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Roger Ebert and the Art of the Pan

Posted on the 03 May 2013 by Erictheblue


Though Roger Ebert, whom I tried to pay tribute to here, sometimes seemed to me too determined not to sneer, he also was capable of saying what had to be said.  Some of his put downs are collected here.  My favorite:

"Mad Dog Time" is the first movie I have seen that does not improve on the sight of a blank screen viewed for the same amount of time.  Oh, I've seen bad movies before.  But they usually made me care about how bad they were.  Watching "Mad Dog Time" is like waiting for the bus in a city where you're not sure they have a bus line. 


"Mad Dog Time" should be cut into free ukulele picks for the poor.

Kind of makes me want to see it.  Reminds me, too, of the following non-Ebert gem, a terse review of "Beverly Hills Cop": "Eddie Murphy tricks the white dumbos.  For some reason, audiences love it."

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