Skip to comments.Roger Ebert Dead at 70
Posted on 04/04/2013 1:57:56 PM PDT by Old Sarge
Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic whose famous thumbs-up or thumbs-down verdict helped make him the most famous reviewer in America, died Thursday of complications from cancer, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, where he wrote for 46 years. He was 70.
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Roger Ebert is still dead.
Dang, that was quick. Poor fella. I hope he made his peace and can RIP. Cancer stinks.
Boy, I always thought he was an OLD guy! My 70th is in October.
Have to go now. Time to get dressed for b’ball.
Now that Rog, Russ Meyer, and Malcolm Maclaren are all deceased, maybe the Sex Pistols can get it together and complete Who Killed Bambi (the movie co-written by the three, filming ended within the first week).
He got his “thumbs down”!
Folks should take a moment and watch this clip of outtakes from ‘ Siskel and Ebert ‘ during the 1980’s. I think it really captures Roger Ebert's personality.
He was on the moon bat end of the lefty spectrum, no doubt about it. I won’t say bad things about the man now that he’s passed, but I have no real praise for him, either. Politics aside, RIP, Mr. Ebert.
I hope you can toss Free throws better than Obama. 2 out of 20 is pretty bad .
Am I the only one who is thinking ‘no great loss’?
He’s been away from tv for so long I doubt many people remember him or care about him outside of Chicago. Honestly, to me, his death is no worse than any other death today. He’s a guy who gave his opinion about movies.
RIP. What the “P” stands for in his case is subject to review.
Well as they say, “If you can`t say anything good about someone...”, so, how`s the weather around your area?
I skimmed through the Who Killed Bambi? script. It reads like a porno. But then, Ebert wrote at least one script for Russ Meyers, didn’t he?
One less piece of crap on this earth. Rest in turmoil and fire.
Nothing special about him. He is like hundreds of others that will die this week from a very nasty disease.
I wish they would find a cure for the Big C.
He believed what he believed like we all believe what we believe and one day we will all be dead.
Today I am a cynic. Maybe tomorrow will be different.
At least now he is free from the Cancer pain.
I agree with all your assessments. Which is why I simply reported Ebert’s demise, without embellishment.
For a lefty, he was probably rich.
According to TMZ:
“According to the Sun-Times, Ebert was an early investor in Google — and more than likely made a fortune because of it. “
So another hypocrite in the 1%????????
I preferred Ebert's TV show. I enjoyed the clips back in the days when that was the only place you could find them.
Roger wrote THREE filmed movies for Russ Meyer and the script for Who Killed Bambi. I read that one once. I think I could distinguish between the Russ bits (who served in WWII and wished to this day he could be out killing Nazis, filming it, and whoring it up with Ernest Hemmingway), the Roger Ebert bits, and the euro-socialist-counter-moralist rhetoric of Malcolm.
Don’t know which revision mine is. The filmed clip of Sting in the car with Paul Cook isn’t in my script.
I liked Siskel and Ebert’s DOG OF THE WEEK. SOrt of a weekly dose of Michael Medved’s Golden Turkey Awards (which he compiled with his brother).
Let you know the weirdest at least commercially available cult film. I think John Waters’ Polyester (filmed in Odorama) made that cut. At least Rex Reed was able to get HIS pans of John Waters films on the poster (see Female Trouble).
I'm wondering if we'll be seeing an obit for the top Yelp! food critic or pitchfork music reviewer in the next 20 years.
I average about 70%, but that's without game pressure, since we play pick-up games without refs. I try to end each session with at least 20 free throws and don't leave until I've hit 5 straight. My favored attack is baseline cut, catch and reverse layup, right or left. Not a good ball handler so I don't drive much. Set a lot of picks & screens and get a good number of assists.
Love the game, been striving for adequate for years!
Even Dwight Howard can do better than that.