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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

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Elevator Pitch. After her father, the Empire’s weapons designer is forced out of retirement to complete his work, the young Jyn Erso grows up as a rebel and with guidance from a hologram of her father, recruits a band of fighters to recover the plans of the Death Star which is capable of destroying whole … Continue reading

Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back (2016)

Elevator Pitch. Jack Reacher, a former military policeman, travels in the USA righitng wrongs and keeping in touch with a military officer Susan Turner. When he decides to visit her he finds out that she has been accused of espionage and imprisoned, so he sets out to free her. Meanwhile he has become the subject … Continue reading

Midnight Special (2016)

Elevator Pitch Roy is the father of Alton a boy who appears to have special powers, and he and a friend, Lucas, have spirited him away from an American cult where the boy had been abandoned by his mother. Their action is broadcast as an abduction, requiring them to keep out of sight as they … Continue reading

Jason Bourne (2016)

Elevator Pitch Nicky Parsons, working for an environmental group, hacks into the CIA database and finds stuff about the origins of Treadstone, and as a result contacts Bourne who has been living off the grid as a bare nuckle fighter They meet in Athens, but the new head of cyber ops in the CIA detects … Continue reading

Doctor Strange (2016)

Elevator Pitch Dr Stephen Strange is an arrogant  New York neurosurgeon who, examining an X-Ray photo while driving (serves him right, you might say), has an accident which makes him unable to continue with his work. In his search for a cure he ends up in Nepal being tutored in the magic arts by the … Continue reading

Deadpool (2016)

Elevator Pitch An irreverend ex-special ops man, after finding love with an attractive prostitute who he marries discovers that he has irreversable cancer, but is recruited by an organisation which says it can cure him. Its leaders put him through extreme hardship in order to awaken his mutant genes and are successful, giving him extreme … Continue reading

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