Rock Of Ages (2012)

ADAM SHANKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.    USA, 2012.  New Line Cinema, Corner Store Entertainment, Material Pictures, Offspring Entertainment.   Screenplay by Justin Theroux, Chris D’Arienzo, Allan Loeb, based on the musical by Chris D’Arienzo.  Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli.  Produced by Jennifer Gibgot, Garrett Grant, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire, Scott Prisand, Matt Weaver.  Music…

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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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The Mummy (2017)

ALEX KURTZMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2017.  Universal Pictures, Dark Universe, Dentsu, Perfect World Pictures (Beijing), Sean Daniel Company, Secret Hideout.  Screen story by Jon Spaihts, Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, Screenplay by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman.  Cinematography by Ben Seresin.  Produced by Sarah Bradshaw, Sean Daniel, Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan.  Music by Brian Tyler.  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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Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)

DOUG LIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  Live Die Repeat USA/Australia, 2014.  Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, 3 Arts Entertainment, Viz Media, Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit, Dune Entertainment.  Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by…

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The Last Samurai (2003)

EDWARD ZWICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2003.  Warner Bros., The Bedford Falls Company, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Radar Pictures.  Story by John Logan, Screenplay by John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Tom Engelman, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Lilly Kilvert.  Costume Design by Ngila Dickson.  Film…

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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Munich Film Partners & Company.  Story by Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by…

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Endless Love (1981)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 1981.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Judith Rascoe, based on the novel by Scott Spencer.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Pamela Abdy, Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz, Scott Stuber.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith.  Costume Design by Stacey Battat.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon.  Academy Awards 1981.  Golden Globe…

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Ask The Dust

ROBERT TOWNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Ascendant Pictures, Capitol Films, VIP 3 Medienfonds.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the novel by John Fante.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Don Granger, Jonas McCord, Paula Wagner.  Music by Ramin Djawadi, Heitor Pereira.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Robert…

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Tropic Thunder (2008)

BEN STILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2008.  DreamWorks, Red Hour Films, Goldcrest Pictures, Internationale Filmproduktion Stella-del-Sud Second.  Story by Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Screenplay by Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen.  Cinematography by John Toll.  Produced by Stuart Cornfeld, Eric McLeod, Ben Stiller.  Music by Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Jeff Mann.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Greg Hayden.  Academy…

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Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)

JAY ROACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2002.  New Line Cinema, Gratitude International, Team Todd, Moving Pictures, Eric’s Boy.  Screenplay by Mike Myers, Michael McCullers, based on characters created by Mike Myers.  Cinematography by Peter Deming.  Produced by Eric McLeod, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Jennifer Todd, John S. Lyons, Suzanne Todd.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Rusty…

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Lions For Lambs (2007)

ROBERT REDFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2007.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists, Wildwood Enterprises, Brat Na Pont Productions, Andell Entertainment, Cruise/Wagner Productions.  Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tracy Falco, Andrew Hauptman, Robert Redford.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Mary Zophres.  Film Editing by…

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