Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) (2017)

JOACHIM RONNING, ESPEN SANDBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Infinitum Nihil.  Story by Jeff Nathanson,Terry Rossio, Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolper.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Geoff Zanelli.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Penny … More Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) (2017)

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Rush Hour 2

BB.5 (out of 5) Hilarious but quite useless sequel to Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker‘s 1997 blockbuster is so unimpressive because of how similar it is to its predecessor. This time Chan and Tucker are in Hong Kong battling evildoers who have bombed the American embassy and are involved in a counterfeiting operation. Ziyi Zhang is stunning … More Rush Hour 2

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Rush Hour 3

B (out of 5) An unmitigated mess that does very little to bring back the joy and fun of the original film from 1998.  Big-mouth Chris Tucker and crazy-moves Jackie Chan are reunited once again to fight Chinese Triad gangsters, this time going from Los Angeles to Paris in their effort to uncover the identity of a … More Rush Hour 3

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The Last Shot

BBB (out of 5) Hilarious spoof, reportedly based on a true story, brims with vigour and wit and then ends without a satisfying third act. Alec Baldwin plays an FBI agent who comes up with a brilliant scheme to catch a mob boss (Tony Shalhoub) his team has long been after: fake a movie production so … More The Last Shot

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Kemp Company, Splendid Pictures, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Muse Entertainment Enterprises.  Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the book Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story Of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit by Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan … More Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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The Terminal (2004)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2004.  DreamWorks, Amblin Entertainment, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation.  Story by Andrew Niccol, Sacha Gervasi, Screenplay by Sacha Gervasi, Jeff Nathanson.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Alex McDowell.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.   Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) flies … More The Terminal (2004)

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Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2008.  Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm, The Kennedy/Marshall Company.  Story by George Lucas, Jeff Nathanson, Screenplay by David Koepp, based on characters created by George Lucas, Philip Kaufman.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Frank Marshall.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Guy Hendrix Dyas.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  A … More Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (2008)

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