Lucy (2014)

LUC BESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  France, 2014.  EuropaCorp, TF1 Films Production, Grive Productions, Canal+, Ciné+, TF1, Filmagic Pictures Co., Element Film.  Screenplay by Luc Besson.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Virginie Besson-Silla.  Music by Eric Serra.  Production Design by Hugues Tissandier.  Costume Design by Olivier Berlot.  Film Editing by Julien Rey.   Scarlett Johansson has been recklessly partying in Taipei with her new…

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The Lego Movie

BBB (out of 5) A nameless face in the crowd dreams of being unique, and thanks to luck and happenstance ends up becoming the hero for a nation: it’s a tale as old as time, and one that animated films have been mining countlessly since A Bug’s Life (or maybe earlier if I actually give…

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Glory

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This fantastic Civil War drama looks at the very first African-American regiment in the United States army. It intelligently explores the outside atmosphere that influenced this move on the military’s part as well as going well within the ranks to examine the personal conflicts that happen between many of the soldiers….

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Along Came A Spider

BB.5 (out of 5) This follow-up to Kiss The Girls is a diverting thriller, but not in any way an intelligent one save for the classy performance by Morgan Freeman in the lead role. Continuing the character he played in the previous film, the plot concerns the kidnapping of a senator’s daughter and the search to…

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Evan Almighty

B (out of 5) If there is a God, he should do more to help prevent movies like these. In this semi-sequel to the box office hit Bruce Almighty, Steve Carell fills in for Jim Carrey as the next hapless boring white guy who gets a tap on the shoulder from the Almighty (Morgan Freeman, who…

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Bruce Almighty

BB (out of 5) Jim Carrey continues to go the family-friendly (aka most financially lucrative) route with his latest comedy, and the results are hardly worthy of Liar Liar or The Grinch. He plays a down-on-his-luck reporter who loses his livelihood and his love on the same day and throws his anger at the man upstairs….

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The Sum Of All Fears (2002)

PHIL ALDEN ROBINSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Germany, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Mace Neufeld Productions, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, S.O.A.F. Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Attanasio, Daniel Pyne, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by John Lindley.  Produced by Mace Neufeld.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Costume Design by Marie-Sylvie Deveau.  Film Editing by Nicolas…

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Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves

BBBB (out of 5) Even the simplest of history buffs can point out the many inaccuracies and inconsistencies in this rousing film adventure, starting with the decidedly non-British performance by lead Kevin Costner.  His wooden acting aside, this film is far behind Michael Curtiz’s Errol Flynn swashbuckler but still an enjoyable cinema treat. Returning from…

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Batman Begins (2005)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2005.  Warner Bros., Syncopy, DC Comics, Patalex III Productions Limited.  Story by David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Larry J. Franco, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan…

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 2012.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Syncopy, DC Comics.  Story by David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Screenplay by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley, Kevin Kavanaugh.  Costume Design…

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The Dark Knight (2008)

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2008.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy, DC Comics.  Story by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane.  Cinematography by Wally Pfister.  Produced by Christopher Nolan, Lorne Orleans, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas.  Music by James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Nathan Crowley.  Costume Design…

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Deep Impact

BB.5 (out of 5) The insults to human intelligence that hurl themselves your way one after the other in this loser action film are way deadlier than the meteor that threatens to destroy the planet. A cast of varied ages and pedigrees (Vanessa Redgrave, Elijah Wood, to name but two) never makes a cohesive whole…

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