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A Quiet Place (2018)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski (Story by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck) Additional Info I was amused by the fact that critic Mark Kermode said on the radio that he had sent a tweet to the cast and to Michael Bay congratulating … Continue reading

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Duration 2h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events and a novel of the same name by Ron Hansen Writers/Script Andrew Dominik Additional Info The director of photography was Roger Deakins, who is said to have claimed that the night time scene of the train robbery was his crowning achievement. Director Andrew Dominik … Continue reading

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Seth Graham-Smith Writers/Script Seth Graham-Smith Additional Info It is said that despite the fact that the script was written by the author of the book, there are not many similarities between the two. It seems that essentially only the … Continue reading

At Middleton (2013)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (USA) R Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Glenn German, Adam Rodgers Additional Info Taissa Farmiga, who plays Edith’s daughter, is actually her much younger sister. Andy Garcia’s daughter, Daniella, is also in it. Nothing like a bit of nepotism – but they are fine. Director Adam Rodgers Starring Andy … Continue reading

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD (2018 in Spain)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Inspired (it says) by real events and a book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty by John Pearson. Writers/Script David Scarpa Additional Info In the future this movie may be better known for the fact that, after it … Continue reading

A Perfect Getaway (2009)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Twohy Director David Twohy Starring Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Chris Helmsworth Elevator Pitch A couple who are on their honeymoon are hiking on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai when they hear that there have been murders carried out … Continue reading

American Dreamz (2006)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Paul Weitz Additional Info Although said not to be a satire, it was rumoured at the time that George Bush Jr never read the papers, and was said to wear an earpiece, like the fictional president, so people could tell him what … Continue reading

Aloha (2015)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Cameron Crowe Additional Info This movie is moderately famous for casting a white female in the role of a Hawaiian who is a quarter native Hawaiian, and a quarter Asian. Director Cameron Crowe Starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, … Continue reading

Absolute Zero (2006)

Duration 1h 26m Rating (UK) None Source of story A not very original screenplay Writers/Script Sarah Watson Additional Info This TV movie seems to have been seen only in Australia and Singapore – and now Spain Director Robert Lee Starring Jeff Fahey and others we probably won’t hear of again. Elevator Pitch A change in … Continue reading

Analyse This (1999)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story This appears to have a relationship with the “Sopranos”, the film released two months after the first episode of the TV series aired. Writers/Script Peter Tolan, Kenneth Lonergan, Harold Ramis Additional Info Writers story:   Peter Tolan, Kenneth Lonergan Director Harold Ramis Starring Robert De Niro, … Continue reading

A Ghost Story (2017)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Lowery Additional Info I saw this at a screen in Madrid in English with Spanish subtitles. While waiting outside I watched the other dozen or so people leave with bemused expressions on their faces. Director David Lowery Starring Casey Affleck, Rooney … Continue reading

Angels & Demons (2009)

Duration 2h 18m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Dan Brown Writer/s Script David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman Additional Info The book actually preceded The Da Vinci Code, but the film presents the story as a sequel. Director Ron Howard Starring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurur, Stellan Skarsgård, … Continue reading

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