My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Three Fugitives (1989)

FRANCIS VEBER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1989.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV.  Screenplay by Francis Veber, based on his film Les Fugitifs.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music … Continue reading

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March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Second Act (2018)

PETER SEGAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 2018.  STX Entertainment.  Screenplay by Justin Zackham, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.  Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, Justin Zackham.  Music by Michael Andrews.  Production … Continue reading

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January 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

B (out of 5) A Donald E. Westlake novel has once again proven to make for an awkward and unhip comedy on screen.  Fernando Trueba’s half-baked Two Much is followed by this … Continue reading

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February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Radioland Murders

BB (out of 5) Painfully boring comedy from the usually more imaginative George Lucas tries to pay tribute to the “good old days” of moviemaking but falls flat on its … Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Nutty Professor (1996)

BBBB (out of 5) Eddie Murphy  is brilliant in this hilarious remake of the Jerry Lewis classic. He plays a pleasingly plump university science professor who develops a potion that turns … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Get Smart

BB.5 (out of 5) The classic Mel Brooks/Buck Henry television series makes it to the big screen brimming with big laughs that make up for its few surprises. Basically a … Continue reading

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January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Aristocrats

BB.5 (out of 5) Paul Provenza interviews dozens of comedians about a famous joke, loved among comedians, that provides a sort of jazzy opportunity for performers to really shine. Each … Continue reading

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December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Favor

BB.5 (out of 5) A married woman (Harley Jane Kozak) asks her best friend (Elizabeth McGovern) to sleep with her ex-boyfriend (Ken Wahl) in order to find out if he’s … Continue reading

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December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Corrina, Corrina

BBBB (out of 5) One of the most insightful views into strained race relations in Small Town America in the 1960s is in this powerful romantic drama.  Whoopi Goldberg stars … Continue reading

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November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dear God

BBB (out of 5) Lightweight comic fantasy from Garry Marshall about a n’er-do-welling con artist (Greg Kinnear in his first leading role) who is forced to get a legitimate job when … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pretty Woman

BBB (out of 5) After you have finished enjoying the adorably plucky Julia Roberts, don’t you ever notice that you’re watching a romantic comedy where a man falls in love with … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day

BB (out of 5) Garry Marshall spreads his penchant for empty-headed feelgood stories over a multitude of characters in this nearly unbearable romantic comedy that examines the lives of Los … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment