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Why There Will Never Be Another

Mike Ryan | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

No one has successfully launched a film-review television series since Siskel & Ebert. I think that's because all who have tried have made the audience feel stupid in one of two ways -- either by being too knowledgable, in a way that's alienating, or by being not knowledgable enough, in a way that makes you think, Why am I watching this?

Roger Ebert's New Movie Show To Premiere In January

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Film critic Roger Ebert's new movie review television show has been cleared to air in 192 markets across the United States and worldwi...

Roger Ebert's 'At The Movies' Returns, His Way

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Film critic Roger Ebert, who lost his ability to speak and eat after cancer surgeries, said Friday that he is returning to television ...

A Big Thumbs Up for Roger Ebert at the San Francisco International Film Festival

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harmon Leon

At the SF International Film Festival, a cavalcade of cinematic talent was on hand to pay tribute to Ebert, whose love of all things movies has made him the icon of film criticism for three decades.

At the Movies: The Curtain Falls on a Chicago Institution

Donald Liebenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Donald Liebenson

Siskel and Ebert were the unlikeliest of pop culture icons. The cancellation of At the Movies is another ominous portent for the future of serious film criticism.

'At The Movies' Canceled, Roger Ebert Moving On

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"At The Movies," the show made famous by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, has been canceled. But with the end of the iconic film program could be a new be...

"At The Movies" Hosts A.O. Scott, Michael Phillips A Return To Siskel & Ebert: Critic

Los Angeles Times | ROBERT LLOYD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

New hosts A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips bring a balance of fun and smarts, just as Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert provided....

This Preposterous Week in Review

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Slansky

The racist cop is suing the Boston Police Department and demanding compensation for everything he's had to endure, Fox News has no idea where Iraq is, and Glenn Beck says, "Don't kill anyone."

Ben Lyons, Ben Mankiewicz Dropped As "At The Movies" Hosts

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Cue the closing credits for "At the Movies" co-hosts Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz, who've endured a year of caustic reviews for their...

Lyons, Mankiewicz Respond To Critics: "Just Wrong"

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — "At the Movies" critics Ben Mankiewicz and Ben Lyons have been taking it as well as dishing it out since joining the sho...

In Defense of Ben Lyons

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cenk Uygur

The whole entertainment industry is built around sucking up to celebrities. You think Ben Lyons is uniquely responsible for this? Have you watched any entertainment "news" in your life?

Ben Lyons, New "At The Movies" Film Critic, Gets Two Thumbs Down From Film World

Los Angeles Times | Chris Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Is Ben Lyons the most hated film critic in America? In the four months since the fresh-faced 27-year-old "movie dude" for the E! Entertainment Networ...

Ebert's Little Rule Book (Plus One of My Own)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Roger Ebert has posted twenty iron clad rules for being a film critic. Many of them are obvious (don't talk, text, or be obnoxious in a theater), but...

Two White Guys "At the Movies"

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

It's 2008 and some black dude is running for president, but the movie review show based in Chicago - which has one of the largest black and Latino populations in America--couldn't find one single movie writer, reviewer, or blogger "of color" to fill one of the seats?

Roger and Gene

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Siskel and Ebert loved movies. You could feel it through the TV screen. They argued all the time, intelligently and forceful -- but it's over now.

Ben Lyons & Ben Mankiewicz Take Over "At The Movies" From Ebert & Roeper

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Over the years, TV's best-known movie review show has gone from hosts Siskel and Ebert to Ebert and Roeper to Roeper and guest cri...