My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

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 … Continue reading

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February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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) … Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

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September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

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September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

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August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lucky Numbers

B (out of 5) Truly awful Nora Ephron comedy about a financially troubled weather man (John Travolta) who decides along with his slutty, foul-mouthed girlfriend (Lisa Kudrow) to fix the … Continue reading

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July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chain Reaction

BB.5 (out of 5) Routine thriller makes for pleasant and brainless viewing.  Keanu Reeves stars as a nuclear fission expert who, along with his scientific research team, stumbles on the … Continue reading

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July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

High Fidelity (2000)

STEPHEN FREARS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Working Title Films, Dogstar Films, New Crime Productions.  Screenplay by D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack, Scott Rosenberg, based on the … Continue reading

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July 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Traffic (2000)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Germany/USA, 2000.  Compulsion Inc., Initial Entertainment Group, Splendid Medien AG, The Bedford Falls Company, USA Films.  Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, based on the miniseries Traffik by Simon … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

STEVEN SODERBERGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2007.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Section Eight.  Screenplay by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson, Jack … Continue reading

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June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment