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The Irishman (2019)

Duration 3h 29m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book called “I Heard You Paint Houses” purporting to tell the true story of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, but this disputed by others. Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Steven Zaillian Starring Robert De Nero, Al pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen … Continue reading

The Identity Thief (2013)

Elevator Pitch. A hedge fund financial officer in Denver has his identity stolen by a confidence trickster in Florida who maxes out his credit cards and clears his bank account. He is also arrested but the police find that the person they are after is a woman, and release him. He determines that the only … Continue reading

Inception (2010)

Elevator Pitch A team of people who invade the dreams of their victims to steal secrets, is contracted by a Japanese businessman to invade the mmind of the son of a corporate company opwner to plant an idea. To do so they must create dreams at several levels, the environments designed by one of the … Continue reading

The Interview (2014)

Elevator Pitch. Dave Skylark, the presenter of a popular celebrity show on US TV is invited to North Korea to interview the president Kim Jong-un, and after his producer meets with the female head of the president’s media organisation, the arrangements are made for the show to go ahead, but they are derailed by a … Continue reading

In Time (2011)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A sort of original screenplay, although said to have been lifted from a short story and have some similarities to Logan’s Run. Writers/Script Andrew Niccol Additional Info Photography by Roger Deakins. No matter how hard the makers tried, the nerds have found many errors in the … Continue reading

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Wes Anderson (story by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Kunichi Nomura Additional Info The director apparently got the idea for the film when, in London, he saw a sign to “Isle of Dogs” which is, for those who don’t know, an … Continue reading

I Give it a Year (2013)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Dan Mazer Additional Info Anna Faris is now well known as a mom in “Mom”. Director Dan Mazer Starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Stephen Merchant, Jane Asher, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Nigel Planer, Anna Faris, Olivia Coleman, Simon Baker, Daisy Donovan Elevator … Continue reading

The Island (2005)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A more or less original screenplay Writers/Script Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci (Story by Caspian Tredwell-Owen) Additional Info The trivia tells us that the lowlife bar and motel visited by the escapees was actually the abandoned Salton Sea Motel and Yacht Club. I stayed there … Continue reading

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, plus story by Chad Kultgen and Tyler Mitchell and rewrites by Jason Reitman Additional Info This script had been in development for over three years before it was finally filmed; some would say “you can tell”. Director … Continue reading

I, Tonya (2018 in Spain)

Duration 2h 0m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events – believe it or not Writers/Script Steven Rogers Additional Info Allison Janney, often seen on our TV screens in the sitcom “Mom”, won Best Supporting Actress at the 2018 Oscars, Golden Globes and the BAFTAs. Director Craig Gillespie Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison … Continue reading

Indiana Jones 3: And the Last Crusade (1989)

Duration 2h 7m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay using characters from the previous two outings. Writers/Script Jeffrey Boam Additional Info George Lucas and Menno Meyjes are credited with the story and Phillip Kaufman with characters. Southern Spain stood in for many of the middle eastern scenes. Director Steven Spielberg Starring Harrison … Continue reading

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The previous films and what is described as “The Extremis” story arc by Warren Ellis, illustrated by Adi Gravov. Marvel Comics characters by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. Writers/Script Drew Pearce, Shane Black Additional Info Shane Black possibly best known as the … Continue reading

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The Marvel Comics Iron Man character, and specifically a story “Demon in a Bottle” or possibly “Armor Wars II”. Writers/Script Justin Theroux Additional Info The Marevel Comic guys are named as Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. Director Jon Favreau Starring Robert Downey … Continue reading

Iron Man 1 (2008)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Marvel comic developed by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby Writers/Script Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway Additional Info This was the first “Marvel Studios” film, prior to this they had sold their characters to mainstream studios. Director Jon Favreau Starring … Continue reading

The Italian Job (2003)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Inspired by the first movie of the same name and involves the BMW mini as opposed to the BMC one. The 1969 screenplay written by Troy Kennedy-Martin Writers/Script Donna Powers, Wayne Powers Additional Info In the opening of the film Charleze Theron can be seen driving … Continue reading

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Duration 2h 33m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Quentin Tarantino Additional Info The director said that it had taken him ten years to write this script – I select this snippet from the endless items of trivia available on websites relating to the film. Director Quentin Tarantino (and Eli … Continue reading

IT (2017)

Duration 2h 15m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1986 Stephen King novel of the same name Writer/s Script Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman Director Andy Muschietti Starring Bill Skarsgård and a load of kids we may never hear of again. Elevator Pitch Every 27 years a demon in the form of the … Continue reading

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay – although apparently the idea had been about for a long time. Writer/s Script Barry Farano, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Writer/s Story Lew Gallo (Treatment) Director Dennis Duggan Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Richard Chamberlain, … Continue reading

I.T. (2016)

Released 2016 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Dan Kay, William Wisher Jr Writer/s Story Dan Kay Director John Moore Starring Pierce Brosnan, Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, James Frecheville, Michael Nyqvist Elevator Pitch When a creepy IT guy gets to fix the systems in a modern computer operated house owned … Continue reading

In The Blood

Released 2014 Rating (UK) 18 (Difficult to see why) Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script James Robert Johnson, Bennet Yellin Director John Stockwell Starring Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Danny Trejo, Luis Guzman Elevator Pitch A woman with a past which includes martial arts training marries well, and she and her rich husband go … Continue reading

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