Friday, February 18, 2005

Richard Roeper Admits Critics Over-Hype Films

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Film critics can help a movie get publicity and Oscar nominations but, in some cases, their kind words can do damage.

That criticism comes courtesy of film critic Richard Roeper, co-host of the Ebert And Roeper show.

He says that while good reviews helped bring people to films like Sideways and Lost In Translation, the critics may have caused a backlash by writing reviews that “talk about the movie as if it changes your life.”

Roeper enjoyed Sideways but admits the critics liked it because the film’s star, Paul Giamatti looks like many real-life critics and, like many critics, his character is surly and has a drinking problem.

Still, Roeper feels the film deserves its many nominations and predicts co-star Virginia Madsen will win for Best Supporting Actress.

Roeper makes other Oscar predictions this weekend on the syndicated special, If We Picked The Oscars.

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