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The New World (2005)

Duration 2h 25m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Real events in the life of Captain John Smith who apparently wrote a number of books. Director Terence Malick Writers/Script Terence Malick Starring Colin Farrell, Q’orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, David Thewlis, Ben Chaplin Elevator Pitch: In 1607 three ships arrive on the coast of … Continue reading

The Quiet American (2002)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1955 novel of the same name by Graham Greene Director Phillip Noyce Writers/Script Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkkan Starring Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Thi Hai Yen Do, Robert Stanton, Pham Thi Mai Hoa Elevator Pitch: It is 1952 in Vietnam, the French are fighting the Viet … Continue reading

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay – apparently long in the mind of the director Director Kevin Smith Writers/Script Kevin Smith Starring Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogan, Craig Robinson, Brandon Routh, Justin Long, Katie Morgan, Jason Mewes, Traci Lords Elevator Pitch: Zack and Miri are old school pals who have … Continue reading

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real life events when the real Erin Brockovitch took on an electricty company polluting the water table. Director Steven Soderbergh Writers/Script Susannah Grant Starring Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, T.J. Thyne, Peter Coyote Elevator Pitch: A former beauty queen and now single mother … Continue reading

Venom (2005)

Duration 1h 27m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Jim Gillespie Writers/Script Flint Dille, John Zuur Platten, Brandon Boyce Starring Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan Jackson, Laura Ramsey, Rick Cramer, Meagan Good Elevator Pitch: In a town in the deep south swamplands a group of teenagers gather for the summer, some of them … Continue reading

Changing Lanes (2002)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Roger Michell Writers/Script Chap Taylor, Michael Tolkin Starring Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Sydney Pollack, Richard Jenkins, Amanda Peet, Kevin Sussman, William Hurt, Elevator Pitch: Doyle Gipson and Gavin Banek are on their way to different courts when they collide … Continue reading

Final Destination 3 (2006)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay using a theme developed in the earlier films of the franchise Director James Wong Writers/Script Glen Morgan, James Wong, (Jeffrey Reddick characters) Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Chelan Simmons, Crystal Lowe, Amanda Crew Elevator Pitch: When Wendy Christensen has a premonition that … Continue reading

American Psycho (2000)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis Director Mary Harron Writers/Script Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner Starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Reese Witherpoon, Samantha Mathis, Jared Leto, Willem Dafoe, Cara Seymour, Krista Sutton, Elevator Pitch: Patrick Bateman is one of … Continue reading

Species III (2004)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Roughly based on the previous films Director Brad Turner Writers/Script Ben Ripley (Dennis Feldman characters) Starring Robin Dunne, Robert Knepper, Amelia Cooke, Natasha Henstridge Elevator Pitch: While Eve (you need to have seen the previous film) and her offspring are being transported in a ambulance she … Continue reading

Did You Hear About the Morgans (2009)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Director Marc Lawrence Writers/Script Marc Lawrence Starring Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Kelly, Sam Elliot, Mary Steenburger, Kim Shaw, Wilford Brimley Elevator Pitch: Paul Morgan and Meryl Morgan are a separated couple, due to his infidelity. They are both busy … Continue reading

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

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