Roger Ebert Hospitalized with Fractured Hip

CHICAGO (AP) — Famed Chicago movie critic Roger Ebert has been hospitalized with a hip fracture. His wife, Chaz Ebert, told The Associated Press on Thursday that her husband was doing much better and “doctors are making assessments” about when he could leave the hospital. Roger Ebert then posted on Twitter that he does not […]

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Roger Ebert Says ‘Movies’ Is Going on Hiatus

CHICAGO (AP) — Movie critic Roger Ebert says the public television program “Ebert Presents: At The Movies” will go on hiatus at the end of December. The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic wrote on his blog Wednesday the move is necessary to allow the public television stations that carry the show to plan their programs for the […]

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Ebert Says Show in Danger of Being Canceled

By DON BABWIN CHICAGO — Famed film critic Roger Ebert is telling his readers that he may have to cancel his television show “Ebert Presents: At the Movies” unless someone steps up and helps him and his wife pay for it. The Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic wrote on his blog Sunday night that after an […]

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Roger Ebert Enlisting High-Powered Voice-Overs

By Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press CHICAGO – Roger Ebert has enlisted some high-powered stand-ins to do voice-overs for his new TV show while finishing touches are made to his customized electronic voice. Famed director Werner Herzog’s German-accented voice read the script for a review of the film “My Dog Tulip” while Ebert typed during the show’s debut […]

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Roger Ebert Returns with New PBS Review Show

BY: CARYN ROUSSEAU CHICAGO – Roger Ebert is returning to the small screen. The famous film critic stopped appearing on television movie review shows in 2006 when cancer surgery left him unable to speak. But now he has his own segment on a new program, “Ebert Presents at the Movies.” The weekly show debuts Friday […]

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Roger Ebert’s New Show Replaces Co-Host

NEW YORK – Chicago-based film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky is joining Roger Ebert’s upcoming movie review show. Vishnevetsky is replacing the previously announced Elvis Mitchell, the show announced Tuesday. No explanation was given for Mitchell’s departure. The Russian-born Vishnevetsky, 24, writes for the film website Mubi and contributes to the Chicago Reader. He’ll appear alongside co-host […]

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Roger Ebert To Revive ‘At The Movies’ on PBS

The classic ‘thumbs up/thumbs down’ method of movie reviewing will be returning to television when PBS begins broadcasting ‘Roger Ebert Presents At The Movies,’ a weekly half-hour film criticism show that revives the format that made Roger Ebert, along with his partner Gene Siskel, household names. Ebert announced it on his journal today at the […]

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