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Realive (2016)

Duration 1h 52m Ratings UK: 15, USA: Not Rated, Spain: 12,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Mateo Gil Writers/Script Mateo Gil Starring Tom Hughes, Charlotte Le Bon, Oona Chaplin,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9 by 4955 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 77% by 31 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Marc Jarvis and Naomi are on/off lovers, but when Marc is … Continue reading

Star Trek 9: Insurrection (1998)

Duration 1h 43m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Denmark: 15 Source of story A screenplay using characters from Star Trek Next Generation. Director Jonathan Frakes Writers/Script Michael Piller Starring Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVart Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marine Sirtis, F. Murray Abraham, Donna Murphy,  Ratings IMDb: 6.4 by 71,238 people .  Rotten … Continue reading

Decoys 2: Alien Seduction

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R: Spain: 18. Source of story It is a sequel, virtually a continuation of the original “Decoys”. Director Jeffery Lando Writers/Script Miguel Tejada-Flores Starring Corey Sevier, Dina Meyer, Tobin Bell Ratings IMDb: 4.6 by 2246 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No professional review. Elevator Pitch: We know from the get-go, due … Continue reading

Hardware (1990)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18,  Source of story After court action – derived froma 2000AD story by Steve MacManus and Kevin O’Neill Director Richard Stanley Writers/Script Richard Stanley Starring Iggy Pop, Dylan McDermott, John Lynch, Stacey Travis, Lemmy Ratings IMDb: 6.0 by 13,170 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: . Elevator Pitch: Jill … Continue reading

Star Trek 10: Nemesis (2002)

Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: 12A, USA:  Source of story Startrek in all its forms, particularly “Next Generation”. Director Stuart Baird Writers/Script John Logan )story John Logan, Rick Berman, Brent Spiner) Starring Patrick Stewart, Johnathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, Whoopi … Continue reading

San Andreas (2015)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13 Source of story An original screenplay Director Brad Peyton Writers/Script Carlton Cuse (Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore story) Starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Kylie Minogue, Paul Giamatti, Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 212,454 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 49% by 247 critics. Elevator Pitch: The San Andreas fault … Continue reading

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Spain: 7 Source of story A novel in 1968 by Alexander Key, followed by four or five films incorporating the words “Witch Mountain” having the theme of a couple of alien children in trouble. Director Andy Fickman Writers/Script Matt Lopez, Mark Bomback Starring Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, … Continue reading

I Am Legend (2007)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13 Source of story A novel by Richard Matheson, followed by a film “The Omega Man” by John William and Joyce Hooper Carrington. Director Francis Lawrence Writers/Script Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman Starring Will Smith, Alice Braga, Emma Thompson, Abbey,  Ratings IMDb: 7.2 by 684,264 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 68% by 216 … Continue reading

The Maze Runner 3: Death Curse (2018)

Duration 2h 23m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13,  Source of story Based on a novel “Death Curse” by James Dashner Director Wes Ball Writers/Script T.S.Nowlin Starring Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dexter Darden, Will Poulter, Giancarlo Esposito, Patricia Clarkson, Aiden Gillen, Barry Pepper, Walton Goggins Ratings IMDb: 6.2 by 111,709 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Anon (2018)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director Andrew Niccol Writers/Script Andrew Niccol Starring Clive Owen, James Tam, Amanda Seyfried, Alyson Bath,  Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 36,842 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 37% by 49 critics. Elevator Pitch: In a world where there is no personal privacy since the population is … Continue reading

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Norway: 15 Source of story A sort of original screenplay Director Jonathan Liebesman, Writers/Script Christopher Bertolini Starring Aaron Eckhart, Bridget Moynahan, Michael Peña, Michelle Rodriguez, Ratings IMDb:  5.7 by 173,649 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 36% by 210 critics. Elevator Pitch: Staff Sergeant Michael Nantz is on the verge of … Continue reading

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Singapore: PG Source of story The characters from Star Trek TV, said to have been developed from an idea by Leonard Nimoy Director Nicholas Meyer Writers/Script Nicholas Meyer, Denny Martin Flinn Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Kim … Continue reading

The Colony (2013)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 18, USA: Not rated. Canada: 14A Source of story An original screenplay Director Jeff Renfroe Writers/Script Jeff Renfroe, Svet Rouskov, Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trotter Starring Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Charlotte Sullivan, Michael Mando, Dru Viergever,  Ratings IMDb:  5.3 by 42,799 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 21% by 34 critics. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Terminator (1984)

Duration 1h 47m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Most countries derated it in these enlightened times. Source of story An original screenplay, but like all the Terminator movies I feel that it owes something to Phillip K. Dick’s “The Second Variety”, although Harlan Ellison successfully sued the producers for plagiarizm. Director James Cameron Writers/Script Jams Cameron … Continue reading

The Fifth Wave (2016)

Duration 1h 52m Ratings UK: 15,  Source of story Based on  novel of the same name by Rick Yancey Director J Blakeson Writers/Script Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Maggie Siff, Live Schreiber, Maria Bello, and a lot of young people Ratings IMDb:  5.2 by 98,247 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 15% by 137 reviewers. … Continue reading

Assassin’s Creed (2016)

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13 Source of story The computer game of the same name, but they say with new characters and a new story Director Justin Kurzel Writers/Script Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ariana Labed,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Aliens vs Predator 2: Requiem (2007)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Saudi Arabia : R12, France :12 Source of story The concept based on the previous film, and the monsters on all the previous films. Director The Brothers Strause Writers/Script Shane Salerno (Aliens Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett) (predator Jim Thomas, John Thomas) Starring Tom Woodruff Jr., Ian Whyte, … Continue reading

Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Duration 2h 8m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Nearly everywhere else: 12 Source of story Inspired by a book by Michael Crichton, from which the original Jurassic Park films were deveoped and the reboot Jurassic World. Director J.A.Bayona Writers/Script Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, … Continue reading

Robot Overlords (2014)

Duration 1h 30 m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Most other countries: 13. Source of story An original screenplay Director Jon Wright Writers/Script Jon Wright, Mark Stay Starring Ben Kingsley, Gillian Anderson, Callan McAuliffe, Elia Hunt, Milo Parker, Steven Mackintosh, Geraldine James, Roy Hudd  Ratings IMDb: 4.6 by 6,600 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 61% by 18 … Continue reading

The Titan (2018)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Lennart Ruff (First full length film as director) Writers/Script Max Hurwitz (story Arash Amel) Starring Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson, Agyness Deyn, Nathalie Emmanuel Elevator Pitch: In an attempt to safeguard the human race, as civilisation breaks down on the planet … Continue reading

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