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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22 Jump Street

BBB.5 (out of 5) They ended in a blaze of glory and are ready for more, but there’s no way they could still pass for high school students (if ever they could). Thankfully there are criminal cases involving college students that also need to be looked into, which is what Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are assigned…

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The Lego Movie

BBB (out of 5) A nameless face in the crowd dreams of being unique, and thanks to luck and happenstance ends up becoming the hero for a nation: it’s a tale as old as time, and one that animated films have been mining countlessly since A Bug’s Life (or maybe earlier if I actually give…

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21 Jump Street

BBB.5 (out of 5) The popular eighties television series has been given the Brady Bunch Movie treatment in this surprisingly fun spoof. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum make a pleasing on-screen buddy team as former high school enemies who become best friends in police academy, where one’s brawn combines beautifully with the other’s brains. Upon graduation…

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

BBB.5 (out of 5) Highly imaginative Flint (Bill Hader) has spent his entire life being shunned by his community on the tiny Atlantic island of Swallow Falls (it resides just below the “A” on the map). While the rest of the town works in sardines, Flint dreams of being an inventor, but unfortunately his attempts…

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

BBB (out of 5) His unpronounceable invention created weather that rained hot dogs and hamburgers from the sky, but in the sequel his home island has gone full-on Lost World when science-geek Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) is informed that his creations have become sentient beings.  More exciting, though, is that his work has caught the…

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