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Unlocked (2017)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain 16. Source of story An original screenplay Director Michael Apted Writers/Script Peter O’Brien Starring Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, Michael Douglas,  Ratings IMDb: 6.3 by 28,504 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 26% by 57 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: CIA interrogator Alice Racine, a lady with a … Continue reading

Sin City (2005)

Duration 2h 4m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Source of story Four graphic novels by Frank Miller Director Frank Miller, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rogriguez Writers/Script Robert Rogriguez, Frank Miller Starring Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson, Benecio Del Toro, Michael Clarke Duncan, Josh Hartnett, Rutger Hauger, Jaime King, Brittany Murphy, Clive … Continue reading

The Losers (2010)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Malaysia: 18,  Source of story Some DC Comic outings developed by Andy Diggle and Jock Director Sylvain White Writers/Script Peter Berg, James Vanderbilt Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada, Jason Patric, Holt McCallany Ratings IMDb: 6.3 by 90,035 people, … Continue reading

Mile 22 (2018)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Canada: 14A,  Source of story A not very original screenplay. Story Graham Roland, Lea Carpenter Director Peter Berg Writers/Script Lea Carpenter Starring Mark Walberg, Lauren Cohen, Iko Uwais, John Malkovitch, Ronda Rousey, Sam Medina,  Ratings IMDb:  6.1 by 63,668 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 23% by 189 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Damascus Cover (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R,  Source of story A 1977 book of the same name by Howard Kaplan  Director Daniel Zelik Berk Writers/Script Daniel Zelik Berk, Samantha Newton Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, Jurgen Prochnow, John Hurt,  Ratings IMDb:  5.2 by 2186 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 14% by 22 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: In … Continue reading

Jack Ryan 5: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The character created by author Tom Clancy Director Kenneth Branagh Writers/Script Adam Cozad, David Koepp Starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Cosner, Kenneth Branagh, Gemma Chan, David Hayman, Elevator Pitch: Jack Ryan, a CIA agent working in Wall Street in deep cover as a financial analyst, … Continue reading

Cobra (1986)

Duration 1h 27m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book by “Fair Game” by Paula Gosling Director George P. Cosmatos Writers/Script Sylvester Stallone Starring Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Brian Thompson, Lee Garlington, Elevator Pitch: A killer in Los Angeles, known as the “Night Slasher” leaves the mutilated bodies of young women for … Continue reading

Commando (1985)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Mark L. Lester Writers/Script Steven E. de Sousa Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rose Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, James Olson, Alyssa Milano, Bill Duke, Bill Paxton, Elevator Pitch: Colonel John Matrix, a former special forces soldier, living in insolation with his daughter, somewhere in … Continue reading

The Equaliser (2018)

Duration 2h 1m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on the TV series of the same name by Michael Slone, and to an extent on the first film. Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Richard Wenk Starring Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Evelator Pitch: Robert McCall is an ex black ops … Continue reading

Domino (2005)

Duration 2h 7m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Inspired by the life of Domino Harvey, daughter of Lawrence Harvey who became a successful bounty hunter. Director Tony Scott Writers/Script Richard Kelly Starring Keira Knightly, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Gelroy Lindo, Mo’Nique, Mena Suvari, Macy Gray, Jaqueline Bisset, Lucy Liu, Christopher Walken,  Dale Dickey, Jerry … Continue reading

Tomb Raider (2018)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The video game of the same name (Tomb Raider 2013) written by Evan Daugherty and Geneva Robertson-Dworet Director Roar Uthaug Writers/Script Alastair Siddons, Geneva Robertson-Dworet Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristen Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, Nick Frost, Elevator Pitch: Lara Croft, now … 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

The Raid (2011)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Gareth Evans Writers/Script Gareth Evans Starring Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Joe Taslim, Elevator Pitch: A SWAT team in Jakata are tasked with attacking a fortified tenement controlled by a drug lord., with the objective of shutting down its drug processing factory. They … Continue reading

Bond 14: A View to a Kill (1985)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Apparently only part of the title of an Ian Fleming short story was used. Director John Glen Writers/Script Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson Starring Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee, David Yip, Fiona Fullerton, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen, … Continue reading

Bond 13: Octopussy (1983)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) PG Source of story The title from an Ian Fleming short story – the content more or less original. Director John Glen Writers/Script George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson Starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Kristina Wayborn, Kabir Bedi, Steven Berkoff, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Brown, Lois Maxwell, Walter Gotell, … 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

Die Hard 2 (1990)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A novel “58 Minutes” by Walter Wager Director Renny Harlin Writers/Script Steven E. de Souza, Doug Richardson Starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Wiliam Atherton, Regineld VelJohnson, Franco Nero, William Sadler, John Amos, Dennis Franz, Robert Patrick, John Leguizamo, Colm Meaney Elevator Ptch: At snowy Washington Airport … Continue reading

Le Mans ’66 (2019)

Duration 2h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Based on real events Director James Mangold Writers/Script Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Noah Jupe, Tracy Letts, Elevator Pitch: When Henry Ford II tries to buy Ferrari and is instead insulted by Enzo he decides to take on … 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

The Equalizer (2012)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A development of a TV series “The Equaliser” starring Edward Woodward and created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Richard Wenk Starring Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Elevator Pitch: A man working in a … Continue reading

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