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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Woody Allen, Elizabeth Berkley, Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd, Charlize Theron, Elevetor Pitch: CW Briggs is an insurance investigator who always solves the cases he is given. But he is faced with change in the insurance company … Continue reading

The Last Sect (2006)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (USA) TV-14 Source of story A riff on the Dracula story Director Jonathan Dueck Writers/Script David Robbeson Starring David Carradine, Natalie Brown, Deborah Odell, Julian Richings Elevator Pitch: A female reporter, investigating on line dating finds herself involved with a group of women, whose website searches for men. We, the viewers, … Continue reading

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A 1999 film with a very similar name by the Pang Brothers Director The Pang Brothers Writers/Script Jason Richman Starring Nicolas Cage, Shahkrit Yamnarm, Panward Hemmanee, Charlie Yeung Elevator Pitch: A very efficient hit man completes his work in Prague and as a precaution disposes of … Continue reading

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Marc Forster Writers/Script Zach Helm Starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman, Anouk Aimée, Terry Jones, Jean-Louis Trintignant, John Cleese, Elevator Pitch: Harold Crick, an IRS inspector, carries out his various activities accompanied by a voice which seems … Continue reading

Training Day (2001)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay focused on actual police corruption in LA Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script David Ayer Starring Denzil Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin, Cliff Curtis, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Macy Gray, Eva Mendes, Terry Crews, Elevator Pitch: Jake is a rookie cop … Continue reading

The Box (2009)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A short story “Button, Button”, by Richard Matheson, first pubished in Playboy in 1970. Director Richard Kelly Writers/Script Richard Kelly Starring Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella Elevator Pitch: A married couple, Norma and Arthur Lewis, who have a preteen son, are facing possible hard times … Continue reading

Tideland (2005)

Duration 2h 00m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Mitch Cullin Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script Tony Grisoni, Terry Gilliam Starring Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer, Brendan Fletcher, Jennifer Tilley, Jeff Bridges Elevator Pitch: When preteen Jeliza-Rose’s mother dies of an overdose she and her father take off for the … Continue reading

Meet the Parents 2: Meet the Fockers (2004)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A second outing following the character of Greg Focker Director Jay Roach Writers/Script Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg (Story Jim Herzfeld, Marc Hyman) (Characters Greg Glienna, Mary Ruth Clarke) Starring Robert De Nero, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Jonathan Lynn Writers/Script Mitchell Kapner Starring Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Elevator Pitch: An American dentist. Oz Oseransky, working in Montreal realises that the man who has moved in next door is a Chicago … Continue reading

Batman 7: The Dark Knight (2008)

Duration 2h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters developed by Bob Kane in the DC comics, and a relationship with the first Christopher Nolan film. Director Christopher Nolan Writers/Script Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan (Story Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer) Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, … Continue reading

Alien Vs Predator (2004)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Characters from the Alien franchise and the Predator franchise – unlikely as this may seem. And the actual story possibly taken from an AvP comic. Director Paul W.S. Anderson Writers/Script Paul W.S. Anderson (Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett Alien characters, Jim Thomas John Thomas Predator characters) Starring … Continue reading

Punch Drunk Love (2002)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Paul Thomas Anderson Writers/Script Paul Thomas Anderson Starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Elevator Pitch: Barry Egan is the owner of a small wholesaler of novelty bathroom equipment operating from an industrial unit, in a … Continue reading

Hard Candy (2005)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director David Slade Writers/Script Brian Nelson Starring Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh (Only just) Elevator Pitch: After an exchange of risque messages on line, a female teenager and a male adult meet in coffee bar, and he invites her to his home … Continue reading

Planet Terror (2007)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay written to partner “Death Proof” as a “Grindhouse” presentation. Director Robert Rodriguez Writers/Script Robert Rodriguez Starring Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn, Bruce Willis, Quenton Tarantino Elevator Pitch: In a isloated Texas town, adjacent to an army … Continue reading

Saving Silverman (2001)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Dennis Duggan Writers/Script Hank Nelken, Greg DePaul Starring Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Jason Biggs, Amanda Peet, Amanda Detmar, R. Lee Ermey, Neil Diamond, Elevator Pitch: Three young men, Wayne, J.D. and Darren have been friends since childhood, their common enthusiasm the songs … Continue reading

Death Proof (2007)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Quenton Tarantino Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino Starring Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, Rose McGowan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth, Elevator Pitch: A group of young women meet in a bar where they become acquainted with Stuntman Mike unaware … Continue reading

Collateral Damage (2002)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Andrew Davis Writers/Script David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths (Story David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths, Ronald Roose) Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Francesca Neri, Cliff Curtis, John Leguizamo, John Turturro, Miguel Sandoval, Elevator Pitch: Fire chief Gordy Brewer is devastated when his wife and son are killed … Continue reading

Bad Boys II (2003)

Duration 2h 27m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay using the characters from the first film. Director Michael Bay Writers/Script Ron Shelton, Jerry Stahl (story Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Ron Shelton. Characters George Gallo) Starring Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Mollà, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Theresa Randle, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Shannon, Henry … Continue reading

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An illustrated book of the same name by Maurice Sendak Director Spike Jonze Writers/Script Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers Starring Max Records, Catherine O’Hara, Pepita Emmerichs, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, James Gandolfini, Paul Dano, Chris Cooper, Lauren Ambrose Elevator Pitch: A boisterous eight year old boy, Max, … Continue reading

HellBoy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Duration 2h 00m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters from the comic book by Mike Mignola Director Guillermo del Toro Writers/Script Guillermo del Toro, (Story Guillermo del Toro, Mike Mignola) Starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Seth MacFarlane, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, Jeffrey Tambour, John Hurt, Roy Dotrice, Elevator Pitch: In the … Continue reading

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