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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The Arthurian Legend, principally relating to the knights of the Round Table (sort of). Writers/Script Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin Additional Info One of the best known tropes in this outing is that the knights pretend to be on … Continue reading

Management (2008)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Stephen Belber Additional Info I like to have a look at the IMDb Trivia to see is anyone has written up anything interesting. The most interesting item – JA’s laptop is a Dell Latitude D830: says it all really. Director Stephen Belber … Continue reading

Minions (2015)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) U Source of story The characters developed in Despicable Me Writers/Script Brian Lynch Additional Info This movie covered its costs on its first weekend and is the first film whose original costs were less than $100 million to gross over a billion. Stunning figures! Director Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin Starring … Continue reading

Mad Max (1979)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) X Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script James McCausland, George Miller (Story by George Miller, Byron Kennedy) Additional Info The movie was said to have cost $300,000 some of which was contributed by the director who had worked overtime in his original profesion as a doctor. Since by 1982 … Continue reading

Mirror, Mirror (2012)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Loosely based on the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs fairy tale. Writers/Script Marc Klein, Jason Keller with screen story by Melisa Wallack Additional Info This film was memorable for the costume designs by Eiko Ishioka, who was postumously nominated for an Oscar in that category. … Continue reading

The Musketeer (2001)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Said to be the novels of Alexander Dumas The Three Musketeers Writers/Script Gene Quintano Additional Info I have seen many films about the three musketeers over the years, and I always wondered why there were in fact four of them, and why they never, ever, had … Continue reading

Minority Report (2002)

Duration 2h 25m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story Loosely based on a 1956 Phillip K. Dick short story. Writers/Script Scott Frank, Jon Cohen Additional Info The story had been optioned in about 1992 and had been through “Development Hell” before Spielberg and Cruise got together to make it happen. Director Steven Spielberg Starring Tom … Continue reading

Mercury Rising (1998)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book “Simple Simon” by Ryne Douglas Pearson Writers/Script Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal Additional Info Alec Baldwin only appeared in this because of contractual obligations. When did he do anything else, we might ask. Director Harold Becker Starring Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes, Kim Dickens, … Continue reading

Moon (2009)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Nathan Parker Additional Info The story developed by the director, apparently with Sam Rockwell in mind. Director Duncan Jones Starring Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Benedict Wong Elevator Pitch In a world post petroleum a company mines an energy source on the moon … Continue reading

Marauders (2016)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Michael Cody, Chris Sivertson Additional Info No-one has said much about this film. By movie production standards it did not cost much, but was a financial disaster anyway. Director Steven C Miller Starring Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista, Adrian Grenier Elevator … Continue reading

MOLLY’S GAME (2018 in Spain)

Duration 2h 20m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book: Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker by Molly Bloom Writers/Script Aaron Sorkin Additional Info Apparently real poker players were used in the film as extras and were paid $90 per … Continue reading

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by Agatha Christie Writers/Script Michael Green Additional Info The story was filmed in 1974 and presented as a TV film in 2001 and 2010 Director Kenneth Branagh Starring Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, … Continue reading

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