Bob Garver: “Justice League” movie review

Bob Garver: “Justice League” movie review

By Bob Garver What can I say about “Justice League” other than that the DC Universe is way too late to the party on this? The film is of course trying to capture the magic of “The Avengers,” the unprecedented superhero team-up movie from the Marvel Comics Universe in 2012. DC has wanted to hone […]

Thanksgiving movies for the whole family

Thanksgiving movies for the whole family

Thanksgiving is one of the rare days of the year that many families find themselves under the same roof at the same time — and sometimes for a big chunk of the holiday weekend. The holiday affords everyone a chance to let go of the stresses and strains of work and busy schedules — and […]

Bob Garver: “Daddy’s Home 2” movie review

Bob Garver: “Daddy’s Home 2” movie review

By Bob Garver “Daddy’s Home” was one of the worst movies of 2015. I took two hours out of my Christmas Day to cringe through an obnoxious feud between a doting stepdad (Will Ferrell) and an underactive biological father (Mark Wahlberg) over the love of their shared kids. Because that movie had a cushy holiday […]

‘Thor’ remains a box office smash, thundering into second weekend

‘Thor’ remains a box office smash, thundering into second weekend

After a smashing start in its first weekend in theaters, “Thor: Ragnarok” thundered to the box office top spot once again this week, taking $56.6 million, according to industry estimates released Sunday. The third “Thor” episode, boosted by the self-mocking humor of Chris Hemsworth as the powerful Norse god (alongside Cate Blanchett as Hela, goddess […]

Bob Garver: “Thor: Ragnarok” movie review

Bob Garver: “Thor: Ragnarok” movie review

By Bob Garver It’s been over two years since we’ve seen Thor (Chris Hemsworth), which seems like forever in Marvel Cinematic Universe time. He missed the dissolution of The Avengers in “Captain America: Civil War” and the rise of several new superheroes. We missed a lot with him as well. He broke up with his […]

‘Army of spies’: Weinstein hired ex-Mossad agents to silence abuse allegations – report

‘Army of spies’: Weinstein hired ex-Mossad agents to silence abuse allegations – report

From Freedom’s Phoenix An “army of spies” tried to silence actresses and reporters making allegations against Harvey Weinstein, a report claims. Security firm Black Cube, run by former Mossad operatives, is reported to be involved. The New Yorker magazine revealed that the former Miramax producer hired Black Cube as well as Kroll, one of the world’s largest […]

George Clooney, Matt Damon film ‘Suburbicon’ crashes at box office; movie debuts with $2.8M

George Clooney, Matt Damon film ‘Suburbicon’ crashes at box office; movie debuts with $2.8M

Audiences snubbed director George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” over the weekend to give Paramount Pictures one of its biggest financial disasters for a wide-release film. The screenwriting talent of Joel and Ethan Coen, coupled with the star power of actor Matt Damon, was not enough to goad moviegoers into supporting “Suburbicon” on its opening weekend. Paramount’s satire […]

Bob Garver: “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” movie review

Bob Garver: “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” movie review

By Bob Garver Tyler Perry has been writing, directing, producing, and starring in movies about his Madea character for over ten years now. So how is it that this movie is so incompetently made? If this were a first-time filmmaker, I could maybe chalk the film’s painfulness up to inexperience or a lack of resources. […]

‘Hollywood is the world’s capital of hypocrisy,’ says screenwriter

‘Hollywood is the world’s capital of hypocrisy,’ says screenwriter

Hollywood is having a rough time getting audiences to theaters. Plagued with scandals surrounding , the industry has been struggling to connect with the average moviegoer. After a , the box office is entering another slump. This last weekend saw low openings for major motion pictures, such as the $120 million “Geostorm” and “The Snowman,” […]

Bob Garver: “Happy Death Day” movie review

Bob Garver: “Happy Death Day” movie review

By Bob Garver Tree (Jessica Rothe) is having an unhappy birthday. She wakes up in the bed of a stranger named Carter (Israel Broussard). Carter’s roommate says something disrespectful. She gets hassled by an environmentalist. She’s being stalked by an ex. She lives in a sorority house run by a judgmental bully. She’s annoyed by […]

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