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The Zero Theorem (2013)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script Pat Rushin, Terry Gilliam Starring Christopher Waltz, Gwendoline Christie, Rupert Friend, David Thewlis, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Ben Wishaw, Mélanie Thierry, Matt Damon, Lucas Hedges, Tilda Swinton, Elevator Pitch: Qohen Leth is a computer programmer who spends most of his time … Continue reading

Dark Skies (2013)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Scott Stewart Writers/Script Scott Stewart Starring Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, J.K. Simmons Elevator Pitch: A husband and wife with two young sons face some fimancial difficulties as the husband tries to find work, but soon their problems become unimportant as strange things … Continue reading

The Heat (2013)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Paul Feig Writers/Script Katie Dippold Starring Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Marion Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Jane Curtin, Jessica Chaffin, Elevator Pitch: An unpopular but effecitve FBI agent, Sarah Ashburn, is given the task of running a Boston drug lord to ground, and is … Continue reading

Death Race 3: Inferno (2013)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Same idea as the previous film, just a change of location. Director Roel Reiné Writers/Script Tony Giglio (Story Paul W.S. Anderson, Tony Giglio) Starring Luke Goss, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, Dougray Scott, Tanit Phoenix, Tanya van Graan Elevator Pitch: Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is one race … Continue reading

The Conjuring (2013)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Events said to have taken place during investigations by paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. Director James Wan Writers/Script Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Lorraine Warren Elevator Pitch: Back in 1971, after giving a lecture to a … Continue reading

Hammer of the Gods (2013)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay possibly reflecting events in Britain in 871 AD, the year King Alfred ascended to the throne of Wessex. Director Farren Blackburn Writers/Script Matthew Read Starring Charlie Bewley, Clive Standen, James Cosmo, Elliot Cowan, Glynis Barber, Alexandra Dowling Elevator Pitch: In a time of … Continue reading

The Purge (2013)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Said to have been an episode from Star Trek in 1967, which inspired the writer/director. Director James DeMonaco Writers/Script James DeMonaco Starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield Elevator Pitch: In America in 2022 under the political rule of the … Continue reading

The Identity Thief (2013)

Elevator Pitch. A hedge fund financial officer in Denver has his identity stolen by a confidence trickster in Florida who maxes out his credit cards and clears his bank account. He is also arrested but the police find that the person they are after is a woman, and release him. He determines that the only … Continue reading

Thor 2: The Dark World (2013)

Elevator Pitch You may remember the scientists from “Thor”. Well they are on the case again, finding that there are disruptions to the laws of physics, and as a result Jane Foster is infected by a weapon from the Dark World, the evil inhabitants of which had been defeated by Odin’s father, but who have … Continue reading

Getaway (2013)

Elevator Pitch A down on his luck racing driver, Brent Magna, must drive a Shelby Mustang round the streets of Sofia, Bulgaria at the behest of a criminal on the telephone, with a young woman who owns the car in the passenger seat. This in order to save his wife who has been kidnapped. The … Continue reading

Her (2013)

Elevator Pitch A lonely writer of letters for the literally challenged, who is going through a divorce, forms a relationship with his computer operating system  which, it is claimed by the suppliers, will learn as it goes along, and when he chooses a female voice and the system chooses a name ‘Samantha’, the scene is … Continue reading

Superman 6: Man of Steel (2013)

Elevator Pitch As Krypton is about to be destroyed Jor-El, its chief scientist dispatches his baby son in a spacecraft to Earth. The boy grows up in small town America managing to conceal his superpowers despite the fact that he is saving people from various disasters. He finds and recovers a Krypton spacecraft from the … Continue reading

Side Effects (2013)

Elevator Pitch. A psychiatrist perscribes a contoversial anti-depressant to a young woman who appears to have suicidal tendencies, which intensify after her financier husband is released from jail. The drug improves her life and that of her husband, but it appears that she sleepwalks, and during one such event stabs him to death. The police … Continue reading

On Frozen Ground (2013)

Elevator Pitch. In Alaska a serial killer is preying on young women, abducting them, subjecting them to sexual assault and then killing them, apparently without being detected. But when a body is unearthed in the outback, and one of his a victims escapes, an Alaskan detective gets on the case and begins to uncover the … Continue reading

RED 2 (2013)

Elevator Pitch. Former CIA agent Frank Moses and his young girfriend once more find themselves being hunted by gunmen apparently due to his involvement in an operation called Nightshade. They are rescued by a former colleague, and despite an increasing level of danger, they recruit the assassins sent to dispatch them and go in search … Continue reading

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

Elevator Pitch Jack an absent-minded young farm hand, comes into the possession of some magic beans which, legend has it, will connect his world with that of the giants, and sure enough while a runaway princess is sheltering in hs cottage, one of the beans sprouts and transports the hovel, and the princess up into … Continue reading

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director David Lowery Writers/Script David Lowery Starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine Elevator Pitch When a couple are chased down by the police after taking part in a robbery in Texas, the female shoots and wounds a policeman for which … Continue reading

I Give it a Year (2013)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Dan Mazer Additional Info Anna Faris is now well known as a mom in “Mom”. Director Dan Mazer Starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Stephen Merchant, Jane Asher, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Nigel Planer, Anna Faris, Olivia Coleman, Simon Baker, Daisy Donovan Elevator … Continue reading

Total Recall (2013)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The 1990 original itself based on the Phillip K. Dick story We Remember it for You Wholesale. Writers/Script Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback (screen story by Ronald Shusett, Dan O’Bannon, Jon Povill, Kurt Wimmer) Additional Info The first Phillip K.Dick story to be used in a movie … Continue reading

The Hangover Part III (2013)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay using the characters from the previous Hangover movies. Writers/Script Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin (characters by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore) Additional Info The four main actors were apparently paid $15 million each maybe accounting for the stunning cost of the movie. Director Todd … Continue reading

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