Film Critic Roger Ebert Joins Long Island Press

The Press Becomes the Area's Only News Publication to Publish Ebert's Reviews

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — December 3, 2004 — America’s most well-known film critic, Roger Ebert, has recently been added to the roster at the Long Island Press. Ebert’s weekly two-page section began in the November 25 issue with an in-depth review of Alexander, featuring Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell. The issue also features his “Films in Brief” segment, which this week touches on his thoughts about The Incredibles, Finding Neverland, National Treasure, Kinsey and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

“The Long Island Press is extremely excited to have the opportunity to publish the reviews of such a well-respected movie critic,” says Robbie Woliver, Editor-in-Chief. “No other film evaluation is taken quite as seriously as that of Roger Ebert. He brings a credibility to his reviews that is unmatched.”

With the astonishing amount of time and money that Long Islanders eagerly spend on movies and movie related items each week, there was never a truly reliable local voice for them to go to for advice on the subject until now. Finally, they have the option of a trustworthy opinion on the best way to spend that time and money. As the only area news publication to carry the Roger Ebert name, the Press now fills that void in the movie industry on Long Island. In addition, the Press includes theater and movie listings, and is distributed at hundreds of movie theaters and video stores across the Island, such as Blockbuster and Lowes Theaters, making the paper a perfect complement to the movie-going experience.

Ebert is best known for his “thumbs up” during his 24-year stint as co-host of “Siskel & Ebert” with the late Gene Siskel, as well as for his current role as co-host of “Ebert and Roeper and the Movies,” which appears on more than 200 television stations. He has been the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967 and is the only motion picture critic to have won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism (1975).

Look for Roger Ebert’s movie reviews this and every Thursday in “Press Play,” the arts and entertainment pullout section of the Long Island Press. The Press is distributed at more than 1,600 locations including Blockbuster and most movie theaters.

The Long Island Press, America’s third largest weekly, is an award winning news, arts and lifestyle newspaper with a print readership of 500,000 and a website readership of over one million. Over 160,000 copies of the Press are distributed to more than 1,600 retail locations and 100,000 homes every week. From its top-notch content to its first-rate design, the Press appeals to a wide demographic. THE LONG ISLAND PRESS… WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!

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