Bob Garver

Movie Review: That Awkward Moment Offers Flat Humor, Unfunny Gags and Very Little Real Value

Published Monday, February 3, 2014 at 1:11 pm
The film stars Zac Efron as Json, Miles Teller as Daniel and Michael B. Jordan as Mikey. The plot kicks into gear when Mikey, who married very young, gets divorced from his wife (Jessica Lucas). The commitment-phobic Jason decides on behalf of the group that if Mikey has to be single they'll all be single together. All three soon find themselves in potential new relationships and the question is, will they honor their pact? Actually, the real question is, does anyone care about the pact? Read more...
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Movie Review: Fast and Furious 6

Published Monday, May 27, 2013 at 3:47 pm
May 27, 2013. The “Fast & Furious” franchise is one that does better and better, or “gains speed” so to speak, with each new installment. No longer content to dominate a lame movie month like April, “Fast & Furious 6” is taking over the Memorial Day weekend box office and surely becoming one of the biggest hits of the year. Read more...
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Movie Review: The Possession

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm
Sept. 4, 2012. Some text at the beginning of “The Possession” claims that the film is based on a true story. I don’t think it’s a good idea for this film to go for the “true story” angle. There’s a lot of spiritual, supernatural, and seemingly physically impossible action in the film. Read more...
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Movie Review: ParaNorman

Published Monday, August 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Aug. 27, 2012. “ParaNorman” is one of those animated kids’ movies that’s filled with dark, deathly subject matter. At various points we see ghosts, corpses, zombies, and all manner of gruesome stuff in between. Read more...
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Movie Review: Savages

Published Monday, July 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm
July 9, 2012. Here’s how excited I was to see “Savages”: My favorite pizza place is located next to a subway entrance. Above the entrance is a prominently-displayed ad for “Savages”. Read more...
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Movie Review: ‘Battleship’

Published Monday, May 21, 2012 at 12:24 pm
May 21, 2012. The film stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a slacker forced into naval service by his more responsible brother Cdr. Stone Hopper. Alex hits rock bottom when he breaks into a convenience store to steal a chicken burrito for the beautiful Samantha. Read more...
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