Bob Garver: “Beauty and the Beast” movie review

Bob Garver: “Beauty and the Beast” movie review

By Bob Garver “Beauty and the Beast,” the Disney animated classic from 1991, holds a special place in my heart. It was the first movie I saw in its original run in theaters. The film kicked off a lifelong love of movies, and in that time I’ve seen a scant few that were on its […]

Bob Garver: “Kong: Skull Island” movie review

Bob Garver: “Kong: Skull Island” movie review

By Bob Garver I bet when most people hear the term “Viet Cong” for the first time, they snicker at a mental image of King Kong fighting in Vietnam. Almost everyone outgrows this joke in about a minute, but not the makers of “Kong: Skull Island.” They’ve spent $190 million and years of effort making […]

Bob Garver: “Logan” movie review

Bob Garver: “Logan” movie review

By Bob Garver After 17 years, Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart are saying goodbye to the “X-Men” roles of Wolverine and Professor Charles Xavier, respectively. And I truly believe that this is it for them. At first I was skeptical. “Even if both characters die, they can do some hocus-pocus resurrection.” “The franchise is non-linear, […]

Bob Garver: “Get Out” movie review

Bob Garver: “Get Out” movie review

By Bob Garver “Get Out” is a horror movie opening on a non-holiday weekend in February. It’s rated R, so it can kiss a big chunk of the teen audience goodbye. It’s not part of an established franchise, so it can’t get by on a familiar character or concept. Its cast includes some reliable hands, […]

Bob Garver: “Fifty Shades Darker” movie review

Bob Garver: “Fifty Shades Darker” movie review

By Bob Garver The “Fifty Shades” franchise is commercially successful but critically despised. I’ve heard all manner of nasty things said about the books, and 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” tied for Worst Picture at the Razzies. “Fifty Shades Darker” is no redeemer, I assure you. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say the […]

Bob Garver: “The LEGO Batman Movie” movie review

Bob Garver: “The LEGO Batman Movie” movie review

By Bob Garver Last year, when I saw “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the biggest audience reaction came before the movie when we got the teaser trailer for “The LEGO Batman Movie.” It was already pretty well-known that the movie at hand was lousy, and the buzz for “Suicide Squad” was starting to turn […]

Bob Garver: “Rings” movie review

Bob Garver: “Rings” movie review

By Bob Garver “Rings” was supposed to be released last Halloween, but the studio pushed it back to February. And not just any weekend in February, Super Bowl Weekend. It’s a weekend you don’t want for your new movie, because you can kiss your Sunday audience goodbye (though to be fair, we did get the […]

Bob Garver: Picks and Predictions for the 89th Academy Awards

Bob Garver: Picks and Predictions for the 89th Academy Awards

By Bob Garver The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards have been announced. I was reasonably happy with them, though I wish the Academy would have shown some love to Martin Scorsese’s underappreciated “Silence.” Here are my thoughts on ten major categories, who I want to win, who I think will win, and in some cases […]

Bob Garver: “Split” movie review

Bob Garver: “Split” movie review

By Bob Garver “Split” is a movie that could have easily gone very wrong. Thrillers about people with psychological conditions like amnesia, autism, or in this case multiple personalities tend to be clumsy, with the films rarely having any interesting ideas outside of the conditions. It’s also directed by M. Night Shyamalan, a filmmaker synonymous […]

Bob Garver: “La La Land” movie review

Bob Garver: “La La Land” movie review

By Bob Garver I’m writing this a little over a week before the Oscar nominations are announced, and there are three movies that I can safely say are a lock for Best Picture: “Moonlight,” “Manchester by the Sea,” and “La La Land.” And of these three, “La La Land” is by far the most likely […]

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