Around the World in 18 Screenplays

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Join on an cinematic adventure around the world in 18 movies.

We will wander the globe seeking romance, comedy and drama then venture into the far reaches of deep space in search of science fiction. So, stow your carry on items in the overhead compartment and tightly buckle your seat-belts as we travel Around the World in 18 Screenplays.

1. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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London Bites!
“An American Werewolf in London” is a 1981 horror comedy film about two young American men on a backpacking trip through England. After an atypical visit to a local pub, the two men set off deep into the moors after dark where they are attacked by a werewolf. The surviving young american is taken to a London hospital where, through visions of his dead friend, he is made aware that he is now a werewolf and will transform at the next full moon.


2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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“Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?”
“Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” is a 1981 American fantasy adventure film, where the good Dr. Jones vies to thwart Nazis as they search for the Ark of the Covenant, which they believe will make their armies invincible. From Peru, to London, to an Island in the Aegean Sea, Dr. Jones travels far and wide to foil this formidable Nazi faction. This Steven Spielberg directed George Lucas brain-child is nazi face melting fun for the whole family.


3. An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

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Le Shit!
An American Werewolf in Paris is a 1997 comedy-horror film starring Tom Everett Scott (“That Thing You Do”) and sequel to the 1981 “An American Werewolf in London.” This story revolves around a young American who ventures to Paris and is turned to a werewolf after pursuing the werewolf daughter of the first American werewolf of London. To free himself of the curse, the young American must kill and eat the heart of the werewolf who turned him. Have a heart, man! No, literally have a heart…


4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

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“We can’t stop here this is bat country.”
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp and adapted from Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 novel of the same name. This acid soaked adventure of sights, sounds, and criminal behavior takes a Journalist and his less than trustworthy attorney into the heart of 1970’s Las Vegas to cover the Mint 400 motorcycle race. What ensues is a duo of delusional and depraved druggies running derelict on a chain of benders. “Order us some golf shoes, otherwise we’ll never get out of this place alive.”


5. Road Trip (2000)

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“You gonna pass that doobie or what?”
Road Trip is a 2000 American road-comedy film about a motley collection of college friends venturing from Ithaca, NY to Austin, TX to help their friend replace a alleged sex tape to salvage his long distance relationship. Along the way, however, they learn a lot about life, love and what kind of person they all want to be. Also, Tom Green sings songs of salmon, performs rituals to feed mice to a snake and flirts with mom’s accompanying their children to college orientation. “Are there any guys out there who are JUST NORMAL?”


6. Mission to Mars (2000)

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“Some couples dance, others go to Mars.”
In 2020, when a manned Mars exploration mission goes awry, American astronaut Jim McConnell (Gary Sinise) coordinates a rescue mission for a colleague. As the crew heroically ventures towards an uncharted region of the red planet, they find a lost colleague and something eerily familiar in the martian landscape… and I’m not talking ‘red rock.’


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Author: Pooya

Since his wee lad-dom, Pooya has been a sommelier of cinema. It was likely some acting bug, fallen from the dust riddled ruby curtains of an enchanted old stage that did it. Those cinematic scarabs must have burrowed deep into his brain, irreversibly altering his mind, turning the poor boy down a dismal path.From his earliest years the strange boy would aimlessly wander the aisles of countless video rental stores, amassing his trivial knowledge with vigor. These actions befuddled the boy’s parents, who still would lovingly oblige his unusual attraction to the motion picture. Often seeking refuge in the cushioned seating of his local movie theater, the odd adolescent would immerse himself in the scripted and effects riddled realities unfolding on the screen before him. During his collegiate years, he was twice spotted on stage performing bizarre theatrical rituals before awe-struck audiences. When he departed from academia, he left behind his youth in exchange for a labor routine, but the strange young man never lost his long-cultivated love of film.Recently, Pooya was approached by to join their budding team of entertainment bloggers. After hours of coaxing and an undisclosed number of honey jars, he accepted their offer. Finally he had come full circle. Finally, at, he was home.

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