Tag (2018)

JEFF TOMSIC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2018.  Broken Road Productions, New Line Cinema.  Story by Mark Steilen, Screenplay by Rob McKittrick, Mark Steilen, based on the Wall Street Journal article “It Takes Planning, Caution To Avoid Being It” by Russell Adams.  Cinematography by Larry Blanford.  Produced by Todd Garner, Mark Steilen.  Music by Germaine Franco.  Production Design by David Sandefur.  Costume … More Tag (2018)

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Inside Out

BBB (out of 5) Two decades of anthropomorphizing inanimate objects sees Pixar reaching a little deeper into the ephemeral, creating characters based purely on human emotions.  What you think is a singularly-minded human being is actually host to Joy, Anger, Sadness, Disgust and Fear, all of whom work the console on the bridge of the … More Inside Out

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Our Idiot Brother

BBB.5 (out of 5) Paul Rudd plays a good-hearted, almost simple-minded hippie whose pure faith in human nature finds him selling weed to a cop and getting himself thrown into prison for a number of months. When he gets out, his place on his commune has been replaced, his girlfriend doesn’t want him around and, most … More Our Idiot Brother

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I Love You, Man

BBBB (out of 5) Paul Rudd is amiable as a rising-star realtor who has just proposed to his girlfriend (Rashida Jones) and she has accepted. All should be perfect except for one tiny hitch: he has no friends, having been a girlfriend guy his whole adult life, and she is worried that she’ll have no … More I Love You, Man

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Friends With Benefits

BBB (out of 5) Corporate headhunter Mila Kunis recruits L.A. web designer Justin Timberlake for a job in New York City and, soon after their success professionally, they become the best of friends. As both of them are unable to hold down a successful relationship, and since both of them are unbelievably young and pretty, … More Friends With Benefits

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The Social Network

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Facebook.com was already a giant phenomenon when it was an exclusive social network for university and college students around the globe; when it went beyond the scholastic borders and was available universally, the website mushroom-clouded into a brilliantly multifaceted spiderweb that has contributed to everyday vocabulary (“Facebook me”, “Unfriend her”) and … More The Social Network

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The Muppets

BBB.5 (out of 5) Jason Segel and Amy Adams are a happy couple from Smalltown, USA who decide to take a vacation to Los Angeles, California and enjoy some fun in the sun together. She is rather chagrined when he asks if his brother Walter can come along, but she knows how close the siblings are … More The Muppets

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