Earlier this week, film critics Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper announced that they are officially leaving their show Ebert & Roeper. I watched the show for most of my life; I remember feeling incredibly sad when it changed from Siskel & Ebert.
I was what you might call a “film geek” as a kid. Maybe that’s an understatement. People don’t always believe me when I tell them this (I hardly believe it myself), but my earliest memory is sitting in a movie theatre, trying to see over people’s heads, and watching Kermit the Frog ride a bike. Now, The Muppet Movie came out the year I was born, I would have been maybe 9 or 10 months old. But I haven’t seen it since, and that image stuck with me. I have loved movies for literally as long as I can remember; they’re magical. And I loved Siskel and Ebert. There is a great post from Roger Ebert’s blog about the history of the show.