Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021)

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. USA, 2021. 5000 Broadway Productions, Imagine Entertainment. Screenplay by Steven Levenson, based on the musical by Jonathan Larson. Cinematography by Alice Brooks. Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julie Oh. Music by Jonathan Larson. Production Design by Alex DiGerlando. Costume Design by Melissa Toth. Film…

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Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2020. Imagine Entertainment, Netflix. Screenplay by Vanessa Taylor, based on the novel by J.D. Vance. Cinematography by Maryse Alberti. Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Karen Lunder. Music by David Fleming, Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Molly Hughes. Costume Design by Virginia Johnson. Film Editing by…

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2018.  Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Pictures, Allison Shearmur Productions, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jonathan Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Simon Emanuel, Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Neil Lamont.  Costume Design by David Crossman, Glyn Dillon.  Film Editing by Pietro…

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The Dark Tower (2017)

NIKOLAJ ARCEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.    USA, 2017.  Sony Pictures Entertainment/Media Rights Capital/Imagine Entertainment/Weed Road Pictures.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel, based on The Dark Tower novels by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Rasmus Videbaek.  Produced by Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, Erica Huggins.  Music by Junkie XL.  Production Design by Christopher Glass, Oliver Scholl.  Costume…

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In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Australia/Spain/United Kingdom/Canada, 2015.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Cott Productions, Enelmar Productions AIE, Roth Films, Spring Creek Productions, Imagine Entertainment, K. JAM Media.  Story by Charles Leavitt, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Screenplay by Charles Leavitt, based on the book In The Heart Of The Sea: The Tragedy of The…

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Rush (2013)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Germany/United Kingdom, 2013.  Exclusive Media Group, Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Revolution Films, Working Title Films, Double Negative.  Screenplay by Peter Morgan.  Cinematography by Anthony Dod Mantle.  Produced by Andrew Eaton, Eric Fellner, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Peter Morgan, Brian Oliver.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Julian Day.  Film Editing by Daniel…

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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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Blue Crush (2002)

JOHN STOCKWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Mikona Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Shutt/Jones Productions. Story by Lizzy Weiss, Screenplay by Lizzy Weiss, John Stockwell, based on the magazine article Surf Girls Of Maui by Susan Orlean.  Cinematography by David Hennings.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Karen Kehala Sherwood.  Music by Paul Haslinger.  Production Design by Tom Meyer.  Costume…

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Liar, Liar (1997)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1997.  Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by Linda DeScenna.  Costume Design by Judy L. Ruskin.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   One of Jim Carrey‘s better comedies is this very funny concept comedy about a young boy who makes…

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The Nutty Professor (1996)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein, Tom Shadyac, Steve Oedekerk, based on the 1963 motion picture by Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Russell Simmons.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Ha Nguyen.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   Eddie Murphy…

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Flightplan (2005)

ROBERT SCHWENTKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 2005.  Touchstone Pictures, Imagine Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter A. Dowling, Billy Ray.  Cinematography by Florian Ballhaus.  Produced by Brian Grazer.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Alec Hammond.  Costume Design by Susan Lyall.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.   Jodie Foster stars as an airplane engine designer living in Berlin whose bereavement over the loss of…

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Kindergarten Cop (1990)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by Murray Salem, Screenplay by Murray Salem, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ivan Reitman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.   Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a successful transition to full-fledged comedy…

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