Bloodshot (2020)

DAVE WILSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 2020. Columbia Pictures, Bona Film Group, Annabell Pictures, The Hideaway Entertainment, Original Film, Valiant Entertainment, Hivemind, Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit. Story by Jeff Wadlow, Screenplay by Jeff…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

JON WATTS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 2017.  Columbia Pictures, LStar Capital, Marvel Studios, Pascal Pictures, Government of Australia, Film Victoria, The New South Wales Government, Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Arad Productions, Matt…

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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, Benji Samit, Nicole Perlman, Screenplay by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly, based on Pokemon created by Satoshi Tajiri, Ken Sugimori, Junichi Masuda,…

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Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  Live Die Repeat USA/Australia, 2014.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment, Viz Media, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit, Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by…

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Good Luck Chuck

B (out of 5) Dane Cook is utterly charmless as a bachelor dentist whose girlfriends begin to realize that after they break up with him they meet their true love and get married. Word of this gets around and pretty soon every single woman in the world wants to have sex with him in order…

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The Butterfly Effect

ERIC BRESS, J. MACKYE GRUBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   A little boy survives his best friend’s pedophile father, a prank by his bullying pal that results in murder, and blackouts that get him sent to the same psychiatric institute for testing where his insane father now lives. As a grown college student, now played…

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District 9

BBBB (out of 5) A giant spaceship from another planet flies to Earth, stops above the city of Johannesburg and remains there for months without event. When soldiers finally break into it and meet its inhabitants, they find a large population of sickly, starving aliens who are quickly move to a fenced-in compound on the…

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Things We Lost In The Fire (2007)

SUSANNE BIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2007.  DreamWorks, Neal Street Productions, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit.  Screenplay by Allan Loeb.  Cinematography by Tom Stern.  Produced by Sam Mendes, Sam Mercer.  Music by Johan Soderqvist.  Production Design by Richard Sherman.  Costume Design by Karen L. Matthews.  Film Editing by Pernille Bech Christensen, Bruce Cannon.   Halle Berry loses husband…

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War

B (out of 5) Another mundane Jet Li movie with a tired premise and even more tired execution.  Jason Statham plays a (what else?) grizzled cop whose partner is killed, execution style, along with his wife and child by an evil hit man known only as Rogue (Li). Three years after the murders, Statham picks up Rogue’s…

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