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2013-04-04 04:00:12 PM  
RIP Awesome Movie Reviewer Guy

/although you & Gene were waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off about Slasher-Flicks in the 80's
2013-04-04 04:00:19 PM  
I has a sad
2013-04-04 04:00:31 PM  
Couldn't stand him.

2013-04-04 04:00:40 PM  

R.I.P. Bert

2013-04-04 04:00:49 PM
                            RIP Sherbert
2013-04-04 04:00:54 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Get ready for Roeper and White

That will be total suckage.

RIP, Roger.  :-(
2013-04-04 04:00:57 PM  

Redfire29: The last movie he reviewed was "The Host".

So thanks Stephanie Meyers, you killed Roger Ebert. I hope you're proud of yourself.

Technically speaking he contracted cancer in 2006, and if I remember correct Snake on a Plane came out that year.

So direct your hatred towards David Ellis, someone who deserves said hatred
2013-04-04 04:01:02 PM  
Hasa diga, Eebowai!
2013-04-04 04:01:07 PM  

Mike: He was one of us too. Sigh.

2013-04-04 04:01:10 PM  
Wow. I cannot imagine going from conceding you have cancer again, in public, to all the worries and planning that has to take place, to dying in mere days...

Suddenly the weekend seems both too far away and waytoo close.....

2013-04-04 04:01:14 PM
2013-04-04 04:01:26 PM  

Wadded Beef: I love the thought of Gene Siskel and Ebert reuniting at this very moment and Siskel giving Ebert a hard time for liking "Carnosaur."

Their arguments about "Cop and a Half" were legendary.
2013-04-04 04:01:33 PM  
RIP Bert...
2013-04-04 04:01:42 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: RIP best movie critic ever.

At least he can pair up with Siskel again.

That's not how it works.
2013-04-04 04:01:51 PM  
2013-04-04 04:01:51 PM  

Mike: He was one of us too. Sigh.

Any chance you'll post his greenlights?
2013-04-04 04:01:59 PM  
No. There is another.
2013-04-04 04:02:05 PM  
North (1994)

"I hated this movie. Hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it."

Roger Ebert
2013-04-04 04:02:06 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: Get ready for Roeper and White

They removed more talent when they took Roger's jaw than Roeper could ever hope and aspire to have.
2013-04-04 04:02:31 PM  

thelunatick: Somehow I would think "the balcony is now closed"  would be a better headline.

2013-04-04 04:02:49 PM  
The thing I always liked about his reviews is that even if I disagreed with him, he was specific enough in his review that I knew if I would like a movie that he didn't like (or not like one that he did like) before I saw it.

He laid out is reasons clearly, and generally didn't just trash a movie pointlessly.
2013-04-04 04:03:20 PM  
Loved the man. He was active in his newsletter and his web page. Had a few comments exchanged with him, which was very cool.

Here's an out take from Siskel and Ebert, they had a very combative relationship, sparkled with humor.
2013-04-04 04:03:27 PM  
I'm not refreshing, so my apologies if someone else posts this:

Roger Ebert, Bill Gates, and RuPaul are playing golf. A lightning bolt outta nowhere strikes them all dead. God meets them at the Pearly Gates and says, "Sorry, guys, I missed. Jesus left his toys out and I stepped on one. I can send you back, but you each have to give up something you love."
Ebert: "I can give up pizza."
God sends Roger back to earth.
Gates: "I love money, but I can give up money."
God sends Bill back to earth.
RuPaul: "I love men, but to live, I can give up men."
God sends RuPaul back to earth.
The three men are later walking down Sunset Boulevard when they pass a California Pizza Kitchen.
Roger goes, "I just wanna smell." He goes inside and takes a big whiff. Pretty soon he is next to a thick, smelly, greasy, beautiful slice of pepperoni, and BANG! Roger Ebert goes to heaven, having had a bite of the forbidden pizza.
Bill and RuPaul look at each other and agree to keep watch so the other doesn't give into temptation.
As they continue walking, Bill eyes a shiny, brand new quarter, the one he's been missing from his Presidential quarters collection. "I'm not gonna touch it, I just wanna look at it," he says to himself.
He bends over, getting closer, and closer. . . until. . . finally. . . BANG! RuPaul goes to heaven.

/RIP. I've known your face for as long as I can remember watching TV. "Leave of presence" my arse.
2013-04-04 04:03:31 PM  

Son of Thunder: LazerFish:
The Critic should have ran for more than 2 seasons. Just sayin'...

Crapple. Beat me to it.

no biggie, just means we're both awesome :)
2013-04-04 04:03:39 PM  
There will probably be a few more reviews posted. He sees them weeks, sometimes months in advance.

So his review of The Host surely won't be his last.
2013-04-04 04:03:40 PM  
wow..done in one........
2013-04-04 04:03:54 PM  
I hope he died nice and doped up. Cancer is a hell of a way to go.
2013-04-04 04:03:58 PM  

SilentStrider: I hope his will contains a dig at Rob Schneider.

No. Ebert stopped slagging on Rob Schneider after Rob sent him some flowers when he was first diagnosed with cancer with a card reading "from your least favorite actor".
2013-04-04 04:04:08 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: I can already hear him at the Gates, pushing St. Peter aside because he wants to go argue with Gene.

Naw he is happy he thought he was going the other direction since the in-flight movie was Patch Adams
2013-04-04 04:04:13 PM  
A goddamn shame. At least he went quick, whatever that's worth.
2013-04-04 04:04:49 PM  
that sucks.
2013-04-04 04:04:54 PM  
I really respect him for working his ass off (and apparently other parts) right up to the end.  Even after he couldn't talk he was still working hard doing what he loved.
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2013-04-04 04:05:09 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [ image 692x700]

So I wonder what they are reviewing tonight?

You sir, made me laugh AND cry, dammit!
2013-04-04 04:05:17 PM  
Time to pop on "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"

Good night fellow boob enthusiast.
2013-04-04 04:05:18 PM  
"A movie isn't about what it's about. It's about how it's about it."
2013-04-04 04:05:21 PM  
Ugh. As soon as I saw that his cancer returned, I remember thinking "Oh god, he's farked." I didn't think it would be this fast, though.
2013-04-04 04:05:23 PM  

special20: RIP EGGPLANT
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RIP Cantaloupe
2013-04-04 04:06:13 PM  
Thanks goodness we still have Michael Medved to review movies.

2013-04-04 04:06:22 PM b ert/2009/05/go_gently_into_that_good_night.html

"I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. What I am grateful for is the gift of intelligence, and for life, love, wonder, and laughter. You can't say it wasn't interesting. My lifetime's memories are what I have brought home from the trip. I will require them for eternity no more than that little souvenir of the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris."

2013-04-04 04:06:32 PM  
Bummer. Rest in peace, Roger.
2013-04-04 04:06:47 PM  
I wish I had more I could give cancer FOUR THUMBS DOWN! AH AH AH!

/but for reals, quite a shame
2013-04-04 04:06:56 PM
2013-04-04 04:06:57 PM  
2013-04-04 04:07:01 PM  
Ebert's conteplation of death, from four years ago (should the Suntimes site recover). I hope he remained as resolute in his lack of fear as the end came.

He was always one of my favorite writers. I am actually feeling pretty down that this came.
2013-04-04 04:07:06 PM  
Eyes without a face...
2013-04-04 04:07:06 PM
RIP Mr. E. Bert

2013-04-04 04:07:11 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: So I wonder what they are reviewing tonight?

Probably "The Bible" mini-series... "2 thumbs wayyyy down. They got it all wrong. None of this crap happened."
2013-04-04 04:07:16 PM  

555-FILK: srtpointman: I remember watching At the Movies. Very sad.

Me too.

I liked when Siskel and Ebert really got into a good verbal slap down about a movie.  That was better t.v. than 90% of the crap that's on now.

And in many cases, was better entertainment AND more educational than the movie that they were reviewing.
2013-04-04 04:07:20 PM  
I guess the Ebesisk is truly dead.  Madmartigan will be relieved.
2013-04-04 04:07:46 PM
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