This past September, movie fans received a big gift -- 'At the Movies' would be back. Back in Roger Ebert's hands, back on public television and free of the folks (Disney) who ever thought that Ben and Ben was a good idea. The show would feature the AP's Christy Lemire and NPR's Elvis Mitchell, with a slew of rotating guests including Kim Morgan and Omar Moore.
But last month, the soon-to-be-revived show hit a snag. Mitchell was out of the program, leaving a starring spot to fill. However, sources revealed that two replacement choices were already being pondered -- "a young male in his mid-20s with little or no experience as a movie critic or as a TV talent,' or another critic said to be the "female version of tart-tongued former 'American Idol' judge Simon Cowell."
And now we'll just have to keep wondering who the female Cowell was because the 'At the Movies' team has decided to go with the young man -- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky.