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The Night Crew (2015)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: 15, USA: Not Rated, Germany: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Christian Sesma Writers/Script Paul Sloan, Christian Sesma Starring Luke Goss, Bokeem Woodbine, Danny Trejo, Paul Sloan, Chasty Ballesteros, Luciana Faulhaber,  Ratings IMDb: 4.2/10.  Rotten Tomatoes: Not rated. Review2view: 6/10  Elevator Pitch: A young woman is pursued through the … Continue reading

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story A film based on various iterations of the Hitman computer game developed by Morten Iverson Director Aleksander Bach Writers/Script Skip Woods, Michael Finch Starring Rupert Friend, Ciarian Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware,  Ratings IMDb: 5.7/10 by 89,252 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 8% … Continue reading

Bad Boys for Life (2020)

Duration 2h 4m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay using the Bad Boys characters. Director Adil El Arbi, Bilail Fallah Writers/Script Chris Bremner, Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan Starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Paola Nuñez, Kate del Castillo, Joe Pantoliano, Jacob Scipio,  Ratings IMDb: 6.6/10 by 147,252 … Continue reading

London Has Fallen (2016)

Duration 1h 39m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A riff on the previous film Olympus Has Fallen Director Babak Najafi Writers/Script Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast, Chad St. John Starring Alon Abougtboul, Gerard Butler,  Aaron Eckhart, Radha Mitchell, Angela Bassett,  Morgan Freeman, Jackie Earle Haley, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo, Colin Salmon,  … Continue reading

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story An original screenplay Director Patrick Hughes Writers/Script Tom O’Connor Starring Elodie Yung, Ryan Reynolds, Richard E. Grant, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson,  Salma Hayek,  Ratings IMDb: 6.9 by 214k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 43% by 226 reviewers. Review2View: 5/10 Elevator Pitch: Amelia Rousell, an Interpol Agent, … Continue reading

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Duration 1h 59m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Creighton Rothenberger. Katrin Benedikt Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Cole Hauser, Keong Sim, Robert Forster, Ashley Judd, Radha Mitchell, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 266k people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Doom (2005)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A film based on the computer game Doom II Director Andrzej Bartkowiak Writers/Script Dave Callaham, Wesley Strick Starring Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dexter Fletcher, Dwayne Johnson, Deobia Oparel, Razaaq Adoti, Doug Jones,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 111k people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 18% by … Continue reading

Rogue (2020)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Russia: 18  Source of story An original screen[lay Director M.J.Bassett Writers/Script M.J.Bassett, Isable Bassett, Mark Middlewick Starring Megan Fox, Phillip Winchester, Greg Kriek, Isabel Bassett, Ratings IMDb: 4.0 by 7.3k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 64% by 11 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Samantha O’Hara (Megan Fox) leads a group of mercenaries … Continue reading

White House Down (2013)

Duration 2h 11m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director Roland Emmerich Writers/Script James Vanderbilt Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods, Lance Reddick, Jake Weber,  Ratings IMDb: 6.3 by 213,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: .52% by 199 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: John … Continue reading

The Punisher 2: War Zone (2008)

Duration 1h 43m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story The first Punisher film, itself based on a Marvel Comic character created by Gerry Conway and John Romita. Director Lexi Alexander Writers/Script Nick Santora, Art Marcum,Matt Holloway Starring Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Doug Hutchinson, Colin Salmon, Wayne Knight, Julie Benz,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

xXx 2: The Next Level (2005)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Canada: 13+  Source of story A sort of follow up to the original xXx film with at least one of the same characters. Director Lee Tamahori Writers/Script Simon Kinberg Starring Willem Dafoe, Samuel L. Jackson, Ice Cube, Scott Speedman, Sunny Mabrey, Nona Gaye, Peter Strauss Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Max Payne (2008)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 18  Source of story The video game “Max Payne”, now in three series. Director John Moore Writers/Script Beau Thorne Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Chris O’Donnell, Olga Kurylenko,  Ratings IMDb: 5.4 by 122,719 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 16% by 135 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: Max Payne … Continue reading

The Specialist (1994)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A novelist character developed by John Shirley Director Luis Llose Writers/Script Alexandra Seros Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger, Eric Roberts,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 62,918 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 7% by 29 critics. Elevator Pitch: Ray Quick is an ex … Continue reading

The Equalizer 2 (2018)

Duration 2h 1m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain:18 Source of story Bases on the first film which is turn developed from a TV series starring Edward Woodward Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Richard Wenk Starring Denzil Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman,  Melissa Leo,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 136,427 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 51% by 199 reviewers. … Continue reading

211 (2018)

Duration 1h 26m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director York Alec Shackleton  Writers/Script York Alec Shackleton, John Rebus,  Starring Nicolas Cage, Sohie Skelton, Manal El Feutiry, Ratings IMDb: 4.4 by 6,958 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 4% from 21 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Somewhere in the Middle East a villainous man is arranging … Continue reading

Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark:15 Source of story Despite its military aspects, no relationship at all to Jarhead 2, or Jarhead. Director William Kaufman Writers/Script Michael Weiss, Chad Law, Starring Scott Adkins, Charlie Weber, Sasha Jackson, Dennis Haysbert,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 2828 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No rating – only two critics. … Continue reading

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R – The director’s cut Unrated. Source of story Just more of the original  Director Richard Donner Writers/Script Jeffrey Boam (story and characters Shane Black, Warren Murphy) Starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Joss Ackland, Patsy Kensit, Dean Norris,  Ratings IMDb:  7.2 by 160,513 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 82% … Continue reading

24 Hours to Live (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Russia: 18+ Source of story An original screenplay Director Brian Smrz Writers/Script Ron Mita, Jim McClain, Zach Dean Starring Ethan Hawke, Qing Xu, Paul Anderson, Rutger Hauer, Liam Cunningham,  Ratings IMDb:  5.8 by 12,272 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 52% by 21 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: A retired assassin, Travis Conrad, … 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

Cobra (1986)

Duration 1h 27m 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 the police to … Continue reading

Commando (1985)

Duration 1h 30m 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 the Rockies, is … 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 … 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 … 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

El Gringo (2012)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Jonathan W. Stokes Additional Info For any Brits who may look at this review, Scott Adkins, who quite looks the part, started off in East Enders and graduated to Holby City before taking off for America. Director Eduardo Rodriguez Starring Scott Adkins, … Continue reading

Legion (2010)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Peter Schink, Scott Stewart Additional Info None Director Scott Stewart Starring Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S Dutton, Kevin Durand, Kate Walsh, Dennis Quaid Elevator Pitch Some down at the heel locals and a group of travellers are … Continue reading

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