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Fantasy – Superheroes

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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

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

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

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

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

Thor: Ragnarök (2017)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently elements of the Marvel story “Planet Hulk” by Greg Pak, Walter Simonson, Carlo Pagalayan. Director Taika Waititi Writers/Script Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher L. Yost Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum,  Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Sam … Continue reading

Batman 7: The Dark Knight (2008)

Duration 2h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters developed by Bob Kane in the DC comics, and a relationship with the first Christopher Nolan film. Director Christopher Nolan Writers/Script Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan (Story Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer) Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, … Continue reading

The Mask (1994)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An idea possibly developed from a comic book of the same name, but which had a different theme. Director Chuck Russell Writers/Script Mike Werb (story Michael Fallon, Mark Verheiden) Starring Jim Carrey, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Cameron Diaz, Max (the dog) Elevator Pitch: A put upon … Continue reading

Batman and Robin (1997)

Duration 2h 5m Rating (UK) PG Source of story The original Batman comics, the TV series and particularly the previous film, Batman Forever. Director Joel Schumacher Writers/Script Akiva Goldsman Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Elle Macpherson Elevator Pitch: Batman and Robin are established crime fighters … Continue reading

The Green Hornet (2011)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A 1930s radio series, 1940s TV series and a 1966 film. Director Michael Gondry Writers/Script Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg (Characters George W. Trendle) Starring Seth Rogan, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Christopher Waltz, David Harbour, Edward Furlong Elevator Pitch: When the newspaper tycoon James Reid … Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II (2017)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Marvel Comics storyline and characters Director James Gunn Writers/Script James Gunn, Dan Abnett (And characters by quite a large group of Marvel people) Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sylvester Stalone, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean … Continue reading

Ant-Man (2015)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Marvel Comics character by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby Director Peyton Reed Writers/Script Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evengeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Anthony Mackie, Judy Greer, Michael Peña, Hayley Atwell, John Slattery, Stan Lee Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The original comic characters by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko some comic stories and the previous outings. Director Marc Webb Writers/Script James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Stan Lee, Elevator Pitch: Young student … Continue reading

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Japanese film from 2004 and a manga comic Director Rupert Sanders Writers/Script Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger (The manga comic by Shirow Masamune) Starring Scarlett Johansson, Philou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt Elevator Pitch: In a world were people are able to … Continue reading

Thor 2: The Dark World (2013)

Elevator Pitch You may remember the scientists from “Thor”. Well they are on the case again, finding that there are disruptions to the laws of physics, and as a result Jane Foster is infected by a weapon from the Dark World, the evil inhabitants of which had been defeated by Odin’s father, but who have … Continue reading

Deadpool (2016)

Elevator Pitch An irreverend ex-special ops man, after finding love with an attractive prostitute who he marries discovers that he has irreversable cancer, but is recruited by an organisation which says it can cure him. Its leaders put him through extreme hardship in order to awaken his mutant genes and are successful, giving him extreme … Continue reading

Lucy (2014)

Elevator Pitch: Lucy, a student studying in Taipei, is persuaded by a doubtful young man to deliver a shiny metal briefcase to a businessman in the penthouse of a hotel, which when opened contains four packs of a christaline drug. She is assaulted by armed men and wakes up with a sewn up incision in her … Continue reading

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