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Random Woman Punches Movie Critic at Screening

But it wasn't about anything Stephen Witty wrote

(Newser) - A film critic got punched in the face at a press screening in New York this week, and not because he had anything bad to say about the movie. The bizarre story began when a woman sat next to Stephen Whitty, who writes for the New Jersey Star-Ledger. Whitty says... More »

Irate Movie Critic Calls 911 on Cell Phone Users

And this was at a screening for 'professionals'

(Newser) - A movie blogger irate about the use of cell phones during a Toronto International Film Festival screening called 911 to report the offense. At a midnight screening yesterday, blogger Alex Billington became increasingly annoyed by constant texting and emailing at a screening for press and film industry members.... More »

Roger Ebert's Best Zingers

'Last Rites' in particular got him riled up

(Newser) - Roger Ebert loved good movies—here's his top 10 —but those reviews aren't nearly as fun as the ones for god-awful flicks. Some of the slams getting passed around in the wake of his death today:
  • Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo: "Speaking in my official capacity as
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Hot Tub Time Machine Not So Hot

A 'baldfaced attempt to send The Hangover back to the future'

(Newser) - With a Snakes On a Plane-quality title and an all-star lineup (John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and, yes, Chevy Chase), Hot Tub Time Machine could have been a great, bad film. But critics aren't buying this "baldfaced attempt to send The Hangover back to the future." They're... More »

Our Family Wedding Not a Marriage Worth Saving

Not even America Ferrera can save this film

(Newser) - Our Family Wedding, a Rick Famuyiwa film about the wedding of a Mexican-American girl (America Ferrera) to her African American boyfriend (Lance Gross) is little more than a culture-clash cliché that Claudia Puig finds about as "funny as census data." Most critics agree:
  • It's a "perfectly good
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Oprah Books Ebert

Film critic will use computer for interview on Tuesday's show

(Newser) - Roger Ebert can no longer speak , but he's been booked on the Oprah Winfrey Show. The legendary film critic, who lost his lower jaw during cancer treatment, communicates with computer assistance. He's been in the news thanks to an Esquire profile and his good-natured reaction , and the queen of all... More »

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