Pitch Perfect (2012)

JASON MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2012.  Brownstone Productions, Gold Circle Films.  Screenplay by Kay Cannon, based on the book by Mickey Rapkin.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by Elizabeth Banks, Paul Brooks, Max Handelman.  Music by Christophe Beck, Mark Kilian.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Salvador Perez Jr..  … More Pitch Perfect (2012)

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Reality Bites

BBB (out of 5) Gen X-ers graduate from college and are unable to find themselves a place in the new ‘real’ world that daunts them.  Winona Ryder displays a dollop of star quality as the valedictorian of her class who even tries working a burger joint after getting her college degree. Her real dream is … More Reality Bites

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Moonlight Mile

BB (out of 5) After a middle-aged couple (Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon) lose their daughter to murder, they find their lives are at a standstill while they look for something to help them move along. Their daughter’s fiance (Jake Gyllenhaal) is in a similar position, unable to sort out his feelings long enough to decide … More Moonlight Mile

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The Wedding Planner

BB.5 (out of 5) This sparkling romantic comedy starts off with such a lively step and good humour, then gives in to sappy sentimentality and weak plot movements in its conclusion. Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Lopez couldn’t be better as star-crossed lovers who click on their first meeting, she a high-anxiety wedding planner with a utility belt … More The Wedding Planner

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Bob Roberts

BBB (out of 5) Tim Robbins stars and directs for the first time in this moderately enjoyable political comedy about a senator looking to make it big while playing folk music on his guitar. It’s an ample skewering of the world of politics, but nothing like the far superior Primary Colours would be a few years later. … More Bob Roberts

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Unstrung Heroes

BBBB (out of 5) Diane Keaton directs this bittersweet tale of a boy growing up under the experience of losing his mother (Andie MacDowell). He finds refuge in the companionship of two positively insane uncles (Maury Chaykin, Michael Richards) who help him deal with his terrible impending loss while his father (John Turturro) is too wrapped … More Unstrung Heroes

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