My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Con Air (1997)

SIMON WEST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1997.  Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Kouf/Bigelow Productions, Runway Pictures, Hiett Designs of Las Vegas.  Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.  Music by Mark … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mystery Men

BBB (out of 5) A group of bumbling losers who want to be superheroes get their big chance when Champion City’s actual crime-fighting hero Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear) is kidnapped … Continue reading

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February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

War, Inc.

BB.5 (out of 5) John Cusack stars in this semi-sequel to Grosse Pointe Blank, in which he is once again a hit man whose job intersects humorously with his love life. … Continue reading

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January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cradle Will Rock

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent ensemble comedy about the real life Red Scare events surrounding the birth and quick disappearance of the Federal Theatre Program in the 1930s, a program … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bob Roberts

BBB (out of 5) Tim Robbins stars and directs for the first time in this moderately enjoyable political comedy about a senator looking to make it big while playing folk music … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Charlie’s Angels

BBB.5 (out of 5) You’re not likely to have more fun at the movies than seeing this excellent update of the popular late-seventies television show.  Drew Barrymore produces and leads a … Continue reading

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November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Twilight (2008)

BB (out of 5) Teenager Bella (Kristen Stewart) leaves her mom’s home in Phoenix to go live with her dad in the tiny town of Forks, Washington, and really doesn’t … Continue reading

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September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Runaway Jury

BBB (out of 5) Some enjoyment can definitely be had from this slick adaptation of John Grisham’s novel, another in a long line of film versions of the author’s best-selling … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Universal Soldier (1992)

ROLAND EMMERICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1992.  StudioCanal, Carolco Pictures, IndieProd Company Productions, Centropolis Film Productions.  Story by Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch, Screenplay by Dean Devlin. Cinematography by Karl Walter … Continue reading

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July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Paperboy

BB.5 (out of 5) The southern gothic madness is laid on ridiculously thick for this adaptation of the novel by Peter Dexter, saved from years of development hell by Precious … Continue reading

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July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Shawshank Redemption

BBBB (out of 5) Powerful drama based on the short story Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King.  Tim Robbins innocently goes to prison for the murder of his … Continue reading

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July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ed Wood (1994)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1994.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, based on the book Nightmare of Ecstasy by Rudolph Grey.  Cinematography by Stefan Czapsky. Produced by … Continue reading

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May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment