My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced … Continue reading

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December 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wet Hot American Summer

BBB.5 (out of 5) Frequently humorous spoof of eighties comedies that takes place on the last day of summer camp, with the kids being put through hell by their older … Continue reading

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February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Zoolander

BBB (out of 5) Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson couldn’t be funnier in this one-joke film that will guarantee some worthwhile chuckles. They play dimwitted male supermodels who are being brainwashed, Manchurian … Continue reading

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January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rio

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Captured in the jungles as an infant and raised in the United States in a cage, blue macaw Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) lives a perfectly happy life … Continue reading

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January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meet The Parents (2000)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2000.  Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Nancy Tenenbaum Films, Tribeca Productions.  Story by Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke, Screenplay by Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg, based on … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Starsky & Hutch

BB (out of 5) The popular cop show of the seventies is brought to the big screen as an uncomfortable mix of groovy parody and straight whodunit. Ben Stiller and Owen … Continue reading

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December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Date Movie

B (out of 5) Come on, we knew it would be terrible but couldn’t it have at least been funny? This spoof on a most deserving target, the schlocky, formulaic … Continue reading

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July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

How High

B (out of 5) Maybe if this ridiculous reefer comedy weren’t so boring it would score higher points. Rap music stars Redman and Method Man are excellent as two marijuana enthusiasts … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Showtime

BB.5 (out of 5) Robert De Niro plays a badass cop who shoots a television camera and incurs the wrath of the network that owned it, then told he can make … Continue reading

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July 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

American Splendor

BBBB (out of 5) The second, non-special effects-laden film to come out of a graphic novel or comic strip turns out to be almost as good as the first (Ghost … Continue reading

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June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Wrestler (2008)

DARREN ARONOFSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/France, 2008.  Wild Bunch, Protozoa Pictures, Saturn Films, Top Rope.  Screenplay by Robert D. Siegel.  Cinematography by Maryse Alberti.  Produced by Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by … Continue reading

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May 24, 2013 · 1 Comment