My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Girls Trip (2017)

MALCOLM D. LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2017.  Universal Pictures, Will Packer Productions.  Story by Erica Rivinoja, Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver, Screenplay by Kenya Barris, Tracy Oliver.  Cinematography by Greg Gardiner.  Produced by … Continue reading

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September 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

DAVID ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Canada, 2003.  Dimension Films, Brad Grey Pictures.  Screenplay by Craig Mazin, Pat Proft, based on characters created by Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil … Continue reading

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March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Last Holiday

BBB (out of 5) Queen Latifah‘s charms can be blamed for the enjoyment here, for while this feelgood comedy by Wayne Wang has most of its cliches telegraphed to the … Continue reading

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February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beauty Shop

BB (out of 5) Spin-off from the Barbershop franchise gives Queen Latifah, who had a cameo in Barbershop 2, her own film. She plays a widow with a small daughter … Continue reading

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February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bringing Down The House

BB (out of 5) This intellectually inferior Disney comedy is nothing but two hours of missed opportunities. Steve Martin plays a lonely divorcee who has struck up a sweet romance … Continue reading

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January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ice Age: The Meltdown

BBB.5 (out of 5) Your favourite prehistoric pals Manny, Sid and Diego are back at it again in this beautifully animated, slightly superior sequel to the 2001 hit film. Mammoth … Continue reading

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January 7, 2014 · Leave a 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

Valentine’s Day

BB (out of 5) Garry Marshall spreads his penchant for empty-headed feelgood stories over a multitude of characters in this nearly unbearable romantic comedy that examines the lives of Los … Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sphere

BB.5 (out of 5) Disappointing adaptation of Michael Crichton’s (much better) novel about the discovery of a spaceship on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Psychiatrist Dustin Hoffman, math geniuses … Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Living Out Loud (1998)

RICHARD LaGRAVENESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1998.  Jersey Films, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese.  Cinematography by John Bailey.  Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher.  Music by George Fenton.  Production … Continue reading

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October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mad Money

B (out of 5) Diane Keaton plays an upper middle-class wife whose husband (Ted Danson) is downsized by the recession and spends months unable to get another job. Swimming in debt … Continue reading

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October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment