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    Default RIP Roger Ebert

    Just hitting the news....

    http://news.yahoo.com/sun-times-fame...194432507.html

    RIP but "thumbs down" for leaving us so soon.

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    I always enjoyed his reviews.

    He never seemed to take himself too seriously.

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    Now both he and Gene Siskel are gone too soon from cancer. I remember watching the two of them on PBS Sneak Previews back in the late 70s. They loved to disagree and that was part of show that was fun.

    Two thumbs down...
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    Wow! RIP. I loved his and Siskel's show. The last thing I saw in the news was his cancer had reoccurred, and now this.

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    Sad news. I can honestly say he's one of the few critics whose opinions tend to fall directly in line with mine. As such, I looked forward to going to his website every Thursday to read his new reviews. Often funny, sometimes controversial, but ALWAYS insightful.

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    Great show, even though I often disagreed with their opinions (at least here and there). Is there anything that has replaced them! I know all of my students webout on

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/

    But it's not quite the same!

    RIP!

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    Thanks for sharing. I had not heard the sad news. I always enjoyed the old Siskel & Ebert show.

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    Huge props to him ! Apparently, he was a drinking, partying, player that used to hang at the Playboy Mansion ! I never would'a guessed that about him. FWIW I only saw eye-to-eye with him on movies approx. 60%-70% of the time. Gone too soon, for sure !

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    A brave man who stood up to cancer and kept working and living life as fully as he could.

    BTW, he wrote the screenplay for return to the valley of the dolls, or one of the valley of the dolls.
    humpty dumpty was pushed

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    So sad to hear this. I have many good memories of his life's work.
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    I loved it when he and Siskel had rather heated disagreements. They ended up with shooting that look at each other like: You're an idiot with every once in awhile, I swear it, an fu look.

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    RIP Roger, we'll miss you. I started watching Roger and Gene on PBS also back in the day. I respected their reviews and agreed on them 60% of the time. It was always a lively show to see Gene and Roger go at each other and Habanero is right,lol, sometimes there would___ be those moments of looks of hate filled daggers shooting out of their eyes,lol!!! I think after Gene left us and Roger teamed up with Richard Roeper I didn't watch the show as often .

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    That does get a big thumbs down.

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    Gone too soon! The surgery he had left him so disfigured, but didn't seem to dim his spirit. I too miss his reviews with Gene Siskel. I tended to agree with Roger's film criticisms more than Gene.

    I wonder if they liked each other off camera?
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    He had a run. RIP

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