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Josh Gad to Play Roger Ebert Opposite Will Ferrell in ‘Russ and Roger Go Beyond’

by Britt Hayes September 1, 2015 @ 5:35 PM
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Josh Gad has reportedly been in talks for months to play iconic film critic Roger Ebert in Russ and Roger Go Beyond, a new film that follows Ebert’s personal and professional relationship with filmmaker Russ Meyer. Will Ferrell has been locked in the role of Meyer for a while now, but the rumors of Gad’s involvement have now become more official as the actor has officially signed on for the project.

Josh Gad Eyed to Play Roger Ebert in ‘Russ and Roger Go Beyond’

by Britt Hayes January 5, 2015 @ 5:54 PM
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One of the most interesting stories in the history of film criticism is that of Roger Ebert and exploitation film director Russ Meyer, who hired Ebert to pen the script for ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’ after the famed critic gave one of Meyer’s films a positive review. That story is heading to the big screen with Will Ferrell in the role of Meyer, and Josh Gad may very well be joining him in the role of beloved critic Roger Ebert.

Roger Ebert's Best Quotes

by Jacob Hall April 4, 2013 @ 7:40 PM
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Legendary film critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70, leaving a massive void in the world of film analysis and criticism that is unlikely to be filled anytime soon. His impact on his field and how people watch and talk about movies cannot be underestimated. However, there's a reason he was the most influential and widely read critics of all time: he was a damn great writer.

Roger Ebert Names the Best Movies of 2012, And His Top Pick Is...

by Nick Romano December 28, 2012 @ 1:28 PM
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2012 turned out to be a big year for movies -- 'The Avengers' and 'The Dark Knight Rises' helped make superhero movies cool again, while 'Cloud Atlas' and 'Life of Pi' painted mind-blowing visual effects on the screen, and Ben Affleck and Quentin Tarantino debuted their latest projects. For famed film critic Roger Ebert, it was a busy time as well, having written a personal record of 300 movie reviews in 12 months. But which one of all these films did he pick as the absolute best of 2012?
Being that it's the end of the year and all, Ebert put together his "Top 10" list of the best films of 2012 and he gave the top spot to...