Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

ERIC DARNELL, SIMON J. SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2014.  DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images.  Story by Alan Schoolcraft, Brent Simons, Michael Colton, John Aboud, Screenplay by Michael Colton, John Aboud, Brandon Sawyer.  Produced by Lara Breay, Mark Swift.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Shannon Jeffries.  Film Editing by Nick…

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Trolls (2016)

MIKE MITCHELL, WALT DOHRN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2016.  DreamWorks Animation, Hurwitz Creative, Isobel Griffiths Limited.  Story by Erica Rivinoja, Screenplay by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, based on the Good Luck Trolls created by Thomas Dam.  Cinematography by Yong Duk Jhun.  Produced by Gina Shay.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by…

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Puss In Boots (2011)

CHRIS MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2011.  DreamWorks Animation.  Story by Brian Lynch, William Davies, Tom Wheeler, Screenplay by Tom Wheeler, based on a character created by Charles Perrault.  Produced by Joe M. Aguilar, Latifa Ouaou.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Guillaume Aretos. Film Editing by Erika Dapkewicz.   The adorable sidekick who stole scenes from the sequels to Shrek…

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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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Duets (2000)

BRUCE PALTROW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Hollywood Pictures, Seven Arts Pictures, Beacon Communications, Karaoke Productions.  Screenplay by John Byrum.  Cinematography by Paul Sarossy.  Produced by John Byrum, Kevin Jones, Bruce Paltrow.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.  Costume Design by Mary Claire Hannan.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg.   Looking for a good musical? Bypass this one quickly,…

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Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

MIKE MITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1999.  Happy Madison Productions, Out of the Blue… Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Harris Goldberg, Rob Schneider.  Cinematography by Peter Lyons Collister.  Produced by Barry Bernardi, Sidney Ganis.  Music by Teddy Castellucci.  Production Design by Alan Au.  Costume Design by Molly Maginnis.  Film Editing by George Bowers, Lawrence Jordan, Doron Shauly.   Despite the idiotic writing, star…

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Sky High (2005)

MIKE MITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2005.  Walt Disney Pictures, Gunn Films, Max Stronghold Productions Inc..  Screenplay by Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley, Mark McCorkle.  Cinematography by Shelly Johnson.  Produced by Andrew Gunn.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Bruce Robert Hill.  Costume Design by Michael Wilkinson.  Film Editing by Peter Amundson.   Adorable adventure that will thrill the kids and…

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Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

ROB LETTERMAN, CONRAD VERNON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2009.  DreamWorks Animation.  Story by Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon, Screenplay by Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky, Rob Letterman, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger.  Produced by Lisa Stewart.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by David James.  Film Editing by Joyce Arrastia, Erika Dapkewicz. Nothing ruins a wedding day like the bride turning into…

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Timecop (1994)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Canada/USA/Japan, 1994.  Largo Entertainment, JVC Entertainment Networks, Signature Pictures, Renaissance Pictures, Dark Horse Entertainment, Largo International N.V..  Story by Mike Richardson, Mark Verheiden, Screenplay by Mark Verheiden, based on the comic series by Mike Richardson, Mark Verheiden.  Cinematography by Peter Hyams.  Produced by Moshe Diamant, Sam Raimi.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by…

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Jagged Edge (1985)

RICHARD MARQUAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi IV Productions.  Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Sean Barton, Conrad Buff IV.   While this film doesn’t offer a murder mystery much different from any…

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Elysium (2013)

NEILL BLOMKAMP Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB. USA, 2013.  TriStar Pictures, Media Rights Capital, QED International, Alpha Core, Simon Kinberg Productions, Genre Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Screenplay by Neill Blomkamp.  Cinematography by Trent Opaloch.  Produced by Bill Block, Neill Blomkamp, Simon Kinberg.  Music by Ryan Amon.  Production Design by Philip Ivey.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Julian Clarke, Lee Smith.   Being…

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Shanghai Noon (2000)

TOM DEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/Hong Kong, 2000.  Touchstone Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Jackie Chan Films Limited.  Screenplay by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Peter J. Hampton.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Near-exact remake of Jackie Chan‘s…

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