13 Going On 30

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1987, and 13 year-old Jenna Rink is desperate to fit in with the cool kids at school. She even goes as far as alienating her geeky best friend Matt at her birthday party in order to impress ‘in-crowd’ ringleader Lucy. When she’s sprinkled with some birthday wishing dust and announces … More 13 Going On 30

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Disney’s The Kid

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Chester Films Inc., Junction, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Audrey Wells.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Hunt Lowry, Christina Steinberg, Jon Turteltaub.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Peter Honess, David Rennie.   Delightful comedy romp about a middle-aged image consultant with no … More Disney’s The Kid

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Phenomenon

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1996.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Gerald Di Pego.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Barbara Boyle, Michael Taylor.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Bruce Green.   John Travolta plays a sweet simpleton living in a rural farming community who goes idiot savant when magical powers begin … More Phenomenon

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While You Were Sleeping

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Caravan Pictures.  Screenplay by Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric LeBow.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Bruce Green.  Golden Globe Awards 1995.   Sandra Bullock plays a (yet again) lonely girl who lives with a cat … More While You Were Sleeping

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Big Trouble

BB (out of 5) Delayed after September 11th because it dealt with a terrorist bomb on an airplane, this film wouldn’t have been missed had it been left on the shelf forever. A failing advertising executive (Tim Allen) is somehow given a second chance at life when he has to save his prankster son (Ben … More Big Trouble

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America’s Sweethearts

B (out of 5) Flat, boring and completely unsympathetic romantic comedy that wastes the talent of everyone involved. Billy Crystal (who wrote and produced) plays a publicity director at a major Hollywood studio who finds himself wrapped in problems when he is forced to reunite estranged Tom-and-Nicole-like couple Gwen Harrison and Eddie Thomas (Catherine Zeta-Jones, … More America’s Sweethearts

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Unstrung Heroes

BBBB (out of 5) Diane Keaton directs this bittersweet tale of a boy growing up under the experience of losing his mother (Andie MacDowell). He finds refuge in the companionship of two positively insane uncles (Maury Chaykin, Michael Richards) who help him deal with his terrible impending loss while his father (John Turturro) is too wrapped … More Unstrung Heroes

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