Green Lantern (2011)

MARTIN CAMPBELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  Warner Bros., De Line Pictures, DC Entertainment, DC Comics.  Screen story by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Screenplay by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Goldenberg.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Greg Berlanti, Donald De Line.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Grant Major.  Costume Design by Ngila Dickson.  Film Editing…

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The Last Mimzy (2007)

ROBERT SHAYE Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  USA, 2007.  New Line Cinema, Michael Phillips Productions.  Screen story by James V. Hart, Carol Skilken, Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, Toby Emmerich, based on the short story Mimsy Were The Borogoves by Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore.  Cinematography by J. Michael Muro.  Produced by Michael Phillips.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by…

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Breakfast Of Champions (1999)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    B.5.  USA, 1999.  Flying Heart Films, Hollywood Pictures, Rain City, Rational Packaging Company, Sugar Creek Productions, Summit Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, based on the book by Kurt Vonnegut Jr..  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by David Blocker, David Willis.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Nina Ruscio.  Costume Design by Rudy Dillon.  Film Editing by Suzy…

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Kung Fu Panda (2008)

JOHN STEVENSON, MARK OSBORNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2008.  DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images.  Story by Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Melissa Cobb.  Music by John Powell, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Raymond Zibach.  Film Editing by Clare De Chenu.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  Online Film Critics Awards 2008.   Po…

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)

ADAM McKAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2006.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions, Mosaic Media Group, GH One.  Screenplay by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Judd Apatow, Jimmy Miller.  Music by Alex Wurman.  Production Design by Clayton Hartley.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Brent White. Sweet, goofy hick Will Ferrell was abandoned…

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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

JONATHAN LYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Franchise Pictures, Lansdown Films, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Morgan Creek Entertainment, Nine Yards Productions, Rational Packaging Company.  Screenplay by Mitchell Kapner.  Cinematography by David Franco.  Produced by Allan Kaufman, David Willis.  Music by Randy Edelman, Gary Gold.  Production Design by David L. Snyder.  Costume Design by Edi Giguere.  Film Editing by Tom Lewis.   Lame comedy that has…

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Daredevil (2003)

MARK STEVEN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2003.  Marvel Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Horseshoe Bay Productions, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Mark Steven Johnson.  Cinematography by Ericson Core.  Produced by Avi Arad, Gary Foster, Arnon Milchan.  Music by Graeme Revell.  Production Design by Barry Chusid.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Armen Minasian,…

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Cats And Dogs

B (out of 5) Bad special effects and poor editing mar what could have been a charming family for all ages in this insipid comedy. It’s the old cat vs. dog war gone high-tech when a Beagle puppy (voiced by Tobey Maguire) accidentally takes a Doberman Pinscher spy’s job as a pet for a doctor…

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The Green Mile

FRANK DARABONT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Beautifully filmed story that never really achieves what it’s going after. Tom Hanks gives a kindly and powerful performance as a prison warden in the death-row cellblock of a Southern jail whose world is rocked by the latest addition to the family of cellmates: a giant-size simpleton (Michael Clarke…

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Sin City (2005)

QUENTIN TARANTINO, ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, FRANK MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2005.  Dimension Films, Troublemaker Studios.  Screenplay by Frank Miller, based on his graphic novels.  Cinematography by Robert Rodriguez.  Produced by Elizabeth Avellan.  Music by John Debney, Graeme Revell, Robert Rodriguez.  Production Design by Steve Joyner, Jeanette Scott.  Costume Design by Nina Procter.  Film Editing by Robert Rodriguez.  Cannes Film Festival 2005. …

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Brother Bear (2003)

AARON BLAISE, ROBERT WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2003.  Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story supervisor Stephen J. Anderson, Story by Nathan Greno, Stevie Wermers, Kevin Deters, Woody Woodman, Thom Enriquez, Kevin Harkey, Broose Johnson, John Norton, John Puglisi, Additional story material by Jeff Hand, Additional story by Tim Hodge, Tom LaBaff, Ray Shenusay,…

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Bulworth (1998)

WARREN BEATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by Warren Beatty, Screenplay by Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pikser.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Warren Beatty, Pieter Jan Brugge.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones, Billy Weber.  Academy Awards 1998.  Golden Globe Awards 1998.   Warren Beatty plays Jay Billington…

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