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  1. Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dead

    9:27 am PDT 03/20/2014
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    UPDATED: Fred Phelps died at age 84 after entering hospice care. READ MORE

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  2. Independent Spirit Awards Pay Tribute to James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Roger Ebert

    3:09 pm PST 03/01/2014
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    The Santa Monica-set show acknowledged three stars lost over the past year. READ MORE

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  3. Is Live Streaming Your Premiere the Future of Crowdfunding?

    2:33 pm PST 02/13/2014
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    After backers caught a web simulcast of the "Life Itself" world premiere at Sundance, THR examines if the Roger Ebert doc will be a game-changer. READ MORE

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  4. Sundance: Roger Ebert Doc 'Life Itself' Lands at Magnolia (Exclusive)

    1:40 pm PST 02/04/2014
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    The distributor beat out a number of suitors including IFC, Oscilloscope and The Weinstein Company. READ MORE

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  5. Roger Ebert's Widow: Why Philip Seymour Hoffman Was Perfect to Play Critic on Film

    9:53 pm PST 02/03/2014
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    At a New York screening of "Life Itself," director Steve James also discussed the film's vivid depiction of the critic's medical difficulties and hinted at a theatrical deal for the title, which premiered at Sundance. READ MORE

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  6. Life Itself: Sundance Review

    2:43 pm PST 01/20/2014
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    Steve James' engrossing documentary about Roger Ebert celebrates the late film critic's life and work but also presents an unflinching view of his medical difficulties. READ MORE

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  7. Sundance: 15 Films That May Spark Frenzy

    10:05 am PST 01/15/2014
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    Titles featuring Kristen Stewart, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader and docs focusing on Roger Ebert and late Reddit pioneer Aaron Swartz are among the most-buzzed-about titles heading into the Park City fest. READ MORE

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  8. Chaz Ebert's Sundance Without Roger: 'You Know, I've Never Been a Widow Before'

    10:00 am PST 01/15/2014
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    The legendary critic's wife talks to THR about "Life Itself," the crowdfunded documentary about his career, and why she maintains a social presence for some 1 million of Ebert's Facebook fans and Twitter followers. READ MORE

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  9. Roger Ebert's Nonprofit to Match Donations Up to $25,000 for Statue

    12:38 pm PST 12/01/2013
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    The life-sized sculpture will be installed in Champaign, Illinois, where the annual Ebertfest event is held. READ MORE

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  10. 'Your Movie Sucks': Rob Schneider Writes About Being Roger Ebert's Title Inspiration

    10:10 am PDT 10/05/2013
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    The comedian wrote a letter to the critic's widow, Chaz, reflecting on the rebuke. "Roger never rooted for a film to fail," he stated. READ MORE

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  11. Richard Roeper to Replace Roger Ebert at Chicago Sun-Times

    3:36 pm PDT 09/12/2013
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    Roeper and the late critic appeared together on "Ebert and Roeper" for eight years. READ MORE

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  12. Toronto: Bill Condon's 'Political' Julian Assange Drama 'Fifth Estate' Opens Fest

    6:17 pm PDT 09/05/2013
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    The WikiLeaks pic premiered at a star-studded ceremony, which also featured stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl and Dan Steven. READ MORE

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  13. Toronto: Roger Ebert Tribute to Open Fest

    11:08 am PDT 09/04/2013
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    A video homage to the late film critic will play ahead of the screening of "The Fifth Estate" on Thursday. READ MORE

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  14. Telluride: 2013 Festival Dedicated to Roger Ebert

    7:26 am PDT 08/29/2013
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    The late critic long championed the Colorado event and its films. READ MORE

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  15. THR's Chief Film Critic Reveals 'Only in Telluride' Memories

    10:00 am PDT 08/26/2013
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    Todd McCarthy writes about his 37 years at the festival -- where he witnessed Roger Ebert dueling verbally with Peter O'Toole, spent a day with Claudia Cardinale and watched George Clooney get mobbed. READ MORE

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  16. Matt Zoller Seitz Named Editor of RogerEbert.com

    10:31 am PDT 06/04/2013
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    Chosen by Roger Ebert himself to maintain the legacy of the celebrated film critic, Seitz pledges the site will "go on being what it has always been" but has plans to "change things up, too." READ MORE

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  17. Ben Stiller: Roger Ebert Apologized for Blistering 'Zoolander' Review

    5:56 am PDT 04/22/2013
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    Speaking at a Tribeca panel, the actor remembers an encounter with the legendary film critic. READ MORE

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  18. 'A Resolved Man': Todd McCarthy on Roger Ebert's Memorial

    1:18 pm PDT 04/13/2013
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    Three hours of heartfelt tributes at the Chicago Theater drew an impressively fulsome portrait of the iconic movie critic. READ MORE

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  19. John Cusack, Michael Barker, Todd McCarthy Attend Roger Ebert's Memorial Service

    11:10 pm PDT 04/11/2013
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    Updated: "Roger Ebert is probably the most influential film critic in the world," Barker said at the Chicago event. "He was a poet of the people." READ MORE

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  20. Harvey Weinstein Reveals Why Roger Ebert Called Him 'King of Cannes' (Video)

    8:57 am PDT 04/11/2013
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    The Oscar-winning producer told THR about his close relationship with the late film critic, regaling with a story that involved true royalty and a playboy lifestyle. READ MORE

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