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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

Dreamland (2019)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: 15, Spain: 18,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Bruce McDonald,  Writers/Script Tony Burgess, Patrick Whistler Starring Stephen McHattie, Henry Rollins, Juliette Lewis, Tómas Lemarquis,  Ratings IMDb:.  4.6 by 421 People. Rotten Tomatoes: 54% by 41 critics Elevator Pitch: We have to start by recognising that there is much confusion … Continue reading

Taxi Driver (1976)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, Many places: 18. Source of story An original screenplay Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Paul Schrader Starring Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd,   Ratings IMDb: 8.3 by 716,228 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 96% by 92 critics. Elevator Pitch: Travis Bickle is a … Continue reading

The Living and the Dead (2007)

Duration 1h 23m Ratings UK: 18, USA:  Not rated, Spain 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Simon Rumley Writers/Script Simon Rumley Starring Leo Bill, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Kate Fahy Ratings IMDb:  5.9 by 2,251 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 91% by 11 critics. Elevator Pitch: Three people rattle about in a large semi-derelict English manor house. The father, … Continue reading

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Duration 1h 47m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Woody Allen, Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Maureen O’Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, J.T. Walsh, John Turturo, Richard Jenkins, Max von Sydow, Sam Waterston,  Ratings IMDb: 7.9 by 66,646 people. Rotten … Continue reading

To Have and Have Not (1945)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: A, USA: Approved, South Korea: 12,   Source of story Loosely based on the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name. Director Howard Hawkes,  Writers/Script Jules Furthman, William Faulkner Starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael,  Ratings IMDb: 7.8 by 30,721 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 97% by 36 … Continue reading

All That Jazz (1979)

Duration 2h 3m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, Spain: 14, Argentina: 18 Source of story A semi-autoboiographical rendering of the life of the director Director Bob Fosse Writers/Script Bob Fosse, Robert Alan Aurthur Starring Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer,  John Lithgow,  Ratings IMDb:  7.9 by 27,832 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 85% by 41 critics. Elevator … Continue reading

The Passion of Christ (2004)

Duration 2h 07m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R. Spain 18. Source of story Said to be based on the gospels plus some other religious sources. Director Mel Gibson Writers/Script Benedict Fitzgerald, Mel Gibson Starring Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci,  Hristo Shopov, Claudia Gerini,   Ratings IMDb:  7.2 by 113,646 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 49% by 278 critics. Elevator … Continue reading

Siberia (2018)

Duration 1h 44m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16 Source of story An original screenplay  Director Matthew Ross Writers/Script Scott B. Smith (story Stephen Hamel, Scott B. Smith) Starring Keanu Reeves, Paha D. Lychnikoff, Ana Ulana, Molly Ringwald,  Ratings IMDb: 4.3 by 12,302 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 12% by 49 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Lucas Hill … Continue reading

Jackie Brown (1997)

Duration 2h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 13, Canada: 14A Source of story A book “Rum Punch” by Elmore Leonard Director Quentin Tarantino Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino Starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert De Nero, Michael Bowen, Chris Tucker,  Ratings IMDb: 7.5 by 312,660 people. Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

Runner Runner (2013)

Photo by Scott Garfield for Twentieth Century Fox. Duration 1h 28m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16, Source of story An original screenplay Director Brad Furman Writers/Script Brian Koppelman, David Levien Starring Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, John Heard,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 60,295 people, Rotten Tomatoes: 8% by 120 reviewers. … Continue reading

Black Rain (1989)

Duration 2h 5m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain 13 Source of story An original screenplay Director Ridley Scott Writers/Script Craig Bolotin, Warren Lewis Starring Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw, Luis Guzmán, Yusaku Matsuda, Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 49,018 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 50% by 22 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Nick Conklin and Charlie … Continue reading

Public Enemies (2009)

Duration 2h 20m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12, The is only an implcation of sex taking place, and one shot of  Source of story A book “Public Enemies:…” by Bryan Burrough Director Michael Mann Writers/Script Ronan Bennett, Michael Mann, Ann Biderman  Starring Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Stephen Graham, Stephen Dorff, Giovanni Ribisi, Channing … Continue reading

Four Brothers (2005)

Duration 1h 49m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18 Source of story An original screenplay, but said to have been a remake of “The Sons of Katie Elder”. Director John Singleton Writers/Script David Elliot, Paul Lovett Starring Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Sofia Vergara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taraji P. Henson  … Continue reading

Fatal Honeymoon (2012)

Duration 1h 39m Ratings A TV movie without classification except for 12 in Norway. Source of story This is a film version of a true story Director Nadia Tass Writers/Script Mac Gudgeon, Teena Booth Starring Billy Miller, Amber Clayton, Gary Sweet, Harvey Keitel Ratings IMDb: 5.5 by 778 people. Rotten Tomatoes: No reviews. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

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