Baywatch (2017)

SETH GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2017.  Paramount Pictures, Uncharted, Shanghai Film Group, Huahua Media, Flynn Picture Company, Fremantle Productions, The Montecito Picture Company, Seven Bucks Productions, Skydance Media.  Story by Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Screenplay by Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, based on the television series by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, Gregory J….

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I Spy

BBB.5 (out of 5) Owen Wilson and Eddie Murphy have a marvelous time clowning around in this silly spy movie, and you’ll enjoy watching them just as much. Adapted from the sixties television series of the same name, it stars Wilson and Famke Janssen as United States spies sent on a mission to recover a stolen stealth airplane…

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Guess Who

BB (out of 5) A Manhattan couple go to the girl’s parents’ house for their wedding anniversary, providing her (Zoe Saldana) with the perfect opportunity to introduce her new boyfriend (Ashton Kutcher) to her family. Saldana has neglected to tell her kin that her boyfriend is white, providing for lots of opportunity for her boorish…

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Norbit

0 (out of 5) Eddie Murphy has had a few dogs in his highly successful career, but it’s still surprising to think that this piece of garbage could involve him. Teaming up with makeup wizard Rick Baker, Murphy plays three characters: the title role, a soft-spoken dweeb who is raised in an orphanage, an (offensively stereotyped)…

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Serving Sara (2002)

REGINALD HUDLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Germany/USA, 2002.  FTM Productions, Halsted Pictures, Illusion Entertainment, KC Medien, MP Movies Management, MPS Studios, Mandalay Pictures.  Screenplay by Jay Scherick, David Ronn.  Cinematography by Robert Brinkmann.  Produced by Dan Halsted.  Music by Marcus Miller.  Production Design by Rusty Smith.  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by Jim Miller. Matthew Perry plays a hapless process server (which is…

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The Smurfs

BB.5 (out of 5) Peyo’s comic strip creations, which hit the pop culture mill when they became a Saturday morning cartoon in the eighties, have finally made their way to the big screen via modern technology which mixes their cute, computer-generated selves with live-action performers and settings. On the run from the evil Gargamel (Hank…

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