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Great Reviews of Awful Movies by Roger Ebert

posted by Nell Minow

January is traditionally the worst month of the year for movies, as the studios take a break from releasing their big, ambitious, awards contenders.  That makes it a perfect time to read Roger Ebert’s series of books about the movies he, well, hated, hated, hated.  The third in his series of collections of reviews of movies that got no more than two stars (out of four) is, as always, smart, funny, and just plain delicious fun.  When the movies are good, Ebert is very, very good, but when they’re bad, he’s even better.

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The newest one is A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length:More Movies That Suck, featuring reviews of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (which gives this book its title) and “Your Highness.” The previous books are Your Movie Sucks and I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie.  I love Roger’s unabated passion for movies, and I love the way it inspires him to stay as angry at the bad ones as he is enthusiastic about the good ones.

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Want to read about some good movies to enjoy while we wait for some better new releases? Try Ebert’s Roger Ebert’s Four-Star Reviews 1967-2007 or his The Great Movies and its sequels.  And of course, follow him on Twitter at @ebertchicago and read his award-winning blog.

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