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Street Kings (2008)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A story by James Elroy Director David Ayer Writers/Script James Elroy, Kurt Wimmer, Jamie Moss Starring Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, Cedric the Entertainer, Terry Crews, Naomi Harris, Common, Game, Elevator Pitch: Tom Ludlow is a Vice Squad detective who is prepared to … Continue reading

Last Man Standing (1996)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A Japanese film, apparently, Yojimbo, by Akira Kurosawa Director Walter Hill Writers/Script Walter Hill Starring Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, Christopher Walken, Karina Lombard, Michael Imperioli, Leslie Mann, Elevator Pitch: in 1932 a man drives into the dusty border town of Jericho, where he is attacked by … Continue reading

Scarface (1983)

Duration 2h 50m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Inspired by a 1932 Howard Hawks film of the same name but set in Chicago, itself derived from a novel by Armitage Trail. Director Brian De Palma Writers/Script Oliver Stone Starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham, Harris … Continue reading

Everly (2014)

Elevator Pitch A woman who has been confined to the apartment of a yazuka boss for four years becomes a police informer, and as a result is discarded by him, to be raped and abused by his gang. She escaped to the bathroom, recovers an automatic from the cistern and is tempted to end it … Continue reading

The Samaritan (2012)

Elevator Pitch. Foley, a former con artist who has served 25 years in prison for killing his former partner is released more or less into the hands of the murdered man’s son, who wants him to conduct a scam; in addition  he becomes friendly and then more with a young woman, with whom it appears … Continue reading

Rage (2014)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Jim Agnew, Sean Keller Additional Info You might have seen Pasha D. Lynchikoff in “Big Bang”, he really is a Moscow trained Russian actor, but admirably upped sticks and emigrated to America to further his career. Director Paco Cabezas Starring Nicolas Cage, … Continue reading

El Gringo (2012)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Jonathan W. Stokes Additional Info For any Brits who may look at this review, Scott Adkins, who quite looks the part, started off in East Enders and graduated to Holby City before taking off for America. Director Eduardo Rodriguez Starring Scott Adkins, … Continue reading

Term Life (2016)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A graphic novel of the same name by Andy Lieberman and Nick Thornborrow Writers/Script Andy Lieberman Additional Info The title is taken from the fact that the guy has taken out an insurance policy on his life with his daughter as benificiary. Director Peter Billingsley Starring … Continue reading

Get Carter (2000)

Duration 1h 42m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1971 British film of the same name starring Michael Caine itself derived from a novel by Ted Lewis ”Jack’s Return Home”. Writers/Script David McKenna Additional Info Originally Michael Caine was only given a cameo in this outing, but the audience response to his presence at … Continue reading

Homefront (2013)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Chuck Logan Writers/Script Sylvester Stallone Additional Info Written by Sylvester Stallone years ago and shelved because he got too old to act in it himself, until picked up, apparenty, by Jason Statham. Director Gary Fielder Starring Jason Statham, James … Continue reading

Gangs of New York (2002)

Duration 2h 47m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Said to have been inspired by the 1927 book “The Gangs of New York” by Herbert Asbury. Writers/Script Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan Additional Info Jay Cocks was the writer of the original story twenty years before the actual production. The director had wanted it … Continue reading

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

Duration 2h 42m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The original book and the first two films, and some real events in the 1980s. Writer/s Script Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola Additional Info There is almost unlimited secondardy info about this movie, much of it about the casting of Sofia Coppola as Mary Corleone. I … Continue reading

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