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  • New show thumbs its nose at quality criticism

    This weekend, when Roger Ebert severs ties with the nationally syndicated movie review show that had been his broadcast pulpit for most of its 33 years, when jumpy Richard Roeper (who replaced lanky Gene Siskel in 2000) bids adieu to the sacred cultural...
  • A new era for Ebert-less 'At the Movies'

    A new era for Ebert-less 'At the Movies'
    "At the Movies," the syndicated series that introduced the TV-watching masses to passionate on-air debates about film, is about to get a major face-lift. Disney Domestic Television announced Tuesday that critic Roger Ebert -- who's been off the show...
  • 10 closest Oscar races in the past 20 years

     
    One of the shrewdest Oscarologists on the planet is Tariq Khan of Fox News, who often generously shares his views of current and past derbies with Gold Derby readers. Here he takes a nostalgic look at the past two decades, offering his take on the most...
  • Roger Ebert on Esquire's profile of him: 'I got a jolt'

     
    There are really only two words you need to describe Roger Ebert: indispensable, which would apply to his four decades of brilliant essays and criticism; and indomitable, which would apply to how he's handled his past few years of debilitating......
  • Endorsement

     
    Somehow, I completely missed the 1992 film version of "Of Mice and Men" when it came out. Gene Siskel gave it 3 1/2 stars in his Tribune review: Gary Sinise directs and costars with Steppenwolf Theater colleague John Malkovich in......
  • The Morning Fix: Hit the ATM before the movies! Thumbs down for good. MGM may hit pause on sale

     
    After the coffee. Before the dreaded 7 a.m. flight to D.C. Recession? Who cares? Several movie chains are raising their prices, primarily but not exclusively on 3-D movies. The Wall Street Journal reports that Regal, Cinemark and AMC are among......
  • 'At the Movies,' onetime home to Siskel & Ebert, will fade to black this summer

     
    After a revolving door of hosts and much backstage drama, it's finally a wrap for "At the Movies." The weekly syndicated program, which made celebrities out of its then-hosts, dueling movie reviewers Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, has aired on......
  • Tim Guinee–an actor with character

     
    I first met Tim Guinee when he came to speak to young actors at his alma mater, the North Carolina School of the Arts (as it was then-called).  He wasn't there to give them the “Look at me, I made it and you can too” talk. He was all about...
  • Mike Diedrich - Director/Producer of "Ballhawk"

    Mike Diedrich is the Producer/Director of 'Ballhawks', a documentary showcasing the Wrigley Field ballhawks who roam outside the field in search of homers/foul balls. Narrated by Bill Murray, and with an appearance by Ron Santo, the film premieres at...
  • Siskel on Jordan in 'Space Jam': 'He is great-looking; his eyes sparkle, and he has a star aura.'

    An excerpt from the late Gene Siskel's review of "Space Jam," originally published in the Chicago Tribune on Nov. 15, 1996. Our Flick of the Week is "Space Jam" -- you may have heard of it. A certain basketball player teams with cartoon characters to...
  • March 5 - Amanda Puck

    March 5 - Amanda Puck
    Oscar Night America Sunday, March 7 6:00 p.m. The Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State Street Chicago For tickets: (312) 846-2072 www.ticketmaster.com www.siskelfilmcenter.org Moet Golden Glamour Ingredients: 4 oz Moët & Chandon 0.25 oz Navan...
  • October 15 - Homer Bryant and Terry Spencer Hesser

    October 15 - Homer Bryant and Terry Spencer Hesser
    The world premiere screening event of a new documentary film "Raising the Barre: The Homer Bryant Story" will benefit the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center. Event: Wednesday, October 21 Event starts at 5:30 p.m., film at 7:30 p.m. Gene Siskel Film...