Black Mirror
Synopsis: "Black Mirror is three stand alone dramas that tap into the collective unease about our modern world. They are sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales with a techno-paranoia bent. 'The National Anthem' looks at how life is much harder for the rich and powerful now that information is disseminated so quickly; '15 Million Merits' is satire on our insatiable thirst for distraction; 'In Memoriam' is an alternate reality where everyone has access to a system which records everything they do, see or hear."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Selected episodes that are the best sci-fi of this anthology series.
Zombieland
Synopsis: "An easily spooked guy, Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), joins forces with wild man Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) to fight for survival in a world virtually taken over by freakish zombies. As they destroy scores of the undead, they meet up with two other survivors, Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) and Wichita (Emma Stone), and journey to a supposedly safe abandoned amusement park. Ruben Fleischer directs this horror romp."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Cut Bill Murray, the lookalikes storyline in the second film, and some of the slapstick humor.
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
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.

Ver6: Remastered
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.

Ver9: Remastered
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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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.
Resident Evil
Synopsis: "Alice goes on a tense globetrotting journey from the desert to the arctic, helping survivors and trying to track and take down the remnants of the Umbrella Corporation high command."

Edit summary: Cleaned up filler material in earlier movies and cut large chunks in the later ones to make a coherent overarching story that doesn't seem ludicrous. The clone aspect was cut along with any other superpowers, taming the series into a more believable action-scifi romp that doesn't go off the rails half way through.

Please note, this edit uses the Extended version of Resident Evil: Apocalypse, which is somewhat difficult to find. There's a German and a Japanese Bluray release of the Extended version, with the Japanese being higher quality, but no US release. The other option to obtain it is the US 4k/UHD releases of Apocalypse - as far as I can tell all the 4k box sets (and the individual 4k/UHD Apocalypse release) seem to have both the Theatrical and Extended version on the 4k disc (but it isn't on the secondary 1080p Bluray that comes with 4k releases, unfortunately)

Even though the difference between the Theatrical and Extended version of Apocalypse is only four minutes it makes a substantial difference for several scenes, so remastering with the more easily available Theatrical edition would reduce the quality of the edit.

Ver8: Small but substantial trims, removing graveyard attack, reorganizing and shortening the submarine fight, and removing the hive swim, along with several other minor tweaks to scenes to improve the flow.
Californication
Synopsis: "Bachelor Hank Moody's (David Duchovny) got it made: he's a sexy best-selling author who's irresistible to the ladies. But as a part-time dad juggling his wild L.A. lifestyle with grown-up responsibilities, this say-anything writer's at a loss for words. This smart Showtime comedy also stars Natascha McElhone (as Hank's ex-girlfriend), Madeleine Martin (as Becca, his 13-year-old daughter), Madeline Zima and Evan Handler."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Cut several garbage seasons, stitched together a few episodes to make the removals seamless, and edited a season finale to be the series finale.

The 3rd revision cleans up a lot of the rough edges of the original old edit - especially the Season 2/3/4 transitional episode. Also tones down the overly loud music during certain transitions.