Only When I Laugh (1981)

GLENN JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 1981.  Rastar Films.  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play The Gingerbread Lady.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Roger M. Rothstein, Neil Simon.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by John Wright.  Academy Awards 1981.  Golden Globe Awards 1981.  Toronto International Film Festival 1981….

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Broken Arrow (1996)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1996.  Twentieth Century Fox, Mark Gordon Productions, WCG Entertainment Productions.  Screenplay by Graham Yost.  Cinematography by Peter Levy.  Produced by Bill Badalato, Terence Chang, Mark Gordon.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Costume Design by Mary Malin.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing,Steve Mirkovich, John Wright.   This exciting adventure stars Christian Slater and John Travolta as bomber…

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Deep Rising (1998)

STEPHEN SOMMERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1998.  Calimari Productions, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Sommers.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by John Baldecchi, Laurence Mark.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Bob Ducsay, John Wright.   Lame sea adventure that should have remained at the bottom of the…

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X-Men (2000)

BRYAN SINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Enterprises, Donners’ Company, Bad Hat Harry Productions.  Story by Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, Screenplay by David Hayter. Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by John Myhre.  Costume Design by Louise Mingenbach.  Film Editing by Steven Rosenblum,…

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The Incredible Hulk (2008)

LOUIS LETERRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Marvel Enterprises, Marvel Studios, Valhalla Motion Pictures, MVL Incredible Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Zak Penn.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, Gale Anne Hurd.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by Kirk M. Petruccelli.  Costume Design by Denise Cronenberg, Renee Fontana.  Film Editing by Rick Shaine, Vincent…

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Mass Appeal

GLENN JORDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  David Foster Productions, Jalem Productions, Operation Cork, Turman-Foster Company.  Screenplay by Bill C. Davis, based on his play. Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by David Foster, Lawrence Turman.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Costume Design by Shari Feldman, Bruce Walkup.  Film Editing by John Wright.  National Board of Review…

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The Running Man

BBB (out of 5) Enjoyable sci-fi action flick has Arnold Schwarzenegger doing what he does best, flexing his muscles. He plays a wrongly convicted police officer who is sentenced to prison after he disobeys his commanding officer’s orders to open fire on a group of innocent, hungry protesters. This results in him being placed on…

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Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1995.  Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh, based on characters created by Roderick Thorp.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by John McTiernan, Michael Tadross.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by John Wright.   Probably the least entertaining…

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The Last Action Hero (1993)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1993.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Oak Productions.  Story by Zak Penn, Adam Leff, Screenplay by Shane Black, David Arnott.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by John McTiernan, Stephen J. Roth.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Eugenio Zanetti.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Richard A. Harris, John Wright.   Movie industry analysts…

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The Hunt For Red October (1990)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Paramount Pictures, Mace Neufeld Productions, Nina Saxon Film Design.  Screenplay by Larry Ferguson, Donald Stewart, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Mace Neufeld.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by James W. Tyson.  Film Editing by Dennis Virkler, John Wright.  Academy Awards 1990.  …

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Rollerball (2002)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA/Germany/Japan, 2002.  Atlas Entertainment, Helkon Media, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Mosaic Media Group, Toho-Towa, Yorktown Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Ferguson, John Pogue, based on the 1975 screenplay by William Harrison and his short story Roller Ball Murder.  Cinematography by Steve Mason.  Produced by John McTiernan, Charles Roven, Beau St. Clair.  Music by Eric Serra.  Production Design by Dennis…

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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1999.  United Artists, Irish DreamTime, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Alan Trustman, Screenplay by Leslie Dixon, Kurt Wimmer.  Cinematography by Tom Priestley Jr..  Produced by Pierce Brosnan, Beau St. Clair.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Kate Harrington, Mark Zunino.  Film Editing by John Wright.   Superior remake of Norman Jewison’s…

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