Tag Archives: Based on Book

Review – War Dogs

War Dogs, the 2016 film by director Todd Phillips (Old School, Due Date, The Hangover Trilogy), is the true story of two twenty something Americans who managed to work their way into the world of arms trading during the late 2000’s. It is partly based on the book  Arms and the Dudes by Guy Lawson. Somewhat of a comedy drama,

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Review – Life of Pi

Ang Lee’s 2012 film Life of Pi is based on the book of the same name (released in 2001 by author Yann Martel) and tells the tale of a young man that survives a shipwreck, only to find himself on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, with a screenplay by David Magee. Pi – Born Piscine Molitor Patel (named after

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Review – American Sniper

American Sniper was the 2014 biopic directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper in the lead role as US Sniper Chris Kyle. It was written by Jason Hall and based on a book of the same name written by Kyle. The film recounts the tale of Kyle, the desist sniper in US military history, ranging from brief moments from

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Review – Jackie Brown

Quentin Tarantino’s third film Jackie Brown is the film we go to for ‘J’ in this year’s Alphabet challenge. The film, based on Elmore Leonard’s book Rum Punch came out in 1997 and was the first film that the director made that was not an original creation of his own work. The film centres on Jackie Brown (played by Pam Greer),

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