Space Jam (1996)

JOE PYTKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1996. Warner Bros. Family Entertainment, Northern Lights Entertainment, Courtside Seats Productions, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Feature Animation. Screenplay by Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod. Cinematography by Michael Chapman. Produced by Daniel Goldberg, Joe Medjuck, Ivan Reitman. Music by James Newton Howard. Production…

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Aladdin (2019)

GUY RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 2019.  Walt Disney Pictures, Lin Pictures, Rideback, Marc Platt Productions.  Screenplay by John August, Guy Ritchie, based on the film story by Burny Mattinson, Roger Allers, Daan Jippes, Kevin Harkey, Sue C. Nichols, Francis Glebas, Darrell Rooney, Larry Leker, James Fujii, Kirk Hanson, Kevin Lima, Rebecca…

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The Cat In The Hat (2003)

BO WELCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 2003.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, based on the book by Dr. Seuss.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Rita Ryack.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   It’s rather difficult to decide what’s the worst aspect…

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Mirror Mirror (2012)

TARSEM SINGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Canada, 2012.  Relativity Media, Yucaipa Films, Goldmann Pictures, Rat Entertainment, Misha Films, Misher Films.  Story by Melisa Wallack, Screenplay by Marc Klein, Jason Keller.  Cinematography by Brendan Galvin.  Produced by Bernie Goldmann, Ryan Kavanaugh, Brett Ratner.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Tom Foden.  Costume Design by Eiko Ishioka.  Film Editing by Robert Duffy, Nick Moore.  Academy…

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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)

GARY TROUSDALE, KIRK WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1996.  Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Geefwee Boedoe, Jonathan Roberts, Tab Murphy, Sue C. Nichols, Christine Blum, Gaetan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Jim Capobianco, Brenda Chapman, Francis Glebas, Ed Gombert, Kirk Hanson, Burny Mattinson, Floyd Norman, Denis Rich, Jeff Snow, Kelly Wightman, James Fujii,…

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Buddy (1997)

CAROLINE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Jim Henson Pictures, American Zoetrope, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Story by William Joyce, Caroline Thompson, Screenplay by Caroline Thompson, based on the book Animals Are My Hobby by Gertrude Davies Lintz.  Cinematography by Steve Mason.  Produced by Fred Fuchs, Steve Nicolaides.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Daniel A. Lomino, David Nichols.  Costume Design by…

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The Back-up Plan (2010)

ALAN POUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   0.  USA, 2010.  CBS Films, Escape Artists.  Screenplay by Kate Angelo.  Cinematography by Xavier Perez Grobet.  Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch.  Music by Stephen Trask.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.  Costume Design by Karen Patch.  Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.   Every once in a while, you see a romantic comedy that makes you want…

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Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984)

LEONARD NIMOY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Paramount Pictures, Cinema Group Ventures.  Screenplay by Harve Bennett, based on the television series Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry.  Cinematography by Charles Correll.  Produced by Harve Bennett.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by John E. Chiberg II.  Costume Design by Robert Fletcher.  Film Editing by Robert F. Shugrue.   Explaining this film’s…

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The Gun In Betty Lou’s Handbag (1992)

ALLAN MOYLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1992.  In The Bag Productions, Interscope Communications, Nomura Babcock & Brown, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Grace Cary Bickley.  Cinematography by Charles Minsky.  Produced by Scott Kroopf.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Lisa Jensen.  Film Editing by Janice Hampton, Erica Huggins.   Silly little comedy that begins with a mostly…

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The Shadow (1994)

RUSSELL MULCAHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Universal Pictures, Bregman/Baer Productions.  Screenplay by David Koepp, based on the character from stories by Walter B. Gibson.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Michael Bregman, Willi Bar.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Joseph C. Nemec III.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Beth Jochem Besterveld, Peter Honess.   Alec…

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Hudson Hawk (1991)

MICHAEL LEHMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Silver Pictures, Ace Bone.  Story by Bruce Willis, Robert Kraft, Screenplay by Steven E. de Souza, Daniel Waters.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Michael Kamen, Robert Kraft.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Michael Tronick.   You’re better off watching a spoof…

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Anaconda (1997)

LUIS LLOSA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Brazil/Peru, 1997.  Cinema Line Film Corporation, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Iguana Producciones, Middle Fork Productions, Skylight Cinema Foto Art, St. Tropez Films.  Screenplay by Hans Bauer, Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr..  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Jack Epps Jr.,Verna Harrah, Carole Little, Leonard Rabinowitz.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Kirk M. Petruccelli.  Costume…

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