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Chaz Ebert Executive Producing Emmett Till Film

The movie will be based on the book Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America, which was written by Till's mother Mamie Till-Mobley and award-winning journalist Christopher Benson....

'The Grey' Affected Roger Ebert So Much, He Walked Out Of Next Screening

Remember The Grey? The Liam Neeson survival-action movie? It passed audiences by in 2011, making little impression box-office and taking just over $70 million on a budget of $25 million.Liam Neeson starred in the survival...

Oscar Nominations Court Controversy

The reaction to this week's Oscar nominations was a loud one, because Academy voters played it so safe in a year when films expanded to explore a diverse array of themes. Throughout 2014, actors and...

'The Maltese Falcon' Sells For $4 Million, But What's The Most Expensive Movie Item?

The Maltese Falcon, a statuette of a bird featuring in the classic 1941 detective thriller, sold for more than $4 million at Bonhams auction house on Monday (November 25, 2013).The Maltese Falcon Sold For $4...

Dance Tribute To Roger Ebert Led By Tilda Swinton, To Barry White Song

If there’s one thing Tilda Swinton knows how to do (and we reckon she knows how to do far more than just the one thing), it’s ‘create a stir’ and that’s exactly what she did...

Tilda Swinton Kicks Off Spontaneous Dance Party In Memory Of Roger Ebert

Tilda Swinton might be one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood, but the woman isn’t afraid to get down, yo! At the annual Ebertfest – the affectionate name for “Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival,...

Ben Stiller Received Personal Apology From Roger Ebert Over Zoolander Review

Funnyman Ben Stiller received a personal apology from Roger Ebert after the legendary film critic slated his 2001 movie Zoolander.The late writer, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this month (04Apr13), published a scathing...

Ebertfest Day Two Continues To Celebrate The Legacy Of Roger Ebert

The passing of Roger Ebert earlier this month was met with unanimous respect for one of the movie industries' most revered critics and essayists. Over the course of the week, Ebkert will have his praises...

Late Film Critic Roger Ebert Laid To Rest At Chicago Cathedral

Roger Ebert funeral was held today in his native Illinois, with the great film critique laid to rest in front of family, friends and well wishes at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral. The only man to...

Richard Roeper Remembers The Late Roger Ebert

Before his death on Thursday after a reoccurrence of cancer, Roger Ebert forged a reputation as a stellar film critic. His honest, brash style made his reviews thoroughly entertaining, and despite his unflinching style, he...

Remembering Roger Ebert – The Late Critic Who Made Reviewing Films His Art

It’s not often actors and film directors combine to praise a film critic. But – such was his influence to cinema – it’s hard to find a bad word for Roger Ebert, who passed away...

Film Buffs Mourn Roger Ebert's Death At Age 70

The world of cinema mourns the death of Roger Ebert today. The most influential film critic and the man, who taught a generation to love “the movies” died yesterday at the age of 70.Ebert had...

Roger Ebert Dies Aged 70: The Five Movies He Hated The Most

Roger Ebert, the esteemed American journalist, movie critic and screenwriter, has died aged 70 after a long battle with cancer. Ebert worked as a critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 right up until his...

A Leave Of Presence: Movie Critic Roger Ebert Scales Back His Work, As Cancer Returns

The famed movie critic Roger Ebert has been forced to scale back his reviewing work, after a “painful fracture” in his leg has been re-diagnosed as a cancer. “The 'painful fracture' that made it difficult...

Fractured Hip, But No Surgery: Roger Ebert Tweets After Hospitalization

The renowned film critic Roger Ebert is in hospital with a broken hip, Chicago Sun-Times reports today (December 7, 2012). Doctors have told the press that Ebert – who has been reviewing movies for the...

Movie Reviews: Skyfall

When the last 007 movie, Quantum of Solace, opened in 2008, critics railed at the decision to turn Bond into an action hero. He is too good for that! remarked Roger Ebert in the Chicago...

Is 'The Dark Knight Rises' Immune From Criticism?

Is 'The Dark Knight Rises' immune from criticism? Some of its fans certainly seem to think so. It would appear that some of Christopher Nolan's supporters have been getting a little carried away with upholding...

Movie Reviews Ice Age Continental Drift

Critics have given the fourth Ice Age movie, Continental Drift , a mostly cool-to-cold reception. Sean O'Connell in the Washington Post , suggests that viewers are nonetheless likely to overlook its faults. "Logic [in the...

Movie Reviews Savages

There's nothing quite like an Oliver Stone movie to set the critics off in all directions like ants when a stone is dropped on their anthill. Savages is no exception. It's often Stone's liberal politics...

Movie Reviews Magic Mike

It may seem surprising that a movie about male strippers would become one of the best-reviewed films of the year, but such is the case with Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike , starring Channing Tatum and...

Movie Reviews Rock Of Ages

Over rock and roll's "ages" since the 1950s -- and especially since the 1980s -- pop music lovers have split into separate in-groups, each one becoming a veritable religion unto itself, each one scorning the...

Movie Reviews Prometheus

Clearly, given the reputation that Ridley Scott's Alien had as one of the great classics of sci-fi film, his prequel, Prometheus , has fostered high expectations. Several critics have suggested that they have gone unfulfilled....

Movie Reviews Snow White And The Huntsman

Somewhat surprisingly, given what several critics regarded as a put-offish title, there are only a handful of negative reviews for Snow White and the Huntsman , starring Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth in the title...

Movie Reviews The Raven

It's as if the makers of The Raven were begging for trouble. After all, they've made the victim of a serial killer who recreates Edgar Allan Poe's lethal pendulum -- a critic! So now it's...

Cusack's 'The Raven' Take A Beating From Critics

The last few days have not been kind to John Cusack and his new period thriller The Raven. On paper, the movie looks intriguing; an imagining of what happened at the end of Edgar Allen...

Movie Reviews Act Of Valor

Film critics seem to be having difficulty getting a handle on Act of Valor -- understandable given the fact that the movie reportedly started out as a training and recruitment film for Navy SEALs. It...

'The Vow' Aiming To Woo Valentines Day Romantics

Romantic-flick 'The Vow', starring Rachel Mcadams as the wife of Channing Tatum's character who awakes from a coma with no memory of their life together, is expected to clean up at the box-office this weekend....

Reviews In For Woman In Black, Daniel Radcliffe’S First Post-potter Performance

Daniel Radcliffe will soon be appearing on cinema screens, in his first ever role since the end of the Harry Potter franchise. The screen adaptation of the popular stage play The Woman In Black is...

Movie Reviews Man On A Ledge

Virtually all the critics are avoiding using the term "gripping" to describe Man on a Ledge , the drama starring Sam Worthington in which for most of the film he is seen perched on a...

Dolly Parton's Joyful Noise Labelled 'A Hot Holy Mess'

Reviews of Dolly Parton 's new movie Joyful Noise have been less than complimentary to the country music star, who celebrates her 66th birthday next week. The New York Times critic, Stephen Holden, went so...

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