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Australia (2008)

Elevator Pitch. A young aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley, travels to the Northern Territory of Australia, to take over the cattle ranch developed by her husband who has been murdered, and on arrival finds that her cattle are being stolen and attempts made to take over her property, so she must gain the assistance of a … Continue reading

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director David Lowery Writers/Script David Lowery Starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine Elevator Pitch When a couple are chased down by the police after taking part in a robbery in Texas, the female shoots and wounds a policeman for which … Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Duration 2h 22m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters and stories in the Marvel comics, and the first of these two reboots of the franchise. Writers/Script Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner (story by the scriptwriters plus James Vanderbilt. And not forgetting the Marvel men Stan Lee and Steve Ditko) Additional Info This … Continue reading

American Outlaws (2001)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story The legends relating to the James-Younger gang. Writers/Script Roderick Taylor, John Rogers (Story by Roderick Taylor) Additional Info One of the many films about Jesse James, the second to be featured in this blog. Director Les Mayfield Starring Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht, … Continue reading

Analyse That (2002)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Effectively a continuation of the first film Analyse This. Writers/Script Peter Steinfiled, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan (Characters by Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan) Additional Info From an estimated budget of $60 million Robert De Nero was paid $20 million. Director Harold Ramis Starring Robert De Nero, Billy … Continue reading

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 Hemsworth 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

Aeon Flux (2005)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Apparently an animated TV series by Peter Chung Writer/s Script Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi Director Karyn Kusama Starring Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo, Frances McDormund, Pete Postlethwaite Elevator Pitch In the present day a virus has killed 99% of the world population, … Continue reading

The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A not very original screenplay Writer/s Script Rand Ravich Director Rand Ravich Starring Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Nick Cassavetes, Samantha Eggar, Tom Noonan Elevator Pitch When two astronauts on a space walk are briefly out of touch with Houston, there is alarm … Continue reading

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on a 1976 film scripted by John Carpenter Writer/s Script James DeMonaco Director Jean-Francois Richet Starring Ethan Hawke, Lawrence Fisgburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello, Drea de Matteo, John Leguizamo, Brian Dennehy Elevator Pitch A police station manned by a retiring cop, a drug dependent … Continue reading

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