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The Omen (2006)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The 1976 film, actually scripted by the same writer, and to all intents the same film, updated. Writers/Script David Selzer Additional Info This is my own bit of trivia: When the ambassador meets the priest in the rain under a London arch a figure in red … Continue reading

Once Upon a Crime (1992)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Charles Shyer, Nancy Meyers, Steve Kluger Additional Info Story by Rodolfo Sonego, earlier screenplay by Rodolfo Sonego, Giorgio Arlorio, Stefano Strucchi, Luciano Vincenzoni Director Eugene Levy Starring John Candy, James Beluchi, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Young, Richard Lewis, Ornelia Muti, Giancario Giannini, George … Continue reading

The Oranges (2011)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Ian Helfer, Jay Reiss Additional Info No-one is telling us how much it cost, but takings up to October 2012 were $364,875 Director Julian Farino Starring Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney, Catherine Keener, Leighton Meester, Adam Brody Elevator Pitch In suburban … Continue reading

Oblivion (2013)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A graphic novel by Joseph Kosinski – actually never published but used to pitch the film to the studios Writers/Script Karl Gajdusek, Michael Arndt Additional Info A lot of work was put into the glass tower habitat used by the technician and his controller and it … Continue reading

The Outsider (2002)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (USA) R Source of story A book of the same name by Penelope Williamson (Known for her romantic fiction) Writer/s Script Jenny Wingfield Director Randa Haines Starring Tim Daly, Naomi Watts, Keith Carradine, David Carradine Elevator Pitch A young widow in a strict religious community, whose husband has been killed by … Continue reading

Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Released 2007 Rating (UK) PG Source of story A riff on the previous outings of the gang Writer/s Script Brian Koppelman, David Levien Director Steven Soderbergh Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliot Gould, Al Pacino, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Bernie Mac, Carl Reiner, Eddie Izzard, Ellen Barkin, Julian Sands, Andy Garcia … Continue reading

Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

Released 2004 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The remade Ocean’s Eleven Writer/s Script George Nolfi Director Steven Soderbergh Starring Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Carl Reiner, Elliot Gould, Robbie Coltrain, Vincent Cassel, Eddie Izzard Elevator Pitch Terry Benedict, the … Continue reading

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Released 2001 Rating (UK) 12 Source of story The 1960 film of the same name starring Frank Sinatra Writer/s Script Ted Griffin Writer/s Story George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell (1960) Director Steven Soderbergh Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Elliot Gould, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Don Cheadle, Carl Reiner … Continue reading

Old Boy

Released 2013 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A South Korean film similarly named and apparently a manga comic. Writer/s Script Mark Protosevich Writer/s Story Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegisha (the manga comic) Director Spike Lee Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Imperioli Elevator Pitch An alcoholic marketing executive is imprisoned … Continue reading

An Officer and a Gentleman

Released 1982 Rating 15 in UK Director Taylor Hackford Writer/s Douglas Day Stewart Starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gusset Jr, David Caruso Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A group of young men and women enrol in Navy flight school training during which some of them take up with the young women … Continue reading

Only Lovers Left Alive

Released 2013 Rating 15 in UK Director Jim Jarmusch Writer/s Jim Jarmusch, Marion Bessay Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yeltsin, Jeffrey Wright, John Hurt Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A couple get together after time apart, she from Tangier, he in Detroit. They are vampires living in the 21st … Continue reading

Old School

Released 2003 Rating 15 in UK Director Todd Phillips Writer/s Court Crandall, Todd Phillips, Scott Armstrong Starring Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Ellen Pompeo, Jeremy Piven, Juliette Lewis, Seann William Scott, Simon Helberg, Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch Three friends end up living together for a number of reasons, but the … Continue reading

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