Ebert Revives At the Movies

Iconic review show will return to PBS
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2010 1:48 PM CDT

Hey may not be able to talk, but you should know by now that isn’t enough to stop Roger Ebert. He’s reviving his iconic At the Movies, the film review program he started 35 years ago with Gene Siskel. Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies, produced by Ebert and his wife Chaz, will air weekly on the show’s original birthplace, PBS, starting in January, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

This time around, the thumbs of Christy Lemire and Elvis Mitchell will go up or down. Both are film critics, Lemire for the AP and Mitchell for NPR. Film bloggers Kim Morgan and Omar Moore will contribute. “This is the rebirth of a dream,” says Ebert, who will use his computer voice to appear on each episode—although he won’t use his thumbs. The co-hosts will “be awarding the Thumbs,” he explains, “and you can't have three Thumbs.”
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