April 4, 2013
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We have a habit of turning sentimental about celebrities who are struck down — Muhammad Ali, Christopher Reeve — transforming them into mystics; still, it’s almost impossible to sit beside Roger Ebert, lifting blue Post-it notes from his silk fingertips, and not feel as though he’s become something more than he was. He has those hands. And his wide and expressive eyes, despite everything, are almost always smiling.

There is no need to pity me, he writes on a scrap of paper one afternoon after someone parting looks at him a little sadly. Look how happy I am.

"

— Chris Jones, in an Esquire profile on Ebert from two years ago.

March 16, 2012

Romney, Santorum Supporters To Beat Living Shit Out Of Each Other At Montana Primary270

Romney, Santorum Supporters To Beat Living Shit Out Of Each Other At Montana Primary

(via Roger Ebert’s Journal)

March 2, 2012
There’s a great read about Peter Weir’s Fearless over on Roger Ebert’s site.
Forever reblog #723: anything Fearless-related. Please make a note of it.
Plus, it gives me an excuse to break this out:

There’s a great read about Peter Weir’s Fearless over on Roger Ebert’s site.

Forever reblog #723: anything Fearless-related. Please make a note of it.

Plus, it gives me an excuse to break this out:

(Source: twitter.com)

December 29, 2011
Roger Ebert revisits Robert Zemeckis' CONTACT; you should, too.

This kind of thing is why Ebert is still Ebert. Rattles off over 1,000 words on a 14-year-old movie and his prose and points make you not only contemplate the nature of the universe, but YOU WANT TO WATCH THE MOVIE AGAIN despite its debilitating McConaughey factor. That, my friends, is blogging magic and the man (Ebert, not McConaughey, obvs) has it shooting out of his pores.

Naturally, the comment string that ensues is pretty epic as well.

December 1, 2010
"Back in the years when fight scenes were staged using real actors and stunt men, they were choreographed to make sense. Now that they’re largely manufactured with computers, they approach abstract art: assemblies of images and sound cut together so quickly, and with so little attention to angle and POV, that no coherent understanding of them is possible. This is a great loss."

— Roger Ebert, from his most recent Answer Man column here

September 30, 2010
Roger E-bert E-book. De-lightful.
(click the picture for the e-book download link)

Roger E-bert E-book. De-lightful.

(click the picture for the e-book download link)

(Source: twitter.com)

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