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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

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The book of the same name by Thomas Hardy Writers/Script David Nicholls Additional Info Apparently the book was intended to shock Victoria readers with veiled sexual references – not really evident in the version, which is the fourth to be brought to the screen. Director Thomas … Continue reading

Flightplan (2005)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Peter A. Dowling, Billy Ray Additional Info As in many other movies, the IMDb trivia tells us there is a “Wilhelm Scream” featured in this. The reference is to a sound effect used in many films originally recorded by Sheb Wooley in … Continue reading

Flushed Away (2006)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Christopher Lloyd, Joe Keenan, William Davies Additional Info Story by: Sam Fell, Peter Lord, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais. It was the last co-operation between Aardman and Dreamworks. The characters look as if they are stop motion … Continue reading

The Flock (2008)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Craig Mitchell, Hans Bauer Additional Info It appears that members of the Department of Public Safety who adminster people on the sex offender’s register have the right of entry into their homes, even if the police do not. Director Wai-Keung Lau Starring … Continue reading

Fast & Furious 7 (2015)

Duration 2h 17m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story All six of the preceding movies Writers/Script Chris Morgan Additional Info During the production Paul Walker died in a car crash, but they completed the film using his brothers, and superimposing his features. 230 cars were destroyed during the filming. Director James Wan Starring Vin Diesel, … Continue reading

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