Big Trouble

BB (out of 5) Delayed after September 11th because it dealt with a terrorist bomb on an airplane, this film wouldn’t have been missed had it been left on the shelf forever. A failing advertising executive (Tim Allen) is somehow given a second chance at life when he has to save his prankster son (Ben … More Big Trouble

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Hide And Seek

B.5 (out of 5) Stupid thriller full of plenty of fun ways to build tension but amounting to very little in the end. Following the suicide of his wife, Robert De Niro takes his disturbed little girl (Dakota Fanning, who has brown hair here to show how unhappy she is) to the country where he buys … More Hide And Seek

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Enchanted

BBBB (out of 5) Amy Adams simply could not be more endearing in this umpteenth sassification of classic fairy tales, as a storybook heroine who meets her handsome prince (James Marsden) in the world of Disney animation and goes to marry him the following day. Just before her wedding, however, the prince’s evil stepmother (Susan Sarandon, … More Enchanted

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The Crew

BBB (out of 5) Diverting geriatric comedy about aging gangsters that was penned by one of the original writers of the hit television show The Golden Girls.  The guys get themselves into some trouble with the mafia and need to pull off one last great job to get out of it. Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, … More The Crew

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The Ladykillers (2004)

ETHAN COEN, JOEL COEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   Hilarious remake of the Alec Guinness classic has been reset by those crafty Coen Brothers in modern-day Mississippi. Irma P. Hall steals the show as a traditional, God-fearing, church-going widow who has rooms to rent in her home. When double-talking, gentlemanly Tom Hanks shows up at her … More The Ladykillers (2004)

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