The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

GABRIELE MUCCINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Overbrook Entertainment, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Steve Conrad.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Steve Tisch.  Music by Andrea Guerra.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing…

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2006.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Second Mate Productions.  Screenplay by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin, Craig Wood.  …

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Blood Diamond (2006)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2006.  Warner Bros., Virtual Studios, Spring Creek Productions, The Bedford Falls Company, Initial Entertainment Group, Liberty Pictures, Lonely Film Productions GmbH & Co. KG..  Story by Charles Leavitt, C. Gaby Mitchell, Screenplay by Charles Leavitt.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Gillian Gorfil,Marshall Herskovitz, Graham King, Paula Weinstein, Edward Zwick.  Music by James…

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Superman Returns (2006)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Peters Entertainment, Bad Hat Harry Productions, DC Comics.  Story by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Screenplay by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, based on characters created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Gilbert Adler, Lorne Orleans, Jon Peters,Bryan Singer.  Music by John…

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The Prestige (2006)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 2006.  Touchstone Pictures, Warner Bros., Newmarket Productions, Syncopy.  Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, based on the novel by Christopher Priest.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Aaron Ryder, Emma Thomas.  Music by David Julyan.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design by Joan Bergin.  Film Editing by Lee Smith.   The filmmakers…

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Happy Feet (2006)

GEORGE MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Australia/USA, 2006.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Kennedy Miller Productions, Animal Logic, Kingdom Feature Productions.  Screenplay by George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris, Warren Coleman.  Cinematography by David Peers.  Produced by Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Mark Sexton.  Film Editing by Christian Gazal, Margaret Sixel.   Cutting loose…

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Iraq In Fragments (2006)

JAMES LONGLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 2006.   Daylight Factory, Typecast Pictures.   Cinematography by James Longley.   Produced by James Longley, John Sinno.   Music by James Longley.   Film Editing by James Longley, Billy McMillin, Fiona Otway.    Thrilling documentary that takes a close look at the Iraq that has been “liberated” by the American…

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Water (2005)

DEEPA MEHTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada/India, 2005.  Deepa Mehta Films, Flagship International, David Hamilton Productions, Echo Lake Entertainment, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Noble Nomad Pictures, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Deepa Mehta, dialogue by Anurag Kashyap.  Cinematography by Giles Nuttgens.  Produced by David Hamilton.  Music by Mychael Danna, A.R. Rahman.  Production Design by Errol Kelly.  Costume Design by Dolly Ahluwalia.  Film Editing…

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Monster House (2006)

GIL KENAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, ImageMovers, Amblin Entertainment, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Screenplay by Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Pamela Pettler.  Cinematography by Xavier Grobet.  Produced by Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey.  Music by Douglas Pipes. Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Fabienne…

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Babel (2006)

ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/USA/Mexico, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Anonymous Content, Zeta Film, Central Films, Media Rights Capital.  Story by Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Steve Golin, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jon Kilik.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by Brigitte Broch.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque, Miwako Kobayashi,…

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Poseidon (2006)

WOLFGANG PETERSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2006.  Warner Bros., Virtual Studios, Radiant Productions, Next Entertainment, Irwin Allen Productions, Synthesis Entertainment.  Screenplay by Mark Protosevich, based on the novel by Paul Gallico.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Mike Fleiss, Akiva Goldsman, Duncan Henderson, Lorne Orleans, Wolfgang Petersen.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by William Sandell.  Costume Design by Erica…

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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

DAVIS GUGGENHEIM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2006.  Lawrence Bender Productions, Participant Media.  Cinematography by Davis Guggenheim, Robert Richman.  Produced by Lawrence Bender, Scott Z. Burns, Laurie Lennard.  Music by Michael Brook.  Costume Design by Marina Ray.  Film Editing by Jay Cassidy, Dan Swietlik.   Sobering look at the realities of global warming that avoids flashy film techniques and instead puts…

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