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C'mon Hollywood: Why critics are important

While it’s lessened quite a bit over the years, there’s still this cultural image of a film critic as a bespectacled balding guy in a professor’s tweed jacket (the one’s with the darker colored fabric on the elbows for some reason), smoking a pipe, and talking about how shitty the latest TRANSFORMERS or MARVEL movies were. Just with more highfalutin language and...
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Once's John Carney may direct Ferrell and Gad in Russ & Roger Go Beyond

It's been four months since Michael Winterbottom left the film, but STX Entertainment may have finally found a new director for their Roger Ebert /Russ Meyer biopic RUSS & ROGER GO BEYOND. Deadline has learned that John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN) is in early talks to helm the planned movie. Apparently several other filmmakers have also been circling the flick...
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Director Michael Winterbottom exits Will Ferrell comedy biopic Russ & Roger

According to The Wrap , Michael Winterbottom has dropped out of directing RUSS & ROGER, STX Entertainment's planned buddy comedy biopic starring Will Ferrell as filmmaker Russ Meyer and Josh Gad as movie critic Roger Ebert , due to creative differences. But the site says STX will likely hire a new director soon, and that the film will still kick off production in early...
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Josh Gad will play Roger Ebert in Russ & Roger opposite Will Ferrell

While I didn't always agree with Roger Ebert 's reviews, I've definitely missed his voice in the years following his death. That voice is set to return, in a form, now that Josh Gad has closed a deal to star as Roger Ebert in RUSS & ROGER which is described as " a debaucherous comedy centering on two outsiders who defied the Hollywood establishment and made one...
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Josh Gad eyed for role of Roger Ebert in Russ & Roger Go Beyond

Back in August we told you about the upcoming movie RUSS & ROGER GO BEYOND , a film that plans to explore the friendship and working relationship between the late great film critic Roger Ebert and filmmaker Russ Meyer who teamed up to make BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. The film has Will Ferrell eyed to play Meyer and now Josh Gad (FROZEN) is being looked at as a potential...
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Review: Roger Ebert- Life Itself (Sundance 2014)

PLOT: The life and times of famed film critic Roger Ebert, from his early days at the Chicago Sun-Times, to his fame on Siskel & Ebert, to his ultimate illness and passing. REVIEW: Roger Ebert is a person that a lot of us in the online film critic community have a hard time being objective about. Throughout his career, Ebert has been a constant source of...
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Cool Videos: Hilarious Siskel & Ebert Outtakes

I miss those lazy afternoons when we had only two channels, and I got wrapped up in watching SISKEL & EBERT. The pair had a terrific dynamic which is perfectly displayed in this video of outtakes from the 1980s. Here we see the guys doing promos for the show then it quickly turns into hilarious bickering (and not so playful), jabs at what happens when either enters a McDonalds, and...
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"We are meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?" ~ The Curious Case of Benjamin Button As 2013 draws to a close, we here at want take a moment to honor some of the people who sadly passed away this year. Our deepest respect goes out to everyone in the industry we have lost, and our thoughts and prayers are...
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Awfully Good: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

The recent passing of Roger Ebert marks the end of an era in modern American cinema. But the late film critic didn't just watch movies; he has one official Hollwood writing credit on his resume as well. That movie is Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) Director: Russ Meyer Stars: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, John Lazar A group of young...
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Thank you, Roger Ebert!! - by JoBlo

Its hard for me to know where to start with this, so Ill start from the beginning. As a teenager, I loved movies. Loved going to the movies, loved watching movies at home, love talking about movies with friends. And yes, if there was one TV show that I would not miss out during those years, it was At the Movies , better known around my...
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Film critic and icon Roger Ebert has passed away

UPDATE: You can read JoBlo's personal tribute to Roger Ebert right HERE . Today is a sad day for the film world as legendary film critic and cinema icon Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. Ebert recently announced he was taking a "leave of presence" from his duties at the Chicago Sun-Times . There are not enough words to explain what...
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Roger Ebert's memoir to be filmed courtesy of Steve James, Steve Zaillian, and Martin Scorsese

Film criticism is a dangerous job. You run the risk of alienating tons of people based on your opinion of movies. I know first hand from my Unpopular Opinion on THE AVENGERS that fans do not always agree with you (don't worry, Schmoes, I have another good one coming for ya this week!). But, it is the rare critic that both filmmakers and fans can respect. Roger Ebert is one of those...
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