I will greatly miss Roger Ebert's movie reviews. I don't normally have much use for critic's but I always respected Ebert because you could tell that he had a genuine love of film. Most critics strike me as pompous and arrogant and seem to really enjoy bashing movies and the people who make them just to gain attention, or are blatant suck ups who heap praise on undeserving films because it is the cool thing to do. But Roger Ebert had a deep love of movies and wasn't afraid to call it like he saw it, whether it went along with the popular opinion or not. Granted, I don't think I ever didn't go see a movie just because he said it was bad, but I watched the Siskel and Ebert show and was a regular reader of his written reviews for so long that I knew how his taste and opinions differed in relation to the kinds of things that I like. I always went to his website every Friday to see what he had to say about the new releases and it will feel strange not to be able to do that anymore. R.I. P. Mr. Ebert.
A few times I thought "Oh Roger, you're just being cranky; I doubt it's that bad." I paid for that.