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Archive for September, 2009

Greatest Hits of Siskel & Ebert

I was a big fan of Siskel & Ebert’s television reviews, all the way from Sneak Previews to Siskel & Ebert At The Movies.  After Siskel passed away, I still enjoyed watching Ebert & Roeper too(even without Ebert).  However I gave up on the show after they changed the format;  Ben Lyons is such a media whore that he’s unwatchable.

Apparently I’m not the only one who’s tuned out–the ratings have tanked.  As a result, starting on Labor Day they’re reverting the format and bringing in two of the best guest critics they ever had:  A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips:

In celebration of what I hope is the return of Siskel & Ebert’s classic brand of television film criticism, please to enjoy some of their most entertaining reviews(to me anyway), in semi-random order:

TWO THUMBS DOWN

TWO THUMBS UP

SPLIT DECISION

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