Roger Ebert is dead...

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Admiral Buzzkill, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I'd be more annoyed if someone didn't have enough respect to spell his name correctly in the title than I would simply using the correct observation that Roger Ebert has died.

    This whole section is just a bunch of twatfuckery. Roger was a movie critic. It was his job to critique movies, and he did it with dedication, and a real passion. You don't have to agree with him all of the time. Hell, I adored the man and I didn't agree with some of his reviews. Is there anything more inane you can comment upon today, Trekker?
     
  2. Trekker4747

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    I'm sorry for having a fucking opinion. I guess I'll just go kill myself now.

    Jesus Christ even the shunshine and happiness pony guy wants to take the shit on me.
     
  3. Mr. Adventure

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    The celeb obits come in and some get you more than others. This one's hard, kind of like losing a friend, I mean we never met but I had a real affection and affinity for Roger more than just admiration or respect. Even when I didn't agree with him I still held him in warm regard. ah, sad...
     
  4. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Here's an idea: Think about why that is. Not everyone can be after you for just having an opinion. Think about how you're using it.
     
  5. Finn

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    Trekker, You are full of BS. I've seen "*insert name* is dead" in headlines and all that a million times, and I'm sure you have....like four years ago

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  6. Trekker4747

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    The New York Post. Great choice for subtle, tasteful, journalism.
     
  7. Finn

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    The Washington Post (well reputable BTW)

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    The So So USA Today

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    The LA Times

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  8. Trekker4747

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    Fine. I was wrong. I'm so fucking sorry I expressed my opinions on the way the thread was titled, my opinions on some of Ebert's reviews while at the same time praising him, saying RIP and saying I read his reviews and will miss them!

    Talk about ME nitpicking small stuff.
     
  9. Timby

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    Because saying "RIP" on a Star Trek forum that Ebert's family will never see means so much.
     
  10. Trekker4747

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    You're right. And I look like an idiot schmuck for being the only one who did it.
     
  11. Ancient Mariner

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    What a shame that a memorial thread is hijacked by an online tantrum. :eek:

    Mr. Ebert, thank you for the reviews. Thank you for your intellect. Thank you for your love of cinema.

    RIP.
     
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  13. Joby

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    Very sad news. RIP Mr. Ebert.

    It's sad that so many of the people that I grew up with our leaving this world.

    Someone mentioned watching Dark City with Ebert's audio commentary. He also did an audio commentary for Casablanca, I think I may watch that too.
     
  14. The Wormhole

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    While I didn't really agree with his opinions on a lot of movies, Ebert certainly was a stand out movie critic and I doubt we'll see another like him. RIP.
     
  15. Random_Spock

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    Seconds that. He was one heck of a good reviewer and he'll truly be missed. He was a treasure and I enjoyed watching him and Siskel on 'At the Movies' and later him and Roeper. It's not going to be the same :(.

    RIP Roger, and may you and Siskel be up there in heaven, reviewing films once more.

    *on a side note, nice avatar and location and sig quote -- a nice nod to a legend...
     
  16. the G-man

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    Roger's reviews and insights were ones I'd followed and respected for over 30 years. He'll be missed.
     
  18. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Indeed, he was. Much of my childhood involved watching "At the Movies", and there was nothing more fun than watching Gene and Roger get into a heated debate about a particular movie. One of my favorite quotes by Roger was about The Last Airbender, where he said "The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented."

    Oh, I am going to really miss that man! :lol:
    Also, his novel "This Movie Sucks" is a treasure trove of Roger Ebert wit at it's best. It's worth owning if you don't have it.

    Thank you. If I still had premium membership, my user title would have said "Critically Acclaimed." ;)
     
  19. Turtletrekker

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    My favorite Ebert piece. Not a movie review, but rather "Thoughts on Bill O'Reilly and Sqeaky the Chicago Mouse"...

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  20. Random_Spock

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    :lol: It was a joy to watch him review, learned a lot from it :). I'll have to see if my local library has that book so I can try to check it out.

    *I give him two corn cobs up -- he was corny humor at its best at times :p :lol:.*

    You're welcome. That's a good user title. Mine might have said: 'The balcony is closed...' if I had a premium account.