Picks and Pans Review: The Next Roger Ebert? Movie Critic Ben Lyons

updated 09/29/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/29/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

• The E! film reporter, 26, takes over hosting the syndicated At the Movies.

"I was well-versed in Hitchcock by fifth grade," says Lyons, son of movie critic Jeffrey Lyons. "My dad has been a mentor." Lyons also hosts Nickelodeon's new extreme sports competition My Family's Got Guts: "When you see a 10-year-old girl slam-dunk a basketball, you can't help but get a kick out of it."

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