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Roger Ebert: '3D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Roger Ebert writes: 3-D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension. Hollywood's current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal. It adds nothing essential ...

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.

Roger Ebert Apologizes: 'I Was A Fool For Mentioning Video Games' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Roger Ebert recently said in a blog post that "video games can never be art." After readers flooded his blog with 4,547 mostly critical comments, Eber...

Roger Ebert's Cookbook 'The Pot and How to Use It': Rice Cooker Is Focus Of Movie Critic Who Can't Eat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cancer may have robbed Roger Ebert of the ability to eat, but it won't stop him from dishing out cooking advice. Four years after can...

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.

Roger Ebert BLASTS 3D As A 'Juvenile Abomination'

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

So how does Roger Ebert really feel about 3D? He shared his blunt, brief opinion of the new tech trend in a recent post on Twitter. (And it isn't p...

'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...

Roger Ebert Names His Favorites To Follow On Twitter

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Twitter is so many things to so many people: infomercial, backyard fence, brain dump. The funny, famous, famous for the wrong reasons or simply very u...

Roger Ebert: The Way He Was In College

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Keeping with our "The Way They Were" theme this week -- highlighting the college exploits of Jon Stewart, Nancy Pelosi, Rod Blagojevich and more -- we...

Francis Ford Coppola: 3D Is Just A Way 'To Make You Pay More Money'

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Roger Ebert has been one of the most outspoken critics of 3D movies yet, blasting it as "a waste of a perfectly good dimension" and "juvenile abominat...

Roger Ebert's Electronic Voice: How It Was Created

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Roger Ebert was able to recapture his voice thanks to a unique technology pioneered by a company named CereProc. Ebert's initial attempts to capture ...

Roger Ebert's Oprah Interview Preview: Listen To Ebert's Computer Generated Voice (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Tuesday, film critic Roger Ebert will go on "Oprah" for a much anticipated interview. Ebert has been voiceless for almost four years, following su...

Roger Ebert To Appear On 'Oprah' Tuesday With New Voice

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During Roger Ebert's much-anticipated appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Tuesday, the iconic film critic who has been voiceless for two years foll...

Roger Ebert's Last Words, Continued: 'I Don't Mind People Knowing What I Look Like, But I Don't Want Them Thinking I'm Dying'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Roger Ebert has written a beautiful response to Chris Jones' Esquire article 'Roger Ebert's Last Words' in the Chicago Sun-Times. This interview wi...

Roger Ebert On Gene Siskel: 'We Were Born To Be Siskel & Ebert, I Just Miss The Guy So Much'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Film critic Roger Ebert lost his ability to speak nearly four years ago, when he underwent a tracheostomy, a procedure that opens an ...

Chicago On Twitter: Local Tweeps Worth Following

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Social interaction in freezing temperatures is not so easy. "Oh, you are hanging out there tonight? I don't think I can physically handle a bus ride."...

With "Avatar," Technology Has Never Looked So Human in Film (VIDEO)

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Technology has never looked so human in film. James Cameron has created a wholly believable, realistic world, at once marking a new cinematic era and expanding the possibilities of film in our technology-dependent, digital entertainment-driven 21st century. From here on out, movies will be divided into two epochs: B.A. and A.A. Before "Avatar," After "Avatar."

WATCH: Top Technology Movies Of The Decade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

James's Cameron's "Avatar," which has humanized the use technology like no film before it, "inaugurates the next generation and raises the bar," Roger...

I'll Analyze It... With Science!

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Mendelson


Keeping Score in Chicago Episode 31: 2009: The Final Score

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

Richard Roeper dishes on the best and worst movies of the 2009, why Spider-man is the next De Niro, and quashes his overblown Internet beef with Roger Ebert.

2009, Apocalypse Now

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Giles Slade

The Copenhagen conference is billed as humanity's last chance to reverse climate change, but many fear we have already reached a global tipping point. Our films reflect this.

An Inglourious Basterdization of History

Bryan Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bryan Farrell

There is a surprising truth about WWII: nonviolence, of the kind Gandhi practiced, was used successfully against the Nazis.

My Name Is Roger, And I'm An Alcoholic | Roger Ebert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In August 1979, I took my last drink. It was about four o'clock on a Saturday afternoon, the hot sun streaming through the windows of my little carria...

Roger Ebert: "Death Panels." A Most-Excellent Term.

Chicago Sun-Times | Roger Ebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Death panels" is such an excellent term. You know exactly what it means, and therefore you know you're against them. Debate over. This term more than...

In Praise of a Real Man

Rod Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rod Lurie

If Roger Ebert's throat cancer -- devastating and unforgiving -- has not been able to stop him, then nothing as petty as the collapse of one of the nation's stalwart journalistic enterprises is going to either.