“At the Movies with Lyons and Mankiewicz” that title certainly would need some work. Sifting through the daily IMDb news I found a post that I thought would be an appropriate followup to Sean’s “The Balcony is Closed”. As you’ve already heard, Ebert and Roeper have left the show “At the Movies”, but quick to act Disney has already replaced the esteemed film critics with E! Channel critic Ben Lyons and radio personality/Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. Plans are to makeover the show with new segments and a new image but still remain a review show.
Hmm E! Entertainment huh… Well I don’t mean to judge a book by it’s cover but considering the pretty boy image of Ben Lyons and the former position he held? One thing is for sure is it’s gonna be hard for me to be won over. I’ll stilll give it a shot but never hearing of these two guys makes me a little iffy. I can only hope this new duo can pull off a genuine chemistry to keep me watching.
(Pictured above left to right: Ben Mankiewicz and Ben Lyons)