At the Movies …

Was announced today that At the Movies is being cancelled after nearly three decades. A sad moment, indeed.

Growing up, I loved At the Movies. Loved Gene Siskel. Loved Roger Ebert. Had no idea they were actually writers for the Chicago daily newspapers—just thought they were snarky, intelligent men who watched a lot of films.

When Siskel & Ebert loved a movie, it was cool viewing. But the best material came when they absolutely, positively, without-any-doubt loathed a product. I actually stumbled upon this site, which has a tribute to Siskel & Ebert’s massive thrashing skills.

And here’s this gem, for your pleasure …