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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

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

Bad Boys II (2003)

Duration 2h 27m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay using the characters from the first film. Director Michael Bay Writers/Script Ron Shelton, Jerry Stahl (story Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Ron Shelton. Characters George Gallo) Starring Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Mollà, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Theresa Randle, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Shannon, Henry … 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

Smokin’ Aces (2006)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Joe Carnahan Writers/Script Joe Carnahan Starring Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Joseph Ruskin, Jeremy Piven, Ben Affleck, Peter Berg, Common, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keyes, Tajari P. Henderson, Chris Pine, Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, Elevator Pitch: Buddy Israel, a Las Vegas magician with mafia … 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

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