‘The Post’ is a loving tribute

Bob Garver Special to Valley News 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 […]

“Insidious: The Last Key” is predictable

“Insidious: The Last Key” is predictable

Bob Garver Special to the Valley News “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, played by Lin Shaye, and her techies Specs, played by Leigh Whannell, and […]

‘Pitch Perfect 3’

‘Pitch Perfect 3’

Bob Garver Special to Valley News 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 […]

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

Bob Garver Special to Valley News “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” bears very little resemblance to its 1995 predecessor. That film was about a jungle-themed board game that invaded our world. This movie is about a jungle-themed video game that sucks players into its world. It’s probably better that this film goes in a different […]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ feels busy

Bob Garver Special to the Valley News “The Force Awakens” from 2015 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 […]

Jacob Tremblay shines in “Wonder”

Jacob Tremblay shines in “Wonder”

Bob Garver Special to Valley News The film “Room” in 2015 never reached a wide enough audience to justify a review from me, but if it had, I would have absolutely gushed over the performance of 7-year-old actor Jacob Tremblay. It was the kind of breakout performance that instantly guarantees an actor a lifetime of […]

Movie Review: “Sully”

Movie Review: “Sully”

“Sully” tells the story of eponymous pilot Chesley Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), who on January 15 2009, after a dual engine failure in midair, landed a large passenger aircraft in the middle of the Hudson River.

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