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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

Rat Race (2001)

Released 2001 Rating (UK) 12 Source of story Apparently “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World” from 1963 Writer/s Script Andy Breckman Director Jerry Zucker Starring Nick Schaffer, Cuba Gooding Jr, Seth Green, Vince Vieluf, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Lovitz, Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Amy Smart Elevator Pitch An eccentric casino owner encourages his high rollers … Continue reading

Redemption (2013)

Released 2013 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Steven Knight Director Steven Knight Starring Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong Elevator Pitch A former soldier, suffering from PTSD and living on the street accidentally finds himself given the opportunity of taking on another man’s identity and luxurious lifestyle. … Continue reading

RoboCop 2

Released 1990 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story The first film Writer/s Script Frank Miller, Walon Green, Writer/s Story Frank Miller + Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner (Characters) Director Irvin Kershner Starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan, Dan O’Herlihy Elevator Pitch The villains, now manufacturing an addictive drug, are proving to be more … Continue reading

Robocop (1987)

Released 1987 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner Director Paul Verhoeven Starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox, Dan OHerlihy Elevator Pitch In a crime ridden future Detroit policing is taken over by a financially motivated corporation, but their initial attempt to provide robot policing proves … Continue reading

Resident Evil 5: Retribution

Released 2012 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The previous Alice outings, and originally a video game Writer/s script Paul W.S. Anderson Director Paul W.S. Anderson Starring Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Bingbing Li, Oded Fehr, Colin Salmon Elevator Pitch Alice, or maybe a version of her, is released from an Umbrella Corporation cell … Continue reading

The Running Man

Released 1987 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Variously considered to be a novella by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman) or an earlier story by Robert Sheckley. Writer/s script Steven E. de Souza Director Paul Michael Glaser Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jesse Ventura, Mick Fleetwood, Richard Dawson Elevator Pitch In a … Continue reading

Resident Evil 3: Extinction

Released 2007 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A video game and more directly the previous outing Writer/s script Paul W.S. Anderson Director Russell Mulcahy Starring Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Ian Glen Elevator Pitch Survivors from Racoon City are driving across the desert, trying to escape the T-Virus infected zombies, and Alice the … Continue reading

Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse

Released 2004 Rating 15 in UK Director Alexander Witt Writer/s Paul W.S. Anderson Starring Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Eric Malbus, Iain Glen Source of story Originally the computer game, and the first film Elevator Pitch Alice is released by the Umbrella Corp into the T-Virus contaminated Racoon City where she and a small group of … Continue reading

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