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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: A, USA:  Source of story A 1901 book of the same name by L. Frank Baum Director Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mevyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor Writers/Script Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allen Woolf,  plus 15 other contributors. Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack … Continue reading

Swarmed (2005)

Duration 1h 36m Ratings USA: PG-13 Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Paul Ziller Writers/Script Miguel Tejada-Flores Starring Michel Shanks, Carol Alt, Tim Thomerson Ratings IMDb: 3.7 by 1160 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 35% by.  Elevator Pitch: The small Canadian town of Dundas is plagued by a swarm of genetically altered wasps, causing … Continue reading

Sleepless (2017)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, France: 12,  Source of story An American remake of a French film “Nuit Blanche”. Director Baran bo Odar Writers/Script Andrea Berloff Starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Scoot McNairy, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, Gabrielle Union,   Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 30,098 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 25% by 61 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Source of story Apparently a script written in the 1990s originally called “Venom” by an achademic David Dalessandro. Director David R. Ellis Writers/Script John Heffernan, Sebastian Gutierrez, Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Sunny Mabrey, Elsa Pataky, Bobby Cannavale, Ratings IMDb: 5.4by 132,941 people. Rotten … 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

Cassandra’a Dream (2007)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 12, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Hayley Atwell, Sally Hawkins, Tom Wilkinson, Phil Davis Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 50,129 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 46% by 116 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Two brothers Terry and Ian buy a small sailing … 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

Contagion (2011)

Duration 1h 46m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Steven Soderbergh Writers/Script Scott Z. Burns Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Lawrence Fishburne, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Ehle, Elliot Gould, Bryan Cranston,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 284,025 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 85% by 272 critics. Elevator Pitch: It is … Continue reading

Hugo (2011)

Duration 2h 6m in 3D Ratings UK: U, USA: PG India: U. Source of story A book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Seiznick Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script John Logan Starring Ben Kingsley, Sasha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frances de la … Continue reading

Reindeer Games (2000)

Duration 1h 44m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18. Source of story An original screenplay Director John Frankenheimer Writers/Script Ehren Kruger Starring Ben Affleck, James Frain, Asaac Hayes, Charlize Theron, Danny Trejo, Gary Sinise, Dennis Farina, Ashton Kutcher,   Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by 37,676 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 25% by 88 critics. Elevator Pitch: Rudy’s cell mate … Continue reading

Manchester by the Sea (2017)

Duration 2h 17m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Kenneth Lonergan Writers/Script Kenneth Lonergan Starring Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges,  Ratings IMDb: 7.8 by 248,220 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 96% by 350 critics. Elevator Pitch: Lee is working as a janitor and maintenance man in a block of … Continue reading

Apocalypto (2006)

Duration 2h 19m Ratings UK: 18, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director Mel Gibson Writers/Script Mel Gibson, Farhad Safinia Starring Rudy Youngblood, Morris Birdyellowhead, Dalia Hernandez, Raoul Max Trujillo,  Ratings IMDb: 7.8 by 291,375 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 66% by 199 critics. Elevator Pitch: A small group of men, dressed in loincloths, chase a tapir … Continue reading

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12, Source of story Based or inspired by real events Director Angela Robinson Writers/Script Angela Robinson Starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, JJ Field, Oliver Platt,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1 by 23,304 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 86% by 176 critics. Elevator Pitch: Professor Marston is an academic and … Continue reading

The Way Back (2010)

Duration 2h 13m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13,  Source of story Said to have been inspired by a “novel” by Slavomir Rawicz Director Peter Weir Writers/Script Peter Weir, Keith R. Clarke Starring Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Jim Sturgess,  Ratings IMDb: 7.3 by 110,473.  Rotten Tomatoes: 74% by 139 critics. Elevator Pitch: In … Continue reading

Penthouse North (2013)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Joseph Ruben Writers/Script David Loughery Starring Michelle Monaghan, Michael Keaton, Barry Sloane, Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 5076 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No critique. Elevator Pitch: Sara is a blind former war photographer, disabled by a suicide bomb in the Middle … Continue reading

Patriot Games (1992)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18, Source of story A novel of the same name by Tom Clancy Director Phillip Noyce Writers/Script W. Peter Iliff, Donald E. Stewart Starring Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, Sean Bean, James Fox, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Alun Arnstrong,  Ratings IMDb: 6.9 by 102,849 … Continue reading

Basic Instinct (1992)

Duration 2h 7m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R and the Director’s Cut unrated.,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Paul Verhoeven Writers/Script Joe Eszterhas Starring Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Leilani Sarelie, Dorothy Malone, Wayne Knight, Stephen Tobolowsky,  Ratings IMDb: 7.0 by 176,651 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 55% by 66 critics. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Maze Runner 3: Death Curse (2018)

Duration 2h 23m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13,  Source of story Based on a novel “Death Curse” by James Dashner Director Wes Ball Writers/Script T.S.Nowlin Starring Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Will Poulter, Giancarlo Esposito, Patricia Clarkson, Aiden Gillen, Barry Pepper, Walton Goggins Ratings IMDb: 6.2 by 111,709 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Brazil: 18. Source of story A mixed media novel of the same name by Phoebe Gloeckner  Director Marielle Heller,  Writers/Script Marielle Heller Starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgård, Madeleine Waters,  Ratings IMDb: 6.9 by 29,615 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 95% by 164 critics. Elevator Pitch: In 1970s San Francisco … Continue reading

Black Mass (2015)

Duration 2h 3m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Russia: 18+,   Source of story Based on real events in Boston and a book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. Director Scott Cooper Writers/Script Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth Starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple  … Continue reading

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