Tuesday, June 15, 2021

TOM SHALES TO JOIN EBERT ON FILM BLOG

September 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Tom Shales, the former television critic for the Washington Post, will be joining film critic Roger Ebert on Ebert’s blog, presumably to engage in the kind of interchange about movies that marked Ebert’s years on television with Gene Siskel and Richard Roeper. Ebert wrote on his blog that when Siskel fell ill in 1999, “we […]

INCIPIENT PROTEST RISES OVER INCEPTION SNUB

January 26, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Fans of Christopher Nolan as well as numerous film critics and Nolan’s colleagues were expressing consternation Tuesday over the fact that Nolan was once again snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when it announced its Oscar nominations for best director. Although Nolan’s Inception was nominated in eight categories, including best picture, […]

KANYE WEST RAPS TREATMENT BY MATT LAUER

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Rap singer Kanye West took to his Twitter account Wednesday to complain about his treatment by Matt Lauer during an interview taped for today’s (Thursday) edition of NBC’s Today show. West was asked about former President George W. Bush’s comment that the singer’s criticism that he did not care about black people during the Hurricane […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE SWITCH

August 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Reviews for The Switch are pretty much equally divided between the “bad” and the “not bad,” with a few glowing and a few derisive ones thrown in — also in equal measure. Richard Roeper in the Chicago Sun-Times warns viewers about what he calls “The Head Lice Montage.” Until that appears, he says, they are […]