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Unbreakable (2000)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An orignal screenplay Director M. Night Shyamalan Writers/Script M. Night Shyamalan Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Elevator Pitch: David Dunn, a football stadium security man, is the sole survivor of a catastrophic train crash outside Philadelphia and, it seems, as a result is … Continue reading

Take Me Home Tonight (2011)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Michael Dowse Writers/Script Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo (Sotry by Topher Grace, Gordon Kaywin) Starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer, Chris Pratt, Michael Biehn, Lucy Punch, Bob Odenkirk Elevator Pitch: Matt is an MIT graduate who, to his father’s frustration, … Continue reading

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on a book by John Ronson, itself a literary version of a TV documentary. Director Grant Heslov Writers/Script Peter Straughan Starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Lang, Robert Patrick Elevator Pitch: Reporter Bob Wilton, whose wife has left him for … Continue reading

The Weight of Water (2000)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Anita Shreve Director Kathryn Bigelow Writers/Script Alice Arlen, Christopher Kyle Starring Carian Hinds, Sarah Polley, Catherine McCormack, Sean Penn, Josh Lucas, Elizabeth Hurley Elevator Pitch: In 1873 on a small New England island a macabre axe murder has taken … Continue reading

School of Rock (2003)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Director Richard Linklater Writers/Script Mike White Starring Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Mike White, Joan Cusack, and a bunch of talented kids, the standout Miranda Cosgrove. Elevator Pitch: Dewey Finn is a washed up rock and roller, who has been dropped by his band … Continue reading

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris Writers/Script Michael Arndt Starring Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, Steven Carell, Bryan Cranston, Dean Norris, Elevator Pitch: The Hoovers are a more or less disfunctional Albuquerque family. Richard is a failed motivational speaker, … Continue reading

Smokin’ Aces (2006)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Joe Carnahan Writers/Script Joe Carnahan Starring Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Joseph Ruskin, Jeremy Piven, Ben Affleck, Peter Berg, Common, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keyes, Tajari P. Henderson, Chris Pine, Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, Elevator Pitch: Buddy Israel, a Las Vegas magician with mafia … Continue reading

Keeping Mum (2005)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Niall Johnson Writers/Script Richard Russo, Niall Johnson (Story Richard Russo) Starring Rowan Atkinson, Kristen Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton, Liz Smith, Emilia Fox, James Booth Elevator Pitch: A vicar’s family is falling to pieces because he is not paying … Continue reading

The Triangle (2001 TV Movie)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A not very original teleplay Director Lewis Teague Writers/Script Ted Humphreys (story Ted Humpreys, Bing Howenstein) Starring Luke Perry, Dan Cortese, Olivia d’Abo, Dorian Harewood Elevator Pitch: A group of young men with the girlfriend of one of them, embark on a charter boat for the … Continue reading

Serenity (2005)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The characters and th environment and the space ship from the one season TV series Firefly. Director Joss Whedon Writers/Script Joss Whedon Starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adan Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah Paulson, Tamara Taylor Elevator … Continue reading

Paul Blart Mall Cop (2009)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay – a sort of riff on Die Hard Director Steve Carr Writers/Script Kevin James, Nick Bakay Starring Kevin James, Keir O’Donnell, Jayma Mays, Shirley Knight, Bobby Cannavale, Gary Valentine Elevator Pitch: Paul Blart is a failed police applicant, now a security guard, who … Continue reading

The Mexican (2001)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Gore Verbinski Writers/Script J.H. Wyman Starring Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J.K. Simmons, Gene Hackman Elevator Pitch: A minor criminal, with an obligation to a crime boss, is given the task of going to Mexico to pick up a historic handgun … Continue reading

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