Richard Roeper's column has been appearing in the Sun-Times for more than 20 years. The column has garnered numerous awards, including the National Headliner Award …Read More
Last Friday night, Kanye West took performance art to a global level, with the video for “New Slaves” premiering on a total of 66 buildings from London to Sydney to Paris to Berlin to New York to Chicago. According to Vibe, the “Wizard of Oz-like …Read More
RICHARD ROEPER: The late ’60s era for Don Draper and company sets the tone for today’s television viewing habits.
Zach Braff is a rich guy asking us for money. That’s the 10-word summation of why there was such a backlash against the actor best known for starring in the hit TV show “Scrubs.” Let’s click back to the beginning of the timeline. As you …Read More
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“The Troubling Viral Trend of the ‘Hilarious’ Black Neighbor.” —headline from The Slatest “Charles Ramsey is an Internet Hero for All the Wrong Reasons.” —headline from The Atlantic “Stop being sensitive, Charles Ramsey is a Hero and He Happens to be Hilarious” —headline from Globalgrind.com …
RICHARD ROEPER: As “The Office” nears the end of its run, some topics should remain off limits.
The Tweet of the Weekend comes from Sarah Palin, who had this to say about the White House Correspondents Dinner: “That #WHCD was pathetic. The rest of America was out there working our asses off, while these DC assclowns throw themselves a #nerdprom.” Whoa! There was immediate speculation Palin had been tippling the Pinot, or perhaps her Twitter account had been hacked. Since when does the former governor of Alaska and erstwhile candidate for veep talk like a trash-talking poker player at the Borgata circa 2009? Also, at what job is Palin working her ass off? She has a job?
RICHARD ROEPER: Fame does funny things to people. Not just the famous people — also the people that come into contact with the famous people.
Flawed as they were during this dramatic week, the TV networks, cable news outlets and newspaper websites still were the best sources for accurate information.
If our respect for Anne Frank can be rattled by a pop star’s ignorant comment or a subsequent joke in a column, that doesn’t say much for our own set of beliefs.
The whole thing starts with a fleeting moment of eye contact in a shopping mall. Early in the four-star movie “Disconnect,” two teenage skateboard punks (Colin Ford as Jason and Aviad Bernstein as Frye) cackle wildly as they witness the payoff moment of a nasty …
Words — and music — cannot describe the epic bowl of awfulness that is “Accidental Racist.” Since it was released on Monday to a stunned American public, there’s been near-universal derision, with Twitter nearly exploding with criticism and the blogosphere blowing up with negative reviews.
RICHARD ROEPER: After hearing the terribly sad news of the passing of my writing hero, my friend, my television partner, I sat at the keyboard and tried to come up with the perfect lead to sum up my feelings about Roger Ebert’s passing. Five, six minutes went by — an eternity when you’re on a deadline. Roger would have told me to stop fretting and start writing.
Matt Lauer is on his way out as host of “Today.” It’s only a matter of time. Or is that really the case? Maybe Lauer will be there for another 10 years, if he can just weather this storm. Elisabeth Hasselbeck? She’s gone from “The …Read More
The snap of Kevin Ware’s leg feels familiar to anyone who ever has fractured a bone — and who hasn’t?
Leave it to Jim Carrey to one of the most brilliant AND one of the most outdated video parodies of all time. Carrey’s “Cold Dead Hands” is a meticulously constructed satire of “Hee Haw,” and if you’re under 50 I can understand if you’ve never …
You’re not endearing yourself to a celebrity with that invitation to a dance. You’re just putting the star in an awkward position.
Concerts can bring out the worst in audiences. Nothing like the last chucklehead in America who still believes it’s the height of humor to yell out “Freebird!” during an acoustic number. Just ask Pete Townshend.
Dennis Rodman and Donald Trump. They’re the “gifts” that just keep on giving. In a 1996 column headlined “Rodman Won’t Grow Up, and His Book Proves It,” I talked about Rodman’s book, “Bad As I Wanna Be,” and noted his incessant efforts to stay in …
RICHARD ROEPER: With some of the closest Oscar races in a generation, this is an extremely tough year — which makes it all the more fun. There have been years in which the winners in all the major categories were foregone conclusions, but with the Oscars less than a week away, there’s still no consensus for best picture, actress or supporting actor.
Valentine’s Day often brings about lists of the most romantic movies of all time, from “Casablanca” to “He’s Just Not That Into You,” and I’m kidding about one of those titles. One of my favorite romantic comedies is “Love Actually,” which features most of the …