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Movie Review: ‘Ride Along’ is Just an ‘Unfunny Cop Comedy and a Very Unimpressive Kevin Hart Vehicle’

The movie made more than $40 million in its first weekend, a January record. So MTV made a mistake because Hart brings people to the show, right? Maybe. But keep in mind that with “Ride Along,” Hart undeniably got people to purchase a movie ticket that can’t be easily refunded. MTV, meanwhile, needed to keep people from changing the channel. And there were several points during “Ride Along” when I wish I could have changed the channel on Hart.
BY BOB GARVER

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Movie Review: Oblivion

April 22, 2013. I was prejudiced against “Oblivion” since about a week before it opened. A friend of mine got to see the movie in advance and left after the first half hour. At around the thirty-one minute mark, I was jealous of my friend.
BY BOB GARVER

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Movie Review: Playing for Keeps

Dec. 10, 2012. It is clear from its opening weekend that “Playing for Keeps” is one of the biggest bombs of the year, both critically and commercially. Review database Rotten Tomatoes has it at a 2% “Fresh” rating for its one positive review vs. 59 negative ones. It has also flopped at the box office, opening in sixth place on a weekend.
BY BOB GARVER

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Movie Review: Wreck it Ralph

Nov. 6, 2012. For the past year or so, I’ve been fond of referring to bad kids’ movies as “junk food”. What I mean is that kids may enjoy watching the films but they won’t be enriched or inspired by them. Now along comes “Wreck-It Ralph”, an animated film that largely takes place in world of candy and treats.
BY BOB GARVER

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