(Getty Images)Roger Ebert always was, and always will be, the first opinion I seek out about a movie. He's gone now and I won't be able to check in at the Chicago Sun-Times' website and see what he thinks about a new film ever again. But, that's okay. Mr. Ebert was just as pragmatic about the idea of his own death as he was about film theory. He once quoted Walt Whitman when writing about the subject:"I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,If you want me again look for me...Read Full Story
(Universal | Getty Images | DreamWorks)In his long career as one of the most popular and well-versed film critics in the United States, Roger Ebert always stuck to his sense of what he thought was right. Sometimes it takes more guts to pan a movie everyone loves than it does to love something everyone hates. But still, it's curious he didn't see the value in some of the most-loved and highly-acclaimed movies of the past 40 years. Editor's notes: *Ebert did revise his position on a few of...Read Full Story
(Getty Images)Film fans found themselves mourning the loss of the most famous film critic ever on Thursday as news spread of Roger Ebert's death. He was 70 years old.According to a family friend speaking to the Chicago Sun-Times, the newspaper Ebert had called home since 1967, the critic died on Thursday. While a cause of death has not yet been confirmed, Ebert battled cancer for years, famously losing both his voice and his jaw to the disease in 2006. Despite his ailment he was a prolific...Read Full Story
Sad news today, folks: Legendary film critic Roger Ebert passed away today after a long fight with cancer. Ebert's death was confirmed by the Chicago Sun-Times. He was 70.Ebert was married to trial attorney Charlie "Chaz" Hammelsmith and she was by his since they married in 1992. They met back in 1989. Hammel-Smith said of their early relationship: “I love writing to him. When we first started dating, Roger and I would write to each other every morning."In 2012, he said of his wife: "I sensed...Read Full Story
Famed movie critic Roger Ebert will appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show tomorrow, leading some to wonder: What happened to Roger Ebert? Photos of the film pro show the results of the surgery he underwent to remove his jaw due to cancer, and he looks physically different than he has in the past. According to LATimes.com, Ebert can't speak or eat -- he's fed through a G-tube in a hole in his stomach -- because of his surgeries. He spent around 12 months in and out of hospitals under the knife...Read Full Story
Roger Ebert is the famous movie critic for the Chicago Sun-Times who made a name for himself with the show "Siskel and Ebert." The show was renamed "Ebert and Roeper" when Roger Roeper replaced the late Gene Siskel.