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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18, Singapore: R21, Source of story A book of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script Terry Gilliam, Toni Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox Starring Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Mark Harmon, Verne Troyer, Gary Busey, Christina Ricci, Harry Dean … 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

Just Go With It (2011)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Brazil: 10,  Source of story Hold onto your hats! Based on a 1969 film “Cactus Flower”, itself based on a Broadway play of the same name, based on a French stage play “Fleur de Cactus”.  Director Dennis Dugan Writers/Script Allan Loeb, Timothy Dowling,  Starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer … Continue reading

Big Trouble (2002)

Duration 1h 25m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 7 Source of story A screenplay of a book of the same name by Dave Barry. It has echoes of Carl Hiassen who also worked on the same Miami newspaper. Director Barry Sonnenfeld Writers/Script Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone Starring Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Stanley Tucci, Tom … Continue reading

Last Vegas (2013)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Most countries variations on 12 Source of story An original screenplay Director Jon Turteltaub Writers/Script Dan Fogelman Starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Nero, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, Bre Blair, Curtis Jackson, April Billingsley Ratings IMDb:  6.6 by 127,279 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 46% by 146 reviewers. Elevator … Continue reading

Ass Backwards (2013)

Duration 1h 25m Ratings UK: 15, USA: Unrated, Sweden: 11 Source of story An original screenplay Director Chris Nelson Writers/Script June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson Starring June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Jon Cryer, Vincent D’Onofrio, Alicia Silverstone, Bob Odenkirk Ratings IMDb: 4.2 by 2147 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 27% by 22 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Kate and … Continue reading

The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)

Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: 15 Source of story A book “The Long Midnight of Barney Thompson” by Douglas Lindsay Director Robert Carlyle Writers/Script Richard Cowan, Colin McLaren Starring Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtney, Ashley Jenson, James Cosmo, Martin Compson,  Ratings IMDb: 6.3 by 5,202 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 62% by 37 reviewers. … Continue reading

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16 Source of story An original screenplay Director Leslye Headland Writers/Script Leslye Headland Starring Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Mantzoukas, Amanda Peet, Andrea Savage Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 40,083 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 63% by 13 critics. Elevator Pitch: Lainey and Jake deflower each other in a … Continue reading

Bronco Billy (1980)

Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: A, USA:  Source of story There was a Western producer called Bronco Billy Anderson back in the 1920s in Hollywood, but only the name is a connection. Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Dennis Hackin Starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers, Bill McKinney, Sam Bottoms, Dan Vadis, William Prince, … Continue reading

Meet the Blacks (2016)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16 Source of story An original screenplay somehow hitched onto the Purge environment Director Deon Taylor Writers/Script Nicole DeMassi, Deon Taylor Starring Mike Epps, Gary Owen, Zulay Henao, Bresha Webb, Lil Duval, Charlie Murphy, Mike Tyson, Ratings IMDb: 4.8 by 35,507 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 10% by … Continue reading

The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain:13, Netherlands: 12 Source of story A novel of the same name by John Updike Director George Miller (He of Mad Max) Writers/Script Michael Cristofer Starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarondon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Veronica Cartwright, Richard Jenkins, Carel Struycken,  Ratings IMDb:  6.5 by 60,910 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 76% … Continue reading

The Intern (2015)

Duration 2h 1m Ratings UK: 12A, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director Nancy Meyers Writers/Script Nancy Meyers Starring Robert De Nero, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Adam Devine,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1 by 214,335 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 60% by 194 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Ben, a retired New York businessman, living alone due to … Continue reading

Groundhog Day (1993)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Germany: 6,  Source of story An original screenplay, apparently inspired by an Anne Rice vampire book. Director Harold Ramis Writers/Script Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliot, Stephen Tobolowsky, Marita Geraghty, Harold Ramis, Michael Shannon,  Ratings IMDb: 8.0 by 570,624 people. Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

Rock the Kasbah (2015)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12 Source of story Inspired by a documentary about an Afghan TV talent show Director Barry Levinson Writers/Script Mitch Glazer Starring Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Leem Lubany, Arrian Moayed, Scott Caan, Danny McBride Ratings IMDb: 5.5 by 10,652 people, Rotten Tomatoes: 7% … Continue reading

The Tooth Fairy (2010)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Many countries: 7 Source of story An original screenplay story by Jim Piddock Director Michael Lembeck Writers/Script Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Joshua Sternin, Jennifer Ventimilia, Randi Mayem Singer Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Stephen Merchant, Seth MacFarlane, Julie Andrews, Billy Crystal,  Ratings IMDb: 5.0 by 41,359 people. … Continue reading

M.A.S.H. (1970)

Duration 1h 56m  Ratings UK: X (original cut), USA: R,  Source of story A novel of the same name by Richard Hooker (a sudonym for a number of ex Korean War Doctors) Director Robert Altman Writers/Script Ring Lardner Jr. Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Jo Ann Pflug, Gary Burghoff … Continue reading

City Heat (1984)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG, Most others: 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Richard Benjamin Writers/Script Blake Edwards as Sam O. Brown, Joseph Stinson Starring Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn, Rip Torn, Irene Cara, Richard Roundtree, Tony Lo Bianco  Ratings IMDb:  5.5 by 8,903 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 22% … Continue reading

Life of Crime (2013)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book “The Switch” by Elmore Leonard. Director Daniel Schechter Writers/Script Daniel Schechter Starring Jennifer Aniston, Yaslin Bey, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes, Elevator Pitch: In 1978 Detroit a couple of petty criminals, Ordell and Louis, kidnap Mickey, the socialite … Continue reading

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

Duration 2h 00m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Very roughly based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne Director Frank Coraci Writers/Script David Titchner, David Bunulio, David Goldstein Starring Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cécile de France, Jim Broadbent, Ian McNeice, Ewen Bremner, Richard Branson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Q, Luke Wilson, Owen … Continue reading

Stripes (1981)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) AA Source of story An original screenplay Director Ivan Reitman Writers/Script Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg, Harold Ramis Starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P.J.Soles, Sean Young, John Candy, Judge Reinhold, John Larroquette Elevator Pitch: Dissatisfied with their lives, John who as been driving a taxi, and Russell an EFL … Continue reading

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