Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm Gonna Make You A Little Less Gross Every Day

I know I’m about 4 months late with this, but I just found out that since Ebert & Roeper left the show, the new "At the Movies" review show is called At The Movies with Lyons and Mankiewicz and is hosted by Ben Lyons and Ben Mankiewicz. They've already aired at least one episode, although my TiVo didn’t catch it, maybe the slight name change is goofing it up, or maybe my TiVo is, unbeknownst to me, trying to protect me from what appears to be a dreadful turn of events for a once beloved show.

You can see their reviews of Slumdog Millionaire and Quantum of Solace here. I like Ben Mankiewicz (the one with the goatee). He’s one of the hosts (Robert Osbourne is the other) of the Turner Classic Movie channel. So far I don't care for the other guy, Ben Lyons (he does film reviewing for E! and is apparently the son of movie reviewer Jeffrey Lyons). His favorite Bond film is Goldeneye because it launched the James Bond videogame franchise? Oh please. We get that you’re trying to appeal to a younger generation. I recommend wearing a sun visor upside down and turned slightly to the left. They need to add DJ Dynasty Handbag as a reviewer if they want to appeal to young and hip, "Ooh wee, T'Shane. Let's review us some movies today, B'okay?”