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At The Movies, Will Never Be the Same


Growing up in rural Vermont without cable, we didn’t have a wide selection of TV channels to choose from.  So PBS was one of our staple channels.  If the weather was right and the coat hanger stuffed into the back of the TV was at the right angle we might be able to get channel 57 in Plattsburg, or Channel 33 in Burlington.  In any case, I remember when I found At The Movies with Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, A show that previewed and reviewed new movies!  WOW!  I tried to catch it every week.

I remember one show in particular.  It was the “Guilty Pleasures” episode.  Movies that Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel knew were bad but enjoyed.  One of Rogers movie was a Hong Kong Tokusatsu movie called InfraMan.  I ran out to my local video store to find this gem.  And Wow! He was right.  How incredibly bad and yet amazing at the same time.  Talking monsters.  Low budget special effects.  Bad dubbing.  What else could anyone ask for?  Roger Ebert, Thank you for the movie reviews.  Thank you for introducing me to InfraMan.  May you be sitting in the big theater of heaven with Gene Siskel reviewing a new movie. I would suggest Pacific Rim.  To both of you, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel,  I give you two thumbs up.  May you be in peace.  You will never be forgotten.

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