Roger Ebert, the only film critic I even know the name of, passed away today at the age of 70. With former co-host Gene Siskel, he popularized the “two thumbs up” system for rating movies. This rating system was ubiquitous and a succinct way to find out whether or not a movie was worth seeing.
Hear him talk about the origin of the thumbs up/thumbs down:
Rest In Peace to a true Hand It! legend.