Halloween (2018)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Blumhouse Productions, Miramax, Rough House Pictures, Trancas International Films, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.  Cinematography by Michael Simmonds.  Produced by Malek Akkad, Bill Block, Jason Blum.  Music by Cody Carpenter, John Carpenter, Daniel A. Davies.  Production…

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The Disaster Artist (2017)

JAMES FRANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Good Universe, New Line Cinema, Point Grey Pictures, RabbitBandini Productions, Ramona Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Screenplay by Scott Neudstadter, Michael H. Weber, based on the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced…

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Alien: Covenant (2017)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA/United Kingdom/Australia/New Zealand/Canada, 2017.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Scott Free Productions, TSG Entertainment, Brandywine Productions.  Story by Jack Paglen, Michael Green, Screenplay by John Logan, Dante Harper, based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett.  Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski.  Produced by David Giler, Walter Hill, Mark Huffam, Michael Schaefer, Ridley…

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

JENNIFER YUH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  DreamWorks Animation.  Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tang Kheng Heng.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Clare De Chenu.  Academy Awards 2011.    Online Film Critics Awards 2011.   The cuddly martial arts hero who bested all odds returns for another adventure in…

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Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans (2009)

PATRICK TATOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/New Zealand, 2009.  Sketch Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, Screen Gems, UW3 Film Productions.  Story by Len Wiseman, Robert Orr, Danny McBride, Screenplay by Danny McBride, Dirk Blackman, Howard McCain, based on characters created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, Danny McBride.  Cinematography by Ross Emery.  Produced by Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Len Wiseman.  Music by Paul Haslinger.  Production…

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Tropic Thunder (2008)

BEN STILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2008.  DreamWorks, Red Hour Films, Goldcrest Pictures, Internationale Filmproduktion Stella-del-Sud Second.  Story by Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Screenplay by Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Stuart Cornfeld, Eric McLeod, Ben Stiller.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Greg Hayden.  Academy…

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As I Lay Dying (2013)

JAMES FRANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2013.  Picture Entertainment, RabbitBandini Productions.  Screenplay by James Franco, Matt Rager, based on the novel by William Faulkner.  Cinematography by Christina Voros.  Produced by Caroline Aragon, Lee Caplin, Vince Jolivette, Miles Levy, Matthew O’Toole, Robert Van Norden.  Music by Tim O’Keefe.  Production Design by Kristen Adams.  Costume Design by Caroline Eselin.  Film Editing by Ian Olds.   James…

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Your Highness (2011)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2011.  Universal Pictures, Stuber Productions.  Screenplay by Danny McBride, Ben Best.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by Scott Stuber.  Music by Steve Jablonsky. Production Design by Mark Tildesley.  Costume Design by Hazel Webb-Crozier.  Film Editing by Craig Alpert. The creators of Pineapple Express reunite for yet another comedy that is too busy…

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Pineapple Express (2008)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2008.  Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions.  Story by Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Screenplay by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Shauna Robertson.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Chris L. Spellman.  Costume Design by John Dunn.  Film Editing by Craig Alpert.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.   Process…

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All The Real Girls (2003)

DAVID GORDON GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2003.  Jasmine Productions Inc., Jean Doumanian Productions, Muskat Filmed Properties.  Story by David Gordon Green, Paul Schneider, Screenplay by David Gordon Green.  Cinematography by Tim Orr.  Produced by Jean Doumanian, Lisa Muskat.  Music by Michael Linnen, David Wingo.  Production Design by Richard A. Wright.  Costume Design by Erin Aldridge Orr.  Film Editing by…

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This Is The End

BB.5 (out of 5) One joke is spread quite thin over two hours as a group of popular comedic actors play fictionalized versions of themselves in an apocalyptic farce. Seth Rogen picks up surly Jay Baruchel from the airport and plans a big weekend for them, Rogen particularly sensitive to the fact that Baruchel hates spending…

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Despicable Me (2010)

PIERRE COFFIN, CHRIS RENAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2010.  Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment.  Story by Sergio Pablos, Screenplay by Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio.  Produced by John Cohen, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri.  Music by Heitor Pereira, Pharrell Williams.  Production Design by Yarrow Cheney.  Film Editing by Gregory Perler, Pam Ziegenhagen.  Golden Globe Awards 2010.  Online Film Critics Awards 2010.  Washington…

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