Ferdinand (2017)

CARLOS SALDANHA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.    USA, 2017.  Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Screen story by Ron Burch, David Kidd, Don Rhymer, Screenplay by Robert L. Baird, Tim Federle, Brad Copeland, based on the book by Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson.  Cinematography by Renato Falcao.  Produced by Bruce Anderson, Lori Forte, Lisa Marie Stetler.  Music by John…

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Scary Movie 4 (2006)

DAVID ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Dimension Films, 415 Project, Brad Grey Pictures, Miramax, Scary Movie 4.  Story by Craig Mazin, Screenplay by Craig Mazin, Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft, based on characters created by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Craig Mazin, Robert K. Weiss.  Music…

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Scary Movie 3 (2003)

DAVID ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Canada, 2003.  Dimension Films, Brad Grey Pictures.  Screenplay by Craig Mazin, Pat Proft, based on characters created by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by James L. Venable.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Carol Ramsey.  Film Editing…

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Barbershop (2002)

TIM STORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, State Street Pictures, Cube Vision.  Story by Mark Brown, Screenplay by Mark Brown, Don D. Scott, Marshall Todd.  Cinematography by Tom Priestley Jr..  Produced by Mark Brown, Robert Teitel, George Tillman Jr..  Music by Terence Blanchard. Production Design by Roger G. Fortune.  Costume Design by Devon Patterson.  Film Editing by John Carter.  Washington Film Critics…

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Grudge Match (2013)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Callahan Filmworks, Gerber Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros..  Story by Tim Kelleher, Screenplay by Tim Kelleher, Rodney Rothman.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Michael Ewing, Bill Gerber, Mark Steven Johnson, Ravi D. Mehta, Peter Segal.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by William Kerr.  …

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The Back-up Plan (2010)

ALAN POUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   0.  USA, 2010.  CBS Films, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Kate Angelo.  Cinematography by Xavier Perez Grobet.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch.  Music by Stephen Trask.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.   Every once in a while, you see a romantic comedy that makes you want…

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Kingdom Come (2001)

DOUG McHENRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  Bates Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Pictures, The Turman-Morrissey Company.  Screenplay by David Dean Bottrell, Jessie Jones, based on their play Dearly Departed.  Cinematography by Francis Kenny.  Produced by Edward Bates, John Morrissey.  Music by Tyler Bates, John E. Rhone.  Production Design by Simon Dobbin.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey.   Even for…

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Kangaroo Jack (2003)

DAVID McNALLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA/Australia, 2003.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Warner Bros..  Story by Steve Bing, Barry O’Brien, Screenplay by Steve Bing, Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by George Liddle.  Costume Design by Jon Boyden, Eliza Godman, George Liddle, Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg,…

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Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)

DANNY LEINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 USA/Canada/Germany, 2004.  Endgame Entertainment, Harold & Kumar, Kingsgate Films, New Line Cinema, Senator International.  Screenplay by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg.  Cinematography by Bruce Douglas Johnson.  Produced by Nathan Kahane, Greg Shapiro.  Music by David Kitay.  Production Design by Steve Rosenzweig.  Costume Design by Alex Kavanagh.  Film Editing by Jeff Betancourt.   After a day of…

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Liberty Heights (1999)

BARRY LEVINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Baltimore Pictures, Spring Creek Productions.  Screenplay by Barry Levinson.  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle.  Produced by Barry Levinson, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Andrea Morricone.  Production Design by Vincent Peranio.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Stu Linder. Another in the long line of Barry Levinson’s stories of growing up Jewish in 1950s Baltimore. Ben…

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Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

BOBBY FARRELLY, PETER FARRELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Twentieth Century Fox, Conundrum Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter Farrelly, Mike Cerrone, Bobby Farrelly.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Bradley Thomas.  Music by Lee Scott, Pete Yorn.  Production Design by Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr..  Costume Design by Pamela Withers.  Film Editing by Christopher Greenbury.   Funny film…

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Hoodwinked!

CORY EDWARDS, TODD EDWARDS, TONY LEECH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Adorable animated film that belongs to the Shrek genre of irreverently told fairy tales. Little Red Riding Hood is given a new spin with the rouge-capped basket carrier now an employee of her grandmother’s world-famous bakery empire. A bandit has been stealing recipes…

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