Roger Ebert kept us entertained ‘At the movies’

The Marquee Blog

Roger Ebert spent 31 years on TV, highlighting the day’s movies in a way that was accessible for the audience, simultaneously informational and entertaining to watch.

Thanks to his passionate sparring with his fellow on-camera critic, the Chicago Tribune’s Gene Siskel, Ebert’s renown spread beyond the text of his reviews and right into pop culture history. The thumbs up, thumbs down approach is familiar even to those who don’t know where the saying comes from.

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