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Pixels (2015)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Developed from a short film by Patrick Jean Director Chris Columbus Writers/Script Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling (story Tim Herlhy) Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Jane Krakowski, Dan Aykroyd, Ashley Benson, Serena Williams,  Fiona Shaw Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Vacation (2015)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A retread of earlier “Vacation” movies Director John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein Writers/Script John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, (Characters John Hughes) Starring Ed Helmes, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Regina Hall, Michael Peña, Elevator Pitch: Rusty Griswald … Continue reading

Mission: Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A newish screenplay using the characters form the previous films and the concept from the TV series. Director Christopher McQuarrie Writers/Script Christopher McQuarrie, Drew Pearce Starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Simon McBruney, Tom Hollander, Alec Baldwin, Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Absolutely Anything (2015)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Terry Jones Writers/Script Terry jones, Gavin Scott Starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rob Riggle, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Meera Syal, Robin Williams, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin  Elevator Pitch: Out in cosmic space a group … Continue reading

Blackhat (2015)

Duration 2h 13m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Apparently the director followed a news story about the disabling of parts of Iran’s nuclear research by malware. Director Michael Mann Writers/Script Morgan Davis Foehl Starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wein Tang, Leehom Wang Elevator Pitch: When an explosion occurs in a Chinese nuclear power plant … Continue reading

The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A TV series of the same name which ran for four seasons in the 1960s, created by Sam Rolfe Director Guy Ritchie Writers/Script Guy Richie, Lionel Wigram (Story by Jeff Kleeman, David C. Wilson, Guy Richie, Lionel Wigram) Starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth … Continue reading

Vice (2015)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A screenplay using existing tropes, replicants et al. Director Brian A. Miller Writers/Script Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore Starring Bruce Willis, Thomas Jane, Ambyr Childers, Elevator Pitch: Entrepreneur Julian Michaels has initiated  resort called “Vice” where it seems that clients can indulge their most outlandish fantasies with … Continue reading

Ant-Man (2015)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Marvel Comics character by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby Director Peyton Reed Writers/Script Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evengeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Anthony Mackie, Judy Greer, Michael Peña, Hayley Atwell, John Slattery, Stan Lee Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Room (2015)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Emma Donoghue Director Lenny Abrahamson Writers/Script Emma Donoghue Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy Elevator Pitch: A five year old boy has only experienced the inside of a small room where he lives with his … Continue reading

Focus (2015)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Writers/Script Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Adrian Martinez,  Gerald McRaney, Rodrigo Santoro, BD Wong Elevator Pitch: Nicky Spurgeon, the leader of a group of con men, meets and becomes involved with a female swindler, … Continue reading

Mad Max 4: Fury Road (2015)

Duration 2h 0m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A slightly different environment from the original films, but still involving Max. Director George Miller Writers/Script George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keay-Byrne, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Elevator Pitch: In the desert a pitiless ruler doles out water … Continue reading

Chappie (2015)

Elevator Pitch In an increasingly lawless Johannesburgh armed police are assisted by gun toting  remotely operated robots provided by Tetravaal. The developer of the robot’s operating system is working on the development of artificial intelligence, and when a damaged robot is scheduled for crushing he decides to make it self aware. While putting his plan … Continue reading

Goosebumps (2015)

Elevator Pitch A teenager and his mother move into a small town after the death of his father, where she it to take up the role of deputy-principal. Almost immediately he meets an attractive girl who lives next door, but is warned off from making friends with her by her father. When he hears screaming … Continue reading

Terminator 5: Genisys (2015)

Elevator Pitch Skynet continues to fight the resistance led by John Connor, and so it sends back a Terminator to 1984 to terminate his mother, Sarah Connor, and to protect her Connor sends back his lieutenant, Kyle Reese. But the time line has changed and Sarah is already being protected by the altered Terminator T-100. … Continue reading

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

Elevator Pitch Kaulder is a witch hunter, part of an organisation which is ready to eliminate witches who threaten humanity. He is 800 years old, having been cursed by the witch queen back in the days of the Black Death, when he and others hunted her in a remote snowbound environment. In modern day New … Continue reading

The Gunman (2015)

Elevator Pitch Eight years after carrying out the assasination of a DRC minister, a former special forces soldier is working in the Congo drilling wells, when he is attacked by gunmen. He survives but must travel to Europe to question his former contacts, one of whom has married his girlfriend, in order to find out … Continue reading

Eye in the Sky (2015)

Elevator Pitch. After the death of one of their spies on the ground in Kenya the British military are prepared to use the American technology manifest in a drone piloted from the USA and the local secret service who have deployed an ornithopter, to follow the activities of a terrorist group, with the intent of … Continue reading

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

Elevator Pitch After receiving medical attention Katniss is tasked with continuing as the symbolic leader of the rebellion against the Capitol, and joins a group of old friends who have the job of following the front line while being filmed for propoganda purposes, but their progress towards the centre is impeded by booby traps, which … Continue reading

Extraction (2015)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Yet another screenplay about a secret code which will be capable of taking over the world. Writers/Script Max Adams, Umair Aleem Additional Info I had thought that Bruce Willis would have filmed his scenes in a couple of days, but actually he had managed to do … Continue reading

Minions (2015)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) U Source of story The characters developed in Despicable Me Writers/Script Brian Lynch Additional Info This movie covered its costs on its first weekend and is the first film whose original costs were less than $100 million to gross over a billion. Stunning figures! Director Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin Starring … Continue reading

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