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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Last Man Standing (1996)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A Japanese film, apparently, Yojimbo, by Akira Kurosawa Director Walter Hill Writers/Script Walter Hill Starring Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, Christopher Walken, Karina Lombard, Michael Imperioli, Leslie Mann, Elevator Pitch: in 1932 a man drives into the dusty border town of Jericho, where he is attacked by … Continue reading

Bad Boys (1995)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Michael Bay Writers/Script Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Doug Richardson (Story George Gallo) Starring Tchéky Karyo, Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Imperioli, Téa Leoni, Elevator Pitch: After an ingenious heist of a cache of heroine from a police lock-up, a couple … Continue reading

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Elevator Pitch. In what seems to be an alternative reality, John Wick, the super assassin is attempting to retire, but is required by the head of an Italian crime sindicate as a result of a blood debt, to eliminate the man’s sister for his own advancement. Despite insurmountable difficulties Wick carries out the task, but … Continue reading

UltraViolet (2006)

Elevator Pitch In a dystopian future a contagion has caused a genetic alteration to some of the world population turning them into vampire like people with super powers, the downside is that they have a 12 year life. The humans are attempting to erase them and only pockets of resistance remain. Violet, nearing the end … Continue reading

Die Hard (1988)

Elevator Pitch When terrorists take over the Nakatomi building in downtown Los Angeles they have a meticulous plan which will enable them to fulfil their wishes, despite the intervention of the LA police and then the FBI. There are twelve of them, all heavily armed, but they have not reckoned with the presence of New … Continue reading

Under Siege (1992)

Elevator Pitch As the USS Missouri is on its way to be decommissioned a terrorist group, in the guise of the caterers and entertainment for the captain’s birthday, invade the ship by helicopter. The group, with the assistance of the doubtful Commander Krill, imprison the crew and kill the captain. While appearing to negotiate with an … 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

The Purge 2: Anarchy (2014)

Elevator Pitch It is the night of the purge, a 12 hour period between  seven pm and seven am when the law is suspended and killers roam the streets of LA. For a variety of reasons a heavily armed man on a mission links up with a mother and daughter and a young married couple, … 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

2 Guns (2013)

Elevator Pitch Two criminals decide to carry out a bank robbery together, neither knowing that the other is an under cover operative, one for the DEA and the other for the US Navy. They carry out the robbery expecting to recover $3 million belonging to a drug lord, but instead get $43.125 million. They lose … Continue reading

Gamer (2009)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor Additional Info Gerard Butler who seems to specialise in American hard men actually comes from Paisley outside Glasgow. Director Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor Starring Gerard Butler, Amber Valletta, Michael C. Hall, Krya Sedgwick, Logan Lerman, Terry Crews, Chris … Continue reading

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