Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)

JAKE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2017.  Columbia Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions, Radar Pictures, Seven Bucks Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Story by Chris McKenna, Screenplay by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, based on the film Jumanji, story by Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, Chris Van Allsburg, screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor,…

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The House With A Clock In Its Walls (2018)

ELI ROTH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 2018.  Amblin Entertainment, Mythology Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Kripke, based on the novel by John Bellairs.  Cinematography by Rogier Stoffers.  Produced by Bradley J. Fischer, Eric Kripke, James Vanderbilt.  Music by Nathan Barr.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Andrew S. Eisen, Fred Raskin.   A boy who…

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

JENNIFER YUH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  DreamWorks Animation.  Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Tang Kheng Heng.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Clare De Chenu.   The cuddly martial arts hero who bested all odds returns for another adventure in this colourful sequel to the 2008 hit. Jack Black voices…

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Bye Bye Love (1995)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1995.  Twentieth Century Fox, Ubu Productions.  Written by Gary David Goldberg, Brad Hall.  Cinematography by Kenneth Zunder.  Produced by Gary David Goldberg, Brad Hall, Sam Weisman.  Music by J.A.C. Redford.  Production Design by Linda DeScenna.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass.  Film Editing by Roger Bondelli.   Sappy romantic comedy about three divorced dads (Matthew Modine, Paul Reiser,…

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Tropic Thunder (2008)

BEN STILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2008.  DreamWorks, Red Hour Films, Goldcrest Pictures, Internationale Filmproduktion Stella-del-Sud Second.  Story by Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Screenplay by Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Stuart Cornfeld, Eric McLeod, Ben Stiller.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Greg Hayden.  …

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Ice Age (2002)

CARLOS SALDANHA, CHRIS WEDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Michael J. Wilson, additional story by James Bresnathan, Doug Compton, Mike Thurmeier, Jeff Siergey, Galen T. Chu, Xeth Feinberg, Screenplay by Michael Berg, Michael J. Wilson, Peter Ackerman.  Produced by Lori Forte.  Music by David Newman.  Production…

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Year One (2009)

HAROLD RAMIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2009.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Ocean Pictures, Apatow Productions.   Story by Harold Ramis, Screenplay by Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg.  Cinematography by Alar Kivilo.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Clayton Townsend.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jefferson Sage. Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Craig Herring, Steve Welch.   Two cavemen in…

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Cradle Will Rock (1999)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1999.  Cradle Productions Inc., Havoc, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean-Yves Escoffier.  Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Jon Kilik, Tim Robbins.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Geraldine Peroni.   Excellent ensemble comedy about the real life Red Scare events surrounding…

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Bob Roberts (1992)

TIM ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Miramax, Live Entertainment, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, The Rank Organisation, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Tim Robbins.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by Forrest Murray.  Music by David Robbins.  Production Design by Richard Hoover.  Costume Design by Bridget Kelly.  Film Editing by Lisa Zeno Churgin.   Tim Robbins stars and directs for the first time in…

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Kung Fu Panda (2008)

JOHN STEVENSON, MARK OSBORNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2008.  DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images.  Story by Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Raymond Zibach.  Film Editing by Clare De Chenu.   Po is a panda bear (voiced by Jack Black) whose duck father…

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Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2004.  DreamWorks, Apatow Productions, Herzog-Cowen Entertainment.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Judd Apatow.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Clayton Hartley.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Brent White.   The makeover that the information world received when women broke through barriers and became news…

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The Holiday (2006)

NANCY MEYERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Waverly Films.  Screenplay by Nancy Meyers.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Bruce A. Block, Nancy Meyers.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Jon Hutman.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing. Kate Winslet is heartbroken when she discovers that the man who dumped her…

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