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Bad Teacher (2011)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Austria: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Jake Kasdan Writers/Script Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg Starring Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, Jason Segal, Justin Timberlake, Phyllis Smith,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6/10 by 199k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 44% by 178 reviewers. Review2view: 7/10 Elevator Pitch: Lazey middle school teacher Elizabeth … Continue reading

Bride Wars (2009)

Duration 1h 29m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG, Switzerland: 7  Source of story An original screenplay Director Gary Winick Writers/Script Greg DePaul, Casey Wilson, June Diana Raphael Starring Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Bryan Greenberg, Chris Pratt, Kristen Johnston, John Pankow,  Candice Bergen Ratings IMDb: 5.5 by 104k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 11% by 144 critics. Review2View: 3/10. Elevator … Continue reading

Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

R2V Summary. Entertaining, irritating and embarrassing in turn. Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story The character developed by Helen Fielding in a newspaper column, and two previous films. Director Sharon Maguire Writers/Script Helen Fieldiing, Dan Mazer, Emma Thompson Starring Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips, Julian … Continue reading

Baywatch (2017)

R2V Summary A bikini clad romp which does  not take itself too seriously. Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story A TV series of the same name Director Seth Gordon,  Writers/Script Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, (story) Damian Shannon, Mark Swift (script) Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac … Continue reading

Rough Night (2017)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Lucia Aniello Writers/Script Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downes Starring Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zoë Kravitz, Iiana Glazer, Kate McKinnon, Paul W. Downs, Ty Burrell, Demi Moore,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 50,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 45% by 173 … Continue reading

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Brazil: 14  Source of story An Italian comic series by Tiziano Sciavi Director Kevin Munroe Writers/Script Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer Starring Brandon Routh, Anita Briem, Sam Huntington, Taye Diggs, Peter Stormare,  Ratings IMDb: 5.1 by 15,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 7% by 43 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: Dylan Dog … Continue reading

A Hard Days Night (1964)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: U (with cuts), USA: Approved, Germany: 6  Source of story An original screenplay, based on two normal Beatles days Director Richard Lester Writers/Script Alun Owen Starring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfred Brambell, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, Victor Spinetti, Anna Quayle, Deryk Guyler, Richard Vernon, Lionel Blair, … Continue reading

Girl Most Likely (2012)

Duration 1h 43m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Germany: 6  Source of story An original screenplay Director Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini Writers/Script Michelle Morgan Starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss, Christopher Fitzgerald, June Diane Raphael, Bob Balaban, Julia Stiles, Andrea Martin, Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by 14,951 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 23% by 95 … Continue reading

Due Date (2010)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R  Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Todd Phillips Writers/Script Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland, Adam Sztykeil, Todd Phillips Starring Robert Downey Jr, Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx, Julietter Lewis, Danny McBride,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 328,137 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 39% by 195 reviewers. Elevator … Continue reading

What’s the Worst That Can Happen (2001)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 13  Source of story A novel by Donald E. Westlake Director Sam Weisman Writers/Script Matthew Chapman Starring Martin Lawrence, Danny DeVito, John Leguizamo, Glenne Headly, Carmen Ejogo, Nora Dunn, William Fichtner Ratings IMDb: 5.5 by 15250 people.  Rotten Tomatoes:10% by 98 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Kevin Caffery is … Continue reading

Boat Trip (2003)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Finland K-11,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Mort Nathan Writers/Script Mort Nathan, William Bigelow Starring Cuba Gooding Jr, Horatio Sanz, Roselyn Sanchez, Vivica A. Fox, Roger Moore, Lin Shaye, Victoria Silvstedt, Richard Roundtree, Will Ferrell, Ratings IMDb: 4.9 by 30,500 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 7% by … Continue reading

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

Duration 1h 27m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Norway 12  Source of story The characters from the first film, created by Neal Israel and Pat Profit.. Director Jerry Paris,  Writers/Script Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield Starring Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Micael Winslow, Bruce Mahler, Marion Ramsey, Colleen Camp, George Gaines, Bobcat Goldthwait,  Ratings … Continue reading

What Happens in Vegas (2008)

Duration 1h 39m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Switzerland: 10 Source of story An original screenplay, the title based on the saying “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas”. Director Tom Vaughan Writers/Script Dana Fox Starring Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Jason Sudeikis, Treat Williams, Dennis Farina, Zach Galifianakis, Queen Latifah,  Ratings … Continue reading

Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Germany 12,  Source of story A sort of riff on the original Bad Neighbours Director Nicholas Stoller Writers/Script Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien, Nichols Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogan Starring Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Awkwafina, Selena Gomez, Lisa … Continue reading

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Finland: 16, Source of story An original screenplay Director Michael Lehmann Writers/Script Steven E. de Souza, Daniel Waters, (story Bruce Willis, Robert Kraft) Starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, Richard E. Grant, Sandra Bernhard, Donald Burton, David Caruso, Frank Stallone,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by … 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

Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

Duration 1h 31m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story A DuPont advertising phrase from the 1930s “Better Things for Better Living through Chemistry”.  Director Geoff Moore, David Posamentier Writers/Script Geoff Moore, David Posamentier Starring Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Jane Fonda, Ray Liotta, Norbert Leo Butz, Ken Howard,  Ratings IMDb: 6.3 by 14,294 … Continue reading

Afternoon Delight (2013)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Source of story The content relates to a song with sexy lyrics by the “Starland Vocal Band” in 1976.  Director Jill Soloway Writers/Script Jill Soloway Starring Kathryn Hahn, Jane Lynch, Josh Radnor, Juno Temple,  Ratings IMDb: 5.7 by 9720 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 66% by 83 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Starsky and Hutch (2004)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13,  Source of story The long running TV series. Director Todd Phillips Writers/Script John O’Brien, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn, Juliette Lewis, Jason Bateman, Amy Smart, Carmen Electra, Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul, Will Ferrell,  Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 138,822 … Continue reading

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13,  Source of story The first film, itself based on a book by Mickey Rapkin Director Elizabeth Banks Writers/Script Kay Cannon Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Asrin, Adm Devine, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Flula Borg, Elizabeth Banks, Snoop Dogg, Jimmy … Continue reading

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