Bob Garver: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” movie review

Bob Garver: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” movie review

By Bob Garver “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” takes place between Episodes III and IV of the official “Star Wars” series. It answers the question of how Princess Leia came to be in possession of the plans for the Death Star at the beginning of Episode IV. It also answers the question of why […]

Bob Garver: “Office Christmas Party” movie review

Bob Garver: “Office Christmas Party” movie review

By Bob Garver For years, I thought that Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, and Courtney B. Vance all seemed like nice people. I know nobody’s perfect, but I didn’t have any problems with them. Now having seen them in “Office Christmas Party,” I have to assume that they are in fact horrible people. They’re not necessarily […]

Bob Garver: “Arrival” movie review

Bob Garver: “Arrival” movie review

By Bob Garver “Arrival” opened three weeks ago to some of the best reviews of the year and Best Actress Oscar talk for Amy Adams. The problem was that the film was weirdly limited in its release, playing on only 2,300 screens in the country when most new wide releases play on over 3,000. I […]

‘La La Land’ gets love from New York Film Critics Circle, Critics Choice voters

‘La La Land’ gets love from New York Film Critics Circle, Critics Choice voters

Two groups that fancy themselves as Oscar predictors weighed in Thursday with awards and nominations. And the results were … pretty predictable. The New York Film Critics Circle, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious critics organizations, spent the morning alternating honors between indie dramas “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” before giving its […]

Bob Garver: “Moana” movie review

Bob Garver: “Moana” movie review

By Bob Garver Much has been made of Disney’s hot streak in 2016. They’ve already had hits with “Zootopia;” “The Jungle Book;” “Captain America: Civil War;” “Finding Dory;” and “Doctor Strange,” plus “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is set to dominate the Christmas box office. Now here comes “Moana,” and it’s the best one […]

Bob Garver: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movie review

Bob Garver: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movie review

By Bob Garver “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” should have been a book first. Yes, I know it was, sort of. A fake “Harry Potter”-themed textbook about magical creatures came out in 2001, written by “Newt Scamander” (actually J.K. Rowling). Now we’re getting a five-part movie series about Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and […]

Universal’s musical cartoon ‘Sing’ to get sneak peek on Nov. 26 at 200 AMC theaters nationwide

Universal’s musical cartoon ‘Sing’ to get sneak peek on Nov. 26 at 200 AMC theaters nationwide

On Nov. 26, some 40,000 lucky moviegoers will get to see the new animated musical “Sing” a month before it is released to cinemas nationwide. Released by Illumination Entertainment, a Universal Pictures-owned company, the film starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johnansson and “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will be screened at 200 participating AMC […]

Bob Garver: “Trolls” movie review

Bob Garver: “Trolls” movie review

By Bob Garver Of all the surefire blockbusters of 2016, “Trolls” was probably the one I was dreading the most. If you’re a parent whose kids are this film’s target audience, you’ve probably been dreading it too. This is a film designed to revive an annoyingly cute toy line that we all thought we had […]

Warren Beatty is back after 15 years

Warren Beatty is back after 15 years

Hollywood actor and director Warren Beatty is back after fifteen years. He plays American entrepreneur Howard Hughes in ‘Rules don’t apply’, which he also wrote and directed. Set in 1950’s Hollywood, the film follows the forbidden romance between a young actress and a driver. The 79-year-old Oscar winner says he’s delighted to be back with […]

Bob Garver: “Doctor Strange” movie review

Bob Garver: “Doctor Strange” movie review

By Bob Garver Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is the latest superhero to be added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Prior to becoming a superhero, he’s a lot like Tony Stark: an arrogant genius who coasts through life on incredible talent without really pushing himself beyond his comfort zone. Strange is a surgeon who gets […]