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  • Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic

    Roger Ebert dies at 70; Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic
    Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to...
  • 10 things you might not know about film critics

    A screenwriter who went by the pseudonyms of R. Hyde and Reinhold Timme died recently in Chicago. Others knew the man as Roger Ebert, film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Ebert's death got us thinking about interesting facts involving movie critics....
  • Why should we watch Caddyshack?

    Why should we watch Caddyshack?
    It’s fun, that’s why. I’m here for the fun. The raucous, laugh-filled experience of the Tribune’s “Slap Shot" sparked it, and I’m still getting thanks for co-hosting that event. “Caddyshack" is the “Slap...
  • 'It's in the hole!'

    'It's in the hole!'
    Let’s talk about the most famous call at The Masters. It did not occur this year at the recently completed tournament, although the way Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera played golf’s version of H-O-R-S-E for the last hour certainly lent itself...
  • Shock Theater to screen horror movies monthly

     
    Amazing news, classic horror flick lovers: The Wicker Park Arts Center will start hosting monthly creepy old movie nights, starting June 3. From Chicagoist: If there's one thing we know we love, it's classic horror movies being projected in a dark room...
  • Engine28.com, NEA fellows plan to cover L.A. theater scene like a house afire

     
    USC's Annenberg journalism school and the National Endowment for the Arts' Arts Journalism Insitute will launch engine28.com journalism project to cover Theatre Communications Group confererence, RADAR L.A. festival and other L.A. theater happenings....
  • Pixar shocker: Critics give 'Cars 2' a big thumbs down

     
    The Wall Street Journal's headline says it all: " 'Cars 2' Is a Dollar-Driven Edsel." OMG! Pixar's amazing critical winning streak is over. And in a big way. Until now, Pixar had released 11 movies, none of which had ever......
  • 'Breaking Dawn -- Part 1' lacks bite for many critics

     
    "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1": Just as the "Twilight" series of books and films split fans into two camps (Team Edward and Team Jacob, for the uninitiated) the latest film, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1" is...
  • 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' is cool and crafted, critics say

     
    "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" has captivated audiences twice already in recent years and introduced an iconic heroine in hacker Lisbeth Salander. Now David Fincher's new English-language version has the challenge of bringing Salander to life while...
  • 'Act of Valor' offers steely action, wooden acting, critics say

     
    "Act of Valor": The new action movie "Act of Valor," about an elite squad of commandos trying to foil a deadly terrorist plot, brings a novel addition to the genre: real Navy SEALs. Movie critics have found the film's action impressive, but not its...
  • 'The Lorax': not quite what the doctor ordered, critics say

     
    "The Lorax': The new animated take on "The Lorax" is receiving mixed reviews, one in a line of film adaptations of Dr. Seuss books that have failed to thrill movie critics....