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2010 – 2012

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The Dilemma (2011)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Ron Howard Writers/Script Allan Loeb Starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah, Sandy Marshall Elevator Pitch: Ronny and Nick are a couple of good friends who have an embryo  concept car company, and get a job … Continue reading

The Bounty Hunter (2010)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Andy Tennant Writers/Script Sarah Thorp Starring Gerard Butler, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Christine Baranski, Elevator Pitch: Milo Boyd is an ex-policeman with gambling debts, and is now a bounty hunter. He gets the job of bringing in Nicole Hurley, his ex wife, … Continue reading

Hysteria (2011)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Said to be based on the 1998 book “The Technology of the Orgasm” by Rachel Maine Director Tanya Wexler Writers/Script Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa Dyer Starring Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett, Ashley Jensen, Sheridan Smith, Elevator Pitch: After making protests about … Continue reading

Deadfall (2012)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Stefan Ruzowitzky Writers/Script Zach Dean Starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Charlie Hunnam, Kris Kristofferson, Sissy Spacek, Kate Mara, Treat Williams, Elevator Pitch: Lisa, a young woman in a mini-dress is freezing to death in a snowstorm on the road to Canada when … Continue reading

The Raid (2011)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Gareth Evans Writers/Script Gareth Evans Starring Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Joe Taslim, Elevator Pitch: A SWAT team in Jakata are tasked with attacking a fortified tenement controlled by a drug lord., with the objective of shutting down its drug processing factory. They … Continue reading

The Hangover Part II (2011)

Duration 1h 42m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The characters and effectively the plot from The Hangover Director Todd Phillips Writers/Script Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips (Characters Jon Lucas, Scott Moore) Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Paul Giamatti, Mike Tyson, Jeffrey Tambour, Mason Lee, Jamie Chung, Nick … Continue reading

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A graphic novel of the same name by Bryn Lee O’Malley Director Edgar Wright Writers/Script Michael Bacall, Edgar Wright Starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman, Mark Webber, Ellen Wong, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Brandon Routh, Elevator Pitch: Scott … Continue reading

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

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