Bob Garver: “American Assassin” movie review

Bob Garver: “American Assassin” movie review

By Bob Garver “American Assassin” stars Dylan O’Brien as CIA asset Mitch Rapp. The paperback-based Rapp is an action hero akin to Jack Ryan, Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne, and I’ll even throw James Bond in there. O’Brien is best known for the “Maze Runner” series, a teenagers-in-a-dystopian-future franchise akin to “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” and […]

Three great film adaptations of conservative novels

Three great film adaptations of conservative novels

After — during which time author Vince Flynn passed away — the popular counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp finally made the leap from the pages of best-selling thrillers onto the big screen. Though many people were nervous at the idea that Hollywood was taking on the brutal novels — which include honest depictions of radical Islam […]

Bob Garver: “It” movie review

Bob Garver: “It” movie review

By Bob Garver “It” tells the story of a group of kids in small-town Maine who are hunted by a terrifying psychopath. That psychopath is a bully named Henry Bowers (Nicholas Hamilton) and he’s sadistic. He doesn’t roughhouse, he commits felony assaults. As if that weren’t bad enough, there’s an evil clown who feeds on […]

Daniel Dae Kim to replace Ed Skrein In ‘Hellboy’?

Daniel Dae Kim to replace Ed Skrein In ‘Hellboy’?

Daniel Dae Kim may land another major role after leaving CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” and being cast in ABC’s “The Good Doctor.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor is currently in negotiations with Lionsgate and Millennium to star in the “Hellboy” reboot.” Kim could replace Ed Skrein after he left the project last month following […]

Bob Garver: “Wind River” movie review

Bob Garver: “Wind River” movie review

By Bob Garver The box office has been in a bad place lately. Last week didn’t bring much in the way of new wide releases other than the pathetic “Leap!” This week there were no new wide releases at all. Nada. Nothing wanted to open on Labor Day weekend. This lack of competition allowed the […]

Denis Villeneuve explains how ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is no replicant of the original neo-noir sci-fi fan favorite

Denis Villeneuve explains how ‘Blade Runner 2049’ is no replicant of the original neo-noir sci-fi fan favorite

When he signed on to direct “Blade Runner 2049,” which hits theaters Oct. 6, Denis Villeneuve was determined to carry on the groundbreaking aesthetic of director Ridley Scott’s original 1982 neo-noir sci-fi thriller. At the same time, he didn’t want to create a mere replica — or replicant, as the case may be. “The movie […]

Bob Garver: “Leap!” movie review

Bob Garver: “Leap!” movie review

By Bob Garver “Leap!” is an animated kids’ movie that teaches the lesson that if you work hard and practice every day for years… you’re a sucker. Just be a natural and cut to the front of the line. Elle Fanning voices Félicie, an aspiring ballerina in 19th-century France. She and her inventor best friend […]

What movies are out this week? Not much worth your cash

What movies are out this week? Not much worth your cash

The Hitman’s Bodyguard, a poorly reviewed buddy comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, led the U.S. box office over the weekend with a measly $10.1 million in earnings. Overall, Americans spent only $65 million in theaters in what was the slowest box office weekend since 2001. To put this paltry three-day stretch in […]

Bob Garver: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” movie review

By Bob Garver This movie didn’t need to work very hard to gain my favor. It’s an R-rated movie starring three actors who are really good at swearing. Ryan Reynolds brought crude humor to new heights last year in “Deadpool.” Salma Hayek always sounds exquisite and exotic when she goes on profanity-laced tirades in English […]

Mark Wahlberg named world’s top paid actor

Mark Wahlberg named world’s top paid actor

Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg was named the world’s highest paid actor on Tuesday, earning an estimated $68 million before taxes over the past 12 months. The 46-year-old star won his place at the top of the list compiled by Forbes magazine, thanks to earnings from “Transformers: The Last Knight” and comedy sequel “Daddy’s Home 2,” due […]

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