While You Were Sleeping

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Caravan Pictures.  Screenplay by Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric LeBow.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Bruce Green.  Golden Globe Awards 1995.   Sandra Bullock plays a (yet again) lonely girl who lives with a cat … More While You Were Sleeping

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Swordfish

BB (out of 5) Listless, boring action adventure about a computer hacker (Hugh Jackman) recruited by a top-secret government official (John Travolta), who plans to siphon out money from various government projects in order to perform terrifying terrorist attacks on America and therefore increase the White House’s involvement in anti-terrorist funding.  The action is weary, … More Swordfish

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Enchanted

BBBB (out of 5) Amy Adams simply could not be more endearing in this umpteenth sassification of classic fairy tales, as a storybook heroine who meets her handsome prince (James Marsden) in the world of Disney animation and goes to marry him the following day. Just before her wedding, however, the prince’s evil stepmother (Susan Sarandon, … More Enchanted

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Kemp Company, Splendid Pictures, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Muse Entertainment Enterprises.  Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the book Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story Of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit by Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan … More Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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Losing Isaiah

BB.5 (out of 5) Somehow these made-for-television movies make it to the big screen. Jessica Lange plays a hospital staffer who takes a baby home after she finds it abandoned in a trash bin. After raising it for a few years, she is requested to give it back to its birth mother (Halle Berry), a former … More Losing Isaiah

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Be Cool (2005)

F. GARY GRAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Jersey Films, Double Feature Films, Nina Saxon Film Design.  Screenplay by Peter Steinfeld, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Danny DeVito, David Nicksay, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Michael Corenblith.  Costume Design by Mark Bridges, Betsy Heimann.  Film Editing … More Be Cool (2005)

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Basic

BBB (out of 5) A former army bigwhig and current DEA investigator (John Travolta) arrives on a Panama army base to interrogate a recruit (Brian Van Holt). The recruit was one of six soldiers who were on a training mission in the jungle with a ruthless leader (Samuel L. Jackson) until four of them turned … More Basic

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