X-Men: Apocalypse is a confused, bloated, mess of a film.
Roger Ebert became film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. He is the only film critic with a star on Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame and was named honorary life member of the Directors' Guild of America. He won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Screenwriters' Guild, and honorary degrees from the American Film Institute and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Since 1989 he has hosted Ebertfest, a film festival at the Virginia Theater in Champaign-Urbana. From 1975 until 2006 he, Gene Siskel and Richard Roeper co-hosted a weekly movie review program on national TV. He was Lecturer on Film for the University of Chicago extension program from 1970 until 2006, and recorded shot-by-shot commentaries for the DVDs of "Citizen Kane," "Casablanca," "Floating Weeds" and "Dark City," and has written over 20 books.
Hellboy goes to the movies...
Thanks for the link to Michael Mirasol
Ebertfest Spot (45 sec.) from Michael Mirasol on Vimeo.
Press Play VIDEO ESSAY - Pacino: Full Roar from Nelson Carvajal on Vimeo.
By Ali Arikan
Thanks to Peanuts and baseball fan and old pal Mike Jones, head of the Illinois State Lottery.
Cold Dead Hand with Jim Carrey from Jim Carrey
PRESS RELEASE: CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Terrence Malick's 1978 film "Days of Heaven" won an Oscar for best cinematography, and Roger Ebert likely found that no surprise. It is "above all one of the most beautiful films ever made," Ebert said in a 1997 review. So it's only appropriate that the film will open the 15th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival on April 17 in the big-screen, newly renovated Virginia Theater in downtown Champaign.
The eve of the birth of the great horse Secretariat, as recounted by William Nack, his bigrapher:
The story of Grandpa Joe and Secretariat.
I was never, however, as sentimental about Yo-Yos as I later became about movies and Yo-Yos --as this earlier blog entry makes clear
Click here for a page of the 2013 CAFC full speeches from the Award Ceremony.
And click here for the Honor Roll of Chicago Film Critics' complete list of winners of the 2013 Awards.