My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019)

ROB LETTERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA/Japan/Canada, 2019.  Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, The Pokemon Company, Toho Company, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit.  Story by Dan Hernandez, … Continue reading

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May 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) (2017)

JOACHIM RONNING, ESPEN SANDBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Infinitum Nihil.  Story by Jeff Nathanson,Terry Rossio, Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on characters created … Continue reading

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May 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Life (2017)

DANIEL ESPINOSA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2017.  Columbia Pictures, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Julie Lynn.  Music by Jon Ekstrand.  Production … Continue reading

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March 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Bone Collector (1999)

PHILLIP NOYCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeremy Iacone, based on the book by Jeffery Deaver.  Cinematography by Dean Semler.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Michael Bregman, Louis … Continue reading

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December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Dreams

BB.5 (out of 5) Very strange nightmare thriller about a children’s writer (Annette Bening) who finds her mind beng invaded by visions of a ruthless murderer (Robert Downey Jr.) who … Continue reading

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October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Alien Resurrection

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent entry in the Alien series is nowhere near the brilliance of the first two (Alien, Aliens) but is a considerable improvement upon the lackluster Alien … Continue reading

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October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Troy

BB (out of 5) How to stretch a segment of a Greek epic to three hours of cinematic junk: avoid the dramatic character development that, say, Euripides brought to ancient … Continue reading

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September 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor

BBB.5 (out of 5) Mummy madness returns to a new part of the globe in this third adventure, a welcome return to the sense of fun that the first installment … Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

BB.5 (out of 5) More junk madness as the famous eighties toys return for their second sequel to the 2007 hit film. Michael Bay is once again at the helm … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

B.5 (out of 5) What should have been an even more exciting sequel to the rather formless original is just more of the same garbage, with a plot that piggybacks … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Island

BBB (out of 5) Imagine Blade Runner combined with Dirty Pretty Things and take away all the intelligence and sensitivity and you’ve got this fun, frothy action film by an … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pearl Harbor

B (out of 5) Complete and utter bore that runs an excessive three hours and is rife with plastic dialogue, overly-photographed scenery and impossibly dull pacing. Ben Affleck (looking like … Continue reading

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May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment