Wednesday, September 17, 2008

THE TWO BENS GET TWO THUMBS DOWN

Well, more people are weighing in with their thoughts and spewing their venom over that hideous revamp of the At the Movies show, now hosted by Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz.

It is obvious people are still mad over the departure of Richard Roeper and Roger Ebert, even though it was kind of inevitable they would both exit given Roger's health problems and so on. But gosh, darnet, couldn't they have gotten better people?

Jeffrey Wells says of the new team: skip these guys. Over at her Variety blog, Anne Thompson also trashes the show and calls it a flop.

Like I said, I stayed up on their debut night hoping to catch their first show during the wee hours of Monday morning on the local CTV affiliate, and never made it past CSI Miami. I wound up falling asleep instead.

Maybe I'll do that more often from now on.

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