Roger Ebert put out a blog post on July 5th title I'm a Proud Brainiac in response to response to his review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and it's been making the rounds at movie sites everywhere. Before I start responding to that response, I want to list several links and get a few things out of the way. Roger Ebert's I'm a Proud Brainiac article Roger Ebert's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen review My Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen review Roger Ebert's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull review My Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull review I encourage you to read the article in question, because it makes a lot of great points on film criticism, but somewhere within the ultimate theory he's wrong. In general, the article is defending what critics do, especially the doing of it from a learned perspective. Here are a few quotes to give a general jumping off point:
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Joss Whedon tries his luck with Shakespeare, and the result is sure to be entertaining. Keep this one on your radar.
I'm proud to show up on History Channel's shopping site, and you can find a great mix of films by visiting the curators section.
Sasha Lane opens up about getting "discovered" in Florida while on Spring Break, and how to work a sex scene.