Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

TOM SHADYAC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1994.  Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Story by Jack Bernstein, Screenplay by Jack Bernstein, Tom Shadyac, Jim Carrey.  Cinematography by Julio Macat.  Produced by James G. Robinson.  Music by Ira Newborn.  Production Design by William A. Elliott.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   The film that made Jim Carrey a superstar is a…

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Cape Fear

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   No one would have thought Martin Scorsese capable of such hackery, but here it is. His remake of the 1962 thriller is weakly written and boring to watch, gratuitous in its violence and shallow in its characterizations. The only high points are the excellent performances, notably Robert De…

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Porky’s II: The Next Day (1983)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA, 1983.  Simon / Reeves / Landsburg Productions, Astral Bellevue Pathé.  Screenplay by Bob Clark, Roger Swaybill, Alan Ormsby, based on characters created by Bob Clark.  Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris.  Produced by Don Carmody,  Carl Zittrer.  Music by Carl Zittrer.  Production Design by Fred Price.  Costume Design by Mary E. McLeod.  Film Editing by Stan…

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Porky’s (1981)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Canada/USA, 1981.  Melvin Simon Productions, Astral Bellevue Pathé.  Screenplay by Bob Clark.  Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris.  Produced by Don Carmody, Bob Clark.  Music by Paul Zaza, Carl Zittrer.  Production Design by Reuben Freed.  Costume Design by Mary E. McLeod, Larry S. Wells.  Film Editing by Stan Cole.   At an average American high school in the…

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Bad Boys (1995)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by George Gallo, Screenplay by Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Doug Richardson.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Mark Mancina.  Production Design by John Vallone.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Christian Wagner.   The great chemistry between the two stars of this…

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A Night In Heaven (1983)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1983.  Screenplay by Joan Tewkesbury.  Cinematography by David L. Quaid.  Produced by David L. Quaid, Hawk Koch.  Music by Jan Hammer.  Production Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by John G. Avildsen.   Hilariously bad movie is lamentable for wasting the superb talents of Lesley…

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Jaws 3-D

B (out of 5) What a difference a director makes. Despite the fact that they’re using the same mechanical shark (charmingly named ‘Bruce’ by Steven Spielberg, after his lawyer) that terrorized hapless swimmers in the first two Jaws movies, this time it is filmed so poorly that that the creature looks toothless. In this lame-brained…

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