Support The Girls (2018)

ANDREW BUJALSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Burn Later Productions, Houston King Productions.  Screenplay by Andrew Bujalski.  Cinematography by Matthias Grunsky.  Produced by Houston King, Sam Slater.  Production Design by Jake Kuykendall.  Costume Design by Colin Wilkes.  Film Editing by Karen Skloss.   Regina Hall plays the manager of a Hooters-esque restaurant who takes her job seriously, and on this particular…

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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 Malcolm D. Lee, William Packer.  Music by David Newman.  Production Design by Keith Brian Burns.  Costume Design by Danielle Hollowell.  Film Editing by Paul Millspaugh.   Four women who were…

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Vacation (2015)

JOHN FRANCIS DALEY, JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 2015.  BenderSpink, David Dobkin Productions, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein, based on characters created by John Hughes.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Chris Bender, David Dobkin.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Barry Robison.  Costume Design by Debra McGuire.  Film Editing by Jamie Gross.  …

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Scary Movie 4

BBB (out of 5) More mayhem that continues the surprisingly successful franchise of spoofs. Anna Faris is back, this time no longer with husband Charlie Sheen after a Viagra accident gets him thrown off his balcony and killed. She takes up nursing work for a catatonic old lady (a wasted Cloris Leachman) in a takeoff of…

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Scary Movie 3

BB (out of 5) The spoofs keep rolling in as the Wayan Brothers step out of the way and let director David Zucker take over for the franchise. This time the jokes aren’t nearly as gross as they were in the first two films, but eventually the skits become as tedious they always do. The…

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Scary Movie 2

B (out of 5) More comedy madness from the team that brought you the first horror movie spoof, and this one shows once again how unfortunate it is that the Wayans brothers can’t adapt the genius of their skits on TV’s In Living Colour to the big screen to any satisfaction. The surviving cast members…

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Scary Movie

BB.5 (out of 5) Very funny but eventually tiring satire of the teenage horror film genre; the Wayans brothers have produced their most financially successful comedy yet with this film that parodies the Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer films, among others, with biting sarcasm. Some of the jokes really work, some…

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Death At A Funeral (2010)

BB (out of 5) This near-exact remake of the 2007 British comedy takes place at the funeral of a beloved husband and father whose eldest son (Chris Rock) is undergoing a crisis: his family expects him to give the eulogy even though they keep reminding him that his highly successful brother (Martin Lawrence) is a…

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