This is an offshoot from the Roeper bashing in the LOTR thread. I never liked the guy from the start, but he occasionally makes a good point. The thing that bugs me is there were plenty of better interim critics to choose from. Even "Aint it Cool" Harry Knowles was better! I guess what bugs me is he doesn't seem to know a lot about movies, and is more interested in Hollywood schmoltz. I loved the Ebert and Sisktel rapport, it was just like verbal jousting. Now it's like Ebert has a large axe, and Roeper has tiny stick . I'd like to see him replaced, and soon. He may represent the "everyguy" as a critic, but so many could do a much better job. Oh well, the show is still better than Leonard Maltin's anyway.