Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

Sony Pictures Animation

Ordinary heroes

Movie | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse spins a tale of heroism, friendship, and family bonding
by Bob Brown
Posted 12/13/18, 04:13 pm

Anyone can be Spider-Man. The new animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse defines a hero as someone who takes the opportunity to help others and perseveres through adversity.

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Paramount Pictures

Bot meets girl

Movie | Transformer and teenager team up to save Earth in sci-fi action flick Bumblebee
by Bob Brown
Posted 12/13/18, 04:09 pm

In Bumblebee, girl and robot work together to save the planet. The robot is B-127, an Autobot sent to Earth from the planet Cybertron, where he was a member of the resistance battling the Decepticons. If that makes sense, then you probably grew up playing with Transformers, the action figures on which the film is based.

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc./Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

A man’s fight

Movie | Fatherhood wins by a knockout in boxing sequel Creed II
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/26/18, 02:18 pm

The special screening of Creed II that I attended allotted two rows for the press. The remaining seats were filled by folks organizers evidently brought in to whoop it up. And why not whoop it up? Adonis “Donnie” Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) is a handsome, chiseled warrior who puts his heavyweight boxing title and his life on the line against a massive Russian puncher. Donnie is the Greatest American Hero for the new millennium.

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