Bob Garver: “Snatched” movie review

Bob Garver: “Snatched” movie review

By Bob Garver “Snatched” has a script credited to Katie Dippold, but she clearly didn’t write much of her characters’ dialogue. This is one of those comedies where the actors are told to ad lib ad nauseam. There are a few cases where this strategy works, when the actors have good chemistry and the director […]

Bob Garver: ”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ movie review

Bob Garver: ”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″ movie review

By Bob Garver In amongst the jokes and the cheesy 80’s soundtrack, a theme of redemption ran throughout 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The team was comprised of various lowlifes who finally got a chance to do something decent and found out that they actually liked it because they’re all big softies at heart. Now […]

Bob Garver: “How to Be a Latin Lover” movie review

Bob Garver: “How to Be a Latin Lover” movie review

By Bob Garver For the second week in a row, I’m surprised by which movie I’m reviewing. The social media thriller “The Circle” was supposed to be the big winner among new releases at the weekend box office. That film boasted big stars in Emma Watson and Tom Hanks and a release on over 3,000 […]

Bob Garver: “Going in Style” movie review

Bob Garver: “Going in Style” movie review

By Bob Garver This past weekend was not fun for new releases. No studio wanted to compete with “The Fate of the Furious” in its second weekend, so the slate was kept free of potential blockbusters. The top three movies at the box office were holdovers, nature documentary “Born In China” came in 4th (which […]

Bob Garver: “The Fate of the Furious” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Fate of the Furious” movie review

By Bob Garver For over a decade, you knew exactly what you were getting with a “Fast & Furious” movie. You went to see one of these movies, you got fast cars, gratuitous shots of women, dumb one-liners, ruminations on family during the slow parts, and completely implausible action sequences. The movies were fun if […]

Bob Garver: “Smurfs: The Lost Village” movie review

Bob Garver: “Smurfs: The Lost Village” movie review

By Bob Garver I make it a point not to put out year-end Worst lists because there are so many bad movies that I can’t be bothered to see. I have better things to do with my time and money than waste them on bombs that couldn’t find an audience. But rest assured that if […]

Bob Garver: “The Boss Baby” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Boss Baby” movie review

By Bob Garver Good news, everyone: “The Boss Baby” isn’t as bad as the advertising makes it seem. Frankly it would be hard to be that bad. I was expecting 97 minutes of painful, lowbrow baby jokes mixed with tired corporate stereotypes left over from the 80’s. Some people thought the movie might be redeemed […]

Bob Garver: “Power Rangers” movie review

Bob Garver: “Power Rangers” movie review

By Bob Garver Last week I reviewed “Beauty and the Beast,” which was based on a beloved classic from my childhood. This week’s film is “Power Rangers,” which is also based on a property I was obsessed with as a kid. The difference is that while I’ve held a consistently high opinion of “Beauty and […]

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 […]

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