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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

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

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

Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Richard Condon Director John Huston Writers/Script Richard Condon, Janet Roach Starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, John Randolph, William Hickey, Angelica Huston, Stanley Tucci, Elevator Pitch: Charley Partanna, a hitman for the Prizzi mob, travels to California to … Continue reading

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Guy Richie Writers/Script Guy Richie Starring Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, P.H.Moriarty, Sting, Rob Brydon, Danny John-Jules, Matthew Vaughn Elevator Pitch: A bunch of young geezers in the East End elect one of their number to engage … Continue reading

The Addams Family (1991)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) PG Source of story The characters and tropes of the TV series and before that the original cartoon series. Director Barry Sonnenfeld, Writers/Script Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson Starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Elevator Pitch: The Addams family, Morticia, Gomez, Granny, Wednesday and Pugsley, plus Lurch the … Continue reading

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