Dinner At Fred’s (1999)

SHAWN THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Canada/USA, 1999.  HandMade Films, Paragon Entertainment Corporation.  Screenplay by Shawn Thompson.  Cinematography by Robert C. New.  Produced by Jon Slan.  Music by Carlos Lopes.  Production Design by Marian Wihak.  Costume Design by Resa McConaghy.  Film Editing by Michael Pacek.   On a windy winter’s night, fumbling Gil Bellows finds himself in the twilight zone when he loses his wallet at…

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Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

ZACK SNYDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/Canada/Japan/France, 2004.  Strike Entertainment, New Amsterdam Entertainment, Metropolitan Filmexport, Toho-Towa.  Screenplay by James Gunn, based on the 1978 screenplay by George A. Romero.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Marc Abraham, Eric Newman, Richard P. Rubinstein.  Music by Tyler Bates.  Production Design by Andrew Neskoromny.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg.  Film Editing by Niven Howie….

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Land Of The Dead (2005)

GEORGE A. ROMERO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/France/USA, 2005.  Universal Pictures, Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Romero-Grunwald Productions, Wild Bunch, Rangerkim, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Exception Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by George A. Romero.  Cinematography by Miroslaw Baszak.  Produced by Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann, Peter Grunwald.  Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek.  Production Design by Arvinder Grewal.  Costume Design by Alex Kavanagh.  Film Editing by…

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Superstar (1999)

BRUCE McCULLOCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Broadway Pictures, SNL Studios.  Screenplay by Steve Koren, based on the character created by Molly Shannon.  Cinematography by Walt Lloyd.  Produced by Lorne Michaels.  Music by Michael Gore.  Production Design by Gregory P. Keen.  Costume Design by Eydi Caines-Floyd.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell.   Molly Shannon‘s hilarious Saturday Night Live character Mary Katherine…

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Saint Ralph (2004)

MICHAEL McGOWAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 2004.  Alliance Atlantis Communications, Amaze Film + Television, Running Miracles Productions.  Screenplay by Michael McGowan. Cinematography by Rene Ohashi.  Produced by Teza Lawrence, Andrea Mann, Seaton McLean, Michael Souther.  Music by Andrew Lockington.  Production Design by Matthew Davies.  Costume Design by Anne Dixon.  Film Editing by Susan Maggi.  Toronto International Film Festival 2004.   Adorable tale…

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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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Jason X

0 (out of 5) Why shouldn’t we send a popular franchise into outer space? After all, look what it did for James Bond. In this embarrassing addition to the endless Friday The 13th films, Jason Voorhees is still alive after having been murdered about a million times, is frozen in a cryogenic chamber (along with…

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The Ladies Man (2000)

REGINALD HUDLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Broadway Pictures, SNL Studios.  Screenplay by Tim Meadows, Dennis McNicholas, Andrew Steele.  Cinematography by Johnny E. Jensen.  Produced by Lorne Michaels.  Music by Marcus Miller.  Production Design by Franco De Cotiis, Dean A. O’Dell.  Costume Design by Eydi Caines-Floyd.  Film Editing by Earl Watson. Tim Meadows co-wrote and stars in this sometimes funny adaptation of his Saturday…

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Cinderella Man (2005)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  Universal Pictures, Miramax, Imagine Entertainment, Parkway Productions.  Story by Cliff Hollingsworth, Screenplay by Cliff Hollingsworth, Akiva Goldsman.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Penny Marshall.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Wynn Thomas.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.  Academy Awards 2005.  Boston…

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New York Minute

BB.5 (out of 5) The Olson twins have grown up and become ladies in this impressively stupid comedy, which they also co-produced. While one of them (I don’t know which one’s which, so your guess is as good as mine) prepares for an important speech that might get her a scholarship into Oxford, the other…

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Lars And The Real Girl (2007)

CRAIG GILLESPIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Lars Productions.  Screenplay by Nancy Oliver.  Cinematography by Adam Kimmel.  Produced by Sarah Aubrey, John Cameron, Sidney Kimmel.  Music by David Torn.  Production Design by Arvinder Grewal.  Costume Design by Kirston Leigh Mann.  Film Editing by Tatiana S. Riegel.   Academy Awards 2007.  Golden Globe Awards 2007.  National Board of Review Awards 2007.   Toronto International Film Festival 2007….

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The Tuxedo

BB.5 (out of 5) A kamikaze taxi driver (Jackie Chan) is recruited to work for a top secret agent (Jason Isaacs) and be his personal chauffeur. Befriending him, the driver is devastated when his boss is injured in a bombing and rendered unfit for duty. Not wanting to let any bad guy get the upper…

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