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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story Loosely based on the experiences of US Air Force Captain Scott O’Grady who was shot down over Bosnia in 1995 Writers/Script David Veloz, Zak Penn (story by Jim and John Thomas) Additional Info Scott O’Grady sued the makers of the film saying that the portrayal of … Continue reading

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Rian Johnson Additional Info The director has subsequently been employed to write and direct the latest trio of StarWars films. Director Rian Johnson Starring Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Robbie Coltrane, Maximilian Schell Elevator Pitch A couple of brothers … Continue reading

Belle (2013)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story This outing was inspired by a true story about which little is known, apart from the existance of   portrait of a mixed race young woman together with her cousin, commissioned by Lord Mansfield then Lord Chief Justice of England. Writers/Script Misan Sagay (after arbitration, since … Continue reading

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Duration 2h 24m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1999 book of the same name by Mark Bowden which followed a series of articles in the Philadelphia Enquirer. These in turn described the real events which took place in 1993 in Mogadishu. Writers/Script Ken Nolan Additional Info Although the UN forces in the area … Continue reading

Beyond the Reach (2014)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book from 1972 Deathwatch by Robb White, who was sufficiently well known in America to be on “This is Your Life” in 1959. He died in 1990. Writers/Script Stephen Susco Additional Info The star of the show is probably the Mercedes G65 6X6 a very … Continue reading

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

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