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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: A, USA:  Source of story A 1901 book of the same name by L. Frank Baum Director Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mevyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor Writers/Script Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allen Woolf,  plus 15 other contributors. Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack … Continue reading

The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG, Germany: 6, Source of story A 1973 novel of the same name by John Bellairs  Director Eli Roth Writers/Script Eric Kripke Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Lorenza Izzo,  Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 45,254 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 66% by 209 critics. Elevator Pitch: Lewis Barnavelt … Continue reading

Percy Jackson 2: Sea of Monsters (2013)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Iceland: 7, Source of story A novel of a similar name by Rick Riorden Director Thor Freudenthal Writers/Script Marc Guggenheim Starring Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Brandon T. Jackson, Anthony Head, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by 110,209 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 42% by 117 critics … Continue reading

Percy Jackson 1: And the Lightning Thief (2010)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Saudi Arabia: G Source of story A novel by Rick Riordan Director Chris Columbus Writers/Script Craig Titley Starring Logan Lerman, Brabdon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Coogan, Rosasio Dawson, Catherine Keener, Kevin McKidd, Joe Pantoliano, Uma Thurman,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9 by 176,754 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Duration 2h 7m Ratings UK: 12A, USA:  Source of story A novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs,  Director Tim Burton Writers/Script Jane Goldman, Starring Eva Green, Asa Butterworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Allison Janney, Chris O’Dowd, Terence Stamp,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 154,796 people. Rotten Tomatoes:  64% by 249 critics. Elevator … Continue reading

Kill Bill Vol I (2003)

Duration 1h 51m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Quentin Tarntino Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino with contributions by Uma Thurman Starring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivicia A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen,  Ratings IMDb: 8.1 by 989,640 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 85% by 237 critics. Elevator Pitch: This is the … Continue reading

Logan (2017)

Duration 2h 17m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: R, Spain: 16 Source of story The story appears to be based on characters in the X-Men comics including X-23, Laura. Director James Mangold Writers/Script Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant,  Ratings IMDb: 8.1 … Continue reading

Venom (2018)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Marvel comic characters created by Todd McFarlane, David Michelinie Director Ruben Fleischer Writers/Script Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg, Kelly Marcel Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Woody Harrelson, Elevator Pitch: Eddie Brock is an investigative TV reporter who loses his job when revealing the … Continue reading

The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director RZA (This is a name) Writers/Script RZA, Eli Roth Starring RZA, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Dave Bautista, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Byron Mann, Grace Huang, Andrew Lin, Pam Grier, Rick Yune Elevator Pitch: In a Chinese village the clans war, when they … Continue reading

R.I.P.D.(2013)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A comic book of the same name by Peter M. Lenkov and Lucas Marangon Director Robert Schwenke Writers/Script Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi + story by David Dobkin Starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Elevator Pitch: Unbeknown to … Continue reading

Glass (2019)

Duration 2h 9m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The director’s previous films “Split” and “Unbreakable”. Director M. Night Shyamalan Writers/Script M. Night Shyamalan Starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlyne Woodard, Elevator Pitch: Elijah Price, known as Mr Glass a man with brittle bones and … Continue reading

Rampage (2018)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently a video game of the same name Director Brad Peyton Writers/Script Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal, Adam Sztykiel Starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacey, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Elevator Pitch: When space based research into animal genetics goes wrong and the … Continue reading

Suicide Squad (2016)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Characters from DC Comics by John Ostrander Director David Ayer Writers/Script David Ayer Starring Will Smith, Ike Barinholtz, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Common, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevingne, Joel Kinneman, Scott Eastwood, Ben Affleck, Elevator Pitch: Security chief, Amanda Waller, proposes … Continue reading

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The characters from Deadpool, originating in a Marvel comic Director David Leitch Writers/Script Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Eddie Marsan, (some other famous actors on the cast list, probably as … Continue reading

Above the Shadows (2019)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay Director Claudia Myers Writers/Script Claudia Myers Starring Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, Megan Fox, Tito Ortiz, Taylor Selé, Elevator Pitch: Holly is the middle one of three children in an American New Engand family, and her mother’s favourite, but after her mother dies when … Continue reading

Freaks (2019)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein Writers/Script Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein Starring Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew, Lexy Kolker, Elevator Pitch: In a run down house a man lives with a seven year old girl, Chloe, who is being … 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

Time Bandits (1981)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam Starring John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Ralph Richardson, Peter Vaughn, David Warner, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Jim Broadbent, Elevator Pitch: Kevin’s wardrobe turns out to contain a time portal and, … Continue reading

Highway to Hell (1991)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay inspired only by the name of the song and maybe Orpheus in the Underworld. Director Ate de Jong Writers/Script Brian Helgeland Starring Patrick Bergin, Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson, Ben Stiller and the rest of his family. Elevator Pitch: While eloping to Las Vegas … Continue reading

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A variety of DC comics featuring the character (it seems) Director Cathy Yan Writers/Script Christina Hodson Starring Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ewan McGregor, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco Elevator Pitch: Harley Quinn, having been dumped by the Joker, must find a … Continue reading

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