Beware! The Blob (1972)

LARRY HAGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 1972. Jack H. Harris Enterprises. Screenplay by Jack Woods, Anthony Harris, based on the story A Chip Off the Old Blob by Richard Clair, Jack H. Harris. Cinematography by Al Hamm. Produced by Anthony Harris. Music by Mort Garson. Production Design by Raymond McGrath, Larry Wallin….

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The Flamingo Kid (1984)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1984.  American Broadcasting Company, Mercury Productions.  Story by Neal Marshall, Screenplay by Garry Marshall, Neal Marshall.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Michael Phillips.   Music by Curt Sobel.  Production Design by Lawrence Miller.   Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.   Film Editing by Priscilla Nedd-Friendly.  Golden Globe…

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The Other Sister (1999)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1999.  Mandeville Films, Touchstone Pictures.  Story by Alexandra Rose, Blair Richwood, Garry Marshall, Bob Brunner, Screenplay by Garry Marshall, Bob Brunner.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Mario Iscovich, Alexandra Rose.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver. Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Bruce Green.   Juliette Lewis‘ heartfelt…

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Overboard (1987)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1987.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners, Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Alexandra Rose, Anthea Sylbert.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Jim Dultz, James Shanahan.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Sonny Baskin, Dov Hoenig.   One of Goldie Hawn‘s worst comedies…

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L.A. Story

BBB (out of 5) Steve Martin‘s rumination on the Big Nipple is a collection of smarmy, sarcastic jokes and whimsically skewed situations. He plays a weather reporter who is trying to survive the manic city of Los Angeles and the manic, overbearing personality of his wife (Marilu Henner) before romances with a delightfully dizzy Valley Girl…

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Nine To Five

COLIN HIGGINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Jane Fonda plays a shy, repressed divorcee (yeah, right) who gets her very first job as a clerk at a financial company. She immediately befriends her no-nonsense, hard-working supervisor (Lily Tomlin), an employee who is constantly being overlooked for promotion by their sexist boss (Dabney Coleman) because of…

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Five Easy Pieces (1970)

BOB RAFELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1970.  BBS Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Five Easy Pieces Productions, Raybert Productions.  Story by Bob Rafelson, Carole Eastman, Screenplay by Carole Eastman.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler.  Music by Pearl Kaufman.  Production Design by Toby Carr Rafelson.  Costume Design by Bucky Rous.  Film Editing by Christopher Holmes, Gerald Shepard.  Academy Awards…

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Ghosts Of Mississippi (1996)

ROB REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.5.  USA, 1996.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Lewis Colick.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Nicholas Paleologos, Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Frederick Zollo.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Robert Leighton.  Academy Awards 1996.  Golden Globe Awards 1996. Usually a terrible drama distinguishes itself…

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The American President

ROB REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.   Rob Reiner scores high points with this delightful romantic comedy fuelled by a brilliant script by Aaron Sorkin (later the writer and creator of television’s The West Wing). President Michael Douglas has to juggle a career and a personal life when he finds himself smitten with the lobbyist (Annette Bening)…

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High Anxiety (1977)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1977.   Crossbow Productions.   Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson.   Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.   Produced by Mel Brooks.   Music by John Morris.   Production Design by Peter Wooley.   Costume Design by Patricia Norris.   Film Editing by John C. Howard.   Golden Globe Awards 1977.   …

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