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PHANTOM THREAD (2018 in Spain)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Paul Thomas Anderson (apparently with input from Daniel Day-Lewis) Additional Info In my occasional feature of cars in films, the car featured in this film is a Bristol 404, a good choice I thought, since they were very expensive and not very … Continue reading

The Paperboy (2012)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel, of the same name by Peter Dexter Writers/Script Peter Dexter, Lee Daniels Additional Info It is worth bearing in mind that MM’s character is gay. It is said by some that the film got a standing ovation at Cannes, but others have said that … Continue reading

Prince Valiant (1997)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A comic character, apparently started in 1934 written by Hal Foster, and previous film from 1954. Writers/Script Michael Frost Beckner, Anthony Hickox, Carsten Lorenz Additional Info The finished work was apparently recut by the producers while the director was away on his Christmas holidays, removing both … Continue reading

The Physician (2013)

Duration 2h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Noah Gordon – maybe the first of a trilogy, and said by the 1999 book fair in Madrid to be one of the ten most popular books of all time. Writers/Script Jan Berger Additional Info Said on IMDb to … Continue reading

Prisoners (2013)

Duration 2h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Aaron Guzikowski Additional Info Director of photography Roger Deakins – Oscar nominated. No 217 in the IMBd Top Movies. Director Denis Villeneuve Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo Elevator Pitch During a Thanksgiving celebration in … Continue reading

Paycheck (2003)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Phillip K Dick short story of the same name. Writer/s Script Dean Georgaris Director John Woo Starring Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti, Michael C Hall Elevator Pitch An engineer who works on highly sensitive contracts and allows his memory of the work … Continue reading

Point of No Return (1993)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story La Femme Nikita by Luc Besson (apparently almost exactly the same except in English) Writer/s Script Robert Getchell, Alexandra Seros (and Luc Besson) Director John Badham Starring Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Keitel Elevator Pitch A violent female criminal is saved from … Continue reading

Payback (1999)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A novel of the same name by Donald E Westlake Writer/s Script Brian Helgeland, Terry Hayes Director Brian Helgeland Starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, Bill Duke, Deborah Kara Unger, John Glover, William Devane, Lucy Liu, Kris Kristofferson, Jame Coburn Elevator Pitch After … Continue reading

The Prince (2014)

Released 2014 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore Director Brian A Miller Starring Jason Patric, Jessica Lowndes, Bruce Willis, Jung Ji-Hoon, John Cusack, 50 Cent Elevator Pitch Whe a retired assassin’s daughter is kidnapped he is forced to revisit New Orleans, his old area of operations, … Continue reading

Pain & Gain (2013)

Released 2013 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events in the 1990s and a series of magazine articles by Pete Collins Writer/s Script Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Director Michael Bay Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, Ken Jeong Elevator Pitch A bunch of mentally challenged … Continue reading

Passengers (2017 in Spain)

Released 2016 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Jon Spaihts Director Morten Tyldum Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne Elevator Pitch An intergalactic spacecraft on a 120 year journey with 5000 passengers and 200 crew in stasis hits a meteor shower with 90 years to go and … Continue reading

Pirates of the Caribbean (1): Curse of the Black Pearl

Released 2003 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Unbelievably, a fairground ride at Disneyworld Writer/s Script Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio Writer/s Story Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert Director Gore Verbinski Starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Jonathan Pryce, Mackenzie Crook, Kevin McNally, Zoe Saldana Elevator Pitch The … Continue reading

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