Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

TAIKA WAITITI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios, Government of Australia.  Screenplay by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher L. Yost, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, with story elements from Planet Hulk by Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan and the works of Walter…

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The Shallows (2016)

JAUME COLLET-SERRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2016.  Columbia Pictures, Weimaraner Republic Pictures, Ombra Films.  Screenplay by Anthony Jaswinski.  Cinematography by Flavio Martinez Labiano.  Produced by Lynn Harris, Matti Leshem.  Music by Marco Beltrami.  Production Design by Hugh Bateup.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Joel Negron. Blake Lively is an avid surfer who has just discovered a secret beach on…

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The Nice Guys (2016)

SHANE BLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2016.  Misty Mountains, Bloom, Lipsync Productions, Nice Guys, Silver Pictures, Waypoint Entertainment.  Screenplay by Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by David Buckley, John Ottman.  Production Design by Richard Bridgland.  Costume Design by Kym Barrett.  Film Editing by Joel Negron.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2016.   A…

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The Invasion (2007)

OLIVER HIRSCHBIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA/Australia, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the novel Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.  Cinematography by Rainer Klausmann.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Jack Fisk.  Costume Design by Jacqueline West.  Film Editing by Hans Funck, Joel Negron.   Fourth version of the…

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21 Jump Street (2012)

PHIL LORD, CHRISTOPHER MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2012.  Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Relativity Media, Original Film, Stephen J. Cannell Productions.  Story by Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill, Screenplay by Michael Bacall, based on the television series created by Patrick Hasburgh, Stephen J. Cannell.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Stephen J. Cannell, Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh….

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House Of Wax (2005)

JAUME COLLET-SERRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   Australia/USA, 2005.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Dark Castle Entertainment.  Screenplay by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, based on the story by Charles Belden. Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon.  Produced by Susan Downey, Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis.  Music by John Ottman.  Production Design by Graham ‘Grace’ Walker.  Costume Design by Alex Alvarez, Graham Purcell.  Film Editing by…

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The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008)

ROB COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Germany/USA, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, The Sommers Company, Alphaville Films, Beijing Happy Pictures, China Film Co-Production Corporation, Giant Studios, Internationale Filmproduktion Blackbird Dritte, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Nowita Pictures, Sean Daniel Company, Shanghai Film Group.  Screenplay by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, based on the 1932 screenplay by John L….

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xXx (2002)

ROB COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 2002.  Revolution Studios, Original Film.  Screenplay by Rich Wilkes.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Neal H. Moritz.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Gavin Bocquet.  Costume Design by Sanja Milkovic Hays.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Joel Negron, Paul Rubell.   Vin Diesel is the superspy for the new millennium: big muscles, big guns,…

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, Di Bonaventura Pictures.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy.  Music by Steve Jablonsky.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, William Goldenberg, Joel Negron.  Academy Awards 2011.  Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011.  …

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Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 2009.  DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Hasbro, Di Bonaventura Pictures.  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Don Murphy.  Music by Steve Jablonsky.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Deborah Lynn Scott.  Film Editing by Roger Barton, Tom Muldoon, Joel…

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Sleepy Hollow (1999)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Germany, 1999.  Paramount Pictures, Mandalay Pictures, American Zoetrope, Karol Film Productions.  Screen story by Kevin Yagher, Andrew Kevin Walker, Screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker, based on the story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Scott Rudin, Adam Schroeder.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume…

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