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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by Philippa Greory Director Justin Chadwick Writers/Script Peter Morgan Starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance, Kristen Scott Thomas, David Morrissey, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anna Torrent, Eddie Redmayne, Andrew Garfield, Eric Bana Elevator Pitch: In order to promote the … Continue reading

Just Friends (2005)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Roger Kumble Writers/Script Adam Davis Starring Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein, Chris Marquette, Elevator Pitch: Chubby Chris Brander fancies his best friend Jamie Palamino but although she likes him his romantic feelings are not reciprocated. After an embarrassing  college … Continue reading

Miami Vice (2006)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on the 1980s TV series of the same name, characters Crockett and Tubbs by writer Anthony Yerkovich Director Michael Mann Writers/Script Michael Mann Starring Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong, Naomi Harris, Ciarán Hinds, Justin Theroux, Luis Tosar, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Eddie Marsan, … Continue reading

A Hollywood Ending (2002)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 13 Source of story An original Woody Allen screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Woody Allen, George Hamilton, Treat Williams, Debra Messing, Mark Rydell,  Tiffany Thiessen, Téa Leoni, Elevator Pitch: Val Waxman is a former Hollywood director, who has fallen on hard times. He has lost his wife … Continue reading

Vacancy (2007)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Nimrod Antal Writers/Script Mark L. Smith Starring Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Waley Elevator Pitch: David and Amy are going  home after a family gathering. They are at odds after a personal tragedy and are on their way to divorce. On their … Continue reading

Domino (2005)

Duration 2h 7m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Inspired by the life of Domino Harvey, daughter of Lawrence Harvey who became a successful bounty hunter. Director Tony Scott Writers/Script Richard Kelly Starring Keira Knightly, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Gelroy Lindo, Mo’Nique, Mena Suvari, Macy Gray, Jaqueline Bisset, Lucy Liu, Christopher Walken,  Dale Dickey, Jerry … Continue reading

Hellraiser VI: Hellseeker (2002)

Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Characters from earlier films ceated by Clive Barker Director Rick Bota Writers/Script Carl Dupre, Tim Day Starring Dean Winters, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley, Rachel Hayward, Sarah Jane Redmond, Kaaren de Zilva Elevator Pitch: Let’s get a couple of things out of the way. Kirsty, from all … Continue reading

Poseidon (2006)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A remake of “The Poseidon Adventure” itself a film of a novel by Paul Gallico Director Wolfgang Petersen Writers/Script Mark Protosevich Starring Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum, Mia Maestro, Mike Vogel, Kevin Dillon, Freddy Rodriguez, Jacinda Barrett, Jimmy Bennett, Elevator Pitch: When the … Continue reading

Haloween II (2009)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Characters and locations of the whole Haloween franchise. Director Rob Zombie (not his birth name) Writers/Script Rob Zombie Starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Chase Wright Vanek, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brad Dourif, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Octavia Spencer, Danielle Harris, Margot Kidder, Elevator Pitch: Haloween is coming up and … Continue reading

Stay (2005)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Marc Forster Writers/Script David Benioff Starring Ewan Mcgregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling, Bob Hoskins, BD Wong, Elevator Pitch: A young man, Henry Letham, is found sitting on a New York bridge with his car burning behind him. He is assigned a psychiatrist … Continue reading

Showtime (2002)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay Director Tom Dey Writers/Script Keith Sharon, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar (story Jorge Saralaqui) Starring Robert De Nero, Eddie Murphy, Alex Borstein, Rene Russo, Drena De Niro, Frankie Faison, William Shatner, Elevator Pitch: A reality TV show manages to manoeuvre an experienced detective, Mitch … Continue reading

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The Spanish film “Abre Los Ojos” (Open Your Eyes) by Alejandro Amenábar and Mateo Gil Director Cameron Crowe Writers/Script Cameron Crowe Starring Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Timothy Spall, Tilda Swinton, Michael Shannon, Johnny Galecki, Elevator Pitch: David Aames is a … Continue reading

Harry Brown (2009)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Daniel Barber Writers/Script Gary Young Starring Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, David Bradley, iain Glen, Jack O’Connell, Liam Cunningham, Elevator Pitch: Harry Brown is a pensioner living in a tower block in East London. He has a terminally ill wife in hospital and … Continue reading

The Pianist (2002)

Duration 2h 30m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book written by Wladyslaw Szpilman about his experiences. Director Roman Polanski Writers/Script Ronald Harwood Starring Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Maureen Lipman, Frank Finlay, Cyril Shaps, Thomas Kretschmann Elevator Pitch: Pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew is playing for a radio broadcast in 1939 … Continue reading

The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The whole X Files TV series written by Chris Carter Director Chris Carter Writers/Script Frank Spotnitz, Chris Carter Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Mitch Pileggi, Elevator Pitch: It is winter in Virginia. Scully is working as a doctor in a catholic hospital, … Continue reading

Stuck in Love (2005)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Josh Boone Writers/Script Josh Boone Starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff, Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman, Liana Liberato Elevator Pitch: A successful writer has been divorced from his wife for two years, but is still obsesssed with her. He has … Continue reading

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

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