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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

Reasonable Doubt (2014)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Peter A Dowling Additional Info The director disowned this work, appearing on the titles as “Peter P Croudins”. Director Peter Howitt Starring Dominic Cooper, Samuel L Jackson, Gloria Reuben, Erin Karoluk Elevator Pitch A young prosecutor, on his way home after a … Continue reading

Robin Hood (2010)

Duration 2h 20m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The legend – up to a point Writer/s Script Brian Helgeland Additional Info Based on a script “Nottingham” by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris who sold it to the studio for a lot of money. Also worked on by the British playwrights Paul Webb and Tom … Continue reading

Romeo Must Die (2000)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Just a hint of Romeo and Juliet Writer/s Script Eric Bernt, John Jarrell Writer/s Story Mitchell Kapner Director Andrzej Bartkowiak Starring Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Delroy Lindo Elevator Pitch Someone is killing members of the chinese and black families involved in a complex business deal … Continue reading

Repo Men (2010)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A novel “The Repossession Mambo” by Eric Garcia – although also the screenplay said to be the source of the novel. Writer/s Script Eric Garcia, Garrett Lerner Director Miguel Sapochnik Starring Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Live Schreiber, Carice van Houten, John Leguizamo Elevator Pitch … Continue reading

The Relic (1997)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Writer/s Script Amy Holden Jones, John Raffo, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Director Peter Hyams Starring Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore Elevator Pitch A box apparently containing nothing but leaves is … Continue reading

The Reader (2008)

Released 2008 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Bernhard Schlink (1995) Writer/s Script David Hare Director Stephen Daldry Starring Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Kate Winslet, Bruno Ganz Elevator Pitch A middle aged lawyer in Germany of 1995 looks back over his life, particularly at a teenage love affair … Continue reading

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