My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Flashdance (1983)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1983.  Paramount Pictures, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by Thomas Hedley Jr., Screenplay by Thomas Hedley Jr., Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced … Continue reading

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March 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dangerous Minds

BBB (out of 5) Michelle Pfeiffer is fantastic in this hackneyed To Ma’am With Love that gets a real E for effort. It tells the true story of Louanne Johnson, … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Enemy Of The State

BBB (out of 5) Tony Scott once again overdoes it with the flashy editing and melodramatic camera work in this rather hollow thriller, making his best effort to disguise a … Continue reading

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September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Crimson Tide

BBBB.5 (out of 5) What a ride! Submarines haven’t been this much fun since The Hunt For Red October, and if the fact that this film’s advertising campaign (red poster … Continue reading

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September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Days Of Thunder

BB (out of 5) The formula is mighty tired in this completely unoriginal race-car film starring Tom Cruise.  Presumably intended as a project for Cruise to incorporate his love of … Continue reading

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September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beverly Hills Cop II

BB.5 (out of 5) Eddie Murphy‘s hit character Axel Foley returns in this less successful sequel. He is once again the wisecracking Los Angeles police detective who is hot on … Continue reading

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September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Top Gun

BB.5 (out of 5) Tom Cruise is a pilot school student who lives under the shadow of his father’s accidental death and the weight of his own smug self-confidence. Constantly at … Continue reading

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September 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Ref

BBBB (out of 5) Hysterical comedy that features excellent performances from a great cast. Directed by Ted Demme (Jonathan’s nephew), it stars Denis Leary as a house burglar who breaks … Continue reading

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July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beverly Hills Cop

BBBB (out of 5) After a few good box office hits in the early eighties, Eddie Murphy became a bona fide movie star with this smash success. He plays fast-talking Axel … Continue reading

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June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bad Boys II

BB (out of 5) Everything that was good about the original has been overdone to death in this extremely long sequel, an action film that just doesn’t know when to … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Rock

BBB (out of 5) If you like your action movies loud as can be, you’ll love this adrenaline-pumped ride by Michael Bay (Armageddon, Pearl Harbour). When an unbalanced Vietnam vet … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bad Boys (1995)

BBB.5 (out of 5) The great chemistry between the two stars of this loud, excessive action film makes it a very smooth ride. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith are perfectly matched (with … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment