Topic: Roger Ebert

Parting Tweet: On Jackasses and Roger Ebert

Parting Tweet: On Jackasses and Roger Ebert

I haven’t yet written anything about the Ryan Dunn/Roger Ebert/Bam Margera incident, because I’m generally ambivalent about this culture of making jokes about people who have recently died. I’m certainly not immune to it — I’ll admit I’m guilty of having done it in the past — but I’m reconsidering my feelings about whether it’s something I, personally, am comfortable doing. However, this falls under our purview enough that it might be time to weigh in. More »

Who Is Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Roger Ebert’s New ‘At The Movies’ Host?

Who Is Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Roger Ebert's New 'At The Movies' Host?

Roger Ebert just announced that a 24-year-old cutie named Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will serve as co-host on his upcoming film review show, Roger Ebert Presents at The Movies. Ignatiy will join 38-year-old Christy Lemire on the series, which will feature weekly segments from Roger himself, communicating via computer-generated voice.

So who is this unknown kid named Ignatiy? He’s a Moscow-born resident of Roger Ebert’s hometown of Chicago who’s mostly known for his writing on the movie-centric site Mubi. More »

No Thumbs Up Kick-Ass?

No Thumbs Up Kick-Ass?

The fact that everyone’s favorite movie critic Roger Ebert hated Marvel’s Kick-Ass doesn’t mean we still aren’t totally psyched to see it, especially because his review seems more concerned about the Tarantino-esque violence that young children enact in the film. Plus there’s this line: “A little later, I reflected that possibly only Nic Cage could seem to shoot a small girl point-blank and make it, well, funny.” He’s talking about this scene, btw: More »