Ron Epstein...Film Critic For The NY Daily News?

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It seems Ron's review of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone is getting a lot of attention.
From Today's NY Daily News:
EARLY BIRD SAYS 'HARRY' IS MAGIC.
What is apparently the first review of the filmed adaption of J.K Rowlngs 'Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone' has appeared on the internet..and it' a rave!
"On a scale of 1 to 5, I give this film a 5," writes Ronald Epstein, an acknowledged amateur critic who somehow gains access to early screenings of final cuts and writes about them on http://www.hometheaterforum.com.
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[Edited last by Tino on October 29, 2001 at 09:43 AM]
 

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Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

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Harry Knowles ("Ain't It Cool News") also linked to Ron's review as the first to appear on the net.
Congrats, Ron, you scooped 'em all!!
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Man, I should have asked for your autograph when it was free. Don't forget us on you meteoric rise to stardom.
Also, WTG. You've definitely represented the HTF in the best possible way.
[Edited last by Alex Spindler on October 29, 2001 at 12:37 PM]
 

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Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me...
R-O-N, E-P-S, T-E-I-N-!
Ron Epstein...HTF!...Ron Epstein...HTF!
Well, it almost works

WTG Ron! You da man!
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imdb.com also makes note of Ron's reveiew in one of their news pieces today. On a different note - not that it matters much - I was checking the talkbacks at aintitcool and Ron was not being treated so nicely there. Oh well, what can you expect right?
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I was checking the talkbacks at aintitcool and Ron was not being treated so nicely there. Oh well, what can you expect right?
That's a given. Maybe the HTF can round up a posse JAY AND SILENT BOB style and go door to door roughing up the 14 year olds who post over there.

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I was checking the talkbacks at aintitcool and Ron was not being treated so nicely there. Oh well, what can you expect right?
Well, speaking as one who hasn't read the AICN story (AICN is awful slow today) or Ron's review (I've read Ron's reviews before), this does seem unusually perceptive of them.
 

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.....round up a posse JAY AND SILENT BOB style and go door to door roughing up the 14 year olds who post over there.
While we're at it, lets get rid of some of the Usenet posters. Usenet used to be a good source for info (and still is sometimes). Now it's seems to be a haven for people that normally wouldn't have the balls to say to someones face what they'll say in the newgroups for fear of getting an ass stomping.
It is without a doubt a source for some of the most rude people that has ever existed.
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That's a given. Maybe the HTF can round up a posse JAY AND SILENT BOB style and go door to door roughing up the 14 year olds who post over there.
Vince: Are you devil0509 on aintitcoolnews.com?
devil0509: Yes, why?
Vince: Did you say that Ron is just plugging the studio?
devil0509: I guess so.
*Vince and other HTF members grab devil0509 and beat him up*

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quote: That's a given. Maybe the HTF can round up a posse JAY AND SILENT BOB style and go door to door roughing up the 14 year olds who post over there.[/quote]
"If you can swing a sack of doorknobs, you're in, but you gotta supply your own doorknobs..."
The sound you are now hearing is the collective patting of Ron's back...Ron (and the HTF) got game!
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[Edited last by Keith Paynter on October 29, 2001 at 10:03 PM]
 

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Congrats, Ron!
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Guys,
I am really taken back by this. Thank You.
I had no idea that I was in the NY DAILY NEWS,
that is, until I got home and saw email from
Vince Maskeeper and Robert Crawford alerting
me to this thread.
I went out and bought two papers.
Seems that the British Sun also posted bits
of my review. In addition, I see my name all
over the web (which is not uncommon, but at least,
it's words of praise).
If this much coverage is being given to our
forum now, just wait till next month. I am
anticipating that I can nab the first review of
another MAJOR holiday theatrical title that will
run rings around Harry Potter.
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"Rings" around Harry Potter. Good one Ron. However in the end, I beleve Harry will prevail and be the true Lord of the cinema.

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