Aquaman (2018)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Australia/USA, 2018.  DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Panoramic Pictures, Rodeo FX, The Safran Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Geoff Johns, James Wan, Will Beall, Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall, based on Aquaman created by Mort Weisinger, Paul Norris.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Peter Safran.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production…

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The Jungle Book 2

BBB.5 (out of 5) Following his last adventure (in 1967, this kid doesn’t age!), Mowgli (now voiced by Haley Joel Osment) feels awkward and out of place in the human village he lives in. The call of the wild comes to him and he reteams with Baloo (John Goodman) for some more jungle adventures, not…

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S.W.A.T.

BB (out of 5) Colin Farrell is once again furrowing his eyebrows in the name of action heroism.  If it’s possible, however, this humdrum action film is less inspired and less interesting than his other starring vehicles The Recruit and Hart’s War. He plays a top-notch SWAT agent who is kicked off the force when his…

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Madagascar (2005)

ERIC DARNELL, TOM McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2005.  DreamWorks Animation, DreamWorks, Pacific Data Images.  Screenplay by Mark Burton, Billy Frolick, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath.  Produced by Mireille Soria.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Kendal Cronkhite.  Film Editing by Clare De Chenu, Mark A. Hester, H. Lee Peterson.   Adorable family film about animal residents in New York’s Central…

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