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Suburbicon (2017)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, George Clooney, Grant Heslov Additional Info This originally written by the Coens in 1986 shortly after “Blood Simple”, and steps taken to film it starring George Clooney in 2005. Director George Clooney Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Glenn … Continue reading

The Sense of an Ending (2017)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Julian Barnes Writers/Script Nick Payne Additional Info Tony in the book is supposed to be an unreliable narrator, virtually impossible to achieve on screen I think. Director Ritesh Batra Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily … Continue reading

The Bookshop (2017)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) Yet to get international release. Source of story A 1978 book by Penelope Fitzgerald (died in 2000) Writers/Script Isabel Coixet Additional Info Obviously for tax reasons the interiors filmed in Barcelona and the exteriors in Northern Ireland. Director Isabel Coixet Starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne, Frances Barber, James … Continue reading

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by Agatha Christie Writers/Script Michael Green Additional Info The story was filmed in 1974 and presented as a TV film in 2001 and 2010 Director Kenneth Branagh Starring Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, … Continue reading

A Ghost Story (2017)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Lowery Additional Info I saw this at a screen in Madrid in English with Spanish subtitles. While waiting outside I watched the other dozen or so people leave with bemused expressions on their faces. Director David Lowery Starring Casey Affleck, Rooney … Continue reading

Logan Lucky (2017)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Rebecca Blunt Additional Info No-one has ever met Rebecca Blunt so those in the know think the script was written either by the director or his wife. Director Steven Soderbergh Starring Channing Tatum, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, … Continue reading

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Duration 2h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The first Blade Runner and the Phillip K Dick story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”. Writer/s Script Hampton Fancher, Michael Green Writer/s Story Hampton Fancher Director Denis Villeneuve Starring Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Lennie James, Barkhad … Continue reading

IT (2017)

Duration 2h 15m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1986 Stephen King novel of the same name Writer/s Script Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman Director Andy Muschietti Starring Bill Skarsgård and a load of kids we may never hear of again. Elevator Pitch Every 27 years a demon in the form of the … Continue reading

Detroit (2017)

Duration 2h 23m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on an actual event during the 1967 Detroit riots. Writer/s Script Mark Boal Director Kathryn Bigelow Starring John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Hannah Murray, Anthony Mackie Elevator Pitch During the 1967 Detroit riots the joke use of a starting pistol by an occupant of … Continue reading

The Limehouse Golem (2017)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Novel “Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem” by Peter Ackroyd. Writer/s Script Jane Goldman Director Juan Carlos Medina Starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Eddie Marsan, Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays Elevator Pitch In Victorian London a police inspector is assigned to the case of the Limehouse Golem, … Continue reading

The Beguiled (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel “A Painted Devil” by Thomas P Cullinan and possibly the 1971 film written by Albert Maltz and Irene Kamp Writer/s Script Sofia Coppola Director Sofia Coppola Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning Elevator Pitch When an injured Union soldier is given … Continue reading

Valarian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Duration 2h 17m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A comic book (graphic novel?) series “Valarian and Laureline” by Pierre Christin and Jean Claude Mézières Writer/s Script Luc Besson Director Luc Besson Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Sam Spruell Elevator Pitch In the distant future the city of the title … Continue reading

The Dark Tower (2017)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently eight Stephen King novels of the same name Writer/s Script Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel Director Nikolaj Arcel Starring Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick Elevator Pitch The Dark Tower stands at the centre of the … Continue reading

Dunkirk (2017)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Based on real events Writer/s Script Christopher Nolan Director Christopher Nolan Starring Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles Elevator Pitch In the summer of 1940 the British expeditionary force is boxed in on the beach at Dunkirk by a superior … Continue reading

Despicable Me 3 (2017)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) U Source of story The characters and themes from the previous movies. Writer/s Script Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio Director Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Elevator Pitch Gru, now married to Lucy, is expelled from the Anti-Villain League for … Continue reading

Baby Driver (2017)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Edgar Wright Director Edgar Wright Starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzales, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Walter Hill Elevator Pitch Baby is a talented get-away driver with tinitus, who therefore listens to an IPod all the time. … Continue reading

Maudie (2017 in Spain)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story “Inspired by” real events, although there has been a book and a stage play about the woman. Writer/s Script Sherry White Director Aisling Walsh Starring Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose, Zachary Bennett Elevator Pitch An itinerant fisherman who lives in a shack miles … Continue reading

Colossal (2017 in Spain)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Nacho Vigalondo Director Nacho Vigalondo Starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens, Christine Lee Elevator Pitch A young woman, out of work, whose life seems to consist of all night drunks is ousted by her boyfriend … Continue reading

Wonder Woman (2017)

Duration 2h 21m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A DC Comics Character created by William Moulton Marston Writer/s Script Allan Heinberg Writer/s Story Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs Director Patty Jenkins Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lucy Davis, James Cosmo … Continue reading

Miss Sloane (2017 in Spain)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Jonathan Perera Director John Madden Starring Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Christine Baranski, John Lithgow, Mark Strong, Sam Waterston Elevator Pitch An influencial DC lobbyist joins a company promoting a bill to restrict the purchase of automatic weapons, while her … Continue reading

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