The Batman
Synopsis: "When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement."

Edit summary: This is a heavy re-work of The Batman - removing some of the retcons and combining it with Batman Begins to treat it as a prequel to the Christian Bale films rather than a series reboot. All unmasked face-shots of Robert Pattinson are stripped out and the character is re-cut as the classic playboy archetype rather than the awkward gaunt pale recluse that Pattinson plays.

The new catwoman is stripped out entirely, and the new Jim Gordon is turned into a nameless policeman, keeping the Batman Begins version as The Jim Gordon. The Batman version of Falcone is kept, treating the Batman Begins version as a nameless gangster. Parts of Batman Begins are cut out, rearranged, or recut as well to make the stories to flow together as seamlessly as possible. A few seconds of Dark Knight Rises are used as filler too.

Ver9: Remastered, minor scene adjustments
Riviera
Synopsis: "A drama set in the glamorous southeast of France. An extremely wealthy banker and his wife, Georgina, lead a luxurious lifestyle. But Georgina's world is turned upside down when he's killed and she begins to discover the details of his secret life."

Edit summary: Cut a few unsatisfying red herrings and trimmed out a bunch of drama with the side characters to give it a smooth plot arc with less manufactured drama and a chill vibe. Dropped the last season and part of the second season to rework the ending, and rescaled the second season to match the aspect ratio of the first season.
Plus One
Synopsis: "Longtime friends Ben and Alice agree to be each other's plus one at every wedding they're invited to during a busy summer of wedding fever."

Edit summary: Cut a couple small scenes with his dad that lightly set up the plot but interrupt the pace, and the theme of the movie happening at weddings.
The Thomas Crown Affair
Synopsis: "This 1999 remake (the 1968 version starred Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway) showcases debonair Pierce Brosnan as a multibillionaire art connoisseur who, for kicks, would rather steal art objects than buy them. Insurance company troubleshooter Rene Russo stalks him -- all the way to his bedroom! Brosnan and Russo's chemistry is incendiary in this snappy mix of love and larceny."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Removed some gratuitous nudity and sex scenes that interrupt the playful tone of the film.

Ver4: This version recuts the transitions to be a little cleaner
Polar
Synopsis: "The world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser, is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head-to-head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced."

Edit summary: Small trims to remove Mr Blut's lotion scenes, and a bit of his corny dialogue
You're the Worst
Synopsis: ""You're the Worst" centers on two toxic, self-destructive people in a dark twist on the romantic comedy genre."

Edit summary: This edit strips out most of the side character scenes, along with their silly comedy, making a dark comedy even darker. It keeps a bit of the sarcastic and absurd humor, and has some lighthearted moments as well, but is ultimately much less of a comedy and more of a dark drama with comedic moments at times. It takes the essence of what makes the original great and condenses it into a real gut punch without the hollywood sugar.
Lord of the Rings
Synopsis: "A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron."

Edit summary: This turns the LOTR series into a 5 episode mini-series, using parts of the Hobbit series as backstory. It's heavily cut, removing Gollum, the mad kings, and some other side plots, focusing on the parallel journeys of the party trying to defeat Sauron.

It maintains the epic pace of the adventure, while trimming enough content that the slower than normal speed of the narrative doesn't seem to drag, especially when repackaged into more digestible hour segments at natural stopping points in story.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Synopsis: "In this adventure based on the best-selling novel of the same name, Arthur Dent's house is about to be razed when he discovers that his best friend is an alien and that planet Earth is about to be destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Now, it seems that Arthur's only chance for survival is to hitch a ride on a passing spacecraft. Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Nighy and Sam Rockwell co-star."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Primarily trims the failed romantic encounter subplot to make Zooey less of a manic pixie dreamgirl, and the vogon side plots like the planning office. Also a few trims to make the ending match the tone of the rest of the film, and reduce the amount of infinitesimally improbable "everything is connected" events.
Boss
Synopsis: "Kelsey Grammer stars in this dark drama as Chicago mayor Tom Kane, a viperous politician unafraid to step outside the law when it suits his interests. But as he pushes his agenda, Kane's fiercest foe may prove to be an explosive personal secret."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Reduces the impact of the illness, trims much of the daughter and all of her boyfriend, and makes cuts to the storylines to remove any soap opera elements and make it a political drama rather than a drama that has politics.
Happiness
Happiness (2021)
Synopsis: "Residents of an apartment building must band together to survive a deadly virus that is spreading throughout the city."
No Edit Necessary
Westworld
Synopsis: "Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence."

Edit summary: Adjusts the opening to give a truer sense of the show, rather than starting out as a western for most of the first episode. Makes the storylines, especially in the second season, less fragmented. Reduces the emphasis on Dolores and puts her on equal footing with Maeve and other main characters. Removes most of the third season with the GTA plot and uses select scenes with Maeve and Dolores to wrap up the story, changing the ending substantially.
Maze Runner
Synopsis: "A teenager arrives in a glade at the center of a giant labyrinth. Like the other youths dumped there before him, he has no memory of his previous life."

Edit summary: This cuts the series into one film. Some action sequences are removed to make the action seem like less of a filler quota and focus more on the events that actually matter. Much of the first film plot is left intact but heavily trimmed, the second and third films are severely cut to make the narrative exciting but cohesive, with a flow that seems more naturally written and less cliche.
No Time To Die
Synopsis: "James Bond is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving active service. However, his peace is short-lived as his old CIA friend, Felix Leiter, shows up and asks for help."

Edit summary: Cut most of the movie and turned the one good act into a short film.

Ver6: Remastered
Squid Game
Synopsis: "Hundreds of cash-strapped contestants accept an invitation to compete in children's games for a tempting prize, but the stakes are deadly."

Edit summary: Heavily trimmed the slow start to the essentials, reduced the nauseating flashing room a bit, trimmed a bunch of sections to help the pacing, and kept but heavily streamlined the cop storyline. The ending is also significantly changed, removing the twist and the open ending for a sequel season to make it a self-contained single-season show.
Las Vegas
Synopsis: "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but for the detectives who keep so-called sinners from preying on the innocent at Sin City's posh Montecito Resort & Casino, the secrets and lies are as insidious as any other poison. It's up to ex-CIA agent Big Ed Deline (James Caan) and his second in command, Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel), to rein in the cheaters and thieves -- if they can -- in this exciting first season of the NBC series."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: The core episodes of the series with a cohesive narrative and the most interesting plots.