death Wish’ trailer triggers critics; called ‘nakedly fascist’ and ‘alt-right’“a despicable movie, one that raises complex questions in order to offer bigote
The Washington Times / Posted 20 days ago
“a despicable movie, one that raises complex questions in order to offer bigoted, frivolous, oversimplified answers.” And Roger Ebert, albeit in a generally positive review, mused aloud that it was “propaganda for private gun ownership and a call... Read more
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The Irish Times
‘The Crying Game’: ‘They wanted me to cast a woman that was pretending to be a man’rave notices from the New York Times (“efficient and ingenious”), Rolling Stone
The Irish Times / Posted 22 days ago
rave notices from the New York Times (“efficient and ingenious”), Rolling Stone (“darkly funny and deeply affecting”) and Roger Ebert (a film that “involves us deeply in the story, and then it reveals that the story is really about something else... Read more
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The Irish Times
How we made ‘The Crying Game’, by Neil Jordan and Stephen Rearave notices from the New York Times (“efficient and ingenious”), Rolling Stone
The Irish Times / Posted 22 days ago
rave notices from the New York Times (“efficient and ingenious”), Rolling Stone (“darkly funny and deeply affecting”) and Roger Ebert (a film that “involves us deeply in the story, and then it reveals that the story is really about something else... Read more
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Boston Globe
Jeanne Moreau, France’s elusive starof an adultress. Moreau learned early: “I made a deliberate decision to try to
Boston Globe / Posted 23 days ago
of an adultress. Moreau learned early: “I made a deliberate decision to try to work with good directors,” she told Roger Ebert in 1976. “Famous ones or young ones nobody had heard of, it made no difference — if their ideas about film were... Read more
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The Mercury News
When Sam Shepard became a movie star: playing ‘Right Stuff’ hero Chuck YeagerBarbara Hershey and Magic Theatre collaborator Ed Harris), Shepard’s Yeager “ha
The Mercury News / Posted 23 days ago
Barbara Hershey and Magic Theatre collaborator Ed Harris), Shepard’s Yeager “haunts the rest of the film,” according to Roger Ebert. Two of Yeager’s history-making flights bookend the movie, and Shepard presents Yeager as the original... Read more
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DW
French 'femme fatale' actress Jeanne Moreau dies, aged 89 |as Catherine in Francois Truffaut's love-triangle drama "Jules and Jim" (1962),
DW / Posted 23 days ago
as Catherine in Francois Truffaut's love-triangle drama "Jules and Jim" (1962), which shot her to international fame. Roger Ebert, one of the most esteemed critics of her era, commented that Moreau was similar to the character. Moreau herself... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Farm-To-Table May Feel Virtuous, But It's Food Labor That's Ripe For Changeand compromise. Places that are weakened by the same structural inequality that
KPBS San Diego / Posted 24 days ago
and compromise. Places that are weakened by the same structural inequality that afflicts every aspect of American life. Roger Ebert described the capacity of movies to be "like a machine that generates empathy." With more expansive definitions... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Farm-To-Table May Feel Virtuous, But It's Food Labor That's Ripe For Changeand compromise. Places that are weakened by the same structural inequality that
KERA North Texas / Posted 24 days ago
and compromise. Places that are weakened by the same structural inequality that afflicts every aspect of American life. Roger Ebert described the capacity of movies to be "like a machine that generates empathy." With more expansive definitions... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
35th reunion at Ridgemont Highthe waste of a good cast on erratic, offensive material that hasn't been though
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
the waste of a good cast on erratic, offensive material that hasn't been thought through, or maybe even thought about." -- Roger Ebert, review of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Jan. 1, 1982 Now we can admit it -- high school was horrible. Not just... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Don't let a 'fresh' or 'rotten' on Rotten Tomatoes fool you, this isn't real criticismof Quality Entertainment"? Balderdash. Who are these people anyway, and why sho
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
of Quality Entertainment"? Balderdash. Who are these people anyway, and why should we trust them? I wonder what Roger Ebert would have said about the rise of the ratings fruit. I feel sure he'd have liked the spirit of international... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Tom's #Mailbag, July 21, 2017there was one in Campustown when I attended U of I." There was a Steak 'n Shak
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 1 months ago
there was one in Campustown when I attended U of I." There was a Steak 'n Shake at 302 E. Green St. until 1996. The late Roger Ebert loved the place. Vacant office space "What is going on with the old Dr. Evelyn Moore office in the Round Barn... Read more
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Petluma360.com
“Kiki’s Delivery Service” drops back into Petalumawith subtitles. On Sunday, July 23 at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m.
Petluma360.com / Posted 1 months ago
with subtitles. On Sunday, July 23 at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m., it’s “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” praised by Roger Ebert as one of the best animated films ever (See sidebar for full list of upcoming Studio Ghibli special... Read more
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11 News Houston
Red West, Elvis Presley's friend and film and TV actor, diesof his career as an old-timer contemplating suicide in the acclaimed independen
11 News Houston / Posted 1 months ago
of his career as an old-timer contemplating suicide in the acclaimed independent drama Goodbye Solo (2008), which critic Roger Ebert labeled "a masterwork" and The New York Times called "a near perfect film." “It took me 59 years to be an... Read more
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