Con Air (1997)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Kouf/Bigelow Productions, Runway Pictures, Hiett Designs of Las Vegas.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Mark Mancina, Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Chas. Butcher, Edward T. McAvoy, Seven L. Nielsen.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Steve Mirkovich, Glen Scantlebury.  Academy … More Con Air (1997)

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Guess Who

BB (out of 5) A Manhattan couple go to the girl’s parents’ house for their wedding anniversary, providing her (Zoe Saldana) with the perfect opportunity to introduce her new boyfriend (Ashton Kutcher) to her family. Saldana has neglected to tell her kin that her boyfriend is white, providing for lots of opportunity for her boorish … More Guess Who

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Three To Tango

BBB.5 (out of 5) Matthew Perry and Oliver Platt play struggling architects who have the chance of a lifetime come up when they are considered as candidates to build a huge complex for an egotistical millionaire (Dylan McDermott). After McDermott gets the mistaken impression that the two colleagues are gay, he enlists Perry to be the beard … More Three To Tango

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A Very Brady Sequel

BBB.5 (out of 5) Even more big laughs from your favourite all-American television family. With even more self-reflective humour than in the hilarious original, the Bradys now find themselves at a loss when Mom (Shelley Long) is visited by her first husband (Tim Matheson), whom she had wrongly assumed was dead (in a Gilligan’s Island … More A Very Brady Sequel

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Mother And Child

BB.5 (out of 5) The multi-strand narrative begins with a teenager giving birth after getting into trouble with her high school boyfriend.  We then fast-forward to thirty seven years later, where a lonely and bitter health care worker (Annette Bening) lives with her mother and writes a diary to the baby she gave up for … More Mother And Child

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Pay It Forward

BB (out of 5) Horrendously cheesy film, its excellent performance by Helen Hunt swamped by directionless direction by Mimi Leder and a hackneyed screenplay. The plot follows the plight of a troubled and shy young boy (Haley Joel Osment, his first post-Academy Award nomination role) who is given an assignment at school to change the world … More Pay It Forward

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