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Movie Critic Matt Atchity: Legacy Is Why We Do It

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(FOX 11) It's not often Matt Atchity comes in and doesn't talk about the weekend's new releases, but that was the case Friday in the wake of Roger Ebert's death.

Long before there was a "fresh" or "rotten" rating on "Rotten Tomatoes," Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel revolutionized movie reviews with their now iconic "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" system on their hit series, Siskel and Ebert.

Matt talked about the death of Roger Ebert and his legacy to the business he is in: movie reviews.

Matt gives credit to both Ebert and Siskel for changing the way people viewed critics and getting people to actually discuss movies after they leave the theater. He also talked about how Ebert was ahead of his time by using the internet and social media long before it became "the thing."

Atchity is the editor in chief for the pop-culture website "Rotten Tomatoes." He also hosts a new show on Sirius XM called "Rotten Tomatoes Radio."

The weekly one hour call in show airs Tuesdays at 4:00 pm and Thursdays at 3:00 pm.

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