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Need for Speed (2014)

Duration 2h 12m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story A video game of the same name. Director Scott Waugh Writers/Script George Gatins, John Gatins Starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Rami Malek, Dakota Johnson, Michael Keaton,  Ratings IMDb: 6.4 by 167,512 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 22% from 187 reviewers. Review2view: 5/10 Elevator … Continue reading

Gloria (1980)

Duration 2h 03m Ratings UK: AA, USA: PG, Norway: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director John Cassavetes Writers/Script John Cassavetes Starring Julie Carmen, Buck Henry, John Adams, Gena Rowlands,  Ratings IMDb: 7.2/10 by 9537 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: . Revie2view: 6/10. Elevator Pitch: Gloria, the ex girlfriend of mob boss Tony Tanzini, lives in an … Continue reading

The Starving Games (2013)

Duration 1h 23m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story A parody of the Hunger Games Director Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer Writers/Script Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer  Starring Maiara Walsh, Cody Christian, Brant Daugherty Ratings IMDb: 3.2/10 by 20,092 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 0% by 9 reviewers. Review2view: 1/10  Elevator Pitch:   Kantmiss Evershot volunteers to participate in … Continue reading

Forsaken (2015)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, South Korea: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Jon Caesar (who directed Kiefer Sutherland in 24) Writers/Script Brad Mirman, Tari, Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Michael Wincott, Brian Cox, Demi Moore,  Ratings IMDb: 6.3/10 by 11,245 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 43% by 40 reviewers . Review2view: 5/10. … Continue reading

Jurassic Park III (2001)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG-13, Norway 11  Source of story The earlier films, and the characters created by Michael Crichton. Director Joe Johnston Writers/Script Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor Starring Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Laura Dern,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9 by 306k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 49% by 185 … Continue reading

Aftershock (2012)

R2V Summary Only a watch if you like violence, blood and gore. Duration 1h 29m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story An original screenplay inspired by a 2010 Chile earthquake Director Nicolás López Writers/Script Nicolás López, Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo Starring Eli Roth, Andrea Osvárt, Ariel Levy, Natasha Yarovenko, Nocolás Martínez, … Continue reading

Final Destination (2000)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R  Source of story An original screenplay, apparently originally written as an X-Files episode. Director James Wong Writers/Script James Wong, Glen Morgan, Jeffrey Reddick Starring Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Kristen Cloke, Chad Donella, Seann William Scott, Tony Todd, Amanda Detmer Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 234,098 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

The Black Dahlia (2006)

Duration 2h 1m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Sweden: 15  Source of story A real event fictionalised in a novel by James Elroy Director Brian De Palma Writers/Script Josh Friedman Starring Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner, Fiona Shaw, John Kavanagh, Rose McGowan, Ian McNeice,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 71,852 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Afternoon Delight (2013)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Source of story The content relates to a song with sexy lyrics by the “Starland Vocal Band” in 1976.  Director Jill Soloway Writers/Script Jill Soloway Starring Kathryn Hahn, Jane Lynch, Josh Radnor, Juno Temple,  Ratings IMDb: 5.7 by 9720 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 66% by 83 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Just Go With It (2011)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Brazil: 10,  Source of story Hold onto your hats! Based on a 1969 film “Cactus Flower”, itself based on a Broadway play of the same name, based on a French stage play “Fleur de Cactus”.  Director Dennis Dugan Writers/Script Allan Loeb, Timothy Dowling,  Starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer … Continue reading

Bronco Billy (1980)

Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: A, USA:  Source of story There was a Western producer called Bronco Billy Anderson back in the 1920s in Hollywood, but only the name is a connection. Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Dennis Hackin Starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers, Bill McKinney, Sam Bottoms, Dan Vadis, William Prince, … Continue reading

M.A.S.H. (1970)

Duration 1h 56m  Ratings UK: X (original cut), USA: R,  Source of story A novel of the same name by Richard Hooker (a sudonym for a number of ex Korean War Doctors) Director Robert Altman Writers/Script Ring Lardner Jr. Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Jo Ann Pflug, Gary Burghoff … Continue reading

The Dilemma (2011)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Ron Howard Writers/Script Allan Loeb Starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah, Sandy Marshall Elevator Pitch: Ronny and Nick are a couple of good friends who have an embryo  concept car company, and get a job … Continue reading

Modern Adult Comedies – A Podcast

Five modern adult comedies to help you pass the time during the COVID 19 Lockdown TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST CLICK HERE: https://youtu.be/kBkcCl5ldBU

Classic Adult Comedies – A Podcast

Five classic adult comedies to help you pass the time during the COVID 19 Lockdown TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST CLICK HERE: https://youtu.be/M7-xqFIpqfY

PODCAST – ALIEN INVASIONS

Five Alien Invasion movies to help you pass the time during the COVID 19 Lockdown CLICK HERE TO VIEW PODCAST: https://youtu.be/bxJ67doZNek

PODCAST – FIVE SHOOT’EM UPS

Five Shoot’Em Ups TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST CLICK HERE: https://youtu.be/qJFmNw1anJk

Goodfellas (1990)

Duration 2h 26m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book, Wiseguy, itself based on real events by Nicholas Pileggi Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese Starring Robert De Nero, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sovino, Tony Darrow, Frank Vincent, Debi Mazar, Michael Imperioli, Samuel L. Jackson, Elevator Pitch: A young … Continue reading

Queen & Slim (2020 in Spain)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay, although linked by critics to Bonney and Clyde and Thelma and Louise (I favour the latter) Director First time director Melina Matsoukas Writers/Script Lena Waithe (story Lena Waithe, James Frey) Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeen Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Elevator Pitch: An uptight … Continue reading

Bombshell (2020 in Spain)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on real events in Fox News over the duration of its existence. Director Jay Roach Writers/Script Charles Randolph Starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Elevator Pitch: Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News, generally known for … Continue reading

American Psycho (2000)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis Director Mary Harron Writers/Script Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner Starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Reese Witherpoon, Samantha Mathis, Jared Leto, Willem Dafoe, Cara Seymour, Krista Sutton, Elevator Pitch: Patrick Bateman is one of … Continue reading

Did You Hear About the Morgans (2009)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Director Marc Lawrence Writers/Script Marc Lawrence Starring Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Kelly, Sam Elliot, Mary Steenburger, Kim Shaw, Wilford Brimley Elevator Pitch: Paul Morgan and Meryl Morgan are a separated couple, due to his infidelity. They are both busy … Continue reading

Species (1995)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A more or less original screenplay Director Roger Donaldson Writers/Script Dennis Feldman Starring Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge, Michelle Williams, Elevator Pitch: A scientist gets a group of specialists together whose job will be to track down and kill … Continue reading

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Woody Allen, Elizabeth Berkley, Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd, Charlize Theron, Elevetor Pitch: CW Briggs is an insurance investigator who always solves the cases he is given. But he is faced with change in the insurance company … Continue reading

The Last Sect (2006)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (USA) TV-14 Source of story A riff on the Dracula story Director Jonathan Dueck Writers/Script David Robbeson Starring David Carradine, Natalie Brown, Deborah Odell, Julian Richings Elevator Pitch: A female reporter, investigating on line dating finds herself involved with a group of women, whose website searches for men. We, the viewers, … Continue reading

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A 1999 film with a very similar name by the Pang Brothers Director The Pang Brothers Writers/Script Jason Richman Starring Nicolas Cage, Shahkrit Yamnarm, Panward Hemmanee, Charlie Yeung Elevator Pitch: A very efficient hit man completes his work in Prague and as a precaution disposes of … Continue reading

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Marc Forster Writers/Script Zach Helm Starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman, Anouk Aimée, Terry Jones, Jean-Louis Trintignant, John Cleese, Elevator Pitch: Harold Crick, an IRS inspector, carries out his various activities accompanied by a voice which seems … Continue reading

Training Day (2001)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay focused on actual police corruption in LA Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script David Ayer Starring Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin, Cliff Curtis, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Macy Gray, Eva Mendes, Terry Crews, Elevator Pitch: Jake is a rookie cop … Continue reading

The Box (2009)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A short story “Button, Button”, by Richard Matheson, first pubished in Playboy in 1970. Director Richard Kelly Writers/Script Richard Kelly Starring Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella Elevator Pitch: A married couple, Norma and Arthur Lewis, who have a preteen son, are facing possible hard times … Continue reading

Tideland (2005)

Duration 2h 00m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Mitch Cullin Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script Tony Grisoni, Terry Gilliam Starring Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer, Brendan Fletcher, Jennifer Tilley, Jeff Bridges Elevator Pitch: When preteen Jeliza-Rose’s mother dies of an overdose she and her father take off for the … Continue reading

Meet the Parents 2: Meet the Fockers (2004)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A second outing following the character of Greg Focker Director Jay Roach Writers/Script Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg (Story Jim Herzfeld, Marc Hyman) (Characters Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke) Starring Robert De Nero, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Jonathan Lynn Writers/Script Mitchell Kapner Starring Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Elevator Pitch: An American dentist. Oz Oseransky, working in Montreal realises that the man who has moved in next door is a Chicago … Continue reading

Punch Drunk Love (2002)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Paul Thomas Anderson Writers/Script Paul Thomas Anderson Starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Elevator Pitch: Barry Egan is the owner of a small wholesaler of novelty bathroom equipment operating from an industrial unit, in a … Continue reading

Hard Candy (2005)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director David Slade Writers/Script Brian Nelson Starring Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh (Only just) Elevator Pitch: After an exchange of risque messages on line, a female teenager and a male adult meet in coffee bar, and he invites her to his home … Continue reading

Saving Silverman (2001)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Dennis Duggan Writers/Script Hank Nelken, Greg DePaul Starring Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Jason Biggs, Amanda Peet, Amanda Detmar, R. Lee Ermey, Neil Diamond, Elevator Pitch: Three young men, Wayne, J.D. and Darren have been friends since childhood, their common enthusiasm the songs … Continue reading

Collateral Damage (2002)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Andrew Davis Writers/Script David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths (Story David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths, Ronald Roose) Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Francesca Neri, Cliff Curtis, John Leguizamo, John Turturro, Miguel Sandoval, Elevator Pitch: Fire chief Gordy Brewer is devastated when his wife and son are killed … Continue reading

The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay – there is a book by Paul Hoffman, but it was published in 2000 so a follow-up to the film. Director Po-Chih Leong Writers/Script Paul Hoffman Starring Jude Law, Elina Löwensohn, Timothy Spall, Jack Davenport, Kerry Fox, Elevator Pitch: A young professional (he … Continue reading

Bad Boys II (2003)

Duration 2h 27m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay using the characters from the first film. Director Michael Bay Writers/Script Ron Shelton, Jerry Stahl (story Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Ron Shelton. Characters George Gallo) Starring Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Mollà, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Theresa Randle, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Shannon, Henry … Continue reading

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An illustrated book of the same name by Maurice Sendak Director Spike Jonze Writers/Script Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers Starring Max Records, Catherine O’Hara, Pepita Emmerichs, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, James Gandolfini, Paul Dano, Chris Cooper, Lauren Ambrose Elevator Pitch: A boisterous eight year old boy, Max, … Continue reading

Unknown (2011)

  Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A novel translated into English as “Out of my head” by Didier Van Cauwelaert Director Jaume Collet-Serra Writers/Script Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cornwell Starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aiden Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Frank Langella, Elavator Pitch: Dr Martin Harris (We’ll call him “Harris 1”) … Continue reading

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