Browser, 7/24: The Balcony is Closed; Tron 2?; Wolverine;

THE BALCONY IS CLOSEDRoger Ebert blogs: I was surprised how depressed I felt all day on July 21, when Richard and I announced we were leaving the "Ebert and Roeper" program. To be sure, our departures were voluntary. We hadn't been fired. And because of my health troubles, I hadn't appeared on the show for two years. But I advised on co-hosts, suggested movies, stayed in close communication with Don DuPree, our beloved producer-director. The show remained in my life. Now, after 33 years, it … [Read more...]

He’s Looking for a Good Story: A Conversation with Ralph Winter, Producer of X-Men and Fantastic Four

An abridged edition of my conversation with producer Ralph Winter was originally published at CT Movies.While the bustling activity of the Biola Media Conference went on outside, we took refuge in an unoccupied office for an hour, sat and ate our sack lunches, talked about movies, and then went our separate ways as friends. Ralph's that kind of guy -- you can't help but be impressed at how personable, direct, smart, and generous he is.And now... here's the entire interview. … [Read more...]


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