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Into the Blue (2005)

R2V Summary A bikini clad outing in the blue seas of the Bahamas. Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director John Stockwell Writers/Script Matt Johnson,  Starring Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Scott Caan, Ashley Scott, Josh Brolin Ratings IMDb: 5.9 by 75k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 21% by … Continue reading

The Exception (2016)

R2V Summary I loved the idea of the dilema but the execution was poor. Duration 1h 47m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story Based on the 2003 novel by Alan Judd, “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss”. Director David Leveaux Writers/Script Simon Burke Starring Jai Courtney, Anton Lesser, Janet McTeer, Lily James, Christopher … Continue reading

Brad’s Status (2017)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Brazil: 12 R2V: VERY BORING Source of story An original screenplay Director Mike White Writers/Script Mike White Starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Jemaine Clement, Luke Wilson, Shazi Raja, Mike White,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 17k people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 80% by 172 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Magnolia (1999)

Duration 3h 08m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Paul Thomas Anderson Writers/Script Paul Thomas Anderson Starring Tom Cruise, Melora Walters, Phillip Baker Hall, Thomas Jane, Melinda Dillon, William H. Macey, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Alfred Molina, Henry Gibson, Clark Gregg, Ricky Jay, … Continue reading

Just Cause (1995)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A novel by John Katzenbach Director Arne Glimcher Writers/Script Jeb Stuart, Peter Stone Starring Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood, Ed Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Ned Beatty, George Plimpton, Ratings IMDb: 6.4 by 26K people.  Rotten Tomatoes:26% by 31 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story An original screenplay Director Mike Newell Writers/Script Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal Starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dominic West, Juliet Stevenson, Terence Rigby, Topher Grace,   Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 80,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 34% by 152 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Katherine Ann … Continue reading

Pretty Persuasion (2005)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Malaysia: Banned!  Source of story An original screenplay Director Marcos Siega Writers/Script Skander Halim Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Adi Schnall, Elisabeth Harnois, Jane Krakowski, Ron Livingston, James Woods, Selma Blair Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 10,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 33% by 79 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Kimberly Joyce is a … Continue reading

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Duration 3h 8m Ratings UK: PG, USA: Approved, Spain: A  Source of story Very very loosely based on real events as chronciles in the “Decline and Fall” by Edward Gibbon. Director Anthony Mann Writers/Script Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Phillip Yordan Starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guiness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Qualyle, john Ireland, … Continue reading

Black Butterfly (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story A 2008 French film “Papillon Noir” by Hervé Korian Director Brian Goodman Writers/Script Justin Stanley, Marc Frydman Starring Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Piper Perabo,  Ratings IMDb: 6.2 by 13,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 40% by 20 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Paul, a reclusive screenwriter … Continue reading

Stillwater (2021)

Duration 2h 19m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story Said to be loosely based on the Amanda Knox story. Director Tom McCarthy Writers/Script Tom McCarthy, Marcus Hinchey, Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré Starring Matt Damon, Camille Cottim, Abigail Breslin, Lilou Siauvaud, Deanna Dunagan,  Ratings IMDb: 6.9 by 3600 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 75% by … Continue reading

Gosford Park (2001)

Duration 2h 11m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story Based on an idea by Bob Balaban and Robert Altman Director Robert Altman Writers/Script Julian Fellowes Starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Kristen Scott-Thomas, Camilla Rutherford, Charlea Dance, Geraldine Somerville, Jeremy Northam, Tom Hollander, Bob Balaban, James Wilby, Lawrence Fox, Ryan Phillipe, Stephen Fry, … Continue reading

Scenic Route (2013)

Duration 1h 22m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R  Source of story An original screenplay Director Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz Writers/Script Kyle Killen Starring Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler, Christie Burson, Miracle Laurie Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 11,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 62% by 21 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: When a road trip organised by Carter goes wrong he and … Continue reading

The Duchess (2008)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 7  Source of story A book “Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire” by Amanda Foreman Director Saul Dibb Writers/Script Jeffrey Hatcher, Anders Thomas Jensen, Saul Dibb Starring Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper, Hayley Atwell, Simon McBurney, John Shrapnel, Michael Medwin, Ratings IMDb: 6.9 by 80,000 … Continue reading

The Last Bus (2021)

Duration 1h 26m Ratings Spain: Yet to be released nearly everywhere  Source of story An original screenplay Director Gillies MacKinnon Writers/Script Joe Ainsworth Starring Timothy Spall, Phyllis Logan and a load of British actors you will recognise but be unable to name. Ratings IMDb:7.6 by 22 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 100% by 2 reviewers . Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Colette (2018)

Duration 1h 51m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 7  Source of story An original screenplay based on the very public life and novels of Colette Director Wash Westmoreland Writers/Script Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz Starring Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West, Robert Pugh, Arabella Weir, Eleanor Tomlinson, Denise Gough, Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by … Continue reading

American Beauty (1999)

Duration 2h 2m Ratings UK: 18, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story An original screenplay Director Sam Mendes Writers/Script Alan Ball Starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Chris Cooper, Scott Bakula, John Cho,  Ratings IMDb: 8.3 by .  Rotten Tomatoes: 87% by 190 reviewers . Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Nomadland (2020)

Duration 1h 47m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: R, Argentina: 13  Source of story Based on a book by Jessica Bruder Director Chloé Zhao Writers/Script Chloé Zhao Starring Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, and a lot of real people. Ratings IMDb: 7.4 by 104,885 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: . Elevator Pitch: After the financial catastrophes of the early 2000s … Continue reading

The Last Emperor (1987)

Duration 2h 43m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15  Source of story Saiod to be based on the autobiography of Puyi, the last emperor, published in 1964. Director Bernardo Bertolucci Writers/Script Bernardo Bertolucci, Mark Peploe, Starring John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O’Tool,  Jade Go, Ying Ruocheng, and a load of Chinese actors Ratings IMDb: 7.7 by … Continue reading

Boogie Nights (1997)

Duration 2h 35m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,   Source of story An original screenplay developed from a short by the director Director Paul Thomas Anderson Writers/Script Paul Thomas Anderson Starring Luis Guzmän, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, Mark Wahlberg, William H. Macey, Nina Hartley, Joanna Gleason, Robert Ridgely, Ricky … Continue reading

American Made (2017)

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Brazil: 16  Source of story An original screenplay, but based loosely on real events. Director Doug Liman Writers/Script Gary Spinelli Starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones,  Ratings IMDb: 7.2 by 163,660 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 86% by 262 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: Barry Seal is a … Continue reading

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