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MTK 04-04-2013 03:37 PM

RIP Roger Ebert
[url=http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/17320958-418/roger-ebert-dies-at-70-after-battle-with-cancer.html]Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer - Chicago Sun-Times[/url]

Monkeydad 04-04-2013 03:48 PM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert
Wow...70 is young.

Siskel was only 53.

mredskins 04-04-2013 03:51 PM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert
That sucks; always enjoyed him.

NC_Skins 04-04-2013 03:59 PM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert
That sucks. I used to watch Siskel and Ebert all the time when I was younger. I'll miss seeing his name on the critic list. :(

RIP Roger.

mooby 04-04-2013 04:20 PM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert
Damn I just read an article that said he would be scaling back on his movie reviews because his cancer had returned. And now he's gone.

RIP Roger Ebert.

CultBrennan59 04-04-2013 04:34 PM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert
Sad stuff I always regard his opinion when choosing a movie. I give this news 2 thumbs down.

RedskinRat 04-04-2013 06:05 PM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert
[URL="http://www.salon.com/2011/09/15/roger_ebert/"]Roger Ebert - Salon.com[/URL]

[I]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. I am grateful for the gifts of intelligence, love, wonder and laughter. You canít say it wasnít interesting. My lifetimeís 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.[/I]

We just lost another of the good guys.


itvnetop 04-04-2013 06:56 PM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert
RIP. The man put film critique on the map, imo.

DynamiteRave 04-04-2013 08:16 PM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert
Sucky. I remember when he lost half his jaw from the cancer, it was awful. I remember watching Siskel and Ebert's reviews as a kid.

mooby 04-04-2013 08:21 PM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert
[quote=firstdown;1002087]He scaled back.[/quote]

Good thing you're around, otherwise our dumbass comment quota wouldn't have been met.

BigHairedAristocrat 04-04-2013 11:12 PM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert
Wow. I know he's been struggling for cancer for years, so i should have seen this coming, but i have to say i'm shocked. Like paaron46, i absolutely loved his writing. In recent years i feel he was far too kind in reviewing horrible movies, giving them much higher ratings than they deserved, but his reviews were always those i reviewed first. Aside from stupid no-brain summer action movies that Ebert would, for some reason, give 3 stars when they deserved 1-2, i generally found that my tastes aligned with his. If he recommended a movie, i was going to go see it. Although disagreed with some of the personal beleifs he expressed in his blog over the years, i always respected the logical way he reached his conclusions. He made solid arguments. I know this is an odd comparison to make, but in many ways his writing style reminded me of Sir Isaac Asimov, atleast his non-fiction work. Ebert was a joy to read. I will genuinely miss him.

mredskins 04-05-2013 08:09 AM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkwVz_jK3gA&feature=player_embedded]Siskel & Ebert '80s Outtakes - YouTube[/url]

MTK 04-05-2013 08:51 AM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert

NC_Skins 04-05-2013 09:44 AM

Re: RIP Roger Ebert
[url=http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/the-time-roger-ebert-told-off-congress]The Time Roger Ebert Told Off Congress[/url]

This was an amazing verbal beat down, on Congress, by Siskel and Ebert.

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