Monday, July 21, 2008

Revenge of the Jedi

It's always fun to see a prig face off against populists, but this clip of Roger Ebert and the late Gene Siskel defend fun against an assault from stuffy critic John Simon - who suggests the alcoholic country singer redemption tale "Tender Mercies" as a better film for kids than the popcorn "Return of the Jedi" - is an exceptional clash. Little did Simon know that he was fighting a losing battle against the forces of summer blockbusters.

In other news, "The Dark Knight" is currently listed on the otherwise invaluable Internet Movie Database as the best movie ever made. The list of the top 250 tends to skew fanboy, but still ... best movie of all time? Really? It hasn't even been out a week yet.


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