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Roger Ebert's New Face

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ifilus, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

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    http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/01/after_surgery_i_studiously_avo.html
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I worship Ebert and have been truly blessed to have met him a couple times and actually had a conversation with him.

    Every time I see those pictures of him post-surgery, it brings a tear to my eye.
     
  3. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Siskel & Ebert was a Sunday afternoon staple for oh so many years. I always liked how Ebert stuck up for the more "popular" movies when Siskel was trashing them. I'm glad to see he's back.
     
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I still find myself looking up old reviews of his whenever I see a movie that maybe I missed. More than any other critic, I'm always curious what his thoughts are on a movie I've just watched and how they compare to mine. I'm always impressed when he writes something I was thinking but had trouble formulating into a coherent thought.

    I rarely read movie reviews before seeing a film, because I like to enjoy it from a blank slate and develop my own critique. But I always read his after I see one.
     
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'd be curious how many times he tweets a day. I only check my twitter account once or twice a week and it seems like he sends them out almost hourly.
     
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Just don't blog about it on Facebook, Roger:

    http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/21/5892732-facebook-calls-roger-eberts-blog-abusive-content?gt1=43001
     
  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I hope you all watch the show; I know for a fact the co-host, my pal Christy Lemire, frequents SJ.
     
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    He maintains one of the great blogs in the history of the medium, and has a great opinion, on most occasions. What's not to like?
     
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I spent some time scrolling through his facebook photos and it's quite impressive, even if you're not prone to being starstruck.
     
  10. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    I do the very same, Pern. Many, many times I have a thought after seeing a movie, only to see that same thought codified and exquisitely explained by Ebert in his review.

    A reviewer half as intelligent and thoughtful as Ebert would still be ahead of most others. A living genius.
     
  11. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    And couldn't be cuter (her, not you, Tiger)...
     
  12. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I'm not big into movies, but I often find myself just reading his reviews of movies that I have no interest in seeing just because he's such a joy to read. Pure talent and brilliance.
     
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