Christy Lemire
Christy Lemire with Matt Sayles.jpg
Lemire (left) in 2019
Born
Christy A. Nemetz

(1972-08-30) August 30, 1972 (age 50)
EducationSouthern Methodist University
OccupationFilm critic
Years active1999–present
SpouseChris Lemire
Children1
Websitewww.christylemire.com

Christy A. Lemire (née Nemetz; born August 30, 1972)[1][2][3] is an American film critic and host of the movie review podcast Breakfast All Day. She previously wrote for the Associated Press from 1999 to 2013,[4][5] was a co-host of Ebert Presents at the Movies in 2011[6] and co-hosted the weekly online movie review show What The Flick?! until 2018.[7]

Early life and education

Born at the old Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (now Church of Scientology West Coast headquarters), Lemire grew up in Woodland Hills.[8] She is a 1993 graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in journalism and is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority.[6][9]

Career

Lemire started writing film reviews for the Associated Press in 1999 and moved to New York in 2000 as a general entertainment reporter.[8] In 2004, she became the Associated Press' first full-time film critic.[10] In addition to her print work, Lemire has appeared on television shows including the Today Show and Good Morning America.[10]

In 2003, she was a guest co-host on The View. Lemire made headlines when she and co-host Meredith Vieira shared a kiss in response to the Madonna and Britney Spears kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards.[11][12]

Lemire was ranked number 93 on the "Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2008".[13]

Lemire made several appearances substituting for film critic Roger Ebert on At the Movies.[8] When Ebert created his new film review program for public television, Ebert Presents: At The Movies, Lemire was selected as co-host of the program along with film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky. Ebert Presents: at the Movies aired for a single season in 2011.[14]

She was one of the regular critics on the YouTube show What The Flick?! hosted on The Young Turks network, from 2010 to 2018. In August 2018, The Young Turks network canceled What The Flick?! along with Pop Trigger and Nerd Alert to focus on news content.[15] Lemire and co-host Alonso Duralde, former hosts Ben Mankiewicz and Matt Atchity continued the series as a podcast on Lemire's personal website under the new name, Breakfast All Day.[16]

Preferences

Best films of the year

Personal life

She lives in Palos Verdes Estates, California with her husband Chris Lemire,[8][26] a television producer, and son Nicolas, born in November 2009.[27] She has described herself as a "lapsed Catholic".[28]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Charlie Rose Guest 1 episode
2005 The Young Turks Herself
2007 At the Movies Guest Host 3 episodes
2010-2011 Ebert Presents: At the Movies Host 51 episodes
2010-2017 What the Flick?! Host 154 episodes
2011 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die Herself 5 episodes
2012 TYT Arm Wrestling Tournament Competitor Episode: "Misty v. Christy"
2013 Roger Ebert's 14th Annual Film Festival: A Retrospective Herself Short film[29]
Fox News Herself Episode: "Studio 11 All Things Oscars 2013"
Good Day L.A. Herself 2 episodes
2017 Movie Trivia Schmoedown Herself Episode: "Rotten Tomatoes Vs What the Flick"
2019 Front Row Flynn Moderator 2 episodes
The Movies Herself 3 episodes
2022 Halftime Herself

References

  1. ^ Christy Lemire [@christylemire] (August 31, 2012). "Birthday fun is done! Thanks everyone for a fantastic day/week. I'm psyched to be 40. @ Larchmont Grill" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Christy Lemire [@christylemire] (August 30, 2011). "@MichaelChiklis Happy birthday to a fellow Aug. 30ther. You, me, and Ted Williams' frozen head" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ @christylemire (October 1, 2010). "@EricCeleste I remember him from school ... tell him hi (I was Christy Nemetz back then). I recall him being the nicest guy ever" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ The Deadline Team (May 11, 2013). "Reasons For 2 AP Film Critics Resignations". Deadline.com.
  5. ^ Christy Lemire [@christylemire] (May 23, 2013). "Upon the occasion of my last day with the AP ... @ Hancock Park" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ a b Ward, Pat (August 18, 2011). "At The Movies With SMU Alumna Christy Lemire". SMU Magazine. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  7. ^ "What the Flick?!". Theyoungturks.com. Archived from the original on July 27, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d "Panelists & Special Guests 2010". ebertfest.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  9. ^ Christy Lemire [@christylemire] (April 22, 2010). "@harpo787reviews Delta Gamma. My sorority. I'm a dork" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ a b "Meet the Critics". Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Archived from the original on August 24, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  11. ^ Lemire, Christy (September 5, 2003). "'The View' joins celebrity kissing saga". USA Today.
  12. ^ "'The View's' Lip Shtick". Fox News. December 1, 2011.
  13. ^ "Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2008". Retrieved December 25, 2008.
  14. ^ Channick, Robert (November 8, 2011). "Roger Ebert may cancel 'At the Movies' due to lack of funding". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  15. ^ "TYT Network Cancels Three Digital Series and Lays Off Portion of Staff - VideoInk". VideoInk. August 28, 2018. Archived from the original on August 29, 2018. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  16. ^ "Breakfast All Day Podcast Archives". ChristyLemire.com. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  17. ^ Lemire, Christy (January 2, 2014). "What the Flick?! - Best of 2013". Christy Lemire. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  18. ^ Lemire, Christy (December 18, 2014). "10 Best Films of 2014". Christy Lemire. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  19. ^ Lemire, Christy (December 12, 2015). "10 Best Films of 2015". Christy Lemire. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  20. ^ Lemire, Christy (December 17, 2016). "10 Best Films of 2016". Christy Lemire. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  21. ^ Lemire, Christy (December 10, 2017). "10 Best Films of 2017". Christy Lemire. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  22. ^ Lemire, Christy (December 15, 2018). "10 Best Films of 2018". Christy Lemire. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  23. ^ Lemire, Christy (January 2, 2020). "Breakfast All Day Podcast 1/2/20". Christy Lemire. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  24. ^ Lemire, Christy (January 8, 2021). "Breakfast All Day Podcast 1/8/21". Christy Lemire. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  25. ^ Lemire, Christy (January 7, 2022). "Breakfast All Day Podcast 1/7/22". Christy Lemire. Retrieved July 30, 2022.
  26. ^ chris lemire [@chrisjlemire] (May 12, 2013). "@christylemire enjoying a Mother's Day brunch in Palm Springs. Teaching our boy AP style as well" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  27. ^ Lemire, Christy (January 26, 2010). "Baby Mama: Film critic takes son to the theater". Boston.com. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  28. ^ Lemire, Christy (March 29, 2014). "Noah". Christy Lemire. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  29. ^ Marcotte, Alison (April 8, 2013). "Ebertfest to continue as tribute to film critic". The Daily Illini. Archived from the original on July 25, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2022.