Bob Garver: “Blair Witch” movie review

Bob Garver: “Blair Witch” movie review

By Bob Garver For better or worse, 1999’s “The Blair Witch Project” pretty much invented the “found footage” style of filmmaking that we see so often these days, usually in horror movies. The film made $140 million on a budget of $60,000 thanks to its unprecedented style and a wily internet marketing campaign. This success […]

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr together for Beatles film opening

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr together for Beatles film opening

LONDON – The surviving Beatles will get together for the British premiere of director Ron Howard’s film that documents the band’s chaotic years on the road. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will be in London Thursday for the opening of “Eight Days a Week – the Touring Years.” The film traces the group’s progression from […]

Bob Garver: “Sully” movie review

Bob Garver: “Sully” movie review

By Bob Garver “Sully” tells the story of eponymous pilot Chesley Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), who on January 15 2009, after a dual engine failure in midair, landed a large passenger aircraft in the middle of the Hudson River. The landing was rough, unconventional, and controversial, but it saved the lives of all 155 passengers and […]

Bob Garver: “Pete’s Dragon” and “Kubo and the Two Strings” double feature movie review

Bob Garver: “Pete’s Dragon” and “Kubo and the Two Strings” double feature movie review

By Bob Garver Nothing new was able to crack the Top 5 at the weekend box office, and I’ve already reviewed first-place finisher “Don’t Breathe” and second-place “Suicide Squad.” So I’m going to take a look at the holdovers that came in third and fourth, respectively. “Pete’s Dragon” Disney has had a lot of success lately with […]

Bob Garver: “Don’t Breathe” movie review

Bob Garver: “Don’t Breathe” movie review

By Bob Garver “Don’t Breathe” is what I like to call an “Is That So Hard?” movie. I ask that question not of the film, but of other films. In many ways, this film is simple. 90% of it takes place in one setting. The number of cast members with more than one scene can […]

Bob Garver: “War Dogs” movie review

Bob Garver: “War Dogs” movie review

By Bob Garver “War Dogs” tells the story of two guys who use underhanded tactics to achieve the American Dream, live large, and destroy themselves. It is based on a real-life incident that has not been brought to screen before, but still seems awfully familiar. The characters themselves love “Scarface” and compare their story to it at every opportunity. It […]

Bob Garver: “Sausage Party” movie review

Bob Garver: “Sausage Party” movie review

By Bob Garver If nothing else, there aren’t a lot of movies like “Sausage Party.” I mean this both in terms of subject matter (grocery items decide they don’t want to be eaten) and tone. It’s basically an R-rated kids’ movie. So much of it is cute and chipper and it’s presented in a silly-looking […]

Bob Garver: “Suicide Squad” movie review

Bob Garver: “Suicide Squad” movie review

By Bob Garver Simply put, “Suicide Squad” was my most anticipated movie of 2016. I’m a big fan of Batman, but I’m a bigger fan of his rogues gallery – his collection of colorful recurring villains. “Suicide Squad” brings us not one, not two, but three of those characters. We’ve got The Joker, one of […]

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