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The Dictator (2012)

Elevator Pitch. Admiral General Aladeen, the dictator of a country located in the Horn of Africa, is invited to the UN to discuss his nuclear development, but when he arrives in New York he is kidnapped by a villain employed by his ambitious uncle who replaces him with a dimwitted double; the dictator wanders the … Continue reading

Disobedience (2018 in Spain)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman Writers/Script Sebastián Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz Additional Info No-one is saying what sort of a Jewish community this is, but more than 20,000 Haradi Jews live in an enclosed community in Stamford Hill, London. Director Sebastián Lelio Starring … Continue reading

Death Race 2 (2010)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Sort of based on the previous outing and earlier Death Race stuff. Writers/Script Tony Giglio (Paul W.S. Anderson characters and story) Additional Info This was a straight to video outing which is actually a prequel to the 2008 Death Race which starred Jason Staham. Director Roel … Continue reading

Dirty Harry (1971)

Duration 1h 42m Rating (UK) X Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Harry Julius Fink, Rita M. Fink, Dean Riesmer (other versions by Terrence Malick, John Milius plus a story version by Jo Heims) Additional Info This film was in development for years with Frank Sinatra being attached to it for  a while. Many … Continue reading

THE DEATH OF STALIN (2018 in Spain)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on a French graphic novel La Mort de Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin Writers/Script Fabien Nury, Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin and additional material Peter Fellows. Additional Info The film is currently banned in Russia, Kyrgystan, Aserbaijan and Kazakhstan on the basis … Continue reading

Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance (1995)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Jonathan Hensleigh, plus some original characters by Roderick Thorpe Additional Info The script was originally developed as a stand alone production called “Simon Says”. It was later rewitten as a Lethal Weapon sequel before being purchased by Fox and suitably modified. Director … Continue reading

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events which resulted in a book : “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell Writers/Script Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber Additional Info The film has been shown for the last 15 years … Continue reading

The Dinner (2017)

Duration 2h 0m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Herman Koch Writers/Script Oren Moverman Additional Info The author of the book refused to go to the after priemer party because he thought that the film, the third to be made of the book, was easily the worst, and … Continue reading

D-Tox (2002)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story 1999 book “Jitter Joint” by Howard Swindle Writers/Script Ron L Brinkerhoff Additional Info This movie had unsuccessful test screenings resulting in reshoots, but it still stayed on the shelf between 1999 and 2002. Director Jim Gillespie Starring Sylvester Stallone, Charles S Dutton, Polly Walker, Kris Kristofferson, … Continue reading

Daredevil (2003)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A Marvel comic character Writers/Script Mark Steven Johnson Additional Info There is so much information on IMDb Trivia that I tired of it with hundreds of items to go. But this is where Ben Afleck and Jennifer Garner met. Director Mark Steven Johnson Starring Ben Affleck, … Continue reading

Die Hard 4.0 (2007)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An article about the vulerability of US administrative systems to computer hacking. Writers/Script Mark Bomback Additional Info Story by Mark Bomback and David Marconi, characters by Roderick Thorp. Originally known as “Live Free or Die Hard” Director Len Wiseman Starring Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Long, … Continue reading

Bond 20: Die Another Day (2002)

Duration 2h 13m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story All the other Bond films and Ian Fleming’s characters Writers/Script Neal Purvis, Robert Wade Additional Info This film said to reference every other Bond film before it. Director Lee Tamahori Starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Michael … Continue reading

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