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Roger Ebert: The Balcony Is Closed

Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:34 pm

When I grew up, I was always a big Siskel & Ebert fan. Though I didn't always agree with Roger's opinions, I always respected him for his candor and sense of humor. Seems Ebert & Roeper is now taking a permanent leave of absence. :,-(

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2008/07 ... losed.html
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Re: Roger Ebert: The Balcony Is Closed

Postby JasonSeahorn » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:43 pm

Sad to hear the show as we know it is coming to an end :-t
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Re: Roger Ebert: The Balcony Is Closed

Postby knapplc » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:15 pm

The show as I know it ended when Gene Siskel died. That was a great show, and for the time (pre-cable for most people, including me), it was the ONLY outlet for movie trailers just about anywhere. I really, really liked At the Movies back in the day.

There are some great clips of their reviews from the 1980s on YouTube that are must-see. ;-D
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Re: Roger Ebert: The Balcony Is Closed

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:24 pm

I rarely watched them but knew that if it was 2 thumbs up that I wouldn't like it. I respected them just never liked what they did.
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Re: Roger Ebert: The Balcony Is Closed

Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:42 am

knapplc wrote:The show as I know it ended when Gene Siskel died. That was a great show, and for the time (pre-cable for most people, including me), it was the ONLY outlet for movie trailers just about anywhere. I really, really liked At the Movies back in the day.

There are some great clips of their reviews from the 1980s on YouTube that are must-see. ;-D


I'm too lazy to look for it, but there's a great clip of them ripping Ferris Bueller's Day Off upon their first review of it. Classic stuff indeed. Imagine ripping the quintessential teen film of the decade only to look back on your review twenty years later and chuckle. :-b
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Re: Roger Ebert: The Balcony Is Closed

Postby Metroid » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:38 am

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:
knapplc wrote:The show as I know it ended when Gene Siskel died. That was a great show, and for the time (pre-cable for most people, including me), it was the ONLY outlet for movie trailers just about anywhere. I really, really liked At the Movies back in the day.

There are some great clips of their reviews from the 1980s on YouTube that are must-see. ;-D


I'm too lazy to look for it, but there's a great clip of them ripping Ferris Bueller's Day Off upon their first review of it. Classic stuff indeed. Imagine ripping the quintessential teen film of the decade only to look back on your review twenty years later and chuckle. :-b

Here you go. ;-D
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Re: Roger Ebert: The Balcony Is Closed

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:23 pm

Metroid wrote:
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:
knapplc wrote:The show as I know it ended when Gene Siskel died. That was a great show, and for the time (pre-cable for most people, including me), it was the ONLY outlet for movie trailers just about anywhere. I really, really liked At the Movies back in the day.

There are some great clips of their reviews from the 1980s on YouTube that are must-see. ;-D


I'm too lazy to look for it, but there's a great clip of them ripping Ferris Bueller's Day Off upon their first review of it. Classic stuff indeed. Imagine ripping the quintessential teen film of the decade only to look back on your review twenty years later and chuckle. :-b

Here you go. ;-D


i'm too lazy to click the link
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Re: Roger Ebert: The Balcony Is Closed

Postby Metroid » Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:01 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:i'm too lazy to click the link

Thats cool I already clicked it and watched it for you. ;-D
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Re: Roger Ebert: The Balcony Is Closed

Postby Canucks_Fantasy » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:21 pm

Metroid wrote:
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:
knapplc wrote:The show as I know it ended when Gene Siskel died. That was a great show, and for the time (pre-cable for most people, including me), it was the ONLY outlet for movie trailers just about anywhere. I really, really liked At the Movies back in the day.

There are some great clips of their reviews from the 1980s on YouTube that are must-see. ;-D


I'm too lazy to look for it, but there's a great clip of them ripping Ferris Bueller's Day Off upon their first review of it. Classic stuff indeed. Imagine ripping the quintessential teen film of the decade only to look back on your review twenty years later and chuckle. :-b

Here you go. ;-D


I looked that up yesterday too. I was too lazy to link to it. :-b
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Re: Roger Ebert: The Balcony Is Closed

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:40 am

Metroid wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:i'm too lazy to click the link

Thats cool I already clicked it and watched it for you. ;-D


can you post a synopsis for me, or better yet a full transcript?
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