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Bob Garver: Top 10 films of 2016

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Bob Garver: Top 10 films of 2016

By Bob Garver Who says everything from 2016 has to be bad? There were plenty of bright spots this year, at least in terms of movies. It’s true that I missed out on some successes, both commercial (“Central Intelligence,” “Bad Moms”) and critical (“Miss Sloane,” “Paterson”), but I think I’ve seen a decent-enough cross-section to […]


These superhero movies are coming out in 2017

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These superhero movies are coming out in 2017

It’s a good time to be a fan of superhero movies. 2017 is going to be a big year for both DC and Marvel comic book adaptations. See which of your favorite defenders of the universe will be on the big screen this year. “The Lego Batman Movie” — Feb. 10 Though superhero movies have […]


Bob Garver: “Sing” movie review

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Bob Garver: “Sing” movie review

By Bob Garver “Sing” is an animated kids’ movie for kids who are tired of “Moana.” At least, I hope its audience is kids who are tired of “Moana.” Otherwise, it’s getting business that “Moana” should be getting. Parents, if your kids want to see “Sing” and they haven’t seen “Moana” at least twice already, […]


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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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 […]