COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$54.96
Poirot: The Complete Cases Collection (Blu-ray)
$198.49
Dexter: The Eighth Season (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Transformers Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$17.24
Orange Is the New Black: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$18.49
Pain & Gain (Blu-ray)
$10.12
Ray Donovan: Season One (Blu-ray)
$24.49
Destroy All Monsters (Blu-ray)
$12.74
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (Blu-ray)
$119.99
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Sleepaway Camp (Blu-ray)
$15.99
Godzilla (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Steven Spielberg Director's Collection (Blu-ray)
$91.99
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Blu-ray)
$24.99
D-Day Remembered (Blu-ray)
$39.99
Baltimore Ravens: Road to XLVII (Blu-ray)
$20.08
Titanic 3D (Blu-ray)
$18.49
The Originals: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
$39.99
The Slumber Party Massacre (Blu-ray)
$13.99


Magnolia Acquires Roger Ebert Documentary Life Itself

Posted February 4, 2014 06:43 PM by Webmaster

Magnolia Home EntertainmentMagnolia Pictures has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to director Steve James' Life Itself (2014), a documentary film about the acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert. The label plans a summer release as well as an exclusive broadcast on CNN later this year.

Official synopsis: Life Itself, the first ever feature-length documentary on the life of Roger Ebert, covers the prolific critic's life journey from his days at the University of Illinois, to his move to Chicago where he became the first film critic ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, then to television where he and Gene Siskel became iconic stars, and finally to what Roger referred to as "his third act"; how he overcame disabilities wrought by cancer to became a major voice on the internet and through social media.

Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) has conducted interviews with over two dozen people, including lifelong friends, professional colleagues, the first ever interview with Gene Siskel's wife, and filmmakers Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Ramin Bahrani, Gregory Nava, Ava DuVernay, and Martin Scorsese, who is one of the executive producers along with Steven Zaillian.

"This movie is a love story really –– Roger's love for movies, for Chaz, and even in his own way, his love for Gene. Ultimately, though, it's a film about Roger's love for life itself." (Steve James).

Note: Included with this announcement is a short message from acclaimed director Martin Scorsese, who executive produced Life Itself together with Justine Nagan, Kat White, Gordon Quinn, Steven Zaillian, and Mark Mitten.





Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (9 comments)



Top contributor
Jowiko96
  Feb 04, 2014
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
One of my friends saw it and loved it dearly. I CANNOT wait to see this!

The Debts
  Feb 04, 2014
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Yep, I'm going to watch this. Most important movie of the year right here.

Josh B
  Feb 04, 2014
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Oh neat, I bet this will be interesting.

CandyStalker
  Feb 04, 2014
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
How's that Siskel movie coming along?
MattGuyOR
  Feb 05, 2014
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
OMG, can't wait! I'm gonna be a mess! Only celebrity passing that really made me cry. I'm so happy it was Steve James that made it, too! Roger always championed his films. So happy!

Atreyu
  Feb 05, 2014
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Hope it comes to my neck of the woods.

AlpsStranger
  Feb 05, 2014
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
His memoir is wonderful. If you were ever a fan of his writings, I can't recommend it enough. I'm sure this is going to be a great, heart-breaking documentary. Really looking forward to it.
dougkuhn
  Feb 05, 2014
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
No one could praise a great movie like Roger, or rip apart a bad one with more devilish glee. He is sorely missed and I'm really looking forward to seeing this.

Top contributor
repete66211
  Feb 06, 2014
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Ebert was more than just a movie critic, he was a scholar. The Rob Schneider and "Proud Braniac" essays rank up there with Mark Twain when it comes to great American writing.


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
3. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
4. Toy Story of Terror!
5. The Dark Knight
6. Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D
7. Inception
8. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
9. Hercules
10. Batman Begins
11. Y Tu Mamá También
12. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
13. Tarzan
14. Mrs. Doubtfire
15. The LEGO Movie

Trending in Theaters
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
3. Transformers: Age of Extinction
4. The Expendables 3
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
7. Lucy
8. Edge of Tomorrow
9. How to Train Your Dragon 2
10. Snowpiercer
11. The Fault in Our Stars
12. 22 Jump Street
13. Into the Storm
14. Boyhood
15. Hercules
16. Let's Be Cops
17. The Giver
18. The November Man
19. If I Stay
20. Interstellar

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
3.  Godzilla
4.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
5.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6.  The LEGO Movie
7.  The Fault in Our Stars
8.  Godzilla 3D
9.  Frozen
10.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
3.  Godzilla
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5.  The Fault in Our Stars
6.  Godzilla 3D
7.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
8.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
9.  Edge of Tomorrow 3D
10.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
$19.99, Save 50%
2.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
3.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
$19.96, Save 45%
5.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
6.  The Fault in Our Stars
$24.99, Save 50%
7.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
8.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
9.  The Wolf of Wall Street
$9.99, Save 75%
10.  Good Will Hunting
$7.50, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season

 United States


$79.99 $54.96





Poirot: The Complete Cases Collection

 United States


$399.99 $198.49





Dexter: The Eighth Season

 United States


$69.99 $17.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices