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The Fate of the Furious: F&F 8 (2017)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters from previous F&F outings Director F. Gary Grey Writers/Script Gary Scott Thompson Starring Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Charleze Theron, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Luke Evans, Elsa Pataky, Scott Eastwood, Lisandra Delgado Elevator Pitch: While on … Continue reading

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Robert Rodriguez Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino (Story Robert Kurtzman) Starring George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Tom Savini, Fred Williamson, John Saxon, Kelly Preston, Elevator Pitch: Bank robber Seth Gecko and his psychopathic brother Richard … Continue reading

For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) X Source of story An original screenplay using at least one character from A Fistful of Dollars, or at least his poncho. Director Sergio Leone Writers/Script Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone (story by Sergio Donati, Enzo Dell’Aquila, Fernando Di Leo) Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volantè, Klaus Kinski … Continue reading

The Firm (1993)

Duration 2h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by John Grisham Director Sydney Pollack Writers/Script David Rabe, Robert Towne, David Rayfiel Starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook, Wilford Brimley, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, David Strathairn, Gary Busey, Tobin Bell, Dean Norris Elevator Pitch: A bright … Continue reading

The Fifth Element (1997)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay developed by Luc Besson over 20 years. Director Luc Besson Writers/Script Luc Besson, Mark Kamen Starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Homn, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James, Lee Evans, Elevator Pitch: The world is protected from an intergalactic evil, which … Continue reading

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel “The Short Timers” by Gustav Hasford Director Stanley Kubrick Writers/Script Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr, Gustav Hasford Starring Matthew Modine, Adan Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Ermey, Papillon Soo, Ngoc Le, Arliss Howard Elevator Pitch: A bunch of young men are put through grindingly unpleasant eight … Continue reading

Focus (2015)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Writers/Script Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez,  Gerald McRaney, Rodrigo Santoro, BD Wong Elevator Pitch: Nicky Spurgeon, the leader of a group of con men, meets and becomes involved with a female swindler, … Continue reading

First Blood (1982)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by David Morrell Director Ted Kotcheff Writers/Script Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim, Sylvester Stallone Starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso, Bruce Greenwood, Elevator Pitch: John Rambo, a Vietnam vet, living on the road arrives at a small town … Continue reading

The Full Monty (1997)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Peter Cattaneo Writers/Script Simon Beaufoy Starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber, Hugo Speer Elevator Pitch: A group of out of work steelworkers in Sheffield get the idea of putting on a show as male strippers, … Continue reading

Bond 12: For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Elevator Pitch. When a British spy ship, with a control system for Polaris submarines is accidentlly sunk a number of clandestine organisations are searching  for it, in order to capture the control system and sell it to the eager Russians. In order to frustrate the searchers, Bond is required to infiltrate their organisations then find … Continue reading

The Favourite (2019 in Spain)

Elevator Pitch In the early 18th century Queen Anne is on the throne of Britain, and is influenced in her governing of the country by Lady Sarah Churchill wife of the Duke of Marlborough, who is away in Europe fighting the French. Sarah’s impoverished cousin Abigail arrives at court and, by means of collecting herbs … Continue reading

The Fast and the Furious: F&F 1 (2001)

Elevator Pitch A young FBI man infiltrates a gang of street racers who may, or may not, be engaged in hijacking trucks using three identical modified cars. They have rivals, a gang of motor cycle riders who may also be the perpetrators. When the detective falls for the sister of the gang leader, and during … Continue reading

First Man (2018)

Elevator Pitch The life of Neil Armstrong between 1961 and 1969 when he made it to the moon is presented sequentially, including a flight in the X15 and with others his flights of the Gemini space missions in preparation for the big event. He suffers a family tragedy and the loss of some of his … Continue reading

First Reformed (2018 in Spain)

Elevator Pitch. Ernst Toller is the pastor of a small church in upstate New York with a congregation of about five, but with support from a popular church up the road, and money from a conglomorate which is polluting the planet. His son has been killed in Afghanistan and his wife has left him, and … Continue reading

A Few Best Men (2011)

Elevator Pitch. David meets Mia on holiday and they fall in love and intend to marry. The only problem is that she is in Australia and he is in London but, undeterred, with his three best friends he sets off for Mia’s father’s mansion in the Blue Mountains, north of Sydney. Can the wedding go … Continue reading

Fool’s Gold (2008)

Elevator Pitch. An adventurer, obsessed with a search for Spanish treasure in the Bahamas finds himself divorced, his now former wife having taken a job as steward on a rich Brit’s yacht, but during his last dive, when his boat was sunk he found evidence of the sunken gallion he has been seeking, and convinces … Continue reading

Fury (2014)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Ayer Additional Info Four real Shermans, and one real Tiger, from the Bovington Tank Museum took part in the movie. Here are a couple of links, the first to the Fury tank battle Sherman v Tiger in Fury, and the second … Continue reading

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Peter Turner Writers/Script Matt Greenhalgh Additional Info The book was first optioned many years ago and is only the third non-Bond film made by Eon Productions. It bombed at the box office, but I expect they can afford it. … Continue reading

Falling Down (1993)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Ebbe Roe Smith Additional Info Someone posted the scene where the Michael Douglas character asks for “Breakfast” in a burger joint but they had stopped serving it three minutes earlier. It has been watched over 3 milion times. I Want Breakfast Director Joel … Continue reading

Forces of Nature (1999)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Marc Lawrence Additional Info Despite what seems to many of us to have been a dire script Marc Lawrence went on to write better films for Sandra Bullock and to direct one. Director Bronwen Hughes Starring Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Maura Tiernwy, … Continue reading

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