This is pulled in it’s entirety from Free Republic.
This is Roger Ebert’s website. For the weekend of Friday, August 24, 2012, he has written reviews of seven new movies:
Premium Rush /Hit and Run /Red Hook Summer/ Cosmopolis/ Robot and Frank/ Chicken with Plums/ Nobody Else But You
All seven of those reviews are actually dated Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
As I sit here writing this, it is Friday evening, August 24, 2012, and his website does not have a review for 2016: Obama’s America, which is the #1 movie in the country.
I suppose it’s possible that the movie was not available early for critics in Chicago to see. If that’s the case, then his review should be up tomorrow, August 25, 2012. (Update: It is now Saturday, August 25, and he has still not reviewed the movie. But it is early in the day – perhaps he needs more time.)
Over at one of Roger Ebert’s blog entries, I asked him:
Roger, when will I get to have the privilege of reading your review of the new film “2016: Obama’s America”?
At such time as it opens theatrically here.
I responded with the following. Since I just submitted it, it has not yet been approved by Ebert:
So you’re saying that the movie which is number one all over the country is not playing in any theaters in one of biggest cities in the country? I can’t recall that ever happening before.
Actually, it’s playing at FOURTEEN different Chicago theaters:
AMC Showplace Galewood 14
5530 W. Homer Blvd, Chicago, IL
10:15am 12:45 3:15 5:45 8:15 10:45pm
AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18
7000 Carpenter Road, Skokie, IL
11:40am 2:10 4:50 7:30 10:10pm
(I’ve redacted the 12 other theaters – bfh)
FIRST BOX OFFICE: Anti-Obama Movie #1
By NIKKI FINKE
August 24, 2012
FRIDAY 2 PM: The anti-Obama movie 2016 Obama’s America went into wider release around America today and is opening right now in first place at the domestic box office. That’s quite a feat since the Rocky Mountain Pictures political documentary is still playing in only 1,090 North American theaters – or about 1/3 as many theaters as big-budget actioner The Expendables 2 (3,355 theaters).
Like I said above, I suppose it’s possible that the movie was not available early for critics in Chicago to see. If that’s the case, then his review should be up tomorrow. (Update: It is now Saturday, August 25, and he has still not reviewed the movie. But it is early in the day – perhaps he needs more time.)