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King Kong (2005)

Duration 3h 7m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The 1933 film of the same name scripted by James Creelman and Ruth Rose. Writer/s Script Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson Writer/s Story In 1933 – Edgar Wallace and Merian C Cooper Director Peter Jackson Starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Andy … Continue reading

The Dark Tower (2017)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently eight Stephen King novels of the same name Writer/s Script Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel Director Nikolaj Arcel Starring Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick Elevator Pitch The Dark Tower stands at the centre of the … Continue reading

Baby Driver (2017)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Edgar Wright Director Edgar Wright Starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzales, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Walter Hill Elevator Pitch Baby is a talented get-away driver with tinitus, who therefore listens to an IPod all the time. … Continue reading

Wonder Woman (2017)

Duration 2h 21m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A DC Comics Character created by William Moulton Marston Writer/s Script Allan Heinberg Writer/s Story Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs Director Patty Jenkins Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lucy Davis, James Cosmo … Continue reading

John Wick (2014)

Released 2014 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Derek Kolstad Director Chad Stahelski, David Leitch Starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willen Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki, Toby Leonard Moore, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane Elevator Pitch A man has his house trashed, his dog killed and his car stolen … Continue reading

Watchmen

Released 2009 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore, illustrated by Dave Gibbons Writer/s Script David Hayter, Alex Tse Director Zack Snyder Starring Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino Elevator Pitch In an alternative 1980s USA, … Continue reading

Transcendence

Released 2014 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Jack Paglen Director Wally Pfister Starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Cole Hauser, Morgan Freeman Elevator Pitch In an alternative present a number of organisations are working on artificial intelligence, and a terrorist cell is working against … Continue reading

The Family Man

Released 2000 Rating 12 in UK Director Brett Ratner Writer/s David Diamond, David Weissman Starring Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven, Harve Presnell Source of story An original screenplay, with echoes of other Christmas parables. Elevator Pitch Jack Campbell, the VP of an investment company who cares nothing for anything except money and … Continue reading

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Released 2006 Rating 15 in UK Director Tom Tykwer Writer/s Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger, Tom Tykwer Starring Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Alan Rickman, John Hurt (Narrator) Source of story A book by Patrick Süskind Elevator Pitch A young man, raised in the grimy underbelly of 18th century Paris, is driven by his heightened … Continue reading

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Released 2014 Rating 15 in UK Director Matthew Vaughn Writer/s Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Strong Source of story A graphic novel Elevator Pitch A maniac tech billionaire has a plan to reduce the population of the earth by turning the inhabitants against each other. But standing … Continue reading

Evan Almighty

Released 2007 Rating PG Director Tom Shadyac Writer/s Steve Oedekerk and others Starring Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman Source of story In some respects a sequel to “Bruce Almighty” Elevator Pitch A congressman is persuaded by God to start to build an ark on a collection of vacant building lots in Virginia, … Continue reading

High Rise

Released 2015 Rating 15 in UK Director Ben Wheatley Writer/s Amy Jump Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, James Purefoy, Keeley Hawes, Sienna Guillory, Reese Shearsmith Source of story J.G.Ballard novel of the same name. Elevator Pitch An architect has designed a high rise building where as you get nearer the top the residents … Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Released 2011 Rating 12A in UK Director Guy Richie Writer/s Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney Starring Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams, Stephen Fry, Kelly Reilly, Geraldine James, Eddie Marsan Source of story Characters created by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle and a previous outing for this lot in 2009. Elevator Pitch Prof … Continue reading

Real Steel

Released 2011 Rating 12A in UK Director Shawn Levy Writer/s John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, Jeremy Leven Starring Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie Source of story A short story “Steel” by Richard Matheson Elevator Pitch This is “Robot Wars” on steroids, in a world where massive humanoid machines battle it out in packed … Continue reading

The Lobster (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 15 in UK Director Yorgos Tanthimos Writer/s Yorgos Tanthimos, Epthymis Filippou Starring Colin Farrell, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, John C.Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw Source of story Original screenplay Elevator Pitch In an alternative reality adults are required to have partners in life, and those without them are sent to a hotel … Continue reading

The Adjustment Bureau

Released 2011 Rating  12A in UK Director George Nolfi Writer/s George Nolfi Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Terence Stamp, Anthony Mackie Source of story A short story by Phillip K Dick Elevator Pitch A potential US senator who may be even more goes a bit off the rails, so a group of mysterious men arrange … Continue reading

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