Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

BOB PERSICHETTI, PETER RAMSEY, RODNEY ROTHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Avi Arad Productions, Lord Miller, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Phil Lord, Screenplay by Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman, story consultant Meghan Malloy, based on Spider-Verse created by Dan Slott and characters created by Peter…

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) (2017)

JOACHIM RONNING, ESPEN SANDBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Infinitum Nihil.  Story by Jeff Nathanson,Terry Rossio, Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolper.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Penny…

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies

BB.5 (out of 5) More bloated mayhem from the imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien as yet another trilogy comes to a close. The film opens with the messiness of Smaug setting Laketown on fire, which strands a group of humans and leaves them without homes, while in the distance Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) becomes ill with…

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

BB.5 (out of 5) Continuing the bombastic, pompous affair he began the previous year with the first chapter An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson again tries to reclaim the joys of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy with this continuation of Bilbo Baggins’ adventures towards the mountain where his dwarf companions’ treasure resides.  On this part…

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Monster (2003)

PATTY JENKINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Media 8 Entertainment, Newmarket Films, DEJ Productions, K/W Productions, Denver and Delilah Productions, VIP 2 Medienfonds, MDP Worldwide.  Screenplay by Patty Jenkins.  Cinematography by Steven Bernstein.  Produced by Mark Damon, Donald Kushner, Clark Peterson, Charlize Theron, Brad Wyman.  Music by BT.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Rhona Meyers.  Film Editing by Arthur…

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

BB (out of 5) It’s always a shock when a hack job rip-off of a great movie is perpetuated by the same filmmaker who made the brilliant original, but that is the case with this attempt to recapture the glory of the wonderful Lord Of The Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson has inexplicably split J.R.R. Tolkien’s…

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