Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

JOSEPH KOSINSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 2022. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Story by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, based on characters created by Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.. Cinematography by Claudio Miranda. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, David…

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

PATRICK HUGHES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA/Hong Kong/Bulgaria/Netherlands/Canada/United Kingdom/France, 2017.  Summit Entertainment, Millennium Films, Cristal Pictures, East Light Media, TIK Films, Nu Boyana Film Studios, Campbell Grobman Films, TDMP, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, London Studios, Above the Line Set Assistance & Security, Davis Films, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Tom O’Connor.  Cinematography by Jules…

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Gemini Man (2019)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA/China, 2019.  Skydance Media, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Fosun Group Forever Pictures, Alibaba Pictures.  Story by Darren Lemke, David Benioff, Screenplay by David Benioff, Billy Ray, Darren Lemke.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design…

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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

TIM MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/Spain/Hungary, 2019.  Paramount Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Skydance Media, Tencent Pictures, Lightstorm Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.  Story by James Cameron, Charles H. Eglee, Josh Friedman, David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Screenplay by David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Billy Ray, based on characters created by James Cameron, Gale Anne…

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Terminator: Genisys (2015)

ALAN TAYLOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 2015.  Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier, based on characters created by James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd.  Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau.  Produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film…

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

CHRISTOPHER McQUARRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    USA, 2018.  Bad Robot, Paramount Pictures,  Skydance Media, TC Productions. Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Raphael Benoliel, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, Jake Myers.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Peter Wenham.  Costume Design by Jeffrey…

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Annihilation (2018)

ALEX GARLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  DNA Films, Paramount Pictures,  Scott Rudin Productions, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Alex Garland, based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer.  Cinematography by Rob Hardy.  Produced by Eli Bush, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Scott Rudin.  Music by Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury.  Production Design  by Mark Digby.  Costume Design by Sammy Sheldon.  Film Editing by Barney Pilling.  …

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Geostorm (2017)

DEAN DEVLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 2017.  Warner Bros., Electric Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Dean Devlin, Paul Guyot.  Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer.  Produced by Dean Devlin, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg.  Music by Lorne Balfe.  Production Design by Kirk M. Petruccelli.  Costume Design by Susan Matheson.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon, John Refoua, Ron Rosen. Gerard Butler plays…

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Baywatch (2017)

SETH GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 2017.  Paramount Pictures, Uncharted, Shanghai Film Group, Huahua Media, Flynn Picture Company, Fremantle Productions, The Montecito Picture Company, Seven Bucks Productions, Skydance Media.  Story by Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Screenplay by Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, based on the television series by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz,…

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Life (2017)

DANIEL ESPINOSA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Columbia Pictures, Skydance Media.  Screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Julie Lynn.  Music by Jon Ekstrand.  Production Design by Nigel Phelps.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Mary Jo Markey, Frances Parker. The crew aboard an international space station orbiting Earth capture a probe…

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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

JUSTIN LIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2016.  Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Alibaba Pictures Group, Huahua Media, Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark, Perfect Storm Entertainment.  Screenplay by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, based on the television series Star Trek by Gene Roddenberry.  Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Roberto Orci.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by…

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

CHRISTOPHER McQUARRIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Bad Robot, China Movie Channel, Alibaba Pictures Group, Odin, TC Productions.  USA, 2015.  Directed by Christopher McQuarrie.  Story by Christopher McQuarrie, Drew Pearce. Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, based on the television series by Bruce Geller. Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Tom Cruise,…

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