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Red Riding Hood (2011)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Loosely based on the folk tale of the same name. Writers/Script David Leslie Johnson Additional Info This film made money and a book written to accompany the release debuted at No 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Director Catherine Hardwicke Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary … Continue reading

Robocop (2014)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The duo of 1980s Robocop films. Writers/Script Joshua Zetumer, Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner (with nods to the 1987 writers – the last two above) Additional Info Apparently the director was constantly annoyed at having his good ideas vetoed, this as the costs balooned and the studio … Continue reading

The Recruit (2003)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An orignal screenplay Writers/Script Roger Towne, Kurt Wimmer, Mitch Glazer Additional Info Said to be watched by CIA recruits as light entertainment. Director Roger Donaldson Starring Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht Elevator Pitch A group of young men and women are recruited to … Continue reading

The Red Planet (2000)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Chuck Pfarrer, Jonathan Lemkin (story Cuck Pfarrer) Additional Info This outign cost $80 million and did not recover its costs. Director Antony Hoffman Starring Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore, Benjamin Bratt, Simon Baker, Terence Stamp Elevator Pitch A Mars expedition suffers … Continue reading

Rage (2014)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Jim Agnew, Sean Keller Additional Info You might have seen Pasha D. Lynchikoff in “Big Bang”, he really is a Moscow trained Russian actor, but admirably upped sticks and emigrated to America to further his career. Director Paco Cabezas Starring Nicolas Cage, … Continue reading

Rendition (2007)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on the story of a man spirited away by the CIA because his name was similar to that of a man who had, apparently, been in contact with two 9/11 suspects. He was held for 5 months in a covert prison where he was … Continue reading

READY PLAYER ONE (2018)

Duration 2h 20m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by Ernest Cline Writers/Script Zak Penn, Ernest Cline Additional Info Ernest Cline is also known for being the writer of the pretty awful Fanboys. Director Steven Spielberg Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Hannah John-Kamen … Continue reading

Rango (2011)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script John Logan (with story by John Logan, Gore Verbinski, James Ward Byrkit) Additional Info Apparently the actors were collected together to voice their parts as if on radio, rather than being individually stuck in a glass fronted box to do their stuff. … Continue reading

Ronin (1998)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script J.D. Zeik, David Mamet Additional Info David Mamet was called into doctor the script, particularly to enhance De Niro’s role. The car chases were said to have been carried out at actual speed, using racing drivers. Director John Frankenheimer Starring Robert De … Continue reading

Regarding Henry (1991)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script J.J. Abrams Additional Info This is the first mention I have found of the now famous J.J Abrams and an early appearance of the quite well known John Leguizamo. Director Mike Nichols Starring Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Donald Moffat, John Leguizamo, J.J. … Continue reading

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates Writers/Script Justin Haythe Additional Info At the time of the production Kate Winslet was married to Sam Mendes and apparently recommended the script to him. Director Sam Mendes Starring Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kathy Bates, Michael … Continue reading

RED (2010)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A DC Comics graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner Writers/Script Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber Additional Info RED is supposed to stand for Retired and Extremely Dangerous Director Robert Schwentke Starring Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Rebecca Pidgeon, Morgan Freeman, Ernest Borgnine, John Malkovich, … Continue reading

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