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BLACK PANTHER (2018)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The Marvel Comic character and stories, by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee Writers/Script Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole Additional Info Martin Freeman is probably best known for playing Dr Watson in the Sherlock series. Were there no Americans capable of playing the slightly inept CIA man? … Continue reading

Billy Elliot (2000)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Lee Hall Additional Info Nominated for multiple awards including Oscars and won some BAFTAs. The later stage musicals have all cost more to present than the film cost. Director Stephen Daldry Starring Jamie Bell, Jean Heywood, Gary Lewis, Julie Walters, Stephen Mangan, … Continue reading

The Bookshop (2017)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) Yet to get international release. Source of story A 1978 book by Penelope Fitzgerald (died in 2000) Writers/Script Isabel Coixet Additional Info Obviously for tax reasons the interiors filmed in Barcelona and the exteriors in Northern Ireland. Director Isabel Coixet Starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne, Frances Barber, James … Continue reading

Blade (1998)

Duration 2h 0m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Loosely based on a Marvel comic character by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan Writers/Script David S Goyer Additional Info Said to have been poorly received at test showings, so rewrites and reshoots involved. The car – a 1968 Dodge Charger. Director Stephen Norrington Starring Wesley Snipes, … Continue reading

Blade Runner: The Director’s Cut (1992)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) AA Source of story A novel by Phillip K Dick ( Actually I thought it was a short story) Writer/s Script Hampton Fanchor, David Peoples Additional Info The appear to have been seven versions of this film, and I think the one I saw the other day was either the … Continue reading

The Banger Sisters (2002)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Bob Dolman Director Bob Dolman Starring Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Rush, Erika Christensen Elevator Pitch When a mature but well preserved bartender loses her job she decides to borrow money from her oldest friend who she has not seen for … Continue reading

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Duration 2h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The first Blade Runner and the Phillip K Dick story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”. Writer/s Script Hampton Fancher, Michael Green Writer/s Story Hampton Fancher Director Denis Villeneuve Starring Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Lennie James, Barkhad … Continue reading

Bad Country (2014)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Said to be based on real events Writer/s Script Jonathan Hirschbein Writer/s Story Tom Abernathy, Jonathan Hirschbein, Mike Barnett, Don ‘Bud’ Connor Director Jonathan Hirschbein Starring Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe, Neil McDonough, Amy Smart, Tom Berenger Elevator Pitch When a contract killer working for a sophisticated … Continue reading

Bait (2000)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 (13 in Spain and R in USA?) Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Andrew Scheinman, Adam Scheinman, Tony Gilroy Director Antoine Fuqua Starring Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Doug Hutchison, David Paymer, Jeffrey Donovan, Megan Dodds Elevator Pitch A small time thief, imprisoned for stealing shrimp, is in … Continue reading

Batman Returns: 3 (1992)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 13 Source of story DC Comic characters by Bob Kane Writer/s Script Daniel Waters Writer/s Story Daniel Waters, Sam Hamm Director Tim Burton Starring Michael Keaton, Danny De Vito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken. Michael Gough, Pat Hingle Elevator Pitch When a corrupt businessman and a grotesque criminal try to take … Continue reading

The Beguiled (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel “A Painted Devil” by Thomas P Cullinan and possibly the 1971 film written by Albert Maltz and Irene Kamp Writer/s Script Sofia Coppola Director Sofia Coppola Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning Elevator Pitch When an injured Union soldier is given … Continue reading

Baby Driver (2017)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Edgar Wright Director Edgar Wright Starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzales, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Walter Hill Elevator Pitch Baby is a talented get-away driver with tinitus, who therefore listens to an IPod all the time. … Continue reading

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