V.I. Warshawski (1991)

JEFF KANEW Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1991. Hollywood Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, Chestnut Hill Productions. Screen story by Edward Taylor, Screenplay by Edward Taylor, David Aaron Cohen, Nick Thiel, based on the novels by Sara Paretsky. Cinematography by Jan Kiesser. Produced by Jeffrey Lurie. Music by Randy Edelman. Production Design by…

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The Boy Next Door (2015)

ROB COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 2015. Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions, Smart Entertainment, Nuyorican Productions. Screenplay by Barbara Curry. Cinematography by David McFarland. Produced by Jason Blum, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, John Jacobs, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina. Music by Nathan Barr, Randy Edelman. Production Design by Charles Varga. Costume Design by Courtney Hoffman. Film…

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Beethoven’s 2nd (1993)

ROD DANIEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1993.  Northern Lights Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Len Blum, based on characters created by John Hughes, Amy Holden Jones.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Lawrence Miller.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film…

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Beethoven (1992)

BRIAN LEVANT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1992.  Universal Pictures, Northern Lights Entertainment.  Screenplay by John Hughes, Amy Holden Jones.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Alex Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by William D. Gordean,…

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Head Over Heels (2001)

MARK WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2001.  Universal Pictures, Robert Simonds Productions.  Story by John J. Strauss, Ed Decter, David Kidd, Ron Burch, Screenplay by Ron Burch, David Kidd.  Cinematography by Mark Plummer.  Produced by Robert Simonds.  Music by Randy Edelman, Steve Porcaro.  Production Design by Perry Andelin Blake, Byron King.  Costume Design by Sheila White.  Film Editing by Cara Silverman.   Billed more as…

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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  Hollywood Pictures, Caravan Pictures.  Screenplay by Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric LeBow.  Cinematography by Phedon Papamichael.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Joe Roth.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Garreth Stover.  Costume Design by Betsy Cox.  Film Editing by Bruce Green.   Sandra Bullock plays a (yet again) lonely girl who lives with a cat and works the…

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The Mask (1994)

CHUCK RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.    USA, 1994.  New Line Cinema, Dark Horse Entertainment.  Story by Michael Fallon, Mark Verheiden, Screenplay by Mike Werb.  Cinematography by John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Robert Engelman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Craig Stearns.  Costume Design by Ha Nguyen.  Film Editing by Arthur Coburn.   Another case of ‘concept’ comedy that will only appeal to the…

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Six Days, Seven Nights (1998)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1998.  Caravan Pictures, Northern Lights Entertainment, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Browning.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Wallis Nicita, Ivan Reitman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.   Harrison Ford is once again the reluctant…

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Kindergarten Cop (1990)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by Murray Salem, Screenplay by Murray Salem, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Brian Grazer, Ivan Reitman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.   Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a successful transition to full-fledged comedy…

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Ghostbusters II (1989)

IVAN REITMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1989.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, based on characters created by Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Ivan Reitman.  Music by Randy Edelman.  Production Design by Bo Welch.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern, Sheldon Kahn.   Tepid sequel finds the gang of Ghostbusters…

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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

JONATHAN LYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 2000.  Franchise Pictures, Lansdown Films, Mel’s Cite du Cinema, Morgan Creek Entertainment, Nine Yards Productions, Rational Packaging Company.  Screenplay by Mitchell Kapner.  Cinematography by David Franco.  Produced by Allan Kaufman, David Willis.  Music by Randy Edelman, Gary Gold.  Production Design by David L. Snyder.  Costume Design by Edi Giguere.  Film Editing by Tom Lewis.   Lame comedy that has…

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My Cousin Vinny (1992)

JONATHAN LYNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1992.  Palo Vista Productions, Peter V. Miller Investment Corp., Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Dale Launer.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Dale Launer, Paul Schiff.  Music by Randy Edelman. Production Design by Victoria Paul.  Costume Design by Carol Wood.  Film Editing by Tony Lombardo, Stephen E. Rivkin.   One of the funniest and…

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