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BB (out of 5) A messy comedy about a fast-food restaurant employee (Drew Barrymore) who is pregnant with a married man’s child, and becomes the target of his stepsons after they murder him and she accidentally overhears it. Unfortunately, one of the stepsons (Luke Wilson, who was engaged to Barrymore at the time) falls in … More Home Fries

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Ali

MICHAEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2001.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Forward Pass, Initial Entertainment Group, Moonlighting Films, Overbrook Entertainment, Peters Entertainment, Picture Entertainment.  Story by Gregory Allen Howard, Screenplay by Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Eric Roth, Michael Mann.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Paul Ardaji, A. Kitman Ho, James Lassiter, Michael Mann, Jon Peters.  Music by … More Ali

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Always (1989)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1989.  Universal Pictures, United Artists, Amblin Entertainment, U-Drive Productions.  Screenplay by Jerry Belson, from the screenplay A Guy Named Joe by Dalton Trumbo, adapted by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, from the story by Chandler Sprague, David Boehm.  Cinematography by Mikael Salomon.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production … More Always (1989)

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Hook (1991)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1991.  Amblin Entertainment, TriStar Pictures. Screen story by James V. Hart, Nick Castle, Screenplay by James V. Hart, Malia Scotch Marmo, based on the play and books by J.M. Barrie.  Cinematography by Dean Cundey.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Gerald R. Molen.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design … More Hook (1991)

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Cliffhanger

BB.5 (out of 5) The exciting adventures of mountain climbers are rendered lifeless by Renny Harlin’s airheaded direction. Sylvester Stallone plays a jaded helicopter rescue pilot who is unable to return to his work after losing a friend on the job.  Another rescue has been phoned in from a mountain top, a group of skiiers … More Cliffhanger

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Rain Man

BBBB (out of 5) This touching family drama was completely overrated at the time of its release but it still has good reason to be remembered.  Tom Cruise plays a bitter, emotionally distant importer of fancy foreign cars who learns that his father has died, putting him in the position to inherit a great fortune. What … More Rain Man

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