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Cold Pursuit (2019)

Duration 1h 59m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A Norwegian film “Kraftidioten” by Kim Fupz Aakeson Director Hans Petter Moland (who also directed the Norwegian film) Writers/Script Frank Baldwin Starring Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman, Domenick Lombardozzi, Tom Jackson, Emmy Rossum, Nicholas Holmes Ratings IMDb: 6.2/10 by 67,744 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Wag the Dog (1997)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story Loosely based on a 1993 book American Hero by Larry Beinhart Director Barry Levinson Writers/Script Hilary Henkin, David Mamet Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Nero, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Kirsten Dunst, William H. Macey, John Cho, Jim Belushi, … Continue reading

Burke and Hare (2010)

Duration 1h 31m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, South Korea: 18  Source of story A version of the lives of the real Edinburgh criminals Burke and Hare Director John Landis Writers/Script Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft,  Starring Bill Bailey, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Curry, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Jessica Hynes, David Hayman, Christopher Lee, Ronnie Corbett, Reece … 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

Dr Strangelove (1964)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: A, USA: PG,  Source of story Based on a book “Red Alert” by Peter George Director Stanley Kubrick Writers/Script Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed,   Ratings IMDb: 8.4 by 448,388 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 98% … 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

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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