Staying Alive (1983)

SYLVESTER STALLONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1983.  Paramount Pictures, Cinema Group Ventures. Screenplay by Sylvester Stallone, Norman Wexler, based on characters created by Nik Cohn.  Cinematography by Nick McLean.  Produced by Sylvester Stallone, Robert Stigwood.  Music by The Bee Gees, Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Tom…

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The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.   USA/Germany, 1997.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Kopelson Entertainment, Taurus Film, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Andrew Neiderman.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Anne Kopelson, Arnon Milchan, Arnold Kopelson.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing…

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The Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Mark Canton, Taylor Hackford, Art Linson, John Linson, Courtney Solomon.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard,…

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom/Japan/Germany, 2001.  Paramount Pictures, Mutual Film Company, British Broadcasting Corporation, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Marubeni, Eidos Interactive, KFP Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Toho-Towa.  Story by Sara B. Cooper, Mike Werb, Michael Colleary, Screenplay by Patrick Massett, John Zinman, Adaptation by Simon West.  Cinematography by Peter Menzies Jr..  Produced by…

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Monkeybone (2001)

HENRY SELICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2001.  Twentieth Century Fox, 1492 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Screenplay by Sam Hamm, based on the graphic novel Dark Town by Kaja Blackley.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe.  Music by Anne Dudley.  Production Design by Bill Boes.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor.  Film Editing by Jon Poll, Nicholas C. Smith, Mark…

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Intersection (1994)

MARK RYDELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1994.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Marshall Brickman, based on a screenplay by Paul Guimard, Jean-Loup Dabadie, Claude Sautet, and the novel by Paul Guimard.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Mark Rydell, Bud Yorkin.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Harold Michelson.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Mark Warner.  …

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Weird Science (1985)

JOHN HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by John Hughes.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Joel Silver.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by John W. Corso.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, Scott K. Wallace, Mark Warner.   Two teenage geeks (Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith) grow tired of being the butt of…

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Pacific Heights (1990)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Daniel Pyne.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Scott Rudin, William Sackheim.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Bridget Kelly, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Steven Ramirez, Mark Warner. Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine finally get to purchase their dream home atop a gorgeous San Francisco hill,…

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Parker (2013)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0 USA, 2013.  Incentive Filmed Entertainment, Sierra / Affinity, Alexander/ Mitchell Productions, Current Entertainment, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Anvil Films.  Screenplay by John J. McLaughlin, based on the novel Flashfire by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by James M. Muro.  Produced by Les Alexander, Steven Chasman, Taylor Hackford, Sidney Kimmel, Jonathan Mitchell, Matthew H….

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Dolores Claiborne (1995)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by Taylor Hackford, Charles Mulvehill.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Mark Warner.   One of Stephen King’s most fascinating stories is this…

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The Running Man (1987)

PAUL MICHAEL GLASER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1987.  Braveworld Productions, Home Box Office (HBO), Keith Barish Productions, TAFT Entertainment Pictures.  Screenplay by Steven E. de Souza, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Thomas Del Ruth.  Produced by George Linder, Tim Zinnemann.  Music by Harold Faltermeyer.  Production Design by Jack T. Collis.  Costume Design by Robert Blackman.  Film Editing…

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Abandon

BBB (out of 5) From among the pool of films aimed at teen audiences, this dark thriller rests comfortably above the average. It stars KittyKat Holmes as a cute, warm and fuzzy college student who gets excellent grades and is working very hard to get herself a job in the posh world of high finance….

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