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Firestarter (2022)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story A book of the same name by Stephen King and possibly a 1984 film Director Keith Thomas Writers/Script Scott Teems Starring Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, Michael Greyeyes, Gloria Reuben, John Beasley,  Ratings IMDb: 4.6/10 by 5384 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 13% … Continue reading

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Salazar’s Revenge (2017)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story The original Disney ride and characters from the the previous four films. Director Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg Writers/Script Jeff nathanson, Terry Rossio Starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Stephen Graham, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, Paul … Continue reading

The Northman (2022)

Duration 2h 16m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story Nordic myths in the way of Hamlet. Director Robert Eggers Writers/Script Robert Eggers, Sjón Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe, Björk Ratings IMDb: 7.9/10 by 21,606 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 89% by 240 reviewers. Review2view: 2/10. Elevator … Continue reading

My Super Ex Girlfriend (2006)

Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Germany: 6  Source of story A very moderately ingenious screenplay Director Ivan Reitman Writers/Script Don Payne Starring Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Farris, Rainn Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Margaret Anne Florence Ratings IMDb: 5.2/10 by 64,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 40% by 131 reviewers. Review2view: 5.5/10. Elevator Pitch: Matt is … Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010 and 2011)

Duration 2h 26m and 2h 10m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13 Denmark: 11  Source of story A J.K.Rowling book encompassing both films. Director David Yates Writers/Script Steve Kloves Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy, Richard Griffiths, Julie Walters. Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Hellena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon, Robbie … Continue reading

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

Duration 2h 10m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 12  Source of story A novel of the same name by Cassandra Clare Director Harald Zwart Writers/Script Jessica Postigo Starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9/10 by 131,821 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 14% by 125 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

\ Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15  Source of story A Marvel comic and the first film. Director Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor Writers/Script Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman, David S. Goyer Starring Nicolas Cage, Violante Placido, Ciarian Hinds, Idris Elba, Anthony Head, Christopher Lambert,  Ratings IMDb: 4.3/10 by 117,245 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Fantasy Island (2020)

Duration 1h 49m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Brazil: 14  Source of story A riff on the 1977 TV series. Director Jeff Waldow Writers/Script Jeff Waldow, Christopher Roach, Jillian Jacobs Starring Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen,  Ratings IMDb: 4.9/10 by 48,129 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 8% … Continue reading

Justice League (2017)

Duration 2h 00m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story Graphic novel Justice League of America Gardner Fox. Director Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon Writers/Script Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Mamoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K.Simmons, Ciaran Hinds,  … Continue reading

The Batman

Duration 2h 55m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story Yet another Batman franchise begins. Director Matt Reeves Writers/Script Matt Reeves, Peter Craig, (Batman created by Bill Finger and Bon Kane) Starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, Peter Sarsgaard,  Ratings IMDb: 8.6 by … Continue reading

Harry Potter 4 and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Duration 2h 37m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story A book of the same name by J.K.Rowling Director Mike Newell Writers/Script Steve Kloves Starring Eric Sykes, Timothy Spall, David Tennant, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Robert Pattinson, Jason Isaacs, Robert Hardy, Roger Lloyd Pack, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, David Bradley, … Continue reading

Harry Potter 3 – and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Duration 2h 22m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Spain: 7  Source of story The book of the same name by J.K.Rowling Director Alfonso Cuarón Writers/Script Steve Kloves Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Richard Griffiths, Pam Ferris, Fiona Shaw, Lenny Henry, Gary Oldman, Robert Hardy, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Julie Walters, David Thewlis, Warwick Davis, Michael Gambon, Alan … Continue reading

Harry Potter2: and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Duration 2h 41m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Denmark: 11  Source of story A book of the same name by J.K.Rowling Director Chris Columbus Writers/Script Steve Kloves Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert grint, Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Toby Jones, Julie Walters, Jason Isaacs, Robbie Coltrane, Kenneth Branagh, Alan Rickman, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Miriam … Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Duration 2h 32m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Denmark: 11  Source of story A novel of the same name by J.K.Rowling Director Chris Columbus Writers/Script Steve Kloves Starring Richard Harris, Magie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Daniel Radcliffe, Fiona Shaw, Richard Griffiths, Ian Hart, Warwick Davis, John Hurt, Julie Walters, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Leslie Phillips, John … Continue reading

Shazam! (2019)

Duration 2h 12m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story DC comic book characters developed by Bill Parker, C.C. Beck  Director David F. Sandberg Writers/Script Henry Gayden, Darren Lemke Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou,  Ratings IMDb: 7.0/10 by 302,482 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 90% by 413 reviewers … Continue reading

Gladiator (2000)

Duration 2h 35m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A riff on the Marcus Aurelius and Commodus story, inspired by a 1958 book ‘Those About to Die” by Daniel P. Mannix. Director Ridley Scott Writers/Script David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson apparently with off the cuff contributions from the actors. Starring … Continue reading

Spiderman: Homecoming (2017)

Duration 2h 13m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story A rehash of the Spiderman story, now within the Avengers universe. Based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Director Jon Watts Writers/Script Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers Starring Tom Holland, … Continue reading

Gods of Egypt (2016)

R2V Summary. A tiresome CGI outing which is not really worth your time. Duration 2h 07m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story A sort of original screenplay based on an Egyptian myth Director Alex Proyas Writers/Script Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless Starring Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Bryan Brown, Chadwick Boseman, Gerard Butler, … 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

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11 Source of story Well – some of Grimm’s fairy takes make token appearances. Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script Ehren Kruger (with unacknowledged contributions by Gilliam and Tony Grisoni) Starring Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Mackenzie Crook, Richard Ridings, Peter Stormare, Jonathan Pryce, Lena Headey, Monica Bellucci,  Ratings … Continue reading

The New Daughter (2009)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 16 Source of story A short story by John Connolly Director Luiso Berdejo Writers/Script John Travis Starring Kevin Costner, Ivana Baquero, Samantha Mathis Ratings IMDb: 5.3 by 15,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 33% by 9 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: John James is a divorced author who moves into a … Continue reading

Black Widow (2021)

Duration 2h 13m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11,  Source of story A development of the Black Widow character within the Marvel Comics Universe. Director Cate Shortland Writers/Script Eric Pearson with story by Jac Schaeffer, Ned Benson Starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, Ray Winstone, O-T Fagbenie, William Hurt, Olga Kurylenko,  … Continue reading

Wishmaster 4: The Prophesy Fulfilled (2002)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story The first three films, chracters created by Peter Atkins Director Chris Angel Writers/Script John Benjamin Martin Starring Tara Spencer-Nairn, Michael Trucco, Jason Thompson, John Novak Ratings IMDb: 4.0 by 3500 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 20% by 5 critics . Elevator Pitch: In this version … Continue reading

Charlie’s Angels (2000)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13,  Source of story A TV series of the same name which ran in the 70s. Director McG Writers/Script Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon, John August and about a dozen others uncredited. Starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray, Sam Rockwell, Kelly Lynch, Tim Curry, Crispin Glover, … Continue reading

I, Frankenstein (2014)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain 12,  Source of story A very unlikely riff on the Frankenstein universe but apparently based on a Kevin Grevious graphic novel. Director Stuart Beattie Writers/Script Stuart Beattie, Kevin Grevioux Mary Shelley (characters) Starring Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Bill Nighy Ratings IMDb: 5.1 by 78,640 … Continue reading

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Duration 2h 32m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story An attempt by DC comics to emulate Marvel stuff, using their best known characters Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman Director Zack Snyder Writers/Script David S. Goyer, Chris Terrio Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Lawrence Fishburne,Jeremy Irons, Holly … Continue reading

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

The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG, Germany: 6, Source of story A 1973 novel of the same name by John Bellairs  Director Eli Roth Writers/Script Eric Kripke Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Lorenza Izzo,  Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 45,254 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 66% by 209 critics. Elevator Pitch: Lewis Barnavelt … Continue reading

Percy Jackson 2: Sea of Monsters (2013)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Iceland: 7, Source of story A novel of a similar name by Rick Riorden Director Thor Freudenthal Writers/Script Marc Guggenheim Starring Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Brandon T. Jackson, Anthony Head, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by 110,209 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 42% by 117 critics … Continue reading

Percy Jackson 1: And the Lightning Thief (2010)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Saudi Arabia: G Source of story A novel by Rick Riordan Director Chris Columbus Writers/Script Craig Titley Starring Logan Lerman, Brabdon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Rosasio Dawson, Catherine Keener, Kevin McKidd, Joe Pantoliano, Uma Thurman,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9 by 176,754 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Duration 2h 7m Ratings UK: 12A, USA:  Source of story A novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs,  Director Tim Burton Writers/Script Jane Goldman, Starring Eva Green, Asa Butterworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Allison Janney, Chris O’Dowd, Terence Stamp,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 154,796 people. Rotten Tomatoes:  64% by 249 critics. Elevator … Continue reading

Kill Bill Vol I (2003)

Duration 1h 51m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Quentin Tarntino Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino with contributions by Uma Thurman Starring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivicia A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen,  Ratings IMDb: 8.1 by 989,640 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 85% by 237 critics. Elevator Pitch: This is the … Continue reading

Logan (2017)

Duration 2h 17m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: R, Spain: 16 Source of story The story appears to be based on characters in the X-Men comics including X-23, Laura. Director James Mangold Writers/Script Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant,  Ratings IMDb: 8.1 … Continue reading

Venom (2018)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Marvel comic characters created by Todd McFarlane, David Michelinie Director Ruben Fleischer Writers/Script Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Kelly Marcel Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Woody Harrelson, Elevator Pitch: Eddie Brock is an investigative TV reporter who loses his job when revealing the … Continue reading

The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

Duration 1h 35m Source of story An original screenplay Director RZA (This is a name) Writers/Script RZA, Eli Roth Starring RZA, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Dave Bautista, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Byron Mann, Grace Huang, Andrew Lin, Pam Grier, Rick Yune Elevator Pitch: In a Chinese village the clans war, when they are not whoring … Continue reading

R.I.P.D.(2013)

Duration 1h 36m Source of story A comic book of the same name by Peter M. Lenkov and Lucas Marangon Director Robert Schwenke Writers/Script Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi + story by David Dobkin Starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Elevator Pitch: Unbeknown to us, the living, … Continue reading

Glass (2019)

Duration 2h 9m Source of story The director’s previous films “Split” and “Unbreakable”. Director M. Night Shyamalan Writers/Script M. Night Shyamalan Starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlyne Woodard, Elevator Pitch: Elijah Price, known as Mr Glass a man with brittle bones and possibly with a … Continue reading

Rampage (2018)

Duration 1h 47m Source of story Apparently a video game of the same name Director Brad Peyton Writers/Script Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal, Adam Sztykiel Starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacey, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Elevator Pitch: When space based research into animal genetics goes wrong and the station is destroyed, … Continue reading

Suicide Squad (2016)

2h 3m Characters from DC Comics by John Ostrander David Ayer David Ayer Will Smith, Ike Barinholtz, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Common, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinneman, Scott Eastwood, Ben Affleck, Elevator Pitch: Security chief, Amanda Waller, proposes to her bosses that she is given authority to recruit … Continue reading

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The characters from Deadpool, originating in a Marvel comic Director David Leitch Writers/Script Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Eddie Marsan, (some other famous actors on the cast list, probably as … Continue reading

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