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2013-04-04 05:46:27 PM  

rickythepenguin: dramboxf: When a relative of partner of the hero is murdered, and the hero must view the body, (always still at the scene of the crime,) the hero will pass his hand over the eyes of the victim and voila! magically, the eyes will remain closed.


well.....true, it is cliche, but the custom is that he physically closes his eyes.

adam carolla mentioned a good one;  in sports movies, whenever the stadium/arena's/boxing ring lights get turned on, you have to Foley in a MASSIVE sound of like, a hundred circuit breakers going SSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHMAAAAACCCCKKKKCRUNCH!!!  he's like, "how many times have you been at a game and the lights come on and you don't hear anything?  NOT IN THE MOVIES!  Every lightswitch that gets hit sounds like a godamn space shuttle launch!"


One of my favorites was one given to him by long forgotten comedian, Emo Philips, on how the two most difficult words to say in the english language are "yes" and "no". A foreign character, no matter how good his english is, will say "yes" and "no" in their native tongue.
 
2013-04-04 05:46:38 PM  
Fark.
I knew it was coming but it's sad to see a seemingly nice guy with such knowledge leave.
Especially that way.
Especially with half of the people dismissing him as "that guy who didn't think video games are art".
 
2013-04-04 05:49:41 PM  
Vincent Gallo: still the director of "The Brown Bunny."
 
2013-04-04 05:49:51 PM  

gunga galunga: One of my favorites was one given to him by long forgotten comedian, Emo Philips, on how the two most difficult words to say in the english language are "yes" and "no". A foreign character, no matter how good his english is, will say "yes" and "no" in their native tongue.


God, yes! I'm browsing the Glossary now, and that's one of my favorites. "Hardest Word in the English Language" by Emo Phillips, but it's just "Yes."
 
2013-04-04 05:49:53 PM  
blogs.villagevoice.com


RIP Herbert
 
2013-04-04 05:50:02 PM  
Why wasn't the headline:
"two thumbs -six feet- down"??
 
2013-04-04 05:50:28 PM  

rickythepenguin: Well I guess SOMEONE works in a morgue.


FF/EMT a long time ago.
 
2013-04-04 05:51:41 PM  

jedzz: Zapruder: The very last lines of his review of the new Evil Dead:

"I love horror films that truly shock, scare and provoke. But after 30 years of this stuff, I'm bored to death and sick to death of movies that seem to have one goal: How can we gross out the audience by torturing nearly every major character in the movie?"

Nice job, Sam Raimi.

Actually, it was Richard Roeper who wrote that. Sadly, he is still with us.


Roeper's review of the Evil Dead remake made me want to see it even more. What he describes is exactly what I was hoping for with this movie.

I always thought what the young'uns who got started on the franchise with Army of Darkness thought when they finally got around to seeing the first movie.
 
2013-04-04 05:51:48 PM  

TheOtherGuy: 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.


Ebert was notorious for some BS reactions to horror films. Not so much as Siskel, though. Siskel deserved to die young for what he did to Betsy Palmer.
 
2013-04-04 05:52:04 PM  
Yeah, that sucks.  I used to love watching him and Siskel when I was growing up.  I rarely ever agreed with them completely; probably more so, Ebert.  Even to this day, I still enjoy reading up on Wikipedia entries for movies, and seeing that he is almost invariably included in the quoted reviewers.  And, still, in many case, I've always agreed with him.

It's a shame what he had to go through.  It's a shame to see him go.  But he didn't go without a fight.

RIP, Mr. Movie Reviewer.
 
2013-04-04 05:52:54 PM  

durbnpoisn: Yeah, that sucks.  I used to love watching him and Siskel when I was growing up.  I rarely ever agreed with them completely; probably more so, Ebert.  Even to this day, I still enjoy reading up on Wikipedia entries for movies, and seeing that he is almost invariably included in the quoted reviewers.  And, still, in many case, I've always agreed with him.

It's a shame what he had to go through.  It's a shame to see him go.  But he didn't go without a fight.

RIP, Mr. Movie Reviewer.


Oh, dammit - I meant to say "I rarely ever DISAGREED"!!!!
 
2013-04-04 05:53:51 PM  
Very sad day.
 
2013-04-04 05:54:41 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

RIP Pubert
 
2013-04-04 05:56:13 PM  
I just want it stated explicitly that when Abe Vigoda finally shuffles off this mortal coil, I will personally hunt down and murder any of you farkers who start in with the "RIP (kinda sounds like the guy's name)" posts.

You're pushing it with Ebert.
 
2013-04-04 05:59:05 PM  
rogerebert.com is down. This does not bode well.

/hope he's ok
 
2013-04-04 05:59:19 PM  

Raptavio: I just want it stated explicitly that when Abe Vigoda finally shuffles off this mortal coil, I will personally hunt down and murder any of you farkers who start in with the "RIP (kinda sounds like the guy's name)" posts.

You're pushing it with Ebert.


Just start putting people who do it on ignore. I do it for anyone who uses the phrase "brown people" on this site and the overall IQ of what I've read has gone up tremendously.
 
2013-04-04 06:01:41 PM  

dramboxf: gunga galunga: One of my favorites was one given to him by long forgotten comedian, Emo Philips, on how the two most difficult words to say in the english language are "yes" and "no". A foreign character, no matter how good his english is, will say "yes" and "no" in their native tongue.

God, yes! I'm browsing the Glossary now, and that's one of my favorites. "Hardest Word in the English Language" by Emo Phillips, but it's just "Yes."


Probably because "no" is "no" in many other languages. But the rule still applies (Nyett, nein, etc)
 
2013-04-04 06:03:31 PM  

Raptavio: I just want it stated explicitly that when Abe Vigoda finally shuffles off this mortal coil, I will personally hunt down and murder any of you farkers who start in with the "RIP (kinda sounds like the guy's name)" posts.

You're pushing it with Ebert.


You're assuming that this will happen.  At this point, I'm not.
 
2013-04-04 06:05:22 PM  
It's a fun name to pronounce. Try to say it. Ebert. Take a shot.
 
2013-04-04 06:08:46 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

RIP Herbert.
 
2013-04-04 06:09:22 PM  

Maus III: rogerebert.com is down. This does not bode well.

/hope he's ok


?
 
2013-04-04 06:09:31 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com

R.I.P ROGER
 
2013-04-04 06:10:11 PM  

babysealclubber: No words

 
2013-04-04 06:14:24 PM  

bigbobowski: are you kidding me? he turned himself into a sideshow freak! oh I know so sad. I know he couldn't feed himself anymore, but he could have ate a bullet. why not just get a V for vendetta mask and spare us the horror


0/10

Worst attempt I've seen in a long time. And that includes the politics tab.
 
2013-04-04 06:15:50 PM  
Well, Ebert just wasn't the same after he got high on PCP and killed and cannibalized Siskel on live television.  He's in a better place, now.
 
2013-04-04 06:17:02 PM  
www.shrinkpictures.comHis last Tweet. Yesterday.
 
2013-04-04 06:17:07 PM  
Awwww. Dammit.

I'm going to the funeral of a good friend tomorrow, and now Gene has lost his battle with farking cancer. This has not been a good couple of days for me. I guess I'll get good and drunk tonight. Tomorrow night too.

*sigh*  Ain't none of us gonna get out alive.
 
2013-04-04 06:17:14 PM  
Darn, gotta clean up my act so I can go to Heaven and see Siskel & Ebert movie reviews.
 
2013-04-04 06:17:31 PM  
media.nola.com

R.I.P. BOBBY HEBERT
 
2013-04-04 06:18:00 PM  

Roger Ebert really made the most of his time on Earth. I hope to do half as well.

I know some really energetic productive people, but Ebert was in another league.

And cancer didn't slow him down. Unbelievable.



RIP ROGER EBERT
 
2013-04-04 06:21:08 PM  
Well damn. That sucks.

Generally, I liked his style of writing.
I may have disagreed with some movies he liked (or hated).
But you've gotta respect a guy who saw all those movies for all those years..... especially considering maybe 5% of everything released in a given year is actually good.
that's a lot of absolute crap he had to sit through.
 
2013-04-04 06:24:16 PM  

babysealclubber: No words


LOL
 
2013-04-04 06:25:02 PM  
jaytkay:

And cancer didn't slow him down. Unbelievable.

Well, it did kill him.
That death slowed him down A LOT!
 
2013-04-04 06:25:22 PM  

Craptastic: Awwww. Dammit.

I'm going to the funeral of a good friend tomorrow, and now Gene Roger has lost his battle with farking cancer. This has not been a good couple of days for me. I guess I'll get good and drunk tonight. Tomorrow night too.

*sigh*  Ain't none of us gonna get out alive.


FTFM. I'm kind of "in a place" tonight.
 
2013-04-04 06:31:19 PM  

Craptastic: I'm going to the funeral of a good friend tomorrow


I'm sorry to hear that.  For whatever it's worth, you have my most heartfelt condolences.
 
2013-04-04 06:34:09 PM  

gunga galunga: bigbobowski: are you kidding me? he turned himself into a sideshow freak! oh I know so sad. I know he couldn't feed himself anymore, but he could have ate a bullet. why not just get a V for vendetta mask and spare us the horror

0/10

Worst attempt I've seen in a long time. And that includes the politics tab.


worst attempt at what? I can't post my opinion because it is not the same as yours? let me know if this is better: He was a great man. granted he made his fortune watching movies, and telling you should go see them or not. 50 percent of the time he may have been right (in your opinion) the other 50 he was just some a**hole. who cares that he's dead. maybe his family and they should be. he added absolutely nothing to the human condition, except whether Aliens vs. Predators should get a thumbs up or thumbs down.
 
2013-04-04 06:37:13 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com


RIP CAMEMBERT
 
2013-04-04 06:38:33 PM  
Murph ermf unfieenf yaaafmph.
 
2013-04-04 06:39:23 PM  

THX 1138: R.I.P. St. Hubert


+1 internets for the most original RIP....St-Hubert has killer chicken noodle soup

Will miss Ebert. His reviews were great because he wrote the way people read and think...his reviews were never snooty Literary Criticism research papers that many critics resorted to
 
2013-04-04 06:40:23 PM  

FloridaFarkTag: .his reviews were never snooty Literary Criticism research papers that many critics resorted to


"for this viewer, the film fell apart in the third act...."
 
2013-04-04 06:43:42 PM  
1.fwcdn.pl

R.I.P. ROGER
YOU WERE TOO OLD FOR THIS shiat.

 
2013-04-04 06:45:04 PM  
Watching  too many  movies causes cancer.
 
2013-04-04 06:47:43 PM  
In his defense, at least the guy gave negative reviews. Which is more than I can say for NPR's movie critic, who thinks each and every "film" he views is the pinnacle of all cinema, incredible achievements of directing, photography, lighting, sound, writing, and acting. look, some movies suck. most actually. and there are better show your inelligence than to approve every "film" that comes your way.
 
2013-04-04 06:48:44 PM  

Kaeishiwaza: [imgs.xkcd.com image 642x1500]


In the end, no one makes it out alive.
 
2013-04-04 06:50:02 PM  
The good news is that they aren't going to cancel the Ebertfest movie festival because of his death. It is slated to run from the 17th through the 21st in Champaign IL.
 
2013-04-04 06:50:26 PM  

VinDiesel: Who?


Some cartoon rabbit.
 
2013-04-04 06:52:07 PM  

bigbobowski: gunga galunga: bigbobowski: are you kidding me? he turned himself into a sideshow freak! oh I know so sad. I know he couldn't feed himself anymore, but he could have ate a bullet. why not just get a V for vendetta mask and spare us the horror

0/10

Worst attempt I've seen in a long time. And that includes the politics tab.

worst attempt at what? I can't post my opinion because it is not the same as yours? let me know if this is better: He was a great man. granted he made his fortune watching movies, and telling you should go see them or not. 50 percent of the time he may have been right (in your opinion) the other 50 he was just some a**hole. who cares that he's dead. maybe his family and they should be. he added absolutely nothing to the human condition, except whether Aliens vs. Predators should get a thumbs up or thumbs down.


I'm not giving you any points. Deal with it!
 
2013-04-04 06:53:53 PM  
Jaw-dropping news.

/did somebody say this already? can't be bothered to read the thread
 
2013-04-04 06:54:05 PM  
That was such a shocking bit of news; like finding out your fifth grade teacher died.
But now I'm obsessed; what did Ebert say about Siskel's death in 1999? I can't find an obit him quoting anywhere.
 
2013-04-04 06:55:44 PM  

xkillyourfacex: In his defense, at least the guy gave negative reviews. Which is more than I can say for NPR's movie critic, who thinks each and every "film" he views is the pinnacle of all cinema, incredible achievements of directing, photography, lighting, sound, writing, and acting. look, some movies suck. most actually. and there are better show your inelligence than to approve every "film" that comes your way.


"Jay, audiences are tired of your negativity. From now on, you will only rank movies from 'good' to great'."
"What if the movies stinks?"
"That's what 'good' is for."
 
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