Wednesday, August 5, 2009

And there shall be peace in our time...

Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz have been removed as co-hosts of At the Movies (which was once Siskel and Ebert at the Movies), about one year after they were infamously given reign to one of the few television programs focused on film criticism. In further good news, they will be replaced by frequent guest-hosts Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) and A.O. Scott (New York Times); two actual grown ups. To be fair, Mankiewicz always seemed far less out of his element than the infamously inarticulate and blurb-happy Lyons. This also just in... come September 5th, I'll actually start watching At the Movies for the first time in over a year.

Scott Mendelson


chuck said...

I still watch because I have since Gene and Roger started that format. I really liked Roeper and Philips. Still have there Dark Knight review saved on mt DVR. They should have reteamed them although Roeper probably is still bitter and working on his own thing. Ben M was alright but Ben Lyons was out of his league. I had a problem when they reviewed Funny People and had no critisism at all for it.


bruce said...

holy crap, i didnt know eric clapton is now a movie critic


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