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Knocked Up (2007)

Released 2007 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A not very original screenplay (in my view and that of a couple of authors) Writer/s Script Judd Apatow Director Judd Apatow Starring Seth Rogan, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Harold Ramis, Alan Tudyk, Kristen Wiig and some celebrities Elevator … Continue reading

The Kingdom

Released 2007 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Matthew Michael Carnahan Director Peter Berg Starring Jamie Foxx. Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Ashraf Barhom, Jeremy Piven, Richard Jenkins, Kyle Chandler Elevator Pitch An American compound in Riyadh is attacked by terrorists disguised as police, and so an FBI team … Continue reading

A Knight’s Tale

Released 2001 Rating PG in UK Director Brian Helgeland Writer/s Brian Helgeland Starring Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany, Laura Fraser, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, James Purefoy, Christopher Cazenove Source of story An original screenplay – but I think the director had seen one of those medieval tournaments put on by a group … Continue reading

Knock Knock

Released 2015 Rating 18 in UK Director Eli Roth Writer/s Eli Roth, Nicolas Lopez Starring Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas Source of story A remake of “Death Game” from 1977. Elevator Pitch Two young women turn up at the door of a luxury house, inhabited by an architect whose wife and chidren are … Continue reading

Killing Them Softly

Released 2012 Rating 18 in UK Director Andrew Dominik Writer/s Andrew Dominik Starring Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben mendelsohn, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta Source of story A book by George V.Higgins Elevator Pitch After a pretty amateur stick-up of a mob financed poker game a hit man is tasked with identifying the protragonists … Continue reading

Kajaki (Kilo Two Bravo)

Released 2014 Rating 15 in UK Director Paul Katis Writer/s Tom Williams Starring No-one we’ve ever heard of Source of story Based on real events Elevator Pitch Afghanistan 2006. One of a patrol of British soldiers accidentally steps on a mine. Others rush to his aid. There are more explosions, and several of them are … Continue reading

Kubo and the Two Strings

Released 2016 Rating PG Director Travis Knight Writer/s Marx Haimes, Chris Butler, Shannon Tindle Starring The voices of Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch In ancient Japan a boy with some magical powers goes on a quest for his father’s armour and a legendary sword, guided by … Continue reading

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Released 2014 Rating 15 in UK Director Matthew Vaughn Writer/s Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Strong Source of story A graphic novel Elevator Pitch A maniac tech billionaire has a plan to reduce the population of the earth by turning the inhabitants against each other. But standing … Continue reading

Killer Elite

Released 2011 Rating 15 in UK Director Gary McKendry Writer/s Matt Sherring Starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Nero Source of story A book by (Sir) Ranulph Fiennes called “The Feather Men” perporting to be a true story. Elevator Pitch A retired professional assassin is drawn back into action when his mentor is imprisoned … Continue reading

Khartoum

Released 1966 Rating U Director Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon Writer/s Robert Ardrey Starring Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson Source of story Based on real events Elevator Pitch In 1884 General “Chinese” Gordon is sent to Khartoum to arrange for the evacuation of the city, which is threatened by the Mahdi, an extreme religious leader … Continue reading

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