Ok. So as a fan and student of the late, great Roger Ebert, it's always bugged me that his archive website doesn't have his print review for "Ghostbusters II". He reviewed the film on his show "At the Movies With Siskel & Ebert" and both he and Gene Siskel were extremely negative about GB2, while both enjoyed the original(GB1 got two thumbs up from both and 3.5/4 from Roger Ebert in his print review. Which is a great read if you haven't read it). But the review for GB2 that would've appeared in newspapers around the country and in his home town Chicago(his home paper was the Chicago Sun-Timea) is nowhere to be found. I can't find a copy on the internet anywhere.
So 2 questions come to mind: A) was there even a print review to begin with? and B) Can we track it down? I don't think I can think of another example of a film Ebert reviewed on his TV show but didn't also have a print review for. For example, he famously didn't review the original Terminator film for whatever reason. But I can't think of an example of where both Gene & Roger reviewed a film on TV but no print reviews exists. If anyone can name an example I would love to know about it because it may help solve this mystery & lead me to think there was no print review(for whatever reason).
What's also strange is that Ghostbusters 2 is the only big, massive movie from the summer of '89 that I can't find an Ebert review of.
So, you might be asking "what can we do?" And the answer is...I don't know? Do any of you know or happen to know someone who keeps old newspapers from June 1989? Specifically the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, or one of the syndicated papers that carried his column? Or do any of you live in Chicago and want to go on a treasure hunt? If you live in Chicago the Sun-times probably has an on-site Ebert archive. Maybe it's in there. Who knows. What I do know is the person that finds a copy will go down in GBfans history & lore as a Legend among legends.
Any help uncovering this mystery is greatly appreciated, I've been dying for YEARS to read his indepth print review. Hopefully it's out there somewhere just waiting & yearning to be read.