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Offline Cincinnatus

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ROGER EBERT DEAD
« on: April 04, 2013, 03:44:18 PM »
Headline on Drudge. No details but Ebert has been suffering from cancer and recently had a recurrence.

I wish no ill on the dead but must admit I will not miss him and his Liberal rantings.
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Re: ROGER EBERT DEAD
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 04:16:52 PM »
Uh, bye.  Rest in peace.

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Re: ROGER EBERT DEAD
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 04:25:06 PM »
I thought he was a very fine writer of movie reviews, and I found his reviews insightful and provocative; so much so that I own his book and consult with it regularly if there is a vintage movie I am thinking about watching.  His politics, not so much.
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Re: ROGER EBERT DEAD
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 04:41:21 PM »



"Well.......bye!"
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

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Re: ROGER EBERT DEAD
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 04:46:38 PM »
The pic on Drudge freaks me out...I wish he would take it down..

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Re: ROGER EBERT DEAD
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 04:58:06 PM »
I found his reviews insightful and provocative...

Beg to differ with you, massadvj. Ebert lost any credibility as a film critic with me years ago when he spoke in praise of The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and Last Exit to Brooklyn, both of which were vile and disgusting films. Never paid any attention to him after that.
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Offline quidnunc

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Re: ROGER EBERT DEAD
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 07:55:02 PM »
My default position was that if Roger Ebert gave a movie a thumbs up I made a point NOT to see it unless there was corroboration from a more trustworthy source.

And of course it goes without saying that his political opinions were bat-guano crazy.

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Re: ROGER EBERT DEAD
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 10:57:31 PM »
Once again, I'm fairly confident I really haven't missed anything by not going to the movies in the past decade or two.
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Re: ROGER EBERT DEAD
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 11:20:55 PM »
Once again, I'm fairly confident I really haven't missed anything by not going to the movies in the past decade or two.

In hearty agreement.  The last movie I was willing to pay to see was about Johnny Cash.  Nothing that involves the LA culture has any interest for me. 


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