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The Assignment (2016)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Walter Hill Writers/Script Walter Hill, Denis Hamill Starring Michelle Rodriguez, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia, Caitlin Gerard, Sigourney Weaver, Elevator Pitch: When assassin for hire, Frank Kitchen, kills the brother of a mad but brilliant plastic surgeon, she has him kidnapped and in … Continue reading

War Dogs (2016)

War Dogs (2016)   Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson “Arms and the Dudes”. Director Todd Phillips Writers/Script Stephen Chin, Todd Phillips, Jason Smilovic Starring Miles Teller, David Packouz, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas, Bradley Cooper, JB Blanc Elevator Pitch: David Packouz is embroiled in … Continue reading

Me Before You (2016)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by Jojo Moyes Director Thea Sharrock Writers/Script Jojop Moyes Starring Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, Brandan Coyle, Jenna Coleman, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Joanna Lumley, Elevator Pitch: Louisa Clark, a slightly off the wall young woman, gets the job of being … Continue reading

Rampage (2018)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently a video game of the same name Director Brad Peyton Writers/Script Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal, Adam Sztykiel Starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacey, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Elevator Pitch: When space based research into animal genetics goes wrong and the … Continue reading

Suicide Squad (2016)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Characters from DC Comics by John Ostrander Director David Ayer Writers/Script David Ayer Starring Will Smith, Ike Barinholtz, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Common, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinneman, Scott Eastwood, Ben Affleck, Elevator Pitch: Security chief, Amanda Waller, proposes … Continue reading

Inferno (2016)

Duration 2h 1m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story It’s Robert Langdon again, solving puzzles in Italy and more. Bases in part on book of the same name by Dan Brown, Director Ron Howard Writers/Script David Koepp Starring Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Irrfan Kahn, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Forster, Ana Ulara, Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Lost City of Z (2016)

Duration 2h 21m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events which prompted a book by US journalist David Grann Director James Gray Writers/Script James Gray Starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen, Ian McDairmid, Elevator Pitch: in 1905 Major Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnum) is hired by the British government to … Continue reading

Misconduct (2016)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Shintaro Shimosawa Writers/Script Simon Boyes, Adam Mason Starring Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Alice Eve, Malin Akerman, Byung-hun Lee, Julia Stiles, Elevator Pitch: Ben Cahill, a young and ambitious lawyer is persuaded to meet up with a former lover, Emily Hynes, … Continue reading

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Mike Carey Director Colm McCarthy Writers/Script Mike Carey Starring Sennia Nanua, Paddy Considine, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Elevator Pitch: The world is inhabited by hordes of brainless zombies who when roused will attack anyone who is still human. In … Continue reading

A Cure for Wellness (2016)

Duration 2h 26m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A more or less original screenplay apparently inspired by Thomas Mann’s “The Magic Mountain”. Director Gore Verbinski Writers/Script Justin Haythe Starring Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Ivo Nandi, Celia Imrie, Harry Groener Elevator Pitch: Lockhart, a young executive in a financial service company is sent … Continue reading

The Finest Hours (2016)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book “The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coastguard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue” by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias Director Craig Gillespie Writers/Script Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson Starring Chris Pine, Casey Afleck, Eric Bana, Holliday Grainger Elevator Pitch: In a … Continue reading

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by John le Carré Director Susanna White Writers/Script Hossein Amini Starring Stellan Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Saskia Reeves, Damian Lewis, Khalid Abdalla, Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Northam Elevator Pitch: A Russian money launderer who is involved in the setting up … Continue reading

Office Christmas Party (2016)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Josh Gordon, Will Speck Writers/Script Justin Malen, Laura Solon, Dan Mazer (Story Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, Timothy Dowling) Starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J.Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Courtney B. Vance, Rob Corddry, Abbey Lee Elevator Pitch: The CEO of Zenotek, daughter … Continue reading

Masterminds (2016)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Loosely based on real events Director Jared Hess Writers/Script Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer, Emily Spivey (who also wrote the story) Starring Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon, Elevator Pitch: Kelly, a former female employee of Loomis Fargo with links to small time … Continue reading

Mechanic 2: Resurrection (2016)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The previous Mechanic film and very remotely the 1972 film of the same name. Director Dennis Gansel Writers/Script Phillip Shelby, Tony Mosher (Story Phillip Shelby and Lewis John Carlino characters) Starring Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh Elevator Pitch: Arthur Bishop, in retirement … Continue reading

Tonight She Comes (2016)

Duration 1h 24m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay, some say riffing on other horror films. Director Matt Stuertz Writers/Script Matt Stuertz Starring Nathan Eswine, Larissa White, Jenna McDonald, Brock Russell, Cameisha Cotton, Adam Hartley, Dal Nicole, Frankie Ray Elevator Pitch: A man delivering post, with a friend who he leaves in … Continue reading

The Purge 3: Election Year (2016)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The theme from the earlier Purge outings, and the inclusion of one character from the last film. Director James DeMonaco Writers/Script James DeMonaco Starring Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, and so many unknowns that I have chosen not to list any of them, although they did really … Continue reading

Don’t Breathe (2016)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Fede Alvarez Writers/Script Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues Starring Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto Elevator Pitch: A trio of young people who have been robbing houses in Detroit, using keys held by the father of one who is a security … Continue reading

Sacrifice (2016)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by S.J. Bolton Director Peter A. Dowling Writers/Script Peter A. Dowling Starring Radha Michell, Ian McElhinney, Rupert Graves, Elevator Pitch: A married couple, one a doctor,the other an architect, move from New York to the husband’s place of birth, Unst, … Continue reading

Triple 9 (2016)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director John Hillcoat Writers/Script Matt Cook Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Clifton Collins Jr. Elevator Pitch: A gang of ex-military personnel and renegade policemen are engaged to carry out a robbery on behalf … Continue reading

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