Beowulf

BB.5 (out of 5) It’s no easy task making something entertaining out of the English language’s earliest known narrative work, so don’t be too harsh on Robert Zemeckis if he didn’t make a complete winner out of it. In this adaptation of the Scandinavian myth that predates all known literature, a village is besieged by…

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Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight.  Screenplay by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell.  Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by David Holmes.  Production Design by Philip Messina.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Cannes Film Festival 2007.  …

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The Good Girl

BBBB (out of 5) Jennifer Aniston plays a bored retail clerk living in Nowheresville, Texas whose life is spiced up when she meets moody Holden (Jake Gyllenhaal), another clerk at her store. After years of going home to her mundane husband (John C. Reilly), who spends most of his time smoking pot with his housepainting co-worker and…

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Shrek

BBBB (out of 5) Computer-generated masterpiece produced by Dreamworks that takes traditional fairy tales and turns them on their wistful little ears. Mike Myers ably voices the role of the title character, a mean and grungy ogre who sets himself on a quest to rescue a princess (Cameron Diaz) in return for the evil Prince Farquart…

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