Evan Almighty (2007)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2007.  Universal Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Relativity Media, Shady Acres Entertainment, Original Film.  Story by Steve Oedekerk, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Screenplay by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe, based on characters created by Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe.  Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Bostick, Neal H. Moritz, Tom Shadyac.  Music…

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The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

KEVIN REYNOLDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Ireland, 2002.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, World 2000 Entertainment, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Count of Monte Cristo Ltd..  Screenplay by Jay Wolpert, based on the novel Le Comte de Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas pere.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by…

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Connie And Carla (2004)

MICHAEL LEMBECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2004.  Universal Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, CCLA Productions, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Nia Vardalos.  Cinematography by Richard Greatrex.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Tom Hanks.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Jasna Stefanovic.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by David Finfer.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.   Two friends since childhood (Nia Vardalos,…

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

GARTH JENNINGS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2005.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Everyman Pictures, Hammer & Tongs.  Screenplay by Douglas Adams, Karey Kirkpatrick, based on the novel by Douglas Adams.  Cinematography by Igor Jadue-Lillo.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Nick Goldsmith, Jay Roach.  Music by Joby Talbot.  Production Design by Joel Collins.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing…

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True Romance (1993)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1993.  Morgan Creek Entertainment, Davis-Films, August Entertainment, Sterling MacFadden.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Gary Barber, Samuel Hadida, Steve Perry, Bill Unger.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Benjamin Fernandez.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Michael Tronick, Christian Wagner.   Quentin Tarantino wrote the screenplay for…

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Abandon (2002)

STEPHEN GAGHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.  USA/Australia, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Lynda Obst Productions, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Munich Film Partners New Century & Company (MFP) HAM Productions, The Bedford Falls Company.  Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan.  Cinematography by Matthew Libatique.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Lynda Obst, Edward Zwick.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by Gideon Ponte.  Costume Design…

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The Recruit (2003)

ROGER DONALDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2003.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Roger Towne, Kurt Wimmer, Mitch Glazer.  Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh. Produced by Jeff Apple, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Andrew McAlpine.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by David Rosenbloom. Thank God for Al Pacino, Dustin…

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Shanghai Knights (2003)

DAVID DOBKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/Hong Kong, 2003.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Birnbaum / Barber Productions, Jackie Chan Films Limited, All Knight Productions.  Screenplay by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, based on their characters. Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Gary Barber,Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman.   Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Anna…

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Shanghai Noon (2000)

TOM DEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/Hong Kong, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Jackie Chan Films Limited.  Screenplay by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Peter J. Hampton.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Near-exact remake of Jackie Chan‘s…

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Reign Of Fire (2002)

ROB BOWMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Ireland/USA, 2002.  Spyglass Entertainment, The Zanuck Company, Touchstone Pictures, Tripod Entertainment, World 2000 Entertainment.  Story by Gregg Chabot, Kevin Peterka, Screenplay by Gregg Chabot, Kevin Peterka, Matt Greenberg.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume…

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The Tourist (2010)

FLORIAN HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA/France, 2010.  GK Films, Spyglass Entertainment, Birnbaum/Barber, StudioCanal, Cineroma SRL, Peninsula Films, Italian Tax Credit, French Tax Credit.  Screenplay by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Christopher McQuarrie, Julian Fellowes, based on the motion picture Anthony Zimmer by Jerome Salle. Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Gary Barber, Gary Barber,…

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The Lookout (2007)

SCOTT FRANK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2007.  Miramax, Spyglass Entertainment, Laurence Mark Productions, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Screenplay by Scott Frank.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Laurence Mark, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by David Brisbin.  Costume Design by Abram Waterhouse.  Film Editing by Jill Savitt. Joseph Gordon-Levitt survived the prom night car…

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