Phillips, Scott to take over At the Movies

A year after its extreme makeover of "At the Movies" went over like "Heaven's Gate," Disney's ABC Media Productions said Wednesday it is overhauling the Chicago-based syndicated TV program yet again in hopes of reconnecting with its respected past.

Gone are Ben Lyons of E! Entertainment Television and Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies, the cable hosts Disney chose last summer to front what it called "the next generation of the series," in favor of a return to dueling newspaper film critics, Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune and A.O. Scott of the New York Times.

Thank the Powers That Be! Finally, some professionals who know what they're talking about. No more of Mankiewicz's blabbering, and I hope to never look upon the demonic visage of Ben Lyons as long as I shall live. I loved Phillips' and Scott's stints in Ebert's stead with Richard Roeper, so here's to hoping the best show about movies stays the best show about movies! Updates as they are needed.

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