In September 2008, Ben Lyons became on of the two permanent hosts of At the Movies, the movie review show that used to be commonly known as simply Siskel & Ebert. That was a great show--the new version, well, not so much. And as you can guess, there is one person in particular to blame for this sorry state of affairs. The following is a roundup of Ben Lyons's greatest misses:
Roger Ebert's little rule book for critics: Here is a secret--it's not a rule book at all. Rather, it is a list of things said and done by Ben Lyons written by Ebert, without Roger ever mentioning Ben's name.
What is the greatest movie ever made? According to Ben Lyons, it's I Am Legend. Seriously.
Roger Ebert once said that people who use their cell phone during movies are inconsiderate morons. Well, we can now add Ben Lyons to the list of morons.
Want to make one of the 10 best movies of the year? Here is a hint--put Ben Lyons in it.
Want to make the best James Bond movie ever? Whatever you do, make sure to make it into a really cool video game.
eFilmCritic.com, Criticwatch Ben Lyons Quotes of the Week, by Erik Childress
Ben Lyons, poser with famous people
Defamer.com: "The Continuing Adventures of Ben Lyons, Starfucker"
Defamer.com: "'Lyons & Mankiewicz At the Movies' Promises A Bold New Era of Critic Hackery"
PublicSchoolIntelligentsia.com: Pulitzer Prize Winner’s Slot Is Filled By The ‘Less Than Impressive’ 26 Yr Old Ben Lyons
Film.com: "Ben Lyons: Too Much Of a Cub For At The Movies"
And just in case the whole "film expert" thing doesn't work out, Ben has other career options. Or he can just sell his recommendations for money.