Posts with tag "roger ebert"
- Posted Jun 21st 2011 at 10:34 PM by Jo Piazza
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Roger Ebert's own battle with a life-threatening disease may have desensitized him to the pain of others, psychologists tell PopEater a day after the famed film critic came under fire for a comment about the death of 'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn. "People who have survived numerous hardships and tragedies as Roger has, often times are either extremely sensitive to the pain and tragedy of others,...
- Posted Jan 22nd 2011 at 10:07 AM by Christine Fenno
Making his TV comeback as one of America's favorite film reviewers, Roger Ebert presided over his new PBS series premiere with the help of a cutting-edge marvel or two -- and that's not a reference to movie critics Christy Lemire and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, newly installed by their boss as the main tastemakers occupying those famous aisle seats. Ebert's face has been dramatically altered by...
- Posted Jan 21st 2011 at 06:14 PM by Rebecca Macatee
Famed movie critic Roger Ebert might have lost the ability to speak, but he certainly hasn't lost his voice. The iconic face of film criticism made his triumphant return to television Friday night in his PBS show 'Ebert Presents at the Movies.' With the help of a facial prosthesis and a computer-generated voice, the TV veteran was as exuberant and opinionated as ever. He described the...
- Posted Jan 6th 2011 at 03:31 PM by Jett Wells
Almost 101 years after Mark Twain died, one of his most famous works is causing controversy once again, only this time on Twitter. After news broke Tuesday that publisher NewSouth will release a new edition of 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' with all 219 N-words excluded, movie critic Roger Ebert reacted with a controversial tweet. He quickly apologized after receiving harsh criticism. ...
- Posted Jan 5th 2011 at 11:35 AM by Moviefone Editors
This past September, movie fans received a big gift, 'At the Movies' would be back. Back in Roger Ebert's hands and back on public television. The show would feature the AP's Christy Lemire and NPR's Elvis Mitchell, with a slew of rotating guests including Kim Morgan and Omar Moore. But last month, the soon-to-be-revived show hit a snag. Mitchell was out of the program, leaving a starring spot...
- Posted Sep 2nd 2010 at 11:45 AM by Zach Dionne
Roger Ebert, arguably the face of film criticism in America, isn't much known for his food writing. That didn't stop him from coming out with a new cookbook, and neither did the fact that he hasn't been able to eat, taste, or smell for four years, since cancer claimed his lower jaw. In a cooking-centric New York Times profile, 68-year-old Ebert is shown as a man much enamored with food to this...
- Posted May 15th 2010 at 07:45 AM by PopEater Staff
Film critic Roger Ebert is writing a memoir, according to a new report from the AP. The untitled book will reportedly touch upon numerous subjects in Ebert's life, including his recent battle with thyroid cancer, which rendered him speechless, and his friendship with longtime TV cohort Gene Siskel, who died in 1999 at age 53. Grand Central Publishing will release the book, with a tentative...
- Posted Apr 20th 2010 at 06:00 AM by Mike Hess
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Exclusive: Chaz Ebert has been through some dreadful times in recent years, as Roger Ebert -- who you know as the most prominent film critic in the county, but she knows as her husband -- was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2002. He's since had several surgeries, the most recent of which removed a large portion of his jaw, leaving him unable to speak. Still, during an interview with PopEater,...
- Posted Apr 16th 2010 at 03:00 PM by Amber James
As 'Kick-Ass' opens in theaters, critic Roger Ebert warns movie fans in his one star review that the action flick is "morally reprehensible." Despite the film's R rating, the famed movie critic is fixated on the effect its 11-year-old main character Hit Girl will have on younger audiences. In the film, Mindy (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her father (Nicolas Cage) try to become superheroes. During...
- Posted Mar 26th 2010 at 06:53 AM by PopEater Staff
Just as his old show, 'At the Movies,' was being canceled, Roger Ebert announced Thursday that he and his wife will produce a new review-focused program called 'Roger Ebert presents At the Movies.' The reviewer writes on his blog that while he can't divulge many details yet, he can reveal that his famous "thumbs will return." Ebert says he knows who the potential hosts will be and that he'd...
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