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Stellan Skarsgard

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Thor 2: The Dark World (2013)

Elevator Pitch You may remember the scientists from “Thor”. Well they are on the case again, finding that there are disruptions to the laws of physics, and as a result Jane Foster is infected by a weapon from the Dark World, the evil inhabitants of which had been defeated by Odin’s father, but who have … Continue reading

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

Elevator Pitch Hector is a psychiatrist with a good job a steady attractive girlfriend and a luxury flat, but his patients are unhappy and so is he. Hence he decides to search the world for the answer starting in China then moving to Africa where he meets an old friend and then moving on to … Continue reading

Mamma Mia 2! Here We Go Again (2018)

Elevator Pitch. You remember Mamma Mia? Well, this outing lets us know how the young Donna managed to have sex with three different guys in the same week, and then how her life pans out on the Greek island. And now – in the film’s present (maybe 2005) – Sophie, her daughter, has rebuilt the … Continue reading

Thor (2011)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters from the Marvel comics Writers/Script Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne (with story by J. Michael Straczynski, Mark Protosevich and characters by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby) Additional Info As usual with Marvel stuff the IMDb trivia is endless, but my favourite item … 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

The Physician (2013)

Duration 2h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Noah Gordon – maybe the first of a trilogy, and said by the 1999 book fair in Madrid to be one of the ten most popular books of all time. Writers/Script Jan Berger Additional Info Said on IMDb to … Continue reading

No Good Deed (2002)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1927 story “The House on Turk Street” by Dashiell Hammett Writers/Script Christopher Canaan, Steve Barancik Additional Info The director made his name with the TV show “The Monkees”. Director Bob Refelson Starring Samuel L Jackson, Milla Jovovoch, Stellan Skarsgård, Doug Hutchison, Joss Ackland, Grace Zabriskie … Continue reading

King Arthur (2004)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A version of the Arthurian legend Writers/Script David Franzoni Additional Info There may be people who do not know about King Arthur, but he has been a legendary figure in UK since the middle ages when the monks at Glastonbury claimed to have found his grave, … Continue reading

Angels & Demons (2009)

Duration 2h 18m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Dan Brown Writer/s Script David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman Additional Info The book actually preceded The Da Vinci Code, but the film presents the story as a sequel. Director Ron Howard Starring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurur, Stellan Skarsgård, … Continue reading

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Released 2011 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book by Stieg Larsson (One of the Millenium trilogy) and a Swedish film from 2009. Writer/s script Steven Zaillian Director David Fincher Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Chrsitopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Donald Sumpter Elevator Pitch A tattooed and … Continue reading

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