The Blob (1988)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1988 .    TriStar Pictures, Palisades California Inc..  Screenplay by Chuck Russell, Frank Darabont, based on the earlier screenplay by Theodore Simonson, Kay Linaker, story by Irvine H. Millgate.  Cinematography by Mark Irwin.   Produced by Jack H. Harris, Elliott Kastner.   Music by Michael Hoenig.   Production Design…

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Equilibrium (2002)

KURT WIMMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Dimension Films, Blue Tulip Productions.  Screenplay by Kurt Wimmer.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Jan de Bont, Lucas Foster.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, William Yeh.   Guns have been added to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 in this unapologetic and fun…

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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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Stuart Little (1999)

ROB MINKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Franklin/Waterman Productions, Global Medien KG.  Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan, Greg Brooker, based on the book by E.B. White.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Douglas Wick.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Bill Brzeski.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Tom Finan.   What could be more…

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Godzilla (1998)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Japan, 1998.  Centropolis Film Productions, Fried Films, Independent Pictures, Toho Company, TriStar Pictures.  Story by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Dean Devlin,  Roland Emmerich, Screenplay by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Dean Devlin.  Music by David Arnold, Michael Lloyd.  Production Design by Oliver Scholl.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Peter…

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Independence Day (1996)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Twentieth Century Fox, Centropolis Film Productions.  Screenplay by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Dean Devlin. Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Oliver Scholl, Patrick Tatopoulos.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by David Brenner.   Trite and dull science-fiction disaster film. President Bill…

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Stargate (1994)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/USA, 1994.  Canal+, Centropolis Film Productions, Carolco Pictures.  Screenplay by Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich.  Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Dean Devlin, Oliver Eberle, Joel B. Michaels.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Derek Brechin, Michael J. Duthie. Egyptologist James Spader loses the…

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Universal Soldier (1992)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1992.  StudioCanal, Carolco Pictures, IndieProd Company Productions, Centropolis Film Productions.  Story by Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch, Screenplay by Dean Devlin. Cinematography by Karl Walter Lindenlaub.  Produced by Craig Baumgarten, Joel B. Michaels,  Allen Shapiro.  Music by Christopher Franke.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Michael J….

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Shanghai Noon (2000)

TOM DEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/Hong Kong, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Jackie Chan Films Limited.  Screenplay by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Peter J. Hampton.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Near-exact remake of Jackie Chan‘s…

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Tombstone (1993)

GEORGE P. COSMATOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures, Cinergi Pictures Entertainment.  Screenplay by Kevin Jarre.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Bob Misiorowski.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by Catherine Hardwicke.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Harvey Rosenstock, Roberto Silvi, Frank J. Urioste.   The disappointment of Lawrence Kasdan’s bloated, self-important…

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