Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1977. Columbia Pictures. Story by Gerald Gaiser, Screenplay by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky. Music by Ernest Gold. Production Design by James Hulsey. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Danford B. Greene. George…

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Meteor (1979)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Hong Kong, 1979.  American International Pictures, Meteor Joint Venture, Palladium Productions, Shaw Brothers.  Story by Edmund H. North, Screenplay by Stanley Mann, Edmund H. North.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Arnold H. Orgolini, Theodore R. Parvin.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing…

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Can’t Stop The Music (1980)

NANCY WALKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1980.  EMI Films.  Screenplay by Bronte Woodard, Allan Carr.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Henri Belolo, Allan Carr, Jacques Morali.  Music by Jacques Morali. Production Design by Linda Conaway-Parsloe, Harold Michelson.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge, Jane Greenwood.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies. It truly is as bonkers as…

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The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

BETTY THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Laurice Elehwany, Rick Copp, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, based on characters created by Sherwood Schwartz.  Cinematography by Mac Ahlberg.  Produced by David Paul Kirkpatrick, Lloyd J. Schwartz, Sherwood Schwartz.  Music by Lionel Cole, Guy Moon.  Production Design by Steven J. Jordan.  Costume Design by…

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The Concorde…Airport ’79 (1979)

DAVID LOWELL RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1979.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Jennings Lang, Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel Airport by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Jennings Lang.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   This film was laughed off the…

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Indecent Proposal (1993)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1993.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Amy Holden Jones, based on the novel by Jack Engelhard.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Sherry Lansing.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Beatrix Aruna Pasztor, Bernie Pollack, Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Joe Hutshing.   Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson play a couple whose plans to…

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Born Yesterday (1993)

LUIS MANDOKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1.  Screenplay by Douglas McGrath, based on the play by Garson Kanin.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by D. Constantine Conte.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Excellent remake of the 1950 George Cukor classic…

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Mommie Dearest (1981)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1981.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank Yablans, Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner, Robert Getchell, based on the book by Christina Crawford.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Frank Yablans.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger.  New York Film Critics Awards 1981.  …

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Die Hard (1988)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1988.  Twentieth Century Fox, Gordon Company, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza, based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by…

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Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Warner Bros., Silver Pictures, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Story by Jeffrey Boam, Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, Robert Mark Kamen, based on characters created by Shane Black.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Richard Donner, Joel Silver.  Music by Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen, David Sanborn.  Production Design by James H. Spencer.  Costume…

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Scrooged (1988)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1988.  Paramount Pictures, Mirage Productions.  Screenplay by Mitch Glazer, Michael O’Donoghue, based on the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Richard Donner, Art Linson.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkemp.  Academy Awards 1988….

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Lethal Weapon (1987)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Warner Bros., Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Shane Black.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Richard Donner, Joel Silver.  Music by Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Mary Malin.  Film Editing by Stuart Baird.  Academy Awards 1987. The highly successful buddy-cop franchise got its start in this fun action…

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