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The Return of Siskel & Ebert!


#1

No. A movie or TV show won’t bring Siskel back to life (Though that would be an interesting feature by itself)



But hundreds of their vintage reviews have now been posted at the Ebert/Roeper site:

http://www.atthemoviestv.com/

(Search engine in the middle)



Good to finally check out what they had to say about the likes of:

Blue Velvet

Universal Solider

Mystery Train

The Thin Red Line

Killing Zoe

Wired

Naked Lunch




Some I never knew they reviewed:

Hana-Bi

Santa Sangre




And of course, their classic wars:

Barfly

Kids in the Hall-Brain Candy

Carlito’s Way




The archives seem to only go as far back as 1986, So no I Spit On Your Grave at the moment. :frowning:


#2

lol I know they hate I spit on your grave, I believe the dvd has the review.



Btw i dont really like siskel and this is why:



From wikipedia:



The 1996 Chris Farley film Black Sheep was the first and only movie, Siskel claimed, that caused him to walk out of the theater while viewing.This is actually the second movie he may have walked out of. He vociferously described how sickened he was by the 1980 slasher film Maniac (on “Sneak Previews”), and walked out 30 minutes into the movie, saying the film “could not redeem itself” by the amount of violence shown up to that point.



Siskel’s favorite film was Saturday Night Fever, which he claimed to have seen 17 times. He liked the movie so much, he bought the famous white disco suit (worn by John Travolta in the movie) at a charity auction.



…wtf?


#3

Maniac is a great film. I cant stand there show there not “down to earth” so to speak, everything seems too proper.


#4

[quote=“me”]
The 1996 Chris Farley film Black Sheep was the first and only movie, Siskel claimed, that caused him to walk out of the theater while viewing.[/quote]

Cool, about to go check it out. ;D



Interesting to know (On the Natural Born Killers review) that Siskel loved the “Mickey & Mallory TV Show” segment of the movie, but that’s the part that made Tarantino get up and walk out of the movie. Granted, it wasn’t the way he wrote the scene, but it’s a trip how a non-approved adjustment can have a positive effect for other viewers.


#5

This is too cool! :smiley:


#6

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that four-eyed fat fucker said that my favorite movie sucked balls. The scene with the billiard balls in motion was a classic Scorsese creation, and yet he said it looked like a TV advertisement. Fuck him. >:(


#7

I respect him and all but sometimes he’s an asshole, I know I spit on your grave isnt some peoples cup of tea but there was no need for him to try to get the movie banned.


#8

[quote=“Kilgore Trout”]
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that four-eyed fat fucker said that my favorite movie sucked balls. The scene with the billiard balls in motion was a classic Scorsese creation, and yet he said it looked like a TV advertisement. Fuck him. >:(
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I don’t think CoM is Scorsese’s best but I agree with you. Fuck him.


#9

[quote=“Bad Max”]
I don’t think CoM is Scorsese’s best but I agree with you. Fuck him.
[/quote]
it ain’t his best…but it’s my favorite


#10

I dont get Roger Ebert, he thinks Miller’s Crossing is complex. Not to mention he also thinks The Osterman Weekend doesn’t make any sense.


#11

Not being from America, I don’t know these guys very much, although I’ve certainly heard of them and seen some videos. But it’s cool. Check out the Scorsese video where he and Ebert talks about the best 90’s film, including Pulp Fiction. And that Asian guy in Scorsese’s best film looks like Nic Cage. No wonder Rob Zombie casted him as Fu Manchu.


#12

Funny how Ebert dissed Lost Highway cause it made no sense, then praised Mulholland Dr. cause it made no sense. ;D


#13

After viewing quite a bit of these videos, I must say they are mostly entertaining, especially as review-videos. Some I don’t agree with, and some are just blasphemous, but considering that they’re reviewing films just premiered (many films are slow classics), some of the reviews can be forgiven. Thumbs up for me.