All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Roger Ebert’

Roger Ebert’s Site Gets a Major Redesign, Will Continue to Feature Reviews from Contributors

If you’re like me, RogerEbert.com was a frequent stop on your internet browsing schedule. Every Friday morning (or Thursday night, occasionally), I would visit Ebert’s site to find out what he had to say about all the newly released films of the week. I, like many others, was greatly influenced by not only Ebert’s film reviews, but by his blogging …

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Roger Ebert’s Last Review Is Now Online

Just a few days after his death at the age of 70, the Chicago Sun Times has posted legendary film critic Roger Ebert’s final review. It’s now online and available at rogerebert.com. Ebert’s final review turns of to be To the Wonder, the latest feature from director Terrence Malick. To the Wonder stars Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, and Javier Bardem, …

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Remember Roger Ebert with This Amazing TED Talk

Today, legendary film critic and icon Roger Ebert died at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. On a personal level, this is deeply depressing. I may have read more total words written by Roger Ebert than any other writer in history. The man’s writings on movies, film theory, politics, religion, and more are some fo the …

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Roger Ebert Dies Following “Leave Of Presence” Announcement

Roger Ebert, probably the most well known film critic there is, has died at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. The news comes just after Ebert announced that he would be taking “a leave of presence” as his cancer returned. In his post on his blog at the Chicago Sun-Times site, Ebert wrote: At this point …

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Roger Ebert: Cancer Returns as Reviewer Takes a “Leave of Presence”

Roger Ebert, perhaps the most well-known film reviewer in history, has announced that he will be taking “a leave of presence.” Though Ebert stressed that this does not mean he will quit writing for good, it does mean that his output will slow significantly. Ebert made the announcement in a post to his Chicago Sun-Times blog. The reason for his …

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Roger Ebert Doesn’t Blame Piracy For Movie Industry Woes

While famed movie critic Roger Ebert’s perspective on the movie industry isn’t directly related to the piracy acts that have been dominating Internet news, the fact that he doesn’t mention piracy once while discussing the industry’s financial woes resonates much more than the fear tactics used by SOPA supporters. In Ebert’s article, he gives six valid reasons why the movie …

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Ryan Dunn Drunk at Time of Crash, Say Police

It looks like the speculation is over surrounding whether or not alcohol played a major part in the Monday morning death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn. The answer, according to West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll is a resounding “yes.” According to Carroll, Dunn’s blood alcohol content was .196 at the time of the crash that killed him and his …

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Roger Ebert Finds Support In The Twitterverse

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about Jackass star Ryan Dunn’s untimely death early yesterday morning. The car crash that took his life also took the life of his friend and Jackass producer Zachary Hartwell. It is confirmed that high speeds played a part in the crash and it has been widely speculated that so did alcohol, as many have …

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Roger Ebert’s Facebook Page Removed Following Ryan Dunn Death Remarks

UPDATE: It appears that Ebert’s Facebook page is back up and running. Even though the page was only down for about an hour, it looks like the story here remains the relative ease at which upset parties can take down someone’s page. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: It looks like a couple of people upset about Roger Ebert’s comments yesterday have taken the …

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Jackass’ Ryan Dunn Dies, Roger Ebert Slams Him On Twitter

Too soon, or a harsh dose of truth? Just hours after the news broke about the untimely death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn, legendary film critic Roger Ebert called him and his friends out for drunk driving. Dunn, who was 34, was driving his Porsche early this morning in West Goshen, PA when he lost control and flew over a …

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Pirates of the Caribbean Audiences Buck 3D

In a recent blog post, Roger Ebert asks if people “notice, really notice, what a movie looks like” in the theaters. A big screen film is supposed to be big, bright, and sharp. And although many people are still paying to see films in 3D at their local theaters, the backlash is growing towards 3D technology based on a combination …

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Ebert: Thumbs Down To Facebook’s Movie Streaming

The announcement concerning Facebook’s content partnership with Warner Brothers not only caused a dip in the Netflix stock as investors panicked at the idea of competition, it’s also caught the notice of perhaps the most famous movie critic ever, and it’s safe to say Roger Ebert won’t be hitting the “Like” button for Facebook’s fledgling service anytime soon. In fact, …

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Roger Ebert Finds Many People Would Pay For Twitter

Last month, Twitter fans received a shock when a study revealed that exactly zero percent of its 1,900 participants would consider paying for the service.  Last night, film critic Roger Ebert challenged those findings, showing that a significant number of his followers feel differently.

About 4,000 of Ebert’s followers responded to a one-question survey he created, and out of that group, 19.4 percent indicated they’d be willing to pay for Twitter.  That’s a pretty huge number compared to zero.

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