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A Rainy Day in New York (2019 in Spain)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 7 (on IMDb) Source of story An original screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Rohrbach, Jude Law, Selena Gomez, Liev Schreiber, Diego Luna, Elevator Pitch: Ashleigh, a college newspaper reporter has got an assignment to interview film director, Roland Pollard, in … Continue reading

Rocketman (2019)

Duration 2h 1m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A riff on the life of Elton John Director Dexter Fletcher Writers/Script Lee Hall Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Steven Mackintosh, Stephen Graham, Elevator Pitch: Clad as a sort of  surreal demon, Elton John crashes a therapy group, instead … Continue reading

Room (2015)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Emma Donoghue Director Lenny Abrahamson Writers/Script Emma Donoghue Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy Elevator Pitch: A five year old boy has only experienced the inside of a small room where he lives with his … Continue reading

Rising Sun (1993)

Duration 2h 5m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A novel of the same name by Michael Crichton Director Phillip Kaufman Writers/Script Phillip Kaufman, Michael Backes, Michael Crichton (The last left due to creative differences) Starring Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tia Carrere, Steve Buschemi, Tatjana Patitz, Elevator Pitch: During a party … Continue reading

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Quentin Tarantino Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino Starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Randy Brooks, Kirk Baltz, Edward Bunker, Quentin Tarantino Elevator Pitch. In the aftermath of a diamond robbery the participants gradually begin to assemble in … Continue reading

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Elevator Pitch. After her father, the Empire’s weapons designer is forced out of retirement to complete his work, the young Jyn Erso grows up as a rebel and with guidance from a hologram of her father, recruits a band of fighters to recover the plans of the Death Star which is capable of destroying whole … Continue reading

Roma (2018)

Elevator Pitch An upper class family live in the suburb of Roma in Mexico D. F. There are four children mostly looked after by the housekeeper, Cleo, who starts work before dawn and finishes well after dark. She is a rock in a family situation where the adult relationship is strained and the children are … Continue reading

Revolver (2005)

Elevator Pitch A gambler spends time in solitary confinement communication by notes with those on either side of him. Later after his release he becomes succesful at the tables to the point that he is refused entry into some casinos. Thereafter after winning money on the toss of a coin he is hunted by the … Continue reading

The Rewrite (2014)

Elevator Pitch A washed up screen writer, with an Oscar to his credit in the distant past, reluctantly takes up a position in a New York State university where he immediately shacks up with a hot undergrad, selects his class on the basis of their looks, and offends the female chair of the ethics committee … Continue reading

The Runaway Bride (1999)

Elevator Pitch A reporter picks up a story about a woman who is a serial runaway from the alter, but gets some of it wrong, resulting in firstly him being sacked, and secondly going to the small town where th events have occurred so that he can write the correct tale. When he gets there … Continue reading

RED 2 (2013)

Elevator Pitch. Former CIA agent Frank Moses and his young girfriend once more find themselves being hunted by gunmen apparently due to his involvement in an operation called Nightshade. They are rescued by a former colleague, and despite an increasing level of danger, they recruit the assassins sent to dispatch them and go in search … Continue reading

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

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