Aquaman (2018)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Australia/USA, 2018.  DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Panoramic Pictures, Rodeo FX, The Safran Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Geoff Johns, James Wan, Will Beall, Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall, based on Aquaman created by Mort Weisinger, Paul Norris.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Peter Safran.  Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.  Production…

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The Conjuring 2 (2016)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2016.  New Line Cinema, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, The Safran Company, Atomic Monster.  Story by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, James Wan, Screenplay by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson.  Cinematography by Don Burgess.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Peter Safran, James Wan.  Music by Joseph Bishara.  Production Design by Julie Berghoff.  Costume Design by Kristin M….

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Life As A House

BBB (out of 5) Respectable ensemble drama centering around a dying man (Kevin Kline) who decides to finally tear down his dilapidated house after twenty years and rebuild it in his own image. The project ends up bringing him closer with family members whom he was afraid he had lost for good: his estranged ex-wife…

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The Net

BB.5 (out of 5) Sandra Bullock is a computer hacker who accidentally stumbles upon sensitive information related to information terrorists trying to undermine the American government. She’s also once again a lonely, fuzzy-loveable girl who lives with a cat. Once she’s targeted by an charming assassin (Jeremy Northam) and decides to run, she finds herself without…

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De-Lovely

BBB (out of 5) It’s post-World War I, and debonair socialite Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) finds himself falling in love with a beautiful woman (Ashley Judd) and marrying her. She is escaping a failed marriage to a brute of a man and is very happy to now be in the arms of an artist whose…

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At First Sight

BB.5 (out of 5) Intense drama about Mira Sorvino meeting blind massage therapist Val Kilmer at a resort and falling in love with him. Finding out about a new miracle eye operation, Sorvino convinces Kilmer to try it out and sure enough his eyesight is restored, but not necessarily with lasting effects. Now the question is raised:…

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The Juror

BB.5 (out of 5) Demi Moore did a double-header turkey show when she followed her box-office failure in Striptease with this lame drama that steals the entire plot from Trial By Jury, which wasn’t much better anyway. Moore plays a regular everyday hardworking mom who is selected for jury duty at the murder trial of a notorious…

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The Conjuring (2013)

JAMES WAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2013.  New Line Cinema, The Safran Company, Evergreen Media Group.  Screenplay by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes.  Cinematography by John R. Leonetti.  Produced by Rob Cowan, Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran.  Music by Joseph Bishara.  Production Design by Julie Berghoff.  Costume Design by Kristin M. Burke.  Film Editing by Kirk M. Morri.   The hope is for a thriller as…

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Enough

BBB.5 (out of 5) Hey, if they can Redux Apocalypse Now, why can’t they redo Sleeping With The Enemy and give it a better ending? An abusive husband is the evil villain once again in this nail biting thriller that has many genuine moments of suspense, even the ones you can spot a mile away….

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