Bob Garver: “Black Panther” movie review

Bob Garver: “Black Panther” movie review

By Bob Garver We were first introduced to T’challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) two years ago in “Captain America: Civil War.” A prince from the fictional African country of Wakanda, T’challa ascended to the throne when father the king was killed during a peace conference. His thirst for revenge led to the apparent creation […]

Bob Garver: “Fifty Shades Freed” movie review

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Bob Garver: “12 Strong” movie review

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 […]

Bob Garver: “The Post” movie review

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

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 […]

Bob Garver: “Pitch Perfect 3” movie review

Bob Garver: “Pitch Perfect 3” movie review

By Bob Garver When we last saw the a cappella group The Bellas in “Pitch Perfect 2,” most of them were graduating college and the sky was the limit for their futures. But, as we see in clips of a documentary being made by the franchise’s oddly Bella-obsessed commentary team (John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth […]

Bob Garver: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” movie review

Bob Garver: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” movie review

By Bob Garver 2015’s “The Force Awakens” breathed new life into the “Star Wars” saga. For years the franchise had slowly been undone by ill-received prequels, retouchings, and add-ons that made the once-great property look like a money-grubbing joke. “The Force Awakens” restored heart to the series, balance to the Force, if you will. Fans […]

Bob Garver: “The Disaster Artist” movie review

Bob Garver: “The Disaster Artist” movie review

By Bob Garver NOTE: This movie is playing on less than 1,000 screens in the country, so it might not yet be in your area. But its popularity is growing, so be on the lookout for it in the coming weeks. “The Disaster Artist” tells the story of actor and filmmaker Tommy Wiseau (James Franco), […]

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