The Protege
The Protege (2021)
Synopsis: "Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody, Anna is the world's most skilled contract killer. However, when Moody is brutally killed, she vows revenge for the man who taught her everything she knows."
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St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold
Synopsis: "When the troublemaking girls of St. Trinian's discover that their headmistress Miss Fritton (Rupert Everett) is related to an infamous pirate, they square off against the evil Pomfrey (David Tennant) and his menacing group of woman haters on a hunt for buried treasure. Colin Firth returns as stuffed-shirt education minister Geoffrey Thwaites. Gemma Arterton and Russell Brand also star in this adaptation of the work of cartoonist Ronald Searle."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: This film isn't nearly as good as the original, most of the irreverence and character flavor has been gutted by the politically correct bent of the sequel.

Cut the majority of the cross-dressing role Rupert Everett plays as the headmistress, as well as the blatant "women vs misogynistic cult" scenes - resulting in plot that's more National Treasure/"Fighting The Man" rather than an overt gender war.
St. Trinian's
Synopsis: "When a fanatical education minister (Colin Firth) threatens to close St. Trinian's for its dreadful reputation and potential financial crash, the student body -- made up of a gaggle of devilish girls -- plans a lucrative heist worthy of a million detentions. With a rowdy headmistress (Rupert Everett) and a clumsy faculty, swiping Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" turns into a riotous good time. Russell Brand and Mischa Barton co-star."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Cut the majority of the cross-dressing role Rupert Everett plays as the headmistress, focusing on the girls and the adventure rather than his constant "comedy" interruptions.
Happythankyoumoreplease
Synopsis: "On the way to meet a publisher, aspiring novelist Sam (Josh Radnor) encounters 6-year-old Rasheen (Michael Algieri) alone on the subway. While struggling to decide whether to send him back to foster care, Sam looks after Rasheen and learns a few important life lessons. Meanwhile, Sam's friends deal with various romantic tribulations. Radnor wrote and directed this coming-of-age comedy, which won the Best Drama Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Heavily trimmed into more of a short film that focuses on Sam, Rasheen, and Mississippi, disposing of the other side stories.
The Hunger Games
Synopsis: "In a dystopian future ruled by a totalitarian regime, resourceful Katniss and her partner Peeta represent their district in the lethal Hunger Games, a televised survival competition in which teenage contestants hunt each other to the death."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: The first edit still has a lot of spastic 2-second cuts back and forth that can't be removed if you want any action sequences from the 2012 film. But I did try to clean them up a little bit, as well as fixing key scenes like the bakery and Rue to better reflect the impact from the book rather than the disposable hyperactivity of the movie.

All four movies have been combined into two longer films and slimmed down a little bit, fixing the rather ponderous pace the original movies had at times.
Girl Walks Into A Bar
Synopsis: "An all-star cast shines in this indie comedy about a typical night in 10 bars across Los Angeles, where former cop Francine becomes entangled with a group of oddballs, including a murderous dentist, an ambitious club hostess and a regretful father."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Heavily trimmed to focus on Carla Gugino's story and get rid of some of the other side plots that had worse acting or terrible dialogue. More of a short film now.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Synopsis: "After his TV star girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), breaks his heart, Peter (Jason Segel) wants nothing more than to enjoy his vacation in Hawaii. But there are two big problems: No. 1, Sarah's vacationing at the same resort; No. 2, she's bringing her new beau. Mila Kunis, Paul Rudd and Bill Hader also star in this madcap relationship comedy from hit producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Superbad)."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Cut a lot of the loud or cringey slapstick comedy bits and transformed it into more of a subtle romantic comedy.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Synopsis: "A sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding one of five golden tickets hidden inside chocolate bar wrappers which will admit him to the eccentric and reclusive Willy Wonka's magical factory."

Edit summary: Cut the ticket finding to be a bit shorter/cleaner, removed some musical interludes that interrupt the flow, and cut out a few goofy or creepy bits that weren't important.
Up In The Air
Synopsis: "Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) racks up miles flying around the country firing employees on behalf of companies. But he faces losing the job he savors to recent college grad Natalie Keener (Anna Kendrick) -- and losing the ability to escape emotional ties to anything. A connection he builds with Alex Goran (Vera Farmiga), however, might change his outlook on the future. Golden Globe winner Jason Reitman's smart comedy also stars Jason Bateman."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Cut the majority of the Vera Farmiga scenes and disposed of the cliche 'everyone needs love' plot point they added to keep George Clooney's character more mainstream-audience friendly.
Knocked Up
Synopsis: "Rising journalist Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) hits a serious bump in the road after a one-night stand with irresponsible slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) results in pregnancy."

Edit summary: Cut a lot of teen humor and some of the more stereotypical tropes to make a more heart-felt story.
Feast of Love
Synopsis: "An Oregon town is the backdrop for this tale of men and women touched by love's inescapable spell: From hopeless romantic Bradley (Greg Kinnear) to Harry (Morgan Freeman), a local professor with the wisdom and experience to guide those close to him."

Edit summary: Major cuts to refocus the film on the relationship between Greg Kinnear and Radha Mitchell, while still keeping enough of the side characters and plot to fill out the film. This doesn't remove the sex scenes entirely, but does cut enough of them that the film feels truer to the title, rather than Feast Of Sex.
Midnight in the Switchgrass
Synopsis: "Two FBI agents cross paths with Crawford, a Florida cop who's investigating a string of murders that appear to be related."

Edit summary: Cut most of the Bruce Willis scenes and about half of the Megan Fox scenes, focusing more on Emile Hirsch's character and the darker half of the plot.

While the cuts can't make it into a great movie, they do improve the acting and plot quality a bit.
Burnt
Burnt (2015)
Synopsis: "Adam Jones is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars."
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Julie and Julia
Synopsis: "Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book."

Edit summary: Cut all of the Julia Child (Meryl Streep) scenes except when Julie is watching her on the TV.
Helix
Synopsis: "Centers for Disease Control scientists Alan Farragut and Julia Walker have seen their share of disease outbreaks in their time with the agency. But they have not experienced anything like what they see at high-tech research facility Arctic BioSystems. When the two lead the rapid response team that investigates a possible disease outbreak at Arctic, they enter a life-and-death struggle as the virus evolves."

Edit summary: Cut the majority of the weird cult plot that dominates season 2, and a few melodramatic or slow scenes in the first season.

The 3rd revision makes huge improvements to the second season edit, fixing plot holes and cleaning up rough edges in the original edit.