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THE SHAPE OF WATER (2018 in Spain)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor Additional Info Vanessa Taylor is the writer of a number of Game of Thrones scripts. Director Guillermo del Toro Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones Elevator Pitch At the height … Continue reading

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A book series of the same name by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi Writers/Script Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, John Sayles Additional Info I chose to count the visual effects people named on IMDb. There are more than 300 of them! Director Mark Waters Starring Freddie Highmore, … Continue reading

Survivor (2015)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Phillip Shelby Additional Info The strap line “Now his next target is hunting him” is absolutely incorrect. It’s just intended to appeal to those of us who quite like Resident Evil. Director James McTeigue Starring Milla Jovovich, Dylan McDermott, Francis de la … Continue reading

Super Cyclone (2012)

Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) None – PG in some places Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Liz Adams Additional Info The writer/director has not even bothered to find out what the difference is between a platform and a mobile unit in the oil business, and that’s just the start! Director Liz Adams Starring … Continue reading

Source Code (2011)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Ben Ripley Additional Info The director is the son of David Bowie Director Duncan Jones Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Russell Peters, Scott Bakula Elevator Pitch A former helicopter pilot wakes up on a train, apparently in the … Continue reading

Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)

Duration 2h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Star Wars VII – a direct continuation of the last story. Writers/Script Rian Johnson Additional Info Carrie Fisher died while the fim was in post production and it is dedicated to her. Princes William and Harry donned stormtrooper suits and were in a set, but we … Continue reading

Suburbicon (2017)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, George Clooney, Grant Heslov Additional Info This originally written by the Coens in 1986 shortly after “Blood Simple”, and steps taken to film it starring George Clooney in 2005. Director George Clooney Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Glenn … Continue reading

The Sense of an Ending (2017)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Julian Barnes Writers/Script Nick Payne Additional Info Tony in the book is supposed to be an unreliable narrator, virtually impossible to achieve on screen I think. Director Ritesh Batra Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily … Continue reading

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A young adult book of the same name by Ann Brashares Writers/Script Delia Ephron, Elizabeth Chandler Additional Info All four of the leading young women were stars of American TV dramas. Director Ken Kwapis Starring Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Jenna Boyd Elevator … Continue reading

School for Scoundrels (2006)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Possibly books by Stephen Potter, his “Gamesmanship” was a hit in 1960 and resulted in a film “School for Scoundrels” in the same year. When we were young we loved the whole thing. Writers/Script Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong Additional Info The now famous Jim Parsons from … Continue reading

Sweetwater (2013)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Andrew McKenzie Writer/s Script Logan Miller, Noah Miller Additional Info Later known as “Sweet Vengeance” also “Hello to Jason Isaacs”. Director Logan Miller and Noah Miller. Starring Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Root, Luce Rains Elevator Pitch In 19th century New Mexico … Continue reading

Seeking a Friend at the End of the World (2012)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Lorene Scafaria Director Lorene Scafaria Starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Rob Corddry, Amy Schumer, Martin Sheen Elevator Pitch An asteroid is due to demolish earth in three weeks, but an insurance salesman still goes to the office. When he … Continue reading

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