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30 Movies to Get You Through the Holidays: Ebert's Essentials (Ebert's Essentials)

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The holidays--that time between Thanksgiving and New Year's--jam more "together" time together than any other time during the year. And all that being together calls for movies to watch together to celebrate the season or movies to watch alone to survive the season. From such classics to enjoy as a family like "A Christmas Story, " "It's a Wonderful Life," and "Planes, Tra ...more
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Published October 16th 2012 by Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
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Julie Davis
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
E-book only. These are Ebert's previous reviews which he pulled together under a few different themes as "essentials" shortly before his death. They are good in the way that all his writing was, with the added advantage that you will discover something unexpected in each category which might make you take a new look at how you categorize movies.

This was especially helpful in looking for something different than the usual Christmas movies. I was especially pleased to discover Nothing Like the Hol
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L.A.
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sound advice for a stellar celluloid season.

This is another great example of a book that would be incredibly useful, but is such a novelty / specialty thing, you might not want it taking up shelf space. Enter Overdrive, especially if you can group this into a holiday book selection and feature it front and center (which is how I found it in the first place).

Anyway, Ebert's smart, yet funny, film reviews take on the winter holidays, providing succinct, yet clever, reviews and guidance. Some of th
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Marlowe
Aug 16, 2013 rated it liked it
A collection of entertaining reviews, including a few for films I've never heard of but will surely seek out now. If it'd been longer, say 60-100 reviews, I'd give it four stars, but it seems a little short to justify that.
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Roger Joseph Ebert was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic and screenwriter.

He was known for his weekly review column (appearing in the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and later online) and for the television program Siskel & Ebert at the Movies, which he co-hosted for 23 years with Gene Siskel. After Siskel's death in 1999, he auditioned several potential replacements, ultimately choo
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