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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

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Duration 2h 29m Rating (UK) U Source of story Apparently derived from a collection of Arthur C. Clarke stories starting with “The Sentinel”. Director Stanley Kubrick Writers/Script Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke Starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tysack, Robert Beatty Elevator Pitch: In a future 2001 travel within the solar … Continue reading

Prospect (2018)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Apparently based on a short on the same subject by the same guys. Director Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl Writers/Script Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl Starring Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal, Andre Royo, Elevator Pitch: On a hostile planet in a distant galaxy prospectors locate and recover … Continue reading

Mortal Engines (2018)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A series of YA books by Phillip Reeve Director Christian Reeve Writers/Script Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, Peter Jackson Starring Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Patrick Malahide, Elevator Pitch: In a post-apocalyptic future huge mobile cities range about the European landscape, the larger ones preying … Continue reading

PODCAST – ALIEN INVASIONS

Five Alien Invasion movies to help you pass the time during the COVID 19 Lockdown CLICK HERE TO VIEW PODCAST: https://youtu.be/bxJ67doZNek

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) X Source of story A novel “The Body Snatchers” by Jack Finney and an earlier film of the same name. Director Phillip Kaufman Writers/Script W.D. Richter Starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Leonard Nimoy Elevator Pitch: Matthew Bennell and Elizabeth Driscoll both of whom work for the … Continue reading

Dark Skies (2013)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Scott Stewart Writers/Script Scott Stewart Starring Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, J.K. Simmons Elevator Pitch: A husband and wife with two young sons face some fimancial difficulties as the husband tries to find work, but soon their problems become unimportant as strange things … Continue reading

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