History Series / SiskelAndEbert

19th Aug '16 12:08:53 PM speedyboris
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* ThatCameOutWrong: When the duo reviewed ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', Siskel called Timothy Dalton's portrayal of Bond "mousy", which baffled Ebert.
--> '''Siskel''': I called James Bond a "mouse", and I lived to say it.
** When they reviewed ''White Squall'', one of Siskel's criticisms was that the movie had too many characters who were only defined by their struggles and not being more developed than that, and that they hit the usual archetypes. Fine, except he described it as a "shooting gallery of kids". Er... not the best combination of words.
18th Aug '16 6:40:46 PM jormis29
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* FanDisillusionment: Siskel hated ''She's Out of Control'' so much that he briefly considered quitting reviewing movies, feeling the movies had failed him. Luckily, later that day he saw ''Film/SayAnything'' and all was right with the world.

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* FanDisillusionment: Siskel hated ''She's Out of Control'' ''Film/ShesOutOfControl'' so much that he briefly considered quitting reviewing movies, feeling the movies had failed him. Luckily, later that day he saw ''Film/SayAnything'' and all was right with the world.



* SunkCostFallacy: Referenced when they reviewed ''She's Out of Control''.

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* SunkCostFallacy: Referenced when they reviewed ''She's Out of Control''.''Film/ShesOutOfControl''.
26th Jul '16 6:19:03 AM jamespolk
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** Both Gene and Roger had it in for the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s Documentary committee and their opaque at best and corrupt at worst method of selecting the nominees for Best Documentary feature. It seemed just about every year there would be an exclusion that would piss Gene and Roger off, most notably ''Hoop Dreams'' in 1994, but also ''The Thin Blue Line'' in 1988 and ''Roger and Me'' in 1989.

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** Both Gene and Roger had it in for the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s Documentary committee and their opaque at best and corrupt at worst method of selecting the nominees for Best Documentary feature. It seemed just about every year there would be an exclusion that would piss Gene and Roger off, most notably ''Hoop Dreams'' ''Film/HoopDreams'' in 1994, but also ''The Thin Blue Line'' in 1988 and ''Roger and Me'' in 1989.
22nd Jul '16 7:47:23 AM speedyboris
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* SunkCostFallacy: Referenced when they reviewed ''She's Out of Control''.
--> '''Siskel''': When I'm in a bad movie in a theater, uh, aren't you surprised that people stay?\\
'''Ebert''': I think maybe they've just, they've spent their money, they don't have any place to go for two hours-\\
'''Siskel''': Yes, but I would say this, when you're talking about robbing your life, see my thing is, I've always wanted to say to people is, I just want to stand up in the middle of a bad movie in a theater and say, "Aren't your lives worth more, for two hours than the", even, seven bucks in New York City. $3.50 an hour, that's below minimum wage, the ''new'' minimum wage! ''(Ebert laughs)'' Get out, and live!\\
'''Ebert''': Go stand in the lobby and ''talk''!
11th Jul '16 7:16:20 AM speedyboris
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--> '''Michael''': It's about 10,000 pounds of cheese on a cracker, and Richard, now and then, you know what I'm in the mood for? 10,000 pounds of cheese on a cracker!



--> '''Michael''': It's about 10,000 pounds of cheese on a cracker, and Richard, now and then, you know what I'm in the mood for? 10,000 pounds of cheese on a cracker!
11th Jul '16 7:16:07 AM speedyboris
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** Siskel gave a surprising thumbs up to ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', saying the lightning fast editing and constant camera movement actually [[NarmCharm amused him after a while.]]
21st Jun '16 5:36:41 AM speedyboris
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--> '''Siskel''': This scene is preposterous, no matter how much you like looking at these actors' bodies.

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--> '''Siskel''': This scene is preposterous, a totally preposterous scene, no matter how much you like looking at these actors' bodies.
20th Jun '16 1:23:50 PM speedyboris
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** The same went for ''Film/BarbWire''; Siskel got annoyed at Pamela Anderson's "assets" being shoved in his face.
20th Jun '16 12:33:05 PM speedyboris
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* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Siskel derided the sex scene in ''Film/{{Disclosure}}'', saying it was unrealistic for the boss to sleep with an employee on the first night:
--> '''Siskel''': This scene is preposterous, no matter how much you like looking at these actors' bodies.
20th Jun '16 5:46:22 AM speedyboris
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--> '''Michael''': It's 10,000 pounds of cheese on a cracker, and Richard y'know what I'm sometimes in the mood for? 10,000 pounds of cheese on a cracker!

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--> '''Michael''': It's about 10,000 pounds of cheese on a cracker, and Richard y'know Richard, now and then, you know what I'm sometimes in the mood for? for? 10,000 pounds of cheese on a cracker!
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