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Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010 Paperback – November 9, 2009
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Is Roger Ebert the best movie reviewer around ? In my opinion he's probably not the most "accurate" as he gives out four stars as if they were candy but, he certainly makes the best reading. At any rate, with time I've learned to ignore his star system and get an idea of what any movie is like by actually reading his reviews.
Anyway, this is first rate stuff that one can only hope will continue for many years.
This year's book features some of the best entries from "Ebert's Journal", my favorites being "on the origins of the Transformers" and "the dying of the light" about shady projection of movies these days. His essay called "a prayer beneath the tree of life" was beautiful, and his "mighty hammering over Thor" is a gas, even if I don't fully agree. Loving memorial tributes to Elizabeth Taylor, Sidney Lumet, Tony Curtis, Jill Clayburg, Blake Edwards, Arthur Penn and Susannah York. An insightful interview with Casey Affleck and a very funny one with John Waters, among others. Plus dozens of recent film reviews, his top ten lists and other goodies. I expect next year will be just as good.
check out my reviews at moviezonemagazine.com
I still bought figuring that I could search the book to get to where I wanted to go... Using the index that was on-line for the hard-copy version of the book. But no. When I try to search on "Avatar", I get a little message from KINDLE saying the book has not been indexed for searching... "Try back later".... "Try back later?" What does that mean? Appears that I can't search on anything!!!
As it was inexpensive, I guess I'll muddle through, but how ridiculous, KINDLE! Shame on you. If you can't do it right, you really shouldn't sell this volume as an e-book. I really love my Kindle, hence the frustration that something so poorly thought out would be associated with something I highly recommend to everyone that will listen.
See if you can't find one of the 1984 or 1985 versions instead, the ones labeled "VHS GUIDES". Those were stellar. This is pretty much zeroed in around the year on the cover. Discover film by reading the older versions--obscure classics like Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, etc. I wouldn't have seen The Third Man had it not been for those.
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There will never be another like Ebert- he will be greatly missed! I have all of these Yearbooks and if you love movies, you should too!Published on January 17, 2014 by obwagee
I'm slowly working my way, cover to cover, through Roger's 2012 Yearbook. He can be quirky; he certainly is full of disdain for the current state of 3D Projection, but he loves... Read morePublished on September 23, 2013 by HankG
We thought it would help us chose Netflix movies. It didn't help much. Most of the movies reviewed were not on Netflix and vice/versa.Published on September 3, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Whether I've seen the movie or not, intend to watch the movie or not - I always enjoy reading Ebert's reviews. Read morePublished on July 19, 2012 by andyrz
Disappointed in this review book. It gives only recent movies. The old movie guide used to write-up all the movies or many of them and was great.Published on April 19, 2012 by Gingerbread
Reviewing reviewers always seems a little odd to me, as if it were the beginning of a chain in which people could review my review of the reviewer and so on. Read morePublished on March 2, 2012 by mrliteral
As is the case with his earlier editions, a superb tome - I have just finished it and could not put it down ! Read morePublished on April 5, 2011 by Brian Dominic D'Monte