Bob Garver: “Alien: Covenant” movie review

Bob Garver: “Alien: Covenant” movie review

By Bob Garver I’ve never been the biggest fan of the “Alien” franchise, including the original film from 1979. Maybe it’s because I’ve been raised on movies that rip it off, or maybe it’s because that big surprise scare was spoiled for me long before I saw it, but I see it as little more […]

A 2000 movie review with a wrong moral lesson

A 2000 movie review with a wrong moral lesson

By Emil Franzi / SoAzNewsX CASTAWAY starring Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt Hanks plays a character who survives a plane crash by making it to a desert island but is written off for dead. He is engaged to Hunt who’s picture along with a goofy soccer ball is all he saved from the wreck. It’s […]

Bob Garver: “Snatched” movie review

Bob Garver: “Snatched” movie review

By Bob Garver “Snatched” has a script credited to Katie Dippold, but she clearly didn’t write much of her characters’ dialogue. This is one of those comedies where the actors are told to ad lib ad nauseam. There are a few cases where this strategy works, when the actors have good chemistry and the director […]

Online pirates claim to hold Disney’s latest ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie hostage, demand ransom

Online pirates claim to hold Disney’s latest ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie hostage, demand ransom

Hackers have once again struck at Hollywood, this time claiming one of the summer’s biggest blockbuster releases — Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth installment in the highly profitable swashbuckling franchise, starring Johnny Depp. Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger told ABC employees in New York on Monday […]

Bob Garver: ”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ movie review

Bob Garver: ”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ movie review

By Bob Garver In amongst the jokes and the cheesy 80’s soundtrack, a theme of redemption ran throughout 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The team was comprised of various lowlifes who finally got a chance to do something decent and found out that they actually liked it because they’re all big softies at heart. Now […]

A summer of classic films set for Tucson’s Temple of Music & Art

A summer of classic films set for Tucson’s Temple of Music & Art

By SoAzNewsX With Arizona Theatre Company’s (ATC) mainstage 2016-17 season completed after the run of the world premiere of Holmes and Watson, ATC has decided to leave the Temple of Music & Art theater dark this summer because it’s the best way to watch movies, particularly the classics. So, ATC has scheduled Summer Classic Films […]

A third ‘Hellboy’ is coming without Guillermo del Toro

A third ‘Hellboy’ is coming without Guillermo del Toro

A third “Hellboy” movie is happening and it’ll be rated R — but short Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman. The new adaptation of the demonic superhero’s story will star “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour as the red Man-Beast, the comic’s creator, Mike Mignola, announced late Monday. Horror director Neil Marshall, who has worked on […]

Bob Garver: “How to Be a Latin Lover” movie review

Bob Garver: “How to Be a Latin Lover” movie review

By Bob Garver For the second week in a row, I’m surprised by which movie I’m reviewing. The social media thriller “The Circle” was supposed to be the big winner among new releases at the weekend box office. That film boasted big stars in Emma Watson and Tom Hanks and a release on over 3,000 […]

Bob Garver: “Going in Style” movie review

Bob Garver: “Going in Style” movie review

By Bob Garver This past weekend was not fun for new releases. No studio wanted to compete with “The Fate of the Furious” in its second weekend, so the slate was kept free of potential blockbusters. The top three movies at the box office were holdovers, nature documentary “Born In China” came in 4th (which […]

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