Roger Ebert | featured news

Roger Ebert's last movie review was a thumbs-up

Fittingly, Roger Ebert's last movie review was of a film he thoroughly enjoyed. The esteemed critic died Thursday at age 70, and his longtime employer, the Chicago Sun-Times published his final review in Sunday's paper.


Family, fans gather at Chicago funeral for Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert was rarely at a loss for words, even when cancer robbed him of his voice. And neither were fans and admirers who gathered at Holy Name Cathedral this morning in rainy Chicago to pay their respects to the prodigious film critic, 70, who died on Thursday after losing his life to the disease he once conquered.


Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

Roger Ebert - AP

Roger Ebert loved movies. Except for those he hated. For a film with a daring director, a talented cast, a captivating plot or, ideally, all three, there could be no better advocate than Roger Ebert, who passionately celebrated and promoted excellence in film while deflating the awful, the derivative, or the merely mediocre with an observant eye, a sharp wit and a depth of knowledge that delighted his millions of readers and viewers.


Ebert: Cancer returns, taking 'leave of presence'

Roger Ebert

Film critic Roger Ebert says he has cancer again and is scaling back his movie reviews while undergoing radiation. In a blog post, the 70-year-old said he'll take a "leave of presence."


Roger Ebert hospitalized with fractured hip

Famed Chicago movie critic Roger Ebert has been hospitalized with a hip fracture. His wife, Chaz Ebert, told The Associated Press on Thursday that her husband was doing much better and "doctors are making assessments" about when he could leave the hospital.


Sundance to honor film critic Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Critic Roger Ebert is receiving an award from Robert Redford's Sundance Institute for his support of independent cinema. Sundance leaders said Thursday that Ebert will receive their Vanguard Leadership Award at a benefit for the institute June 5 in Los Angeles.


Trouble with the chair: Clint mocked for RNC bit

Clint Eastwood at the RNC

Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance: a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney. "Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic," tweeted film critic Roger Ebert as Eastwood ad-libbed Thursday night to an audience of millions - and one empty chair - on stage at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. "He didn't need to do this to himself. It's unworthy of him."

Senh: Dang, don't you hate it when one of your favorite actors/directors goes out and does something as weird and crazy as this. Oh well, I'll still watch his movies. Still a fan. I don't think this worked out quite the way the Republicans had hoped for. It's also not as bad as the media made it out to be.

I'm guessing that this Mitt Romney speech came right after Clint Eastwood's. And judging by the number views, no one gives a shit.

Here's Ann Romney's response to Eastwood's bizarre introduction.


Roger Ebert says show in going on hiatus

Movie critic Roger Ebert says the public television program "Ebert Presents: At The Movies" will go on hiatus at the end of December.


Ebert says show in danger of being canceled

Ebert says show in danger of being canceled

Film critic Roger Ebert is telling his readers that he may have to cancel his television show "Ebert Presents: At the Movies" unless someone steps up and helps him and his wife pay for it.

Senh: Oh no. TV needs more shows like "Ebert Presents At The Movies." It's that or fluff like "Entertainment Tonight" and "Extra." I hope Ebert finds funding for it. I've always wondered why there are no sponsors for the show, but thought that maybe it's because contributions from viewers through PBS was enough to pay for it. I didn't know that Ebert have been financing the whole thing personally.


Books of The Times: ‘Life Itself’ by Roger Ebert - Review

Books of The Times: ‘Life Itself’ by Roger Ebert - Review

In “Life Itself” the film critic Roger Ebert covers much career and personal ground, including the challenge of coping with cancer and disfiguring surgery.


Subscribe to this RSS topic: Syndicate content