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Men in Black 3 (2012)

Elevator Pitch. The alien Boris the Animal escapes from confinement on the moon where Agent K put him forty years ago and travels back in time to change events. When Agent J finds that his partner is not who he thought he was, and there is no sign of K, he realises what has happened … Continue reading

Mamma Mia 2! Here We Go Again (2018)

Elevator Pitch. You remember Mamma Mia? Well, this outing lets us know how the young Donna managed to have sex with three different guys in the same week, and then how her life pans out on the Greek island. And now – in the film’s present (maybe 2005) – Sophie, her daughter, has rebuilt the … Continue reading

The Monuments Men (2014)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Real events and a book by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter Director George Clooney Writers/Script George Clooney, Grant Heslov Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban, Miles Jupp Elevator Pitch Towards the end of WWII … Continue reading

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

Duration 2h 12m Rating A 12 where so far released Source of story Loosely based on the Cervantes story, although essentially a film about film making. Writers/Script Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni Additional Info Just for those who have recently arrived from another planet this is a celebrated Terry Gilliam project, famously failing in the past … Continue reading

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

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