The film breathes exhilarating life into its tired premise, thanks to some dazzling action choreography, stylish visuals and–most importantly–a vintage anti-hero performance from Keanu Reeves.
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.
The web site claims: "This Tea Party science fiction movie trailer is better than both 'Atlas Shrugged' movies put together."
From io9, an often-provocative website, the story of how this trailer is the hit of the current conservative action congress. åå
Alex Kazhinsky of Lincolnwood is this year's Grand Prize winner in the annual Outguess Ebert contest — and tells me, "It's a big thrill to win your contest after playing it for so many years!"
Go here in order to enter contest #372.
The Ends of Violence: The Conclusions of Clint Eastwood from Matthew Cheney on Vimeo.
Here is the Press Play article by Matthew Cheney.
Shady New Wendy's Deal Offering Five Hamburgers For Free, No Questions Asked
A full story by Jane Velez-Miller.
Thanks for the link to Cynthia Dagnal-Muron.