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Knives Out (2019)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Rian Johnson Writers/Script Rian Johnson Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Tony Collett, Christopher Plummer, Riki Lindhome, Frank Oz, M. Emmet Walsh, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Elevator Pitch: The family Thrombey are gathered together at … Continue reading

Keeping Mum (2005)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Niall Johnson Writers/Script Richard Russo, Niall Johnson (Story Richard Russo) Starring Rowan Atkinson, Kristen Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton, Liz Smith, Emilia Fox, James Booth Elevator Pitch: A vicar’s family is falling to pieces because he is not paying … Continue reading

The Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Elevator Pitch. In 1184 a young blacksmith, Balian, finds that he is the illegitimate son of a crusader knight, and joins his band on its way to Jerusalem. In a minor skirmish the knight is killed but Balian carries on to Jerusalem, where he joins the court and restores the lands he has inherited. The … Continue reading

Kursk (2018)

Elevator Pitch When a HP (Hydrogen Peroxide)  torpedo explodes in the forward compartment of the Kursk, Russia’s premier nulcear submarine, all but 23 of the vessel’s 118 man crew are killed. The remainder survive in the aftermost compartment and await rescue. On shore the wives wait for news and are told lies by the assembled … Continue reading

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

Duration 2h 18m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by maritime author and former US Naval officer Peter Huchthausen (died 2008) Writers/Script Christopher Kyle (story Louis Nowra) Additional Info A real former Russian submarine was used for the film, and at one point another submarine was actually required to … Continue reading

Killing Me Softly (2002)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book of the same name by Nicci (Sean) French Writers/Script Kara Lindstrom Additional Info I usually read through the Wikipedia descriptions of the films I critique, and I am sometimes struck by the fact that these can differ from what is actually on screen. This … Continue reading

Knights of Badassdoom (2013)

Duration 1h 26m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Kevin Dreyfuss, Matt Wall Additional Info Apparently Live Action Role Players (LARPers) get out into the American countryside quite a bit. Director Joe Lynch Starring Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Ryan Kwanten, Jimmi Simpson, Steve Zahn (Mostly TV actors) Elevator Pitch A group … Continue reading

King Arthur (2004)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A version of the Arthurian legend Writers/Script David Franzoni Additional Info There may be people who do not know about King Arthur, but he has been a legendary figure in UK since the middle ages when the monks at Glastonbury claimed to have found his grave, … Continue reading

Knight and Day (2010)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Patrick O’Neil officially but during its time in development hell the following: Scott Frank,Laeta Kalogridis, Ted Griffin, Dana Fox, Simon Kinberg Director James Mangold Starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Maggie Grace, Gal Gadot Elevator Pitch … Continue reading

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A graphic novel by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr and the first film Writer/s Script Jeff Waldow Director Jeff Waldow Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Morris Chestnut, Clark Duke, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, Jim Carrey, Benedict Wong, Iain Glen Elevator Pitch Dave (Kick-Ass) wants … Continue reading

King Kong (2005)

Duration 3h 7m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The 1933 film of the same name scripted by James Creelman and Ruth Rose. Writer/s Script Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson Writer/s Story In 1933 – Edgar Wallace and Merian C Cooper Director Peter Jackson Starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Andy … Continue reading

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 (2015)

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 (2014)

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

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