August 18, 2010
Goodbye, At the Movies
The balcony is closed. Last night was the final episode of At the Movies, which for 35 years provided a forum for some of the most insightful and impassioned movie criticism on television. Beginning as Sneak Previews in 1975 with a pair of Chicago-based film critics (Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert), At the Movies had a number of co-hosts and cosmetic changes over the years, but it endured because of its ingeniously simple concept: two people talking about the movies with insight, wit, and passion. The influence of At the Movies on contemporary film criticism is difficult to overstate -- it's certainly inspired a generation of film geeks currently critiquing movies in print and on the web.
April 4, 2007
The Return of Roger Ebert
Since Rotten Tomatoes is a website dedicated to movies, movie fans and movie critics, we obviously think a lot of Roger Ebert around here. And after a series of surgeries and a long time spent on the road to recovery, it looks like the Pulitzer-winning movie man is about to get back to work.