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Bob Garver: “Fifty Shades Freed” movie review

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Bob Garver: “Fifty Shades Freed” movie review

By Bob Garver I don’t blame the birds for chirping or the fish for swimming. I don’t blame February for being cold or a romantic restaurant for being booked up on Valentine’s Day. So I can’t say I blame the third and final “Fifty Shades” movie for being awful. Of course it’s awful. That’s what […]


Bob Garver: “Winchester” movie review

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Bob Garver: “Winchester” movie review

By Bob Garver “Winchester” opened on a bad weekend, and I mean that on two fronts. The first is that it’s the weekend of the Super Bowl, so the movie can kiss its Sunday evening audience goodbye. The second is that we’re only four weeks removed from “Insidious: The Last Key,” and the movies are […]


‘Frasier’ dad John Mahoney dies at 77

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‘Frasier’ dad John Mahoney dies at 77

Actor John Mahoney, who portrayed the no-nonsense father in the TV sitcom “Frasier,” has died in Chicago at the age of 77, his longtime theater company said Monday. Mahoney played the iconic role of Martin Crane for all 11 seasons of the popular sitcom until 2004. He won numerous acting accolades including nominations for Emmys […]


Bob Garver: “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” movie review

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Bob Garver: “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” movie review

By Bob Garver “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” really missed out on the “YA book series set in a dystopian future” bandwagon. That trend essentially ended when “The Hunger Games” went out with a relative whimper in 2015. Or maybe it was when the third “Divergent” movie bombed so horribly in 2016 that the fourth […]


Oscars 2018 betting odds

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Oscars 2018 betting odds

All of the nominees have been announced, making it time to figure out who will be among the winners at the 90th Academy Awards. When taking a look at the 2018 Oscars betting odds, some awards are easier to predict than others. When it comes to the night’s biggest award, there is no certain winner. […]


Bob Garver: “12 Strong” movie review

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Bob Garver: “12 Strong” movie review

By Bob Garver “12 Strong” is one of those January movies that wants people to think that it’s in awards contention even though it isn’t. We’re at the point in the year when movies that opened in limited release in December are starting to go wide because of awards season. “The Post” from last week […]


Oscar nominations 2018: The complete list of nominees for the 90th Academy Awards

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Oscar nominations 2018: The complete list of nominees for the 90th Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES — The 2018 Oscar nominations are out and “The Shape of Water” leads the field with 13 nominations. “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” were also among the top nominees with 8 and 7 nominations each, respectively. The Academy Awards ceremony be held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland […]


Bob Garver: “The Post” movie review

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Bob Garver: “The Post” movie review

By Bob Garver It’s hard to talk about “The Post” without talking about how the film is clearly trying to dominate awards season. A good place to start is with the Oscar pedigree among its cast and crew. Tom Hanks is a five-time Best Actor nominee, famously winning two years in a row in the […]


Bob Garver: “Insidious: The Lost Key” movie review

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Bob Garver: “Insidious: The Lost Key” movie review

By Bob Garver “Insidious” is one of those horror franchises that likes to jump around a lot in its timeline. “The Last Key” takes place second out of the four films. The story follows paranormal problem-solver Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) and her techies Specs (Leigh Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson) as they investigate yet another […]


Tinseltown trouble: Hollywood despairs over 2017 box office decline

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Tinseltown trouble: Hollywood despairs over 2017 box office decline

CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 8, 2018: Certain times of the year are especially good for going to the movies: Just before a major holiday (particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas); during Academy Award season (when the allegedly best films of the year hope to make it really big); and during the summer when outer space, superhero and adventure […]