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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

Django Unchained (2012)

Duration 2h 45m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Said to relate to the 1966 film Django Writer/s Script Quentin Tarantino Director Quentin Tarantino Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L Jackson, Walton Goggins, Don Johnson, Bruce Dern, Jonah Hill Elevator Pitch Two years before the civil war a dentist turned … Continue reading

The Deal (2008)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (USA) R (No release in UK) Source of story A 1991 novel of the same name by Peter Lefcourt (Audio book read by William H Macy) Writer/s Script William H Macy, Steven Schachter Director Steven Schachter Starring William H Macy, Meg Ryan, LL Cool J, Elliot Gould, Jason Ritter Elevator Pitch … Continue reading

DETROIT (2017)

Duration 2h 23m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on an actual event during the 1967 Detroit riots. Writer/s Script Mark Boal Director Kathryn Bigelow Starring John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Hannah Murray, Anthony Mackie Elevator Pitch During the 1967 Detroit riots the joke use of a starting pistol by an occupant of … Continue reading

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Duration 2h 29m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A book of the same name by Dan Brown Writer/s Script Akiva Goldsman Director Ron Howard Starring Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellan, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina Elevator Pitch When the curator of the Louvre is killed and his body disfigured by a symbol, … Continue reading

THE DARK TOWER (2017)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently eight Stephen King novels of the same name Writer/s Script Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel Director Nikolaj Arcel Starring Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick Elevator Pitch The Dark Tower stands at the centre of the … Continue reading

DUNKIRK (2017)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Based on real events Writer/s Script Christopher Nolan Director Christopher Nolan Starring Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles Elevator Pitch In the summer of 1940 the British expeditionary force is boxed in on the beach at Dunkirk by a superior … Continue reading

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) U Source of story The characters and environment from the first film Writer/s Script Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio Director Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Russell Brand, Steve Cougan, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud Elevator Pitch In order to apprehend a new villain the Anti-Villain League … Continue reading

DESPICABLE ME 3 (2017)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) U Source of story The characters and themes from the previous movies. Writer/s Script Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio Director Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Elevator Pitch Gru, now married to Lucy, is expelled from the Anti-Villain League for … Continue reading

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