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The Boxtrolls (2014)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A part of a novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow Director Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi Writers/Script Irena Brignull, Adam Parva, Vera Brosgo; (Story Anthony Stacchi, Phil Dale) Starring Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, … Continue reading

Suite Française (2014)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Irène Némirovsky Director Saul Dibb Writers/Script Saul Dibb, Matt Charman Starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Scott Thomas, Margot Robbie, Ruth Wilson, Sam Riley, Lambert Wilson, Harriet Walter, Matthias Schoenaerts Elevator Pitch: It is 1941 and France has surrendered to the … Continue reading

Dracula Untold (2014)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A slightly unusual take on the Dracula story Director Gary Shore Writers/Script Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless (Characters by Bram Stoker) Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Charles Dance, Diarmaid Murtagh Elevator Pitch: When a Turkish army arrives at his door and demands 1000 boys to … Continue reading

The Babadook (2014)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay derived from a short film Monster by the same writer/director Director Jennifer Kent Writers/Script Jennifer Kent Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney Elevator Pitch: The irrational behaviour of  Amelia’s son, due it seems to an obsession with a shadowy monster, results in … Continue reading

Stretch (2014)

Elevator Pitch. The Stretch of the title drives a stretch limo in LA. His girfriend has dumped him, a fellow driver he looked up to has blown his brains out and he owes a loan shark $6000 the repayment of which is demanded by midnight. In the hope of getting the money together he asks … Continue reading

Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014)

Elevator Pitch A Viking longboat is overcome by bad weather landing the survivors on the coast of what today is Scotland. They immediately have to fight a group of soldiers who are guarding a carriage and dispatch all but one who escapes. In the coach is a woman who they think they can ransom to … Continue reading

Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

Elevator Pitch In 1972 American Boby Fischer meets Russian chess master Boris Spassky in Iceland to decide who is to be world chess champion. Fischer has proved himself to be a brilliant player, becoming American champion at the age of 14, but he suffers from paranoia, believing that his every move is being monitored by … Continue reading

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

Elevator Pitch Hector is a psychiatrist with a good job a steady attractive girlfriend and a luxury flat, but his patients are unhappy and so is he. Hence he decides to search the world for the answer starting in China then moving to Africa where he meets an old friend and then moving on to … Continue reading

This is Where I Leave You (2014)

Elevator Pitch Just after seeing his wife being unfaithful to him (literally) Judd Altman is called back to the family home where his father has just died. He, his two brothers, his sister and his mother, now the widow, are required to “ sit shiva”, a Jewish mourning process where the close relatives of the … Continue reading

Lucy (2014)

Elevator Pitch: Lucy, a student studying in Taipei, is persuaded by a doubtful young man to deliver a shiny metal briefcase to a businessman in the penthouse of a hotel, which when opened contains four packs of a christaline drug. She is assaulted by armed men and wakes up with a sewn up incision in her … Continue reading

Everly (2014)

Elevator Pitch A woman who has been confined to the apartment of a yazuka boss for four years becomes a police informer, and as a result is discarded by him, to be raped and abused by his gang. She escaped to the bathroom, recovers an automatic from the cistern and is tempted to end it … Continue reading

Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (2014)

Elevator Pitch An inventor living in the countryside with his daughter come across a derelict truck and take it back to his workshop, where on firign it up, it turns out to be Optimus Prime. But a black ops group tasked with ridding the world of the Transformers, both good and bad turn up and … Continue reading

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