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(Chicago Trib)   Roger Ebert cuts his workload after announcing his cancer has returned   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 96
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2013-04-03 01:04:22 PM

Incog_Neeto: Except when he's saying Video games can't be art in which case he's a pretentious farking douche.


I will never understand why the video game community got so butthurt over that.

What about simply disagreeing with his opinion and moving on with your lives?
 
2013-04-03 01:04:36 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Sybarite: Dammit. One of a handful of reviewers whose opinion I truly respect, even when I don't always agree.

i think that the reason for this is that he doesn't just say "this movie sucked". Instead, he explains why he didn't like it, and he does it with enough clarity that it makes it easy for us to know if we agree with his reasons for not liking it.

The same goes with the movies he gives good ratings to. I've read many reviews where my takeaway was that I can respect why Roger likes a given movie, but I probably wouldn't based on the reasons he gave. That's what sets him above 90% of the rest of the field, IMO.


Oh, and when he tees off on a bad movie... Well I hear Jon lovitz's voice in my head.

Also read his review of rapa nui, bless him, but Ebert is all about den tittays. I appreciable that a high brow critic can come right out and say it.
 
2013-04-03 01:18:09 PM

Welfare Peanut Butter: tenpoundsofcheese: dies eventually, so you can make the same joke about what do you call

Ok then:

Q: What's funnier than a toddler with leukemia?
A: A toddler with leukemia in a clown costume. who's also dead.


Thanks for the laugh, you bastard. I'll take an aisle seat please.
 
2013-04-03 02:11:07 PM
He was funny on Stern's show when Howard made him get on a scale. This was back when he was a fatty and told everyone how he lost soooooo much weight. Howard got him on a scale and he lost about 2 lbs since his last time on the show.

/I like Gene better
//cancer still sucks
 
2013-04-03 02:17:15 PM
Lost all respect for him when he reviewed a movie he saw like 10 minutes of.
 
2013-04-03 02:22:45 PM
Too bad he isn't smart enough to keep his knee-jerk liberal opinions out of his writing.

And don't forget: he wrote 'Valley of the Dolls' one of the all time low pieces of trash in movie making history.
 
2013-04-03 02:23:31 PM

mjbok: Lost all respect for him when he reviewed a movie he saw like 10 minutes of.


I saw the first 10 minutes of Battleship, and I can give you a review of it right now.

The plotline revolves around a burrito, a deadbeat asshat, and soccer. The end.

/some movies just aren't worth sitting through, cause you know they are shiat
 
2013-04-03 02:23:41 PM

mjbok: Lost all respect for him when he reviewed a movie he saw like 10 minutes of.


I thought his review of Chin Asyndrome was terrible.
 
2013-04-03 02:24:26 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: mjbok: Lost all respect for him when he reviewed a movie he saw like 10 minutes of.

I thought his review of Chin Asyndrome was terrible.


China Syndrome.

Ftfm.
 
2013-04-03 02:26:14 PM

gunga galunga: Incog_Neeto: Except when he's saying Video games can't be art in which case he's a pretentious farking douche.

I will never understand why the video game community got so butthurt over that.

What about simply disagreeing with his opinion and moving on with your lives?


Exactly. But I guess this is the internet, and a few bitter video game nerds just can't let it go...even years later. How does Ebert's opinion that they're not art change anyone else's opinion that they are? At least he got people thinking about it. And why do video games have to be art anyway? Who gives a shiat? Are gamers so starved for validation that they must demand critical acknowledgment in order to justify their hobby?
 
2013-04-03 02:30:32 PM
That's rough. It eventually moves into the bones in many cases, happened to my mother in law after she had gotten over breast cancer.
 
2013-04-03 02:35:26 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Incog_Neeto: Except when he's saying Video games can't be art in which case he's a pretentious farking douche.

He has relented to some degree on that position recently, he admits that SOME games contain art that on technicality they are still ultimately games.


There are 2 movies that Ebert hasn't reviewed, which I wish he had just to get his take on them:

(1) Scott Pilgrim vs the World because of its video game influenced structure and tropes

(2) The Hobbit in 48fps because Ebert has been a shill for MaxiVision 48 for a decade or so (yes I know the Hobbit wasn't Maxivision, but it's still 48fps)
 
2013-04-03 03:00:17 PM
As a fellow thyroid cancer patient, I'm wishing him all the best while praying mine never gets that bad.
 
2013-04-03 03:17:05 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: tenpoundsofcheese: mjbok: Lost all respect for him when he reviewed a movie he saw like 10 minutes of.

I thought his review of Chin Asyndrome was terrible.

China Syndrome.

Ftfm.


AH HA HA HA. HA HA HA!!!!!!

Your comedy just keeps coming!

Awesome!


/farking idiot.
 
2013-04-03 03:20:12 PM
I've been reading Roger Ebert's review books for about 20 years or so. No one will agree with any reviewer every time, but when his and my opinions differ, I can always get where he's coming from. He's a good writer. His commentary track on the Citizen Kane DVD is completely awesome and worth tracking down. And his negative reviews are entertaining as hell. He's probably the only film critic in history who can stand shoulder to shoulder with Pauline Kael, so, in his field, he's arguably among the top of all time, I'd say.

Here's hoping he gets well soon, enjoys good health and a long, long life!
 
2013-04-03 03:30:08 PM

mjbok: Lost all respect for him when he reviewed a movie he saw like 10 minutes of.


As the saying goes, you don't have to eat a whole apple to know it's rotten.
 
2013-04-03 03:30:58 PM

gunther_bumpass: tenpoundsofcheese: tenpoundsofcheese: mjbok: Lost all respect for him when he reviewed a movie he saw like 10 minutes of.

I thought his review of Chin Asyndrome was terrible.

China Syndrome.

Ftfm.

AH HA HA HA. HA HA HA!!!!!!

Your comedy just keeps coming!

Awesome!

Thanks!  Glad you like it.

/farking idiot.
I disagree.  Ebert is not at all an idiot.
He says some stupid things and I don't agree with all his reviews, but he is at least consistent with what he likes and doesn't like.  Doesn't explain Valley of the Dolls or Die Hard, but that is okay.

 
2013-04-03 03:33:54 PM

Tax Boy: There are 2 movies that Ebert hasn't reviewed, which I wish he had just to get his take on them:

(1) Scott Pilgrim vs the World because of its video game influenced structure and tropes


He wouldn't have understood any of it. It was very much a cultural movie for a culture he has no knowledge of.
 
2013-04-03 03:35:07 PM

Tax Boy: (1) Scott Pilgrim vs the World because of its video game influenced structure and tropes

(2) The Hobbit in 48fps because Ebert has been a shill for MaxiVision 48 for a decade or so (yes I know the Hobbit wasn't Maxivision, but it's still 48fps)


I think he'd actually find Scott entertaining although ultimately childish at times, but admit if you into that sort of world then it is a decent movie.

And I would become a shill for Max after that as well, the picture if farking amazing. So yes, I wonder how he would write that.
 
2013-04-03 03:35:49 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Doesn't explain Valley of the Dolls


Ebert likes big tits.
 
2013-04-03 03:45:13 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: tenpoundsofcheese: Doesn't explain Valley of the Dolls

Ebert likes big tits.


Well, it would explain why he was always so mean to Siskel
 
2013-04-03 03:49:19 PM
That's a damn shame. He's really embraced the internet (probably because he can't speak) and his presence will be missed.
 
2013-04-03 03:50:39 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Incog_Neeto: Except when he's saying Video games can't be art in which case he's a pretentious farking douche.

He has relented to some degree on that position recently, he admits that SOME games contain art that on technicality they are still ultimately games.


I was actually tempted to email or comment on his website something along the lines of "Go play Bioshock:Infinite and tell me that isn't art".  Might be in bad taste now.

/kind of sad that the writing and (voice) acting in that game is probably better than any movie currently in the theaters
 
2013-04-03 04:03:05 PM
Cancer sucks. I wonder if he contracted it from Twilight.
 
2013-04-03 04:06:08 PM
 
2013-04-03 04:35:05 PM

chewielouie: Oblig.

Farker, Jonathan Hohensee's comment in this old thread.  http://www.fark.com/comments/5030154/Film-critic-Roger-Ebert-continue s -reviewing-despite-inability-to-speak


Oh Dear God.  I am going to hell.
 
2013-04-03 04:49:19 PM

Sybarite: Dammit. One of a handful of reviewers whose opinion I truly respect, even when I don't always agree.


couldn't have said it better myself. He has a smart ass side too and I LOVE when it comes out.
 
2013-04-03 04:50:27 PM
Richard Roper?
 
2013-04-03 06:37:44 PM
News that Roger Ebert's cancer has returned?

cdn.uproxx.com

/I used to throw out about 25% of what he said as pretentious, clap trap
/then I would attach a jpg to it
 
2013-04-03 06:40:14 PM

Miss Stein: As the saying goes, you don't have to eat a whole apple to know it's rotten.


I know if often goes the other way, but there are movies that start off not so good that become great.  Besides his job was to review (entire) movies.
 
2013-04-03 07:49:12 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut: johnnieconnie: That's terrible. Love his writing even though I don't always agree with his reviews.

This. I love that he judges movies based on what they're trying to be rather than just going off his own opinion - i.e. comparing Fast Five to something like Speed. He never comes off as pretentious or petty.


Well, he did write films with Russ Meyer (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls for one), so, he doesn't really have much room to be all high and mighty about films.
 
2013-04-03 09:03:40 PM

mjbok: Miss Stein: As the saying goes, you don't have to eat a whole apple to know it's rotten.

I know if often goes the other way, but there are movies that start off not so good that become great.  Besides his job was to review (entire) movies.


Oh geez he wrote an entire essay about that after people like you started freaking out about it. He went back and watched the whole thing just to make everyone happy. Turns out the movie still sucked.

He said he was sorry and he would never do that again, but he was still right.

And people like you need to find things in real life to worry about, like, oh, I dunno, cancer.
 
2013-04-03 09:16:39 PM

brandent: At least he admitted he was wrong about Blade Runner before the cancer takes him.


Nah. He was right the first time about that overrated POS.

Get well soon, Rog.
 
2013-04-03 09:22:58 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: tenpoundsofcheese: Doesn't explain Valley of the Dolls

Ebert likes big tits.


Who doesn't? Oh, wait, this is Fark. Some A, B, or C cup lover will chime in.
 
2013-04-03 09:34:52 PM

John Buck 41: brandent: At least he admitted he was wrong about Blade Runner before the cancer takes him.

Nah. He was right the first time about that overrated POS.

Get well soon, Rog.


Holy shiat, really? Blade Runner was a farking work of art.
 
2013-04-03 09:47:36 PM

Mugato: John Buck 41: brandent: At least he admitted he was wrong about Blade Runner before the cancer takes him.

Nah. He was right the first time about that overrated POS.

Get well soon, Rog.

Holy shiat, really? Blade Runner was a farking work of art.


I have you favorited as a fellow 007 fan, but I still can't get behind the universal love for BR.
 
2013-04-03 09:57:24 PM

John Buck 41: Tyrone Slothrop: tenpoundsofcheese: Doesn't explain Valley of the Dolls

Ebert likes big tits.

Who doesn't? Oh, wait, this is Fark. Some A, B, or C cup lover will chime in.


He only wrote Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, which was a parody of the first movie. Once you know what he's going after (he's explained it in books, the DVD, etc.), it's a great movie.
 
2013-04-03 10:20:29 PM

Confabulat: And people like you need to find things in real life to worry about, like, oh, I dunno, cancer.


Or like something important and life changing like, I dunno, reviewing movies.  He farked up.  He had the easiest farking job on the planet and he farked up, which hurt his credibility.  How do I know he farked up, because HE admitted he did.

I grew up watching his show on PBS.  Sometimes he was right, sometimes not, but he lost that credibility with a single stunt.

//something about building a million bridges
 
2013-04-03 10:28:51 PM

John Buck 41: I have you favorited as a fellow 007 fan, but I still can't get behind the universal love for BR.


That's cool. I just think that BR is a visually stunning film, especially for its time with a great soundtrack. I didn't know anyone had me favorited for anything but "farking asshole".
 
2013-04-03 10:45:05 PM

Mugato: John Buck 41: I have you favorited as a fellow 007 fan, but I still can't get behind the universal love for BR.

That's cool. I just think that BR is a visually stunning film, especially for its time with a great soundtrack. I didn't know anyone had me favorited for anything but "farking asshole".


Nice to be first in a positive fashion.

//Cheers
 
2013-04-03 11:56:35 PM
I like him. He has a good attitude and sense of humor about his situation. Also the old vids of he and Gene Siskel are awesome.
 
2013-04-04 12:20:21 AM

John Buck 41: brandent: At least he admitted he was wrong about Blade Runner before the cancer takes him.

Nah. He was right the first time about that overrated POS.


Wake up, time to troll.
 
2013-04-04 02:34:28 AM
He's still alive??

AbeVigoda.jpg
 
2013-04-04 04:38:19 AM

Mugato: John Buck 41: I have you favorited as a fellow 007 fan, but I still can't get behind the universal love for BR.

That's cool. I just think that BR is a visually stunning film, especially for its time with a great soundtrack. I didn't know anyone had me favorited for anything but "farking asshole".


I've got you in neutral as "Anti-Beatles, but pro Family Guy".
and you're apparently in vfx, but.. that could also go both ways.
 
2013-04-04 10:38:52 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: What a jaw-dropping surprise!


The first cut is the deepest.
 
2013-04-04 03:50:30 PM
 
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