The Lone Ranger

GORE VERBINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2013.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Blind Wink Productions, Infinitum Nihil.  Screen story by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Justin Haythe, Screenplay by Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Jess Gonchor, … More The Lone Ranger

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The Ring

BB (out of 5) Flat, tepid thriller that steals from every film of its kind.  Naomi Watts stars as a driven journalist whose niece mysteriously dies of a stroke seven days after watching a videotape that depicts strange, nightmarish images. Deciding that the story of the tape is more than just urban legend, she begins to … More The Ring

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The Rapture

BBBB (out of 5) Mimi Rogers plays a swinging single telephone operator who has grown weary of going out with her male friend in search of couples for partner-swapping sex parties. Feeling hollowed out by her concentration on the carnal, she ends up joining a small cult of Christians who are waiting for the Rapture … More The Rapture

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Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning until you add big hair, rocking tunes and John Travolta in a dress. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays the youngster in question, Tracy, in this wonderful … More Hairspray (2007)

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Kalifornia

BB.5 (out of 5) David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes are travelling the country visiting the sites of famous American murders. He is presumably working on a book about the subject, but the matter becomes something of a reality when they pick up two hitchhikers (Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis) who turn out to be as dangerous as they are … More Kalifornia

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Boxing Helena

B (out of 5) The controversy surrounding this film is a hell of a lot more interesting than the product itself. Kim Basinger decided six months after being committed to the project that she no longer wanted to be a part of it and broke her verbal contract with the producers, prompting one of the … More Boxing Helena

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