Steve Jobs (2015)

DANNY BOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Universal Pictures, Legendary Entertainment, Scott Rudin Productions, The Mark Gordon Company, Entertainment 360, Decibel Films, Cloud Eight Films, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book by Walter Isaacson.  Cinematography by Alwin H. Kuchler.  Produced by Danny Boyle, Guymon Casady, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon, Scott Rudin.  Music by Daniel…

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G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra (2009)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2009.  Paramount Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Hasbro, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Digital Image Associates. Story by Michael Gordon, Stuart Beattie, Stephen Sommers, Screenplay by Stuart Beattie, David Elliot, Paul Lovett.  Cinematography by Mitchell Amundsen.  Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Bob Ducsay, Brian Goldner.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Ed Verreaux.  Costume Design by…

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1997.  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Gerald R. Molen, Colin Wilson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by Sue Moore.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1997.   Inferior sequel to 1993’s blockbuster hit Jurassic Park…

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Minority Report (2002)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Blue Tulip Productions, Ronald Shusett/Gary Goldman, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, Jon Cohen, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, Jan de Bont, Gerald R. Molen, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design…

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Frost/Nixon (2008)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Working Title Films, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan, based on his play.  Cinematography by Salvatore Totino.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Daniel…

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Star Trek: Insurrection

BBBB (out of 5) Respectable entry in the Star Trek movie series isn’t the classic that First Contact was but is solid entertainment all the same. The noble crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are called upon to help a community of people who seem to hold the secret of eternal youth on their paradisaical planet….

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Star Trek: First Contact

BBBBB (out of 5) The best Star Trek film adventure yet is this visually stunning masterpiece by first-time director and long-time cast member Jonathan Frakes.  Patrick Stewart continues to play Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the head of the crew on the prestigious U.S.S. Enterprise, whose present mission is to follow the deadly Borg species back through time…

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Starship Troopers (1997)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1997.  TriStar Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Big Bug Pictures, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Edward Neumeier, based on the book by Robert A. Heinlein.  Cinematography by Jost Vacano.  Produced by Jon Davison, Alan Marshall.  Music by Basil Poledouris. Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Mark Goldblatt, Caroline Ross.  Academy…

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The American President

BBBBB (out of 5) Rob Reiner scores high points with this delightful romantic comedy fuelled by a brilliant script by Aaron Sorkin (later the writer and creator of television’s The West Wing). President Michael Douglas has to juggle a career and a personal life when he finds himself smitten with the lobbyist (Annette Bening) who has just been…

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Contagion (2011)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Arab Emirates, 2011.  Warner Bros., Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Double Feature Films, Digital Image Associates, Regency Enterprises.  Screenplay by Scott Z. Burns.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Gregory Jacobs, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Phoenix Film…

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Space Cowboys (2000)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Australia, 2000.  Clipsal Films, Digital Image Associates, Mad Chance, Malpaso Productions, Village Roadshow Pictures, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ken Kaufman, Howard Klausner.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Andrew Lazar.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing by Joel Cox.  Academy Awards 2000. Enjoyable astronaut…

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Armageddon (1998)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1998.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Digital Image Associates.  Story by Robert Roy Pool, Jonathan Hensleigh, adaptation by Tony Gilroy, Shane Salerno, Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, J.J. Abrams.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer, Gale Anne Hurd.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Michael White.  Costume…

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