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2013-04-04 04:07:48 PM  

gunga galunga: 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".


Rob is one of those great schticky actors that really realizes he talent range and doesn't have a single farking problem with it. He owns his niche. I remember seeing him on cribs where in front of his place he turned to the camera, raised his arms and proudly said "This is the house that Sandler built....thanks Adam!"
 
2013-04-04 04:08:01 PM  
:(

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


This.
 
2013-04-04 04:08:37 PM  
Somewhere out there, Armond White cackles as he bathes in the Fountain of Youth.
 
2013-04-04 04:08:54 PM  

teenytinycornteeth: His book "I Hated Hated Hated This Movie" is one of the funniest, truest, greatest bathroom reading books in the history of...books of that...nature.  Ebert Victorious still the best Onion headline of all time. So long.


It was great watching him take a whack at bad movies
 
2013-04-04 04:09:46 PM  

downstairs: Watched him growing up.

/sad.


This; I guess him curtailing his columns was a clear sign that he was fighting a losing battle.

/the balcony is closed
 
2013-04-04 04:10:09 PM  
Two thumbs down and ten toes up.
Siskel and Ebert were like the two old guys in the Muppets theater.
Loved their arguments, though I wish they would have gotten more physical and thrown a few punches.
 
2013-04-04 04:10:27 PM  

moops: Thanks goodness we still have Michael Medved to review movies.

[www.harrywalker.com image 255x301]

/ducks


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2013-04-04 04:10:30 PM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: 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


Sure, David Ellis gave him the cancer, but it was Stephanie Meyers who completely sapped his will to live.
 
2013-04-04 04:10:34 PM  
:-(

RIP, critical man.
 
2013-04-04 04:11:24 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 692x700]

So I wonder what they are reviewing tonight?


What a touching post. Not sure what you're doing on Fark, but well done, sir.
 
2013-04-04 04:11:34 PM  
thank farking god.  Since his jaw went bye bye it was horrifying to watch anything about him.  He should have been placed in a dark room somewhere and handed food through a tiny slot in the door.
 
2013-04-04 04:11:53 PM  
I know in the Esquire article he said that if the cancer came back he wouldn't have any more treatments.  When I read his blog post yesterday I had a feeling he was near the end because it read like an obituary.  I only knew him as a film critic until I started reading his blog a few years ago.  Damn, that guy could write.  Glad he's out of his pain, and good thoughts to his beloved wife Chaz.
 
2013-04-04 04:12:19 PM  
My favorite memory of Roger Ebert is that I went to a movie review with a friend (who was a reviewer outside of Chicago) and I was was talking during the opening credits; no actors on the screen. (It was Dante's Peak). Mr. Ebert was seated across the aisle and leaned over and told me to shut up.
 
2013-04-04 04:12:32 PM  

Redfire29: MyKingdomForYourHorse: 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

Sure, David Ellis gave him the cancer, but it was Stephanie Meyers who completely sapped his will to live.


I'll agree with this assessment
 
2013-04-04 04:12:38 PM  
"I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try."
― Roger Ebert

RIP, Roger.
 
2013-04-04 04:12:42 PM  
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RIP Roger Ebert
 
2013-04-04 04:13:01 PM  

Blues_X: Cancer... you go fark yourself.


:(


YOu might be interested in this news today.  Not sure why it's not all over the world.

http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2013/0403-breakthrough-canc er -killing-treatment-has-no-side-effects-says-mu-researcher/

Professor M. Frederick Hawthorne's team has developed a new form of radiation therapy that successfully put cancer into remission in mice. This innovative treatment produced none of the harmful side-effects of conventional chemo and radiation cancer therapies. Clinical trials in humans could begin soon after Hawthorne secures funding."

"A wide variety of cancers can be attacked with our BNCT technique," Hawthorne said. "The technique worked excellently in mice. We are ready to move on to trials in larger animals, then people. However, before we can start treating humans, we will need to build suitable equipment and facilities. When it is built, MU will have the first radiation therapy of this kind in the world."
 
2013-04-04 04:13:25 PM  
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RIP Ryan Dunn
 
2013-04-04 04:13:38 PM  
Goddammitsomuch! This man through his writing made my mother's death  much easier for her to comprehend and prepare for. Thank you Roger Ebert, you performed a personal favor, although we never knew you personally. Chaz Ebert, thank you for sustaining Mr. Ebert, and making him a happy and content man which enabled him to be at peace with himself enough to help my mother. Bless you both.
 
2013-04-04 04:13:43 PM  
The most remarkable thing I remember about him is reading a review of a summer blockbuster he wrote, which he liked and I didn't.

It was the first time anyone had suggested to me that there are serious dramas, and there are "popcorn movies" -- and movies in the latter category need to be reviewed in a different context than movies in the former.
 
2013-04-04 04:13:56 PM  
www.lesaffaires.com

R.I.P. St. Hubert
 
2013-04-04 04:14:00 PM  
Well, guess he got his jaw back now. Hopefully he'll keep it shut.
 
2013-04-04 04:14:05 PM  

Mike: He was one of us too. Sigh.


Golly gee.
 
2013-04-04 04:14:48 PM  
I wish I could access it, but his review of Shamalyan's "The Village" was hysterical.
 
2013-04-04 04:14:51 PM  
Someone check on Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.

/Ebert did some decent commentaries for Citizen Kane and Casablanca, probably just shortly before the bout with cancer began.
 
2013-04-04 04:14:58 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.comRIP
 
2013-04-04 04:15:01 PM  
Now we get to endure tons of bad editorial cartoons about him returning to "the balcony of heaven" with Gene, right?
 
2013-04-04 04:15:52 PM  
In case anyone is keeping score, the RIP meme is still hilarious to me.
 
2013-04-04 04:16:02 PM  
RIP


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2013-04-04 04:16:03 PM  

gunga galunga: 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".


This.  And besides, Ebert's burn wasn't of Schneider personally, but of a specific Schneider movie.  Along the lines of, "you're capable of making good films, you've done it before, this wasn't one of them, stop trying to defend it as a good movie."

My only major disagreement with Ebert was on his stance of "video games can't ever be art".  When it came to reviewing movies, I think he was spot on nearly every time, and I will miss him.  I have a really hard time reading the crap that passes for a film review from most places these days.
 
2013-04-04 04:16:22 PM  
Meh, i can do without all movie critics. If you can't tell that a movie is going to suck it just by watchin the trailer you deserve to waste $20.

I'm looking at you Pain and Gain!
 
2013-04-04 04:16:24 PM  

blazemongr: It was the first time anyone had suggested to me that there are serious dramas, and there are "popcorn movies" -- and movies in the latter category need to be reviewed in a different context than movies in the former.


He was master of objectivity in reviewing movies. One thing I liked about his reviews was that even if he disliked a movie he did try to go out of his way to find something redeeming in it.
 
2013-04-04 04:17:10 PM  
RIP movie critic man.   Always thought you had a lot more sense than Siskel...
 
2013-04-04 04:17:24 PM  
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His corpse STINKS!

/i am so sorry
 
2013-04-04 04:17:52 PM  

Blues_X: Cancer... you go fark yourself.


:(


All the Fark headlines are now telling me we have the cure for cancer now....why are people still dying from it. I heard it on Fark, after all....
 
2013-04-04 04:17:54 PM  

over_and_done: gunga galunga: 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".

This.  And besides, Ebert's burn wasn't of Schneider personally, but of a specific Schneider movie.  Along the lines of, "you're capable of making good films, you've done it before, this wasn't one of them, stop trying to defend it as a good movie."

My only major disagreement with Ebert was on his stance of "video games can't ever be art".  When it came to reviewing movies, I think he was spot on nearly every time, and I will miss him.  I have a really hard time reading the crap that passes for a film review from most places these days.


Didn't he eventually reverse his opinion on video games?
 
2013-04-04 04:18:09 PM  

gunga galunga: 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".


I did not realize that. I retract my statement.
 
2013-04-04 04:18:27 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: No. There is another.

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That guy couldn't suck more even with an electrified sucking machine. Grade A Doosh all around.

/RIP, Mr. Ebert, you will be missed.
 
2013-04-04 04:18:32 PM  

Sirjohnfalstaff: He was an excellent film critic, and a pretty sharp mind in general. He'll be missed.


He gave The Phantom Menace a "thumbs up with a lot of admiration" but yeah, he'll still be missed.
 
2013-04-04 04:18:40 PM  

tylerdurden217: 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."


Somehow I think a man who was mere hours from his death wasn't going to say that.
 
2013-04-04 04:19:20 PM  
glassa: "Not sure why it's not all over the world."

Because we've cured human cancers in mice dozens of times.
And, truly, that's where pretty much all our effective treatments started.
But they've never been silver bullets in humans, in practice.
And most of them never panned out at all.
 
2013-04-04 04:19:29 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Didn't he eventually reverse his opinion on video games?


He relented to some degree recognizing that there is art in games but that the game itself is not art. Its a nit picky distinction but I can respect it's logic.
 
2013-04-04 04:19:55 PM  
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RIP Engelbert Humperdinck
 
2013-04-04 04:20:26 PM  
The CIA plot "Kill Commie and /or Liberal Movie Reviewers With Hidden Cancer Rays In Meryl Streep Movies" has finally taken it's second of 2 targets. Damn bastards play the long game.
 
2013-04-04 04:21:13 PM  
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2013-04-04 04:21:17 PM  
Aww Siskel Ebert's dead?  Now who's gonna remind me whether or not Chuck Connors is in Chinatown?

/hope it's not obscure
 
2013-04-04 04:21:26 PM  
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RIP
 
2013-04-04 04:22:05 PM  

whooter: [www.discoverythailand.com image 278x245]
RIP Engelbert Humperdinck


C'mon now! He just has a cold.
 
2013-04-04 04:22:30 PM  
I died laughing at his refusal to rate or discuss The Human Centipede.  He just outright said "I refuse."

He WATCHED the movie, understand.  Screened the whole thing.  Just wouldn't dignify it with a review, despite admitting it was his job to do so...  And I think that's awesome of him.

I also loved how he pointed out that he was unable to screen any more movies the day he watched The Grey, because it left such an impression that it wouldn't have been fair to the other movies.  He had to put them off for a few days.
 
2013-04-04 04:23:04 PM  
It's not funny THAT he's dead.  It's funny how he got there.
 
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