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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

Bond 18: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 13 Source of story Earlier Bond films – retaining the characters of 007, M, Q and Miss Moneypenny but little else. Writers/Script Bruce Feirstein Additional Info The car enthusiasts tell us that 17 BMW 7 Series were used in the film, most of them for a set piece in a … Continue reading

The Tournament (2009)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A sort of original screenplay Writers/Script Gary Young, Jonathan Frank, Nick Rowntree Additional Info The film was conceived by Scott Mann, Jonathan Frank and Nick Rowntree when they were at university on Teesside. Funding was difficult and they ran out of money twice, once stranding the … Continue reading

The Tall Man (2012)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Pascal Laugier Additional Info William B. Davis, who is the sherriff, was “the smoking man” in the X-Files. Director Pascal Laugier Starring Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, William B. Davis, Samantha Ferris Elevator Pitch Cold Rock is a former mining town … Continue reading

TeenWolf (1985)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Jeph Loeb, Matthew Weisman Additional Info Apparently the studio wanted a film which could be made very cheaply, so the objective was achieved. It only took 21 days to film, at a cost of about $1,000,000 and made about $80,000,000 worldwide. Director … Continue reading

TomorrowLand (2015)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay: it has associations with various aspects of Disneyworld and EPCOT Writers/Script Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird (with story by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeff Jensen) Additional Info The title had to be changed in different parts of the world because Tomorrowland was registered … Continue reading

Total Recall (2013)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The 1990 original itself based on the Phillip K. Dick story We Remember it for You Wholesale. Writers/Script Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback (screen story by Ronald Shusett, Dan O’Bannon, Jon Povill, Kurt Wimmer) Additional Info The first Phillip K.Dick story to be used in a movie … Continue reading

Timeline (2003)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by Michael Crichton Writers/Script Jeff Maguire, George Nolfi Additional Info The finished movie was recut several time by the director on the instructions of the studio. Michael Crichton disliked it so much that he never allowed any more of his … Continue reading

Troy (2004)

Duration 2h 43m (less on TV) Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on Homer’s works “The Illiad” and “The Odyssey” Writers/Script David Benioff Additional Info Terry Gilliam was said to have been offered the opportunity to direct but after reading five pages of the script turned it down. Director Wolfgang Petersen Starring Julian … Continue reading

The Tailor of Panama (2001)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by John Le Carré Writers/Script Andrew Davies, John Le Carré, John Boorman Additional Info In 2001 Pierce Brosnan was still being James Bond, and Daniel Radcliffe was about to be Harry Potter Director John Boorman Starring Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, … Continue reading

Term Life (2016)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A graphic novel of the same name by Andy Lieberman and Nick Thornborrow Writers/Script Andy Lieberman Additional Info The title is taken from the fact that the guy has taken out an insurance policy on his life with his daughter as benificiary. Director Peter Billingsley Starring … Continue reading

There’s Something About Mary (1998)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Ed Decter, John J Strauss, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly Additional Info Cameron Diaz won several awards, the film is in several “Best Comedy” lists and it made a lot of money. Director Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly Starring Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben … Continue reading

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