Bob Garver: “The Conjuring 2” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Conjuring 2” movie review

By Bob Garver I didn’t really understand the appeal of 2013’s “The Conjuring.” Or rather, I didn’t understand the appeal of “The Conjuring” specifically. Okay, that clapping game was nice balance of silly and scary and the possessed doll Annabelle was effective at ripping screams out of the audience’s larynx (I didn’t see her spinoff, […]

‘Me Before You’ reveals the decline of Hollywood’s imagination

‘Me Before You’ reveals the decline of Hollywood’s imagination

By Katrina Trinko / Daily Signal In the 1947 classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” protagonist George Bailey, who is considering suicide, sees what would have happened to his wife Mary if he had never been born. With George Bailey alive, Mary is a radiant, enthusiastic wife and mother. Without him, she is a downcast […]

Sonny Bunch: ‘Weiner’ movie review

Sonny Bunch: ‘Weiner’ movie review

By Sonny Bunch Weiner is a documentary about failure—unremitting, unrelenting, personal, professional, and moral failure. Failure of the sort you rarely get to see in real time because people prone to fail this spectacularly don’t let filmmakers like Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg get so intimately close. Fortunately for all of us, disgraced congressman Anthony […]

Bob Garver: “X-Men: Apocalypse” movie review

Bob Garver: “X-Men: Apocalypse” movie review

By Bob Garver “X-Men: Apocalypse” is a film that exists for no other reason than that it was time for another “X-Men” movie. Fans have been eager to see a new film since “Days of Future Past” was one of the biggest hits of the franchise two years ago. That film ended with the promise […]

Sonny Bunch: ‘Love & Friendship’ movie review

Sonny Bunch: ‘Love & Friendship’ movie review

By Sonny Bunch “Has it ever occurred to you that today looked at from Jane Austen’s perspective would look even worse?” The heroine of Metropolitan (1990) asks this question of a would-be radical who calls Austen “near ridiculous from today’s point of view.” Like all good rhetorical questions, the answer is obvious, and has only […]

Bob Garver: “Angry Birds Movie” movie review

Bob Garver: “Angry Birds Movie” movie review

By Bob Garver As a rule, movies based on video games are always terrible. There isn’t a single one that could be considered a critical darling. “Wreck-it Ralph” doesn’t count; it technically made up its derivative main characters. “The Angry Birds Movie” tries to buck this trend by being based on game with a non-traditional […]

‘Captain America’ fights off ‘Monster’ to top box office

‘Captain America’ fights off ‘Monster’ to top box office

Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” could not unseat “Captain America: Civil War” at the top of the box office over the weekend. The Marvel superhero sequel took the top spot for the second straight week. “Civil War,” the third film in the franchise that includes 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and 2014’s “Captain America: The […]

Bob Garver: “Captain America: Civil War” movie review

Bob Garver: “Captain America: Civil War” movie review

By Bob Garver The highlight of “Captain America: Civil War” is a six-on-six superhero-on-superhero battle. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll call the sides Team Captain America and Team Iron Man. Team Captain America consists of Captain America (Chris Evans), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Ant-Man […]

Bob Garver: “Keanu” movie review

Bob Garver: “Keanu” movie review

By Bob Garver For weeks, I was dying to see “Keanu.” I’m a big fan of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele and their sketch show “Key & Peele.” My family loves those sketches where they play college football players with wacky names, and I personally am a huge fan of the sketch where they play […]

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