Bob Garver: “Cars 3” movie review

Bob Garver: “Cars 3” movie review

By Bob Garver “Cars” is probably the most unpopular arm of the Pixar universe. The first film was only moderately well-received, the sequel was the first eligible Pixar film not to be nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars, and the two “Planes” spinoffs (which are from a non-Pixar branch of Disney) are direct-to-DVD-quality […]

Bob Garver: “Wonder Woman” movie review

Bob Garver: “Wonder Woman” movie review

By Bob Garver It was a poorly-kept secret that Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) was going to be a part of last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” That didn’t stop her from getting a huge reaction when she finally appeared. It wasn’t even that the movie used her well, people just loved “that moment […]

Bob Garver: “Alien: Covenant” movie review

Bob Garver: “Alien: Covenant” movie review

By Bob Garver I’ve never been the biggest fan of the “Alien” franchise, including the original film from 1979. Maybe it’s because I’ve been raised on movies that rip it off, or maybe it’s because that big surprise scare was spoiled for me long before I saw it, but I see it as little more […]

A 2000 movie review with a wrong moral lesson

A 2000 movie review with a wrong moral lesson

By Emil Franzi / SoAzNewsX CASTAWAY starring Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt Hanks plays a character who survives a plane crash by making it to a desert island but is written off for dead. He is engaged to Hunt who’s picture along with a goofy soccer ball is all he saved from the wreck. It’s […]

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 […]

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