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(Chicago Trib)   Roger Ebert cuts his workload after announcing his cancer has returned   (chicagotribune.com ) divider line
    More: Sad, Roger Ebert, Siskel, Person of the Year, Richard Roeper, Webby Awards, Chicago Sun, cancers  
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3350 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 03 Apr 2013 at 10:47 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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Ant
2013-04-03 10:51:50 AM  
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tenpoundsofcheese: What a jaw-dropping surprise!


Jokes about people who've had body parts removed due to cancer are funny. Maybe you could tell one about a toddler with leukemia next!
2013-04-03 10:41:19 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-04-03 09:03:40 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:04:22 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:11:01 PM  
1 vote:

tenpoundsofcheese: What a jaw-dropping surprise!


I sincerely hope you fail at everything you do in life, and that all of your joy turns to ash in your mouth.
2013-04-03 11:24:15 AM  
1 vote:
Gene Siskel died of cancer. Roger Ebert lost his jaw to it.

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert watched several movies a day. In the same city. Often in the same theater.

WATCHING MOVIES IN CHICAGO GIVES YOU CANCER. Please keep your Chicago movie exposure to a low level.

Gene and Roger are our canaries in the coal mine.

/I have a huge sad. Roger Ebert is so unbelievably awesome and a fantastic writer and is the exemplar of what a great critic should do -- he not only reviews movies, but pushes the artists and industry to make better movies and educates the public in film.
2013-04-03 10:33:02 AM  
1 vote:
That's terrible. Love his writing even though I don't always agree with his reviews.
2013-04-03 10:18:05 AM  
1 vote:
Dammit. One of a handful of reviewers whose opinion I truly respect, even when I don't always agree.
2013-04-03 10:17:01 AM  
1 vote:
You can beat this, Roger.  Chin up and all that, eh wot.
2013-04-03 10:10:38 AM  
1 vote:
That sucks. Fark you, cancer.

/movies suck now anyway so you're not missing much
 
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