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Ever since the passing of Roger Ebert, people have enjoyed reveling once more in his most scathing film reviews. Here are thirteen of the harshest, with quotes and screencaps and the works. While I take umbrage with his assessment of Chris "Pootie Tang," I've gotta admit that his comparison of "Battlefield Earth" to "taking a bus trip with someone who has needed a bath for a long time" is impressively apt.
Just how campy is Steven Soderbergh's new Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra"? According to Slate, pretty damn campy. And that's a good thing, they seem to think -- you can tell their description of Michael Douglas' and Matt Damon's chemistry as "slightly giddy, slightly gross electricity" comes from a place of love. Can't wait to check this out!
While we're shattering expectations, DC Comics introduced its first transgendered character this week, via Batgirl issue #19. It's not Batgirl herself (that messes with continuity!) but a new character who seems to be a close friend. The panels shown are pretty intriguing; hope she manages to stick around! These diversity-encouraging characters can sure have a short shelf-life.
Judy Blume's fans have been waiting patiently for that adaptation of her 1981 novel Tiger Eyes for years now. Don't make them get tough! Fortunately we finally have a clear release date in sight: the film will appear in select theaters -- plus iTunes and video on demand -- on June 13. Follow its Facebook page for updates and screening locations! We'll meet back here on SIG for a good cry on April 14.