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Max Payne (2008)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 18  Source of story The video game “Max Payne”, now in three series. Director John Moore Writers/Script Beau Thorne Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Chris O’Donnell, Olga Kurylenko,  Ratings IMDb: 5.4 by 122,719 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 16% by 135 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: Max Payne … Continue reading

The Specialist (1994)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A novelist character developed by John Shirley Director Luis Llose Writers/Script Alexandra Seros Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger, Eric Roberts,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 62,918 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 7% by 29 critics. Elevator Pitch: Ray Quick is an ex … Continue reading

The Equalizer 2 (2018)

Duration 2h 1m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain:18 Source of story Bases on the first film which is turn developed from a TV series starring Edward Woodward Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Richard Wenk Starring Denzil Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman,  Melissa Leo,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 136,427 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 51% by 199 reviewers. … Continue reading

I Spy (2002)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 13, USA: PG-13, Spain: 13, Source of story This film apparently derived from a 1960s US TV series of the same name with the same constituents.  Director Betty Thomas Writers/Script Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Jay Scherick, David Ronn Starring Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen, Malcolm McDowell,  Gary Cole, Sugar Ray … Continue reading

211 (2018)

Duration 1h 26m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director York Alec Shackleton  Writers/Script York Alec Shackleton, John Rebus,  Starring Nicolas Cage, Sohie Skelton, Manal El Feutiry, Ratings IMDb: 4.4 by 6,958 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 4% from 21 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Somewhere in the Middle East a villainous man is arranging … Continue reading

Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark:15 Source of story Despite its military aspects, no relationship at all to Jarhead 2, or Jarhead. Director William Kaufman Writers/Script Michael Weiss, Chad Law, Starring Scott Adkins, Charlie Weber, Sasha Jackson, Dennis Haysbert,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 2828 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No rating – only two critics. … Continue reading

Bond 24: Spectre (2015)

Duration 2h 28m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Norway: 12, Source of story Using the characters developed by Ian Fleming and riffing off the previous Bond 23, a new screenplay unrelated to any Fleming story.  Director Sam Mendes Writers/Script John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth Starring Daniel Craig, Chrsitoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph … Continue reading

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018)

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12. Source of story Based on a novel of the same name by David Lagercrantz using characters developed by Stieg Larsson Director Fede Alvarez Writers/Script Jay Basu, Fede Alvarez, Steven Knight Starring Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Covvery, and a lot … Continue reading

Bond 23: Skyfall (2012)

Duration 2h 23m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Nearly everywhere 12ish. Source of story An original screenplay using the characters developed by Ian Fleming and preivous Bonds. Director Sam Mendes, Writers/Script Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Mariohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whshaw, Rory Kinnear, … Continue reading

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R – The director’s cut Unrated. Source of story Just more of the original  Director Richard Donner Writers/Script Jeffrey Boam (story and characters Shane Black, Warren Murphy) Starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Joss Ackland, Patsy Kensit, Dean Norris,  Ratings IMDb:  7.2 by 160,513 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 82% … Continue reading

24 Hours to Live (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Russia: 18+ Source of story An original screenplay Director Brian Smrz Writers/Script Ron Mita, Jim McClain, Zach Dean Starring Ethan Hawke, Qing Xu, Paul Anderson, Rutger Hauer, Liam Cunningham,  Ratings IMDb:  5.8 by 12,272 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 52% by 21 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: A retired assassin, Travis Conrad, … Continue reading

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 7,  Source of story Despite the title, an original screenplay Director Greg Mottola Writers/Script Michael LeSieur Starring Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot, Matt Walsh, Patton Oswalt, Ming Zhao,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9 by 56,838 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 20% by 122 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Jeff … Continue reading

Unlocked (2017)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain 16. Source of story An original screenplay Director Michael Apted Writers/Script Peter O’Brien Starring Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, Michael Douglas,  Ratings IMDb: 6.3 by 28,504 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 26% by 57 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: CIA interrogator Alice Racine, a lady with a … Continue reading

Sin City (2005)

Duration 2h 4m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Source of story Four graphic novels by Frank Miller Director Frank Miller, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rogriguez Writers/Script Robert Rogriguez, Frank Miller Starring Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson, Benecio Del Toro, Michael Clarke Duncan, Josh Hartnett, Rutger Hauger, Jaime King, Brittany Murphy, Clive … Continue reading

The Losers (2010)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Malaysia: 18,  Source of story Some DC Comic outings developed by Andy Diggle and Jock Director Sylvain White Writers/Script Peter Berg, James Vanderbilt Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada, Jason Patric, Holt McCallany Ratings IMDb: 6.3 by 90,035 people, … Continue reading

Mile 22 (2018)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Canada: 14A,  Source of story A not very original screenplay. Story Graham Roland, Lea Carpenter Director Peter Berg Writers/Script Lea Carpenter Starring Mark Walberg, Lauren Cohen, Iko Uwais, John Malkovitch, Ronda Rousey, Sam Medina,  Ratings IMDb:  6.1 by 63,668 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 23% by 189 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Damascus Cover (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R,  Source of story A 1977 book of the same name by Howard Kaplan  Director Daniel Zelik Berk Writers/Script Daniel Zelik Berk, Samantha Newton Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, Jurgen Prochnow, John Hurt,  Ratings IMDb:  5.2 by 2186 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 14% by 22 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: In … Continue reading

Jack Ryan 5: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The character created by author Tom Clancy Director Kenneth Branagh Writers/Script Adam Cozad, David Koepp Starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Cosner, Kenneth Branagh, Gemma Chan, David Hayman, Elevator Pitch: Jack Ryan, a CIA agent working in Wall Street in deep cover as a financial analyst, … Continue reading

Cobra (1986)

Duration 1h 27m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book by “Fair Game” by Paula Gosling Director George P. Cosmatos Writers/Script Sylvester Stallone Starring Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Brian Thompson, Lee Garlington, Elevator Pitch: A killer in Los Angeles, known as the “Night Slasher” leaves the mutilated bodies of young women for … Continue reading

Commando (1985)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Mark L. Lester Writers/Script Steven E. de Sousa Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rose Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, James Olson, Alyssa Milano, Bill Duke, Bill Paxton, Elevator Pitch: Colonel John Matrix, a former special forces soldier, living in insolation with his daughter, somewhere in … Continue reading

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