History Creator / RogerEbert

26th Aug '16 7:13:49 AM Brick_of_Death
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[[caption-width-right:180: ''[-"[[SturgeonsLaw Ninety percent of academic film theory is bullshit.]] [[LaymansTerms Jargon is the last refuge of the scoundrel.]]"-]'' ]]

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[[caption-width-right:180: ''[-"[[SturgeonsLaw Ninety percent of academic film theory ''[-This man, who looks like your 4th grade english teacher, won a PulitzerPrize. There is bullshit.]] [[LaymansTerms Jargon is the last refuge of the scoundrel.]]"-]'' no god.-]'' ]]
29th Jul '16 9:17:00 PM Jeduthun
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* NoAnimalsWereHarmed:
-->"I am informed that 5,000 cockroaches were used in the filming of ''Film/JoesApartment.'' That depresses me, but not as much as the news that none of them were harmed during the production."
21st Jul '16 9:32:48 AM VoiceInTheWasteland
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** The best known example of Ebert's law that actually involves Ebert himself comes from a [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050811/REVIEWS/50725001/1023 review]] of ''Film/DeuceBigalow: European Gigolo''. Star Rob Schneider took offense to an article by Patrick Goldstein of the ''UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Times'', pointing out that several major studios turned down the chance to finance the year's Best Picture nominees while financing a sequel to a crude sex comedy. After reading it, he took out a full-page ad in the ''Hollywood Reporter'' and called Goldstein a "hack" because he had never won a Pulitzer Prize. In Ebert's review of the film, he taunted Schneider and said that he himself actually ''did'' win the Pulitzer, and thus by Schnider's criteria he was fully qualified to tell Schneider that "your movie sucks". The story took an [[HeartwarmingMoments unexpected]] turn after several back-and-forth barbs in the press. After one of Ebert's cancer surgeries, Schneider sent Ebert flowers and a "get well" card signed "Your Least Favorite Movie Star, Rob Schneider". Ebert conceded that while Schneider may make bad movies, he's a good man. Aww.

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** The best known example of Ebert's law that actually involves Ebert himself comes from a [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050811/REVIEWS/50725001/1023 review]] of ''Film/DeuceBigalow: European Gigolo''. Star Rob Schneider took offense to an article by Patrick Goldstein of the ''UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Times'', pointing out that several major studios turned down the chance to finance the year's Best Picture nominees while financing a sequel to a crude sex comedy. After reading it, he took out a full-page ad in the ''Hollywood Reporter'' and called Goldstein a "hack" because he had never won a Pulitzer Prize. In Ebert's review of the film, he taunted Schneider and said that he himself actually ''did'' win the Pulitzer, and thus by Schnider's criteria he was fully qualified to tell Schneider that "your movie sucks". The story took an [[HeartwarmingMoments unexpected]] turn after several back-and-forth barbs in the press. After one of Ebert's cancer surgeries, Schneider sent Ebert flowers and a "get well" card signed "Your Least Favorite Movie Star, Rob Schneider". Ebert conceded that while Schneider may make bad movies, he's a good man. Aww.[[HeartwarmingMoments Aww]].
19th Jul '16 11:55:48 PM jamespolk
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* RogerEbertMostHatedMoviesList

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19th Jul '16 11:55:06 PM jamespolk
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Now we have his [[RogerEbertGreatMoviesList great movies list]] and his list of [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList his least favorite movies.]]




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\n!! TropeNamer for:\n\n!!Films he really liked:

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!!Films he really hated:

* RogerEbertMostHatedMoviesList

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8th Jul '16 8:23:21 PM Fourze99
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* GuiltyPleasure: How he felt about Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan.
23rd May '16 5:12:02 PM Jeduthun
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** On the other hand, to an aspiring indie director who was disheartened because of a negative review his previous film had received (not from Ebert), he [[http://www.rogerebert.com/answer-man/why-did-the-chicken-cross-the-genders pointed out]] that the film's average Website/IMDb rating of 8.8 actually gave it a higher overall score than such films as ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' (8.6) and ''Film/StarWars'' (8.7). Ebert encouraged him to consider that maybe 8.8 wasn't so bad after all.
11th May '16 9:05:50 AM Jeduthun
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** A segment in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs'' featured obvious caricatures [[Series/SiskelAndEbert Codger Egbert and Lean Hisskill]] as a pair of TV critics who are tormented by Slappy and Skippy Squirrel for rating Slappy's cartoons "two stinky toes down."

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** A segment in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' featured obvious caricatures [[Series/SiskelAndEbert Codger Egbert and Lean Hisskill]] as a pair of TV critics who are tormented by Slappy and Skippy Squirrel for rating Slappy's cartoons "two stinky toes down."
11th May '16 8:52:33 AM Jeduthun
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The 1998 American version of ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' had the mayor of New York City as an Ebert lookalike. Used as a TakeThatCritics by the end of the film when his aide (an {{Expy}} of Creator/GeneSiskel) gives his job performance a thumbs down. This was because Siskel and Ebert had criticized Emerich's earlier productions. Ebert was offended not by the portrayal, but thought that if Emerich hated them so much he should have had the balls to have Godzilla eat them.

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The 1998 American version of ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' had the mayor of New York City as an Ebert lookalike. Used as a TakeThatCritics by the end of the film when his aide (an {{Expy}} of Creator/GeneSiskel) gives his job performance a thumbs down. This was because Siskel and Ebert had criticized Emerich's earlier productions. Ebert was offended not by the portrayal, but thought that if Emerich hated them so much he should have had the balls to have Godzilla eat them.them.
** A segment in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs'' featured obvious caricatures [[Series/SiskelAndEbert Codger Egbert and Lean Hisskill]] as a pair of TV critics who are tormented by Slappy and Skippy Squirrel for rating Slappy's cartoons "two stinky toes down."
30th Apr '16 6:13:49 AM MacronNotes
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* ThreeDMovie: Ebert was [[http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/d-minus-for-3-d a vocal detractor]], complaining often that filmmakers used them simply as a gimmick to [[PaddleballShot throw things at the audience]], and especially complaining when the technology led to a darker and dirtier picture. He advocated for 60fps, which he saw as a clearer and more vivid medium, and was disappointed that it never caught on. He gave fair shakes to ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', however.



* PaddleballShot: He cited this gimmick as one reason he disliked [[ThreeDMovie 3-D Movies]].

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* PaddleballShot: He cited this gimmick as one reason he disliked [[ThreeDMovie [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie 3-D Movies]].
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