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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 […]


Bob Garver: “Trolls” movie review

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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

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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

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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 […]


‘Star Trek Beyond’ review (4K UHD) movie review

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ review (4K UHD) movie review

Filmmaker J.J. Abrams passed the directorial baton to Justin Lin (“Fast and Furious”) to deliver the latest installment of the rebooted Gene Roddenberry science-fiction universe to the big screen this summer. Praised by critics, Star Trek Beyond (Paramount Home Entertainment, rated PG-13, 122 minutes, 2.40:1, $39.99) arrives to home theaters in ultra high-definition to appreciate […]


Bob Garver: “Inferno” movie review

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Bob Garver: “Inferno” movie review

By Bob Garver “Inferno” is the third film to star Tom Hanks as adventure-prone symbology professor Robert Langdon. The two previous films were 2006’s “The Da Vinci Code” and 2009’s “Angels & Demons.” Like the James Bond franchise, the titles don’t follow a pattern. Unlike the James Bond franchise, I don’t see many people staying […]


Best Blu-ray horror movies: ‘Carrie,’ ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ and ‘The Thing’

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Best Blu-ray horror movies: ‘Carrie,’ ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ and ‘The Thing’

With Halloween preparations in full swing for this weekend, here’s a trio of Blu-ray movie suggestions to set the mood for a mature evening of horror. Carrie: Collector’s Edition (Shout! Factory, Rated R, 1.85:1 aspect ratio, $34.93) – Director Brian De Palma’s Academy Award-nominated adaptation of Stephen King’s first novel celebrates its 40th anniversary with […]


Bob Garver: “Boo! A Madea Halloween” movie review

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Bob Garver: “Boo! A Madea Halloween” movie review

By Bob Garver Q: Why should you never perform for ghosts? A: Because they’re always saying “Boo!” This movie gets a bunch of boos out of me, and it’s not because I’m trying to scare it. Tyler Perry is back and he’s brought his alter ego Madea with him. Get ready for 103 minutes of […]


Capsule reviews of feature films

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Capsule reviews of feature films

THE ACCOUNTANT. 3 stars. Crime thriller specialist Gavin O’Connor (“Hope and Glory”), delivers a slick, well-paced actioner based on the most ludicrous premise. Ben Affleck stars as an autistic accountant who also happens to be an expert sniper and martial arts master who is targeted by assassins after he finds financial irregularities at a powerful […]


‘The Accountant’ outnumbers ‘Kevin Hart: What Now?’ while ‘Max Steel’ bombs

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‘The Accountant’ outnumbers ‘Kevin Hart: What Now?’ while ‘Max Steel’ bombs

LOS ANGELES — Warner Bros.’ “The Accountant” outperformed two fellow new releases, Universal’s “Kevin Hart: What Now?” and Open Road’s “Max Steel,” and holdovers to overtake the weekend box office. “The Accountant” pulled in an estimated $24.7 million in the U.S. and Canada, meeting analyst expectations of $20 million to $25 million. Internationally, the film […]