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Knucklepopper: 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.
gunga galunga: 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.Probably because "no" is "no" in many other languages. But the rule still applies (Nyett, nein, etc)
Wittenberg Dropout: RIPRIP MEME
Lets celebrate the man's work...
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a dog-like robot humping the leg of the heroine. Such are the meager joys. If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination.The plot is incomprehensible. The dialog of the Autobots®, Decepticons® and Otherbots® is meaningless word flap. Their accents are Brooklyese, British and hip-hop, as befits a race from the distant stars. Their appearance looks like junkyard throw-up. They are dumb as a rock. They share the film with human characters who are much more interesting, and that is very faint praise indeed.The human actors are in a witless sitcom part of the time, and lot of the rest of their time is spent running in slo-mo away from explosions, although--hello!--you can't outrun an explosion. They also make speeches like this one by John Turturro: "Oh, no! The machine is buried in the pyramid! If they turn it on, it will destroy the sun! Not on my watch!" The humans, including lots of U.S. troops, shoot at the Transformers a lot, although never in the history of science fiction has an alien been harmed by gunfire.There are many great-looking babes in the film, who are made up to a flawless perfection and look just like real women, if you are a junior fanboy whose experience of the gender is limited to lad magazines. The two most inexplicable characters are Ron and Judy Witwicky (Kevin Dunn and Julie White), who are the parents of Shia LaBeouf, who Mephistopheles threw in to sweeten the deal. They take their son away to Princeton, apparently a party school, where Judy eats some pot and goes berserk. Later they swoop down out of the sky on Egypt, for reasons the movie doesn't make crystal clear, so they also can run in slo-mo from explosions.The battle scenes are bewildering. A Bot makes no visual sense anyway, but two or three tangled up together create an incomprehensible confusion. I find it amusing that creatures that can unfold out of a Camaro and stand four stories high do most of their fighting with...fists. Like I say, dumber than a box of staples. They have tiny little heads, although Jetfire® must be made of older models, since he has an aluminum beard.
Sinbox: Knucklepopper: 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.Here (in 3 parts) is the tribute episode of the syndicated program Ebert filmed the week after Siskel's death:http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=bzsmNHrZVeY (part 1)http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=Hh0bKJWs0Vw (part 2)http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=K-hX5FepO3g (part 3)
LeilaK: Apparently his death was peaceful.http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2013/04/a_statement_from_chaz_ebert .ht ml
birneyfafesbolleet: His film writing was always interesting. I have read and re-read his reviews books.Too bad he spent the last years of his life in the Obama era being a pompous jerk online about his left wing crazy politics, though. He lost many admirers in the process. It was really beneath him.
barneyfifesbullet: . He lost many admirers in the process
rickythepenguin: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 290x174]RIP CAMEMBERT
ertznay: This sucks. Nothing more to say really.
Jonathan Hohensee: I actually saw Roger Ebert a couple of years ago. Every year I always go to the Florida Film Festival, it is a tradition of mine that I have enjoyed ever since I was a kid. My favorite films to go to are the ones that don't get a lot of hype; the tiny little films that was made with not a lot of money, but with a lot of spirit. So that year I decided to see a film from Chile called Play, and I found myself being the only person in the audience besides the director, her crew, and one other man.That man turned out to be Roger Ebert.I couldn't pay attention to the movie, the entire time I kept my eyes glued on a person who I have idolized for nearly my entire life.After the movie, he walked up to the director and shook her hand, and then turned around and began to walk out of the theater. I always had a policy to never walk up to celebrities (it always seemed rude to me), but in this case I was willing to break my rule.As he was walking out I stumbled over the seats to get to him. The man turned when I called his name."Mr. Ebert?"The man turned around. I was utterly stunned."I am a pretty big fan of you. I have been since I was a little kid; I would say that I would not know half of the things I know about movies if it wasn't for your show."Just then he stopped, looked me in the eye. I will never forget what he told me;"blwaaaaahwawerrrrraaggh dfrrragggth. Thhhhssssrrrrup."
AverageAmericanGuy: No. There is another.[3.bp.blogspot.com image 500x492]
BuckTurgidson: Nice post, thanks!
The All-Powerful Atheismo: [jaydeanhcr.files.wordpress.com image 410x514]
dramboxf: rickythepenguin: Well I guess SOMEONE works in a morgue.FF/EMT a long time ago.
lepton68: Looking forward to reading his review of Heaven.
squrrelco3: I hate it when anyone dies... but I'm not going to deify them in death.He was an asshole as far as I'm concerned so...[i2.kym-cdn.com image 299x156]
bonzeemer: Why do a few assholes have to make jokes of somebodies death?
His idea about a 9/11 memorial was the best.
Make It Green September 14, 2001BY ROGER EBERT
bonzeemer: I've been on fark a long time before I became a member. Why do a few assholes have to make jokes of somebodies death? It's not funny and it will never be funny. So I would like to tell you all to fark off.
gunga galunga: I was a regular poster on his Compuserve forum.
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