Trolls (2016)

MIKE MITCHELL, WALT DOHRN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2016.  DreamWorks Animation, Hurwitz Creative, Isobel Griffiths Limited.  Story by Erica Rivinoja, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, based on the Good Luck Trolls created by Thomas Dam.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Gina Shay.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by…

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Planet 51 (2009)

JORGE BLANCO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Spain/United Kingdom/USA, 2009.  Ilion Animation Studios, HandMade Films, Antena 3 Films.  Story by Javier Abad, Jorge Blanco, Marcos Martinez, Ignacio Perez Dolset, Screenplay by Joe Stillman.  Produced by Guy Collins, Ignacio Perez Dolset.  Music by James Seymour Brett.  Production Design by Julian Munoz Romero.  Film Editing by Alex Rodriguez.   On Planet 51, little green…

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Rat Race (2001)

JERRY ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Canada/USA, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Alphaville Films, Fireworks Pictures, Zucker Productions.  Screenplay by Andy Breckman.  Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman.  Produced by Sean Daniel, Janet Zucker, Jerry Zucker.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Tom Lewis.   A host of stars (including three Academy Award winners) wasted their time to…

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The Out-Of-Towners (1999)

SAM WEISMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Cherry Alley Productions, Cort/Madden Productions, Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company, The Cort/Madden Company.  Screenplay by Marc Lawrence, based on the screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Robert Evans, David Madden, Teri Schwartz.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by…

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Charlotte’s Web (2006)

GARY WINICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Walden Media, Kerner Entertainment Company, Nickelodeon Movies, Film Victoria, KMP Film Invest, Sandman Studios.  Story by Earl Hamner Jr., Screenplay by Susannah Grant, Karey Kirkpatrick, based on the book by E.B. White.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Jordan Kerner.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Rita…

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Die Another Day (2002)

LEE TAMAHORI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2002.  Eon Productions, Danjaq, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Andrew MacRitchie, Christian Wagner.  Golden Globe Awards 2002.  Phoenix…

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Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (1994)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Vegahom Europe, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Ronald Yanover, Mark Geldman, Screenplay by Stephen Sommers, Ronald Yanover, Mark Geldman, based on characters from the novel by Rudyard Kipling.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman, Raju Patel.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing…

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God Loves Caviar (2012)

YANNIS SMARAGDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Greece, 2012.  Alexandros Film, Stella Studio.  Screenplay by Yannis Smaragdis, Panagiotis Pashidis, Jackie Pavlenko, Vladimir Valutskiy.  Cinematography by Aris Stavrou.  Produced by Eleni Smaragdi.  Music by Minos Matsas.  Production Design by Nikos Petropoulos.  Costume Design by Lala Huete.  Film Editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis.  Toronto International Film Festival 2012.   A biopic about eighteenth century pirate-turned-business mogul Ioannis Varvakis sounds like a…

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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

McG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2003.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Flower Films, Tall Trees Productions, Wonderland Sound and Vision.  Story by John August, Screenplay by John August, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, based on the television series of Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts.  Cinematography by Russell Carpenter.  Produced by Drew Barrymore, Leonard Goldberg, Nancy Juvonen.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by J. Michael…

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Igor (2008)

ANTHONY LEONDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/France, 2008.  Exodus Film Group, Exodus Productions, The Weinstein Company.  Screenplay by Chris McKenna, additional screenplay material by John Hoffman, Anthony Leondis, Dimitri Toscas.  Produced by John D. Eraklis, Max Howard.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Loic Rastout.  Film Editing by Herve Schneid, Pam Ziegenhagen.   You know all about mad scientists and their…

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The Life Of Brian

BBBB (out of 5) Monty Python’s best film is this delightfully irreverent poke at religious obsession and, in particular, the bloated Bible movies that audiences have always found so irresistible. Considered controversial at the time of its release for insulting religion (which it doesn’t do, and only includes Jesus Christ peripherally), it features Python cast…

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The Meaning Of Life

BBB.5 (out of 5) A collection of skits that further show how Monty Python’s flair for hilarity have made British comedy popular the world over. The various skits all deal with popular and controversial viewpoints on the matter of reproduction and the stages of life that follow, with musical numbers being thrown in for good…

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