Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

BOB PERSICHETTI, PETER RAMSEY, RODNEY ROTHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Avi Arad Productions, Lord Miller, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Phil Lord, Screenplay by Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman, story consultant Meghan Malloy, based on Spider-Verse created by Dan Slott and characters created by Peter…

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Tag (2018)

JEFF TOMSIC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2018.  Broken Road Productions, New Line Cinema.  Story by Mark Steilen, Screenplay by Rob McKittrick, Mark Steilen, based on the Wall Street Journal article “It Takes Planning, Caution To Avoid Being It” by Russell Adams.  Cinematography by Larry Blanford.  Produced by Todd Garner, Mark Steilen.  Music by Germaine Franco.  Production Design by David Sandefur.  Costume…

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Neighbors (Bad Neighbours) (2014)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Good Universe, Point Grey Pictures.  Screenplay by Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien.  Cinematography by Brandon Trost.  Produced by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, James Weaver.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production Design by Julie Berghoff.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by Zene Baker.   Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne have a new baby, a new house and, like…

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The Mummy (2017)

ALEX KURTZMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2017.  Universal Pictures, Dark Universe, Dentsu, Perfect World Pictures (Beijing), Sean Daniel Company, Secret Hideout.  Screen story by Jon Spaihts, Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, Screenplay by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Sarah Bradshaw, Sean Daniel, Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan.  Music by Brian Tyler.  Production Design by Jon…

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Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates

BBB (out of 5) Brothers Mike (Adam DeVine) and Dave (Zac Efron) Stangle spend their days selling beer to drinking establishments and their nights getting in trouble while drinking it.  Their parents, exasperated with the mayhem that these adorable but destructive boys cause, issue an ultimatum about their upcoming trip to their sister’s wedding in Hawaii: either…

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Jurassic World

BBB (out of 5) Just because the monsters get out of hand and tear humans apart is no reason to avoid the moneymaking potential they provide, which is why Richard Attenborough’s failed dream has been resurrected almost 20 years later.  Jurassic World is up and running, its attractions allowing people to see giant prehistoric creatures…

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The Lego Movie

BBB (out of 5) A nameless face in the crowd dreams of being unique, and thanks to luck and happenstance ends up becoming the hero for a nation: it’s a tale as old as time, and one that animated films have been mining countlessly since A Bug’s Life (or maybe earlier if I actually give…

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Get Him To The Greek (2010)

NICHOLAS STOLLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2010.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Spyglass Entertainment, Apatow Productions.  Screenplay by Nicholas Stoller, based on characters created by Jason Segel.  Cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman.  Produced by Judd Apatow, David L. Bushell, Rodney Rothman, Nicholas Stoller.  Music by Lyle Workman.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by William Kerr, Michael L. Sale.  …

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby

BB (out of 5) Sweet, goofy hick Will Ferrell was abandoned by his father at a young age and remembers only that the man loved vehicular speed; in his adulthood he becomes the most famous race car driver (with the smallest vocabulary) in the world, conquering the speedway with his bimbo wife and lifelong best friend…

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21 Jump Street

BBB.5 (out of 5) The popular eighties television series has been given the Brady Bunch Movie treatment in this surprisingly fun spoof. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum make a pleasing on-screen buddy team as former high school enemies who become best friends in police academy, where one’s brawn combines beautifully with the other’s brains. Upon graduation…

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