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Jurassic Park III (2001)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG-13, Norway 11  Source of story The earlier films, and the characters created by Michael Crichton. Director Joe Johnston Writers/Script Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor Starring Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Laura Dern,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9 by 306k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 49% by 185 … 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

Science Fiction Part 1: The Osiris Child (2016)

Duration 1h 39m Ratings UK: 15, USA: Not Rared, Spain: 16  Source of story An original Screenplay Director Shane Abbess, Writers/Script Shane Abbess, Brian Cachia,  Starring Kellan Lutz, Isabel Lucas, Rachel Griffiths, Daniel MacPherson, Temuera Morrison Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 8.1k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 63% by 19 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: In the far future a military … Continue reading

Dune (2021)

Duration 2h 35m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11 Source of story A 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert Director Denis Villeneuve Writers/Script Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth Starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgård, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling,  … Continue reading

Predestination (2014)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain:12  Source of story Closely based on a Robert A. Heinlein short story “All You Zombies”. Director Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig Writers/Script The Spierig Brothers Starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Christopher Kirby, Noah Taylor Ratings IMDb: 7.5 by 264,000 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: . Elevator Pitch: Members of … Continue reading

Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock (1984)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Peru: Apt  Source of story This film follows directly from “The Wrath of Khan” Director Leonard Nimoy Writers/Script Gene Roddenberry, Harve Bennett Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Christopher Lloyd, James B. Sikking,   Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 10700 … Continue reading

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Iceland: 12  Source of story A short story of the same name by Ray Bradbury Director Peter Hyams Writers/Script Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, Gregory Poirier Starring David Oyelowo, Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Cory Johnson, Jemima Rooper Ratings IMDb: 4.2 by 19,000 peole.  Rotten Tomatoes: 6% … Continue reading

A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15 Source of story The first of these two films. This carrying on straight from the first. Director John Krasinski Writers/Script John Krasinski Starring Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Djimon Housou Ratings IMDb: 7.5 by 75,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 91% by 314 … Continue reading

Hollow Man (2000)

Duration 1h 52m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A possible version of H.G. Wells’s The Invisible Man Director Paul Verhoeven Writers/Script Andrew W. Marlowe Starring Elizabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg, Joey Slotnick, Mary Randle, William Devane, Rhona Mitra,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by 125,193 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

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

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