Bob Brown

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

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The DUFF squanders a story worth telling

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 2/23/15, 02:00 pm

Popular high school quarterback Wesley (Robbie Amell) finds a beautiful person inside socially inept Bianca (Mae Whitman). In turn she discovers that his dumb jock exterior masks the soul of a true friend (and more). Sadly, the producers of The DUFF (rated PG-13 for crude and sexual material, some language, and teen partying) fail to see the light Wesley and Bianca stumble into.

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SpongeBob soaks up 90 minutes, giving little in return

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 2/14/15, 10:00 am

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Lucasfilm LTD

Plenty of strange but little magic in latest animated fairy tale

Movie
by Bob Brown
Posted 2/14/15, 09:00 am

At the end of Strange Magic (rated PG for some action and scary images), the Fairy King admonishes his subjects: “Never judge something by how it or he or she looks.” Moviegoers should heed his warning.

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