The Mitchells Vs. The Machines (2021)

MICHAEL RIANDA, JEFF ROWE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 United States/Canada/Hong Kong, 2021. Sony Pictures Animation, Lord Miller, Columbia Pictures, One Cool Film Production. Screenplay by Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe, story consultant Alex Hirsch. Produced by Kurt Albrecht, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller. Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Production Design by Lindsey Olivares. Film Editing by…

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

TAIKA WAITITI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios, Government of Australia.  Screenplay by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher L. Yost, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, with story elements from Planet Hulk by Greg Pak, Carlo Pagulayan and the works of Walter…

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Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, LStar Capital, Sony Pictures Animation, Media Rights Capital, Sony Pictures Digital, Sony Pictures Imageworks.  Screenplay by Robert Smigel, Adam Sandler, based on characters created by Todd Durham.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh. Production Design by Michael Kurinsky.  Film Editing by Catherine Apple.   In this hilarious…

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Columbia Pictures, Media Rights Capital, Sony Pictures Animation.  Screenplay by Michael McCullers, Genndy Tartakovsky, based on characters created by Todd Durham.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh, Tiësto.  Production Design by Scott Wills.  Film Editing by Joyce Arrastia. With his daughter’s happiness well secured by her marriage in the previous…

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Beatriz At Dinner (2017)

MIGUEL ARTETA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Bron Studios, Killer Films.  Screenplay by Mike White.  Cinematography by Wyatt Garfield.  Produced by Aaron L. Gilbert, David Hinojosa, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Ashley Fenton.  Costume Design by Christina Blackaller.  Film Editing by Jay Deuby.   Independent Spirit Awards 2017.  National Board of Review Awards 2017.   Salma Hayek is…

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Vacation (2015)

JOHN FRANCIS DALEY, JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   USA, 2015.  BenderSpink, David Dobkin Productions, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein, based on characters created by John Hughes.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Chris Bender, David Dobkin.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Jamie…

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22 Jump Street (2014)

PHIL LORD, CHRISTOPHER MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, LStar Capital, Media Rights Capital, Original Film, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Storyville, 75 Year Plan Productions, 33andOut Productions, JHF.  Story by Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill, Screenplay by Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, Rodney Rothman, based on the television series 21 Jump Street by Patrick…

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The Lego Movie (2014)

PHIL LORD, CHRISTOPHER MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/USA/Denmark, 2014.  Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Relativity Media, Original Film, Stephen J. Cannell Productions.  Story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Screenplay by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson, Pablo Plaisted.  Produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Grant Freckelton.  Film Editing by David Burrows,…

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Sorority Boys (2002)

WALLACE WOLODARKSY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2002.  Morra Brezner Steinberg and Tenenbaum Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Joe Jarvis, Greg Coolidge.  Cinematography by Michael D. O’Shea.  Produced by Larry Brezner, Walter Hamada.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Edward T. McAvoy.  Costume Design by Melinda Eshelman.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey, Tod Lautenberg.   Hopelessly silly comedy tries to update Some Like It…

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Mystery Men (1999)

KINKA USHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Universal Pictures, Golar Productions, Dark Horse Entertainment.  Written by Neil Cuthbert, based on characters created by Bob Burden.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Mike Richardson.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production Design by Kirk M. Petruccelli.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Conrad Buff IV.   A group of bumbling…

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The New Age (1994)

MICHAEL TOLKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Alcor Films, Ixtlan, New Regency Pictures, Wechsler Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Tolkin.  Cinematography by John J. Campbell.  Produced by Keith Addis, Nick Wechsler.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Robin Standefer.  Costume Design by Richard Shissler.  Film Editing by Suzanne Fenn.   Disappointing comedy that reunites Peter Weller and Judy Davis, who previously performed…

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The Last Supper (1995)

STACY TITLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1995.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, The Vault, WF/X.  Screenplay by Dan Rosen.  Cinematography by Paul Cameron.  Produced by Matt Cooper, Larry Weinberg.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Linda Burton.  Costume Design by Leesa Evans.  Film Editing by Luis Colina.   A group of liberal singletons accidentally do away with their dinner guest (Bill Paxton), a gentleman…

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