Two critics review films both old and new.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
1985   1983   1982   1981   1980   1979   … See all »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

At the Movies (1982–1986)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The show that made Siskel and Ebert famous. These two Chicago-based movie critics sit around and review movies, giving either "Thumbs up" or "Thumbs down." Noted for the good-natured ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Elva Poznanski
Siskel & Ebert (1986–2010)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert rate new movies with a thumbs up, or a thumbs down.

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Richard Roeper
Antiques Roadshow (TV Series 1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Appraisers of antiques travel with the show to various cities. Area citizens bring articles for appraisal and often relate the histories of these items. The appraisers then expand on what ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark L. Walberg, Simeon Lipman, Lara Spencer
Win Ben Stein's Money (1997–2002)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jeopardy-like game show featuring Ben Stein as both a host and a contestant. The second and third rounds of the game are played by Ben Stein himself as he tries to defend "his" money ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Stein, Jimmy Kimmel, Nancy Pimental
Pop Up Video (TV Series 1997)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This series features old and new music videos, with a twist: As the video plays, "information bubbles" will "pop up" with facts about the production of the video, things contained in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Penn
Larry King Live (1985–2010)
News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Popular and controversial journalist Larry King hosts this CNN call-in talk show.

Stars: Larry King, Bill Maher, Bob Woodward
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two film critics review newly-released films, while the renowned critic Roger Ebert presents his own reviews voiced by guest readers.

Stars: Christy Lemire, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Roger Ebert
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The history of American film criticism.

Director: Gerald Peary
Stars: Roger Ebert, Andrew Sarris, Pauline Kael
Family Feud (1988–1995)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

"Family Feud" was one of the most popular game shows on TV, but after nine years with Richard Dawson as host, ratings were starting to slip. In 1986, producers decided that the "Family Feud... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Combs, Gene Wood, Jackie Stallone
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During his time at SNL, original cast member John Belushi created some of the most memorable characters in television history. One of the most brilliant comedic performers of all time, ... See full summary »

Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase
60 Minutes (TV Series 1979)
News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Australian version of the long-running news-magazine show.

Stars: Tara Brown, Liz Hayes, Peter Overton
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After several guest hosting appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Dave was given his own morning talk-show. This show included a full orchestra, news breaks, and a cast of ... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Wil Shriner, Rich Hall
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Host / ... (40 episodes, 1975-1983)
...
 Himself - Host / ... (40 episodes, 1975-1983)

What You Missed at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

From the madness of the convention floor to the emotional panel reveals and star-studded interviews, catch up on all the unforgettable sights from Comic-Con.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

One of the first widely popular film-review programs, this show gave reviews intended for everyday movie-goers, without trying to present an in-depth analysis of the filmmaker's 'artistic vision.' Popularized the "thumbs-up/thumbs-down" format of movie synopsis. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Talk-Show

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

November 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Opening Soon at a Theater Near You  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.6 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sneak Previews : There from the start.
3 April 2007 | by (Phx. Arizona ("Arizona Smells Funny"!- Homer Simpson)) – See all my reviews

"Sneak Previews" debuted in the fall of 1978 on PBS and I'm happy to say I was pretty much there from the beginning. I didn't see its debut show but I do recall watching them preview,"Concorde:Airport '79". Boy did they skewer that one! I went and saw it just the same.

Roger Ebert and the now,late Gene Siskel were a perfect team up. They could get into slightly heated discussions about the movies they reviewed but never let it become a blow to their egos.

I could make a list of all the movies I watched them review together,both on this and "At The Movies" (which was later just "Siskel & Ebert")but it would be too long. I will say that recently I rented a documentary movie that they championed & campaigned for in 1994 (on "At the Movies". That of course is,"Hoop Dreams". Which as we know The Academy Awards did not bestow an Oscar on.

Roger & Gene's various discussions of that movie are on that DVD as extras. I can honestly say,that was truly their finest moments together. Not just as movie critics but as experts,who were more in touch with movie goers than the Oscar Academy. Hard to watch and realize that,this was 12 years ago and how much of an absence is really felt with Gene Siskel being gone.

Here's to the professionalism of Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel and Sneak Previews,that made it safe to go to the movies again and not waste one's money.

Which is the most important lesson I learned watching Snaek Prviews and their later shows. (END)


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page