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Old 2007-08-25, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Ebert: No thumbs, up or down, on TV show

LOS ANGELES - Roger Ebert has turned thumbs down on thumb reviews for "At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper."

Ebert, who is negotiating a new contract with the syndicated TV show's distributor, Disney-ABC Domestic Television, is a copyright holder on the signature "thumbs up-thumbs down" judgment that's part of each film review.
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Old 2007-08-27, 02:35 AM   #2
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Best wishes to Roger ... I cannot wait to see him back on TV doing what he does so well ... reviewing movies. I may not always agree with his reviews, but he has introduced me to many movies over the years that I would have otherwise missed ... movies that never got the big press and only had limited releases.
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Old 2007-08-27, 10:08 AM   #3
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Unfortunately it looks unlikely that he'll ever be back on TV. He's totally lost the ability to speak, and he's still very fragile, needing regular medical attention.
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An interesting article on Ebert, Siskel et al.: The Front Page: Thumbs Gone
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Old 2007-08-31, 01:15 PM   #5
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^^^ It looks like Roger himself actually commented on the blog entry with more insight. Very interesting read indeed.

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I watched the latest programme without the thumbs and actually liked it better. The reviewers had to articulate better their feelings about the movie.
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That program had the guy from HDNet as the guest host.
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