Screen Junkies » Siskel and Ebert http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:32:49 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Throwback Thursday: 9 of the Most Scathing Siskel & Ebert Reviews From the ’90s http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/throwback-thursday-9-of-the-most-scathing-siskel-ebert-reviews-from-the-90s/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/throwback-thursday-9-of-the-most-scathing-siskel-ebert-reviews-from-the-90s/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:23:20 +0000 Jared Jones http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=264164 Back before movie reviews could be summed up in 13 characters or less, there were two gentleman who stood atop the peak of film criticism. Simply put, *no one* could rip a movie a new a-hole like Siskel and Ebert.

The post Throwback Thursday: 9 of the Most Scathing Siskel & Ebert Reviews From the ’90s appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

(Four thumbs up still doesn’t even begin to describe the greatness of Suburban Commando.)

By Jared Jones

Back before movie reviews could be summed up in 13 characters or less, there were two gentleman who stood atop the peak of film criticism. Their names were Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, and from 1986 to 1999, they hosted Siskel & Ebert & the Movies, a highly popular movie review show wherein the two would debate the week’s best and worst offerings from Hollywood. It was basically Statler and Waldorf with two slightly less cantankerous hosts.

Arguably the most entertaining episodes of Siskel & Ebert came at year’s end, when they would name their best and worst films of the year. While their breakdowns of the best were witty and insightful in their own right, it was their cathartic lampooning of the worst that are remembered to this day. Simply put, no one could rip a movie a new a-hole like Siskel and Ebert.

Unfortunately, both legendary critics have since passed away, Siskel due to complications from a surgery and Ebert from thyroid cancer. But rather than continue to wallow in the absolutely wretched week of news this has been, we shall instead celebrate Siskel and Ebert by taking a look back at some of their most vicious takedowns from the ’90s. Enjoy.

The Guardian (1990)

(Scroll to the 16:56 mark)

Choice Quote: “You know you have a special job when your little children ask you, ‘What did you do today, Daddy?’ and you tell them, ‘Oh, honey, I saw a movie about a killer tree.’”

Drop Dead Fred (1991)

Choice Quote: “98 minutes stolen from my life.”

Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)

Choice Quote: “If this script had been submitted to the half-hour show, The Golden Girls, they would have rejected it for not being substantial enough for a 22 or 24-minute TV show.”

The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

Choice Quote: (From Ebert’s review) “Here is a film with all of the wit of the road kill that supplies not one but two of the lesser jokes.”

North (1994)

Choice Quote: “I hated this movie as much as any movie we’ve ever reviewed in the 19 years we’ve been doing this show.”

Judge Dredd (1995)

Choice Quote: “I know, Stallone, you probably hate my guts, you think I hate you. I don’t hate you. I like your talent. I want you to use it. This isn’t what you were put on Earth for. You can do this in your sleep, and sometimes, it looks like that’s exactly what you’re doing.”

Little Indian, Big City (1996)

Choice Quote: “If the French laughed at this, it makes me understand why they think Jerry Lewis is the funniest man on Earth.”

Year of the Horse (1997)

Choice Quote: “The documentary segments have all the depth of some kid interviewing his family members in the basement with a home video camera. And as for the musical segments, they remind me of nothing more than a group of shaggy mountain men hunkering in a circle and doing imitations of autistic lumberjacks.”

Spice World (1998)

Choice Quote: “When the movie was over, I still didn’t know the Spice Girls by name, which is OK because I don’t know the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by name either. So I thought, maybe there could be a movie where the Spice Girls and the Ninja Turtles fall in love, run off together, and never come back.”

For more ’90s nostalgia, enter the Throw Break Thursday sweepstakes for a chance to win a retro arcade tower, a classic gaming console & games, or a vintage comic book pack. It ends Friday, so hurry!

The post Throwback Thursday: 9 of the Most Scathing Siskel & Ebert Reviews From the ’90s appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/throwback-thursday-9-of-the-most-scathing-siskel-ebert-reviews-from-the-90s/feed/ 0 tumblr_mkmzt3B3AE1qbbqsao1_500
SISKEL & EBERT’S INSULT COMEDY GETS TWO THUMBS UP http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/siskel-eberts-insult-comedy-gets-two-thumbs-up/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/siskel-eberts-insult-comedy-gets-two-thumbs-up/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Today we received this outtake of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert whipping sh*t on each other in between takes of their old show, "Siskel & Ebert At The Movies."  I'd date this clip from about 1987, given that they're trying to get through an intro about Robocop.  But they don't get through it because Siskel flubs a line.  Then Ebert makes fun of Siskel's tongue-tied delivery, and then Siskel unleashes a merciless stream of fat jokes.  C'mon Siskel.  Fat jokes are a low blow.  Then again, so is brain cancer.  Good one, God.  Hilarious...[Thanks to Screen Junkies reader "James S." for the tip.]Top Links of the Day: Theresa Graziadai IS HOT and Really Likes Washing Old Cars (GorillaMask)The 7 Stages Of First-Time Sex With Someone (HolyTaco)Zombies As Liberal Parable?  Really? (FilmDrunk)The 200 Sexiest Female Athletes Of All Time (Manofest)Finally, A Golf Club That You Can Pee Into (Walyou)An Great Interview With The Writer Of The Proposal.  We're f**ing serious! (Pajiba)6 Valuable Ways Science Reuses Human Waste (Cracked)14 Awesome Father's Day iPhone Apps (CoedMagazine)A Really Hard Kick To The Head = A Very Quick Knockout (CagePotato)Harsh Reviews Of Legendary Movies (UnrealityMag)Did Sodom Really Exist? (Asylum)Apparently They Show Crowd Fights At Baseball Games On TV In Canada (BustedCoverage)Philadelphians Don't Let Swarms Of Bees Bother Them (Uncoached)8 Ass-Kicking Explosions From Movies (RegretfulMorning)The 5 Most Over The Top Nic Cage Peformances (BachelorGuy)Tony Romo Plans On Stepping Up In 2009 (MoondogSports)What Happens When Someone Doesn't Understand Twitter (Elevator)Women In Lingerie Ride Rollercoasters (NothingToxic)More Big Budget Movies Based On Childhood Toys (AtomFilms)Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty Join Forces? (Filmofilia)

The post SISKEL & EBERT’S INSULT COMEDY GETS TWO THUMBS UP appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

Today we received this outtake of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert whipping sh*t on each other in between takes of their old show, "Siskel & Ebert At The Movies."  I’d date this clip from about 1987, given that they’re trying to get through an intro about Robocop.  But they don’t get through it because Siskel flubs a line.  Then Ebert makes fun of Siskel’s tongue-tied delivery, and then Siskel unleashes a merciless stream of fat jokes.  C’mon Siskel.  Fat jokes are a low blow.  Then again, so is brain cancer.  Good one, God.  Hilarious…

[Thanks to Screen Junkies reader "James S." for the tip.]

Top Links of the Day:

Theresa Graziadai IS HOT and Really Likes Washing Old Cars (GorillaMask)

The 7 Stages Of First-Time Sex With Someone (HolyTaco)

Zombies As Liberal Parable?  Really? (FilmDrunk)

The 200 Sexiest Female Athletes Of All Time (Manofest)

Finally, A Golf Club That You Can Pee Into (Walyou)

An Great Interview With The Writer Of The Proposal.  We’re f**ing serious! (Pajiba)

6 Valuable Ways Science Reuses Human Waste (Cracked)

14 Awesome Father’s Day iPhone Apps (CoedMagazine)

A Really Hard Kick To The Head = A Very Quick Knockout (CagePotato)

Harsh Reviews Of Legendary Movies (UnrealityMag)

Did Sodom Really Exist? (Asylum)

Apparently They Show Crowd Fights At Baseball Games On TV In Canada (BustedCoverage)

Philadelphians Don’t Let Swarms Of Bees Bother Them (Uncoached)

8 Ass-Kicking Explosions From Movies (RegretfulMorning)

The 5 Most Over The Top Nic Cage Peformances (BachelorGuy)

Tony Romo Plans On Stepping Up In 2009 (MoondogSports)

What Happens When Someone Doesn’t Understand Twitter (Elevator)

Women In Lingerie Ride Rollercoasters (NothingToxic)

More Big Budget Movies Based On Childhood Toys (AtomFilms)

Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty Join Forces? (Filmofilia)

 

 

 

The post SISKEL & EBERT’S INSULT COMEDY GETS TWO THUMBS UP appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/siskel-eberts-insult-comedy-gets-two-thumbs-up/feed/ 0