The balcony is never going to close, thanks to a website that’s posting 20 years worth of movie reviews from Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert and the late Tribune film critic Gene Siskel.
At the MoviesTV.com, will make more than 5,000 video reviews from Siskel, Ebert, and Siskel’s replacement, Richard Roeper available, making it the largest collection on the web.
At the Movies, of course, was the TV show that Siskel & Ebert launched for Tribune Entertainment in 1982 after leaving PBS’ Sneak Previews, where they gave their thumbs up or thumbs down.
Visitors can watch clips of their reviews as they gave them on Siskel & Ebert , the movie review program they did for Buena Vista Television (now Disney-ABC Domestic Television) after they left At the Movies in 1986. Viewers can watch clips of Ebert & Roeper as well, including recent shows which featured guest reviewers such as Jay Leno, Aisha Tyler, and others who have subbed for Ebert because of his illness.
Ebert & Roeper begins its 22nd season in syndication under Disney this fall. The program airs Saturday Nights at 10:35 p.m. on WLS-TV.