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2010 – 2012

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Let Me In (2010)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The Swedish film “Let the Right One In” from the novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lingquist Director Matt Reeves Writers/Script Matt Reeves (and th screnplay as above by John Ajvide Lingquist) Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas, Dylan Minnette … Continue reading

Larry Crowne (2011)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Tom Hanks Writers/Script Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos Starring Tom Hanks, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Roberts, Pam Grier, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rami Malek, George Takei, Bryan Cranston Elevator Pitch: Larry Crowne is an employee in a U-Mart, until they let him … Continue reading

Priest (2011)

Duration 1h 27m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A graphic novel authored by Min-Woo Hyung Director Scott Stewart Writers/Script Cory Goodman Starring Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, Lily Collins,  Christopher Plummer Elevator Pitch: After generations of war between humans and vampires, which are fanged but faceless monsters, assisted by weird but human familiars, … Continue reading

Boxing Day (2012)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A modern take on a Leo Tolstoy story Director Bernard Rose Writers/Script Probably Bernard Rose although said to be improvised Starring Danny Huston, Matthew Jacobs, Edie Dakota Elevator Pitch: Basil is a businessman who likes to get ahead of the game, and so on Boxing Day … Continue reading

The Equalizer (2012)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A development of a TV series “The Equaliser” starring Edward Woodward and created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Richard Wenk Starring Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Elevator Pitch: A man working in a … Continue reading

The Green Hornet (2011)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A 1930s radio series, 1940s TV series and a 1966 film. Director Michael Gondry Writers/Script Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg (Characters George W. Trendle) Starring Seth Rogan, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Christopher Waltz, David Harbour, Edward Furlong Elevator Pitch: When the newspaper tycoon James Reid … Continue reading

Centurion (2010)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay loosely based on the almost legendary disappearance of the Nineth Legion north of Hadrian’s Wall. Director Neil Marshall Writers/Script Neil Marshall Starring Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, David Morrissey, Olga Kurylenko, Liam Cunningham, Noel Clarke, Riz Ahmed, Imogen Poots, Elevator Pitch: The Picts fighting … Continue reading

Unknown (2011)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A novel translated into English as “Out of my head” by Didier Van Cauwelaert Director Jaume Collet-Serra Writers/Script Oliver Butcher, Stephen Cornwell Starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aiden Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Frank Langella, Elavator Pitch: Dr Martin Harris (We’ll call him “Harris 1”) is … Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The original comic characters by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko some comic stories and the previous outings. Director Marc Webb Writers/Script James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Stan Lee, Elevator Pitch: Young student … Continue reading

This is 40 (2012)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Two characters who made minor appearances in “Knocked Up”. Director Judd Apatow Writers/Script Judd Apatow Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segal, Megan Fox, Charlyne Yi, Chris O’Dowd, Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks,John Lithgow, Tatum O’Neal, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Hader Elevator Pitch: Debbie … Continue reading

The Words (2012)

Elevator Pitch A successful writer is giving a reading from his work to an important audience, which seems to be a story about a struggling author who finds a complete manuscript in an old briefcase. Unable to resist it, he retypes the story and submits it as his own, becoming succesful himself, but later, meeting … Continue reading

Inception (2010)

Elevator Pitch A team of people who invade the dreams of their victims to steal secrets, is contracted by a Japanese businessman to invade the mmind of the son of a corporate company opwner to plant an idea. To do so they must create dreams at several levels, the environments designed by one of the … Continue reading

One for the Money (2012)

Elevator Pitch A divorced and out of work young woman, who is about to be evicted from her apartment and who sees her European sports car repossessed takes up a job as a bail bond recovery agent, and goes on the track of the highest value bond jumper who happens to be an old flame. … Continue reading

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Elevator Pitch In the early 1970s Control, the head of MI6, suspects that there is a mole in the senior management and, on the possibility of finding out who it is, sends Jim Prideaux to Hungary. But Prideaux is shot and as a result Control and his right hand man George Smiley are sacked. Later … Continue reading

End of Watch (2012)

Elevator Pitch Two young police officers patrol the crime ridden streets of gangland Los Angeles, one of them filming their activities using a variety of video cams, hand held, attached to their uniforms and on the dashboard of their patrol car. They make inroads into the activities of the drug cartels, capturing drug mules, discovering … Continue reading

After Earth (2013)

Elevator Pitch In the far future, after earth has long been abandoned and the inhabitants moved to Nova Prime, the humans have faced and beaten creatures called “ursa” who sense their prey due to fear. A Ranger general, known for his success in defeating the ursa is on a trip with his son in a … Continue reading

2 Guns (2013)

Elevator Pitch Two criminals decide to carry out a bank robbery together, neither knowing that the other is an under cover operative, one for the DEA and the other for the US Navy. They carry out the robbery expecting to recover $3 million belonging to a drug lord, but instead get $43.125 million. They lose … Continue reading

Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire (2013)

Elevator Pitch Katnis and Peeta, the survivors of the 74th Hunger Games are taken round the 12 districts to in some way to promote the dictatorship and Katnis is cautioned by President Snow to make it work, since he is concerned that she may become a symbol for rebellion rather than unity. He then announces … Continue reading

Star Trek 12: Into Darkness (2013)

Elevator Pitch Captain Kirk in the Enterprise disregards the first directive in order to save a minor planet and its inhabitants, as well as Spock. As a result he is demoted and as the crew are about to be redeployed a Starfleet facility is destroyed, revealing the existenace of a super villain, John Harrison.  Harrison … Continue reading

Date Night (2010)

Elevator Pitch Phil and Claire are a couple in a rut, who little else than go to work, look after their children and fall into bed. Having sex is no more than a distant memory, however they have initiated a “Date Night” where they go out to dinner somewhere. To do something more exciting they … Continue reading

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