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Sci-Fi – Aliens

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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

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

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

Species III (2004)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Roughly based on the previous films Director Brad Turner Writers/Script Ben Ripley (Dennis Feldman characters) Starring Robin Dunne, Robert Knepper, Amelia Cooke, Natasha Henstridge Elevator Pitch: While Eve (you need to have seen the previous film) and her offspring are being transported in a ambulance she … Continue reading

Species (1995)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A more or less original screenplay Director Roger Donaldson Writers/Script Dennis Feldman Starring Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge, Michelle Williams, Elevator Pitch: A scientist gets a group of specialists together whose job will be to track down and kill … Continue reading

Species II (1998)

Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Loosely based on the first film of the franchise Director Peter Medak Writers/Script Chris Brancato (characters by Dennis Feldman) Starring Michael Madsen, Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger, James Cromwell, Nancy La Scala, Raquel Gardner Elevator Pitch: A Mars mission results in the crew of three being infected … Continue reading

The Fifth Element (1997)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay developed by Luc Besson over 20 years. Director Luc Besson Writers/Script Luc Besson, Mark Kamen Starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Homn, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James, Lee Evans, Elevator Pitch: The world is protected from an intergalactic evil, which … Continue reading

Evolution (2001)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Director Ivan Reitman Writers/Script David Diamond, David Weissman, Don Jakoby Starring David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Ted Levine, Dan Aykroyd, Sarah Silverman, John Cho, Elevator Pitch: A meteor strike close to an American desert town results in an extraordinay … Continue reading

Life (2017)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay, but said by many to have its origins in Alien. Director Daniel Espinosa Writers/Script Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ariyon Bakare Elevator Pitch: After soil samples from Mars have been recovered from a probe at … Continue reading

Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Elevator Pitch Is it possible to produce an elevator pitch for this movie? Well I’ll try. During the Separatist wars Jedi knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker rescue the Chancellor Palpatine from the cyborg General Grievous, but the chancellor is not what he seems and is able to set in motion the destruction of the … Continue reading

Midnight Special (2016)

Elevator Pitch Roy is the father of Alton a boy who appears to have special powers, and he and a friend, Lucas, have spirited him away from an American cult where the boy had been abandoned by his mother. Their action is broadcast as an abduction, requiring them to keep out of sight as they … Continue reading

Predator 2 (1990)

Elevator Pitch In a future 1997 the detectives of the LAPD are engaged in firefights with the street gangs of the city, but when one gang retires to their fortress and does not come out again the detectives enter the building and find bodies and blood. What has happened? Another gang is attacked in their … Continue reading

Predator (1987)

Elevator Pitch A bunch of ex-special forces mercenaries are hired to go into the Central American jungle, together with a CIA spook in order to rescue a couple of hostages from some bandits. As they make their way through the jungle they become aware that everything is not quite as it should be and their … Continue reading

After Earth (2013)

Elevator Pitch In the far future, after earth has long been abandoned and the inhabitants moved to Nova Prime, the humans have faced and beaten creatures called “ursa” who sense their prey due to fear. A Ranger general, known for his success in defeating the ursa is on a trip with his son in a … Continue reading

Men in Black 3 (2012)

Elevator Pitch. The alien Boris the Animal escapes from confinement on the moon where Agent K put him forty years ago and travels back in time to change events. When Agent J finds that his partner is not who he thought he was, and there is no sign of K, he realises what has happened … Continue reading

A Quiet Place (2018)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski (Story by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck) Additional Info I was amused by the fact that critic Mark Kermode said on the radio that he had sent a tweet to the cast and to Michael Bay congratulating … Continue reading

The Thing (2011)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Originally a short story “Who Goes There” by John W Campbell Jr published in 1938 and the 1982 film of the same name. This is in fact a prequel to the earlier film Writers/Script Eric Heisserer Additional Info The 1982 film shows the ruins of a … Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Duration 2h 1m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Marvel Comics series Writer/s Script James Gunn, Nicole Perlman Writer/s Story Many people with characters attributions: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Bill Mantio, Keith Giffen, Jim Starlin, Steve Englehart, Steve Gan, Steve Gerber, Val Mayerik, Gene Colan, Arnold Drake, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and seven others. … Continue reading

Valarian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Duration 2h 17m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A comic book (graphic novel?) series “Valarian and Laureline” by Pierre Christin and Jean Claude Mézières Writer/s Script Luc Besson Director Luc Besson Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Sam Spruell Elevator Pitch In the distant future the city of the title … Continue reading

The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A not very original screenplay Writer/s Script Rand Ravich Director Rand Ravich Starring Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Nick Cassavetes, Samantha Eggar, Tom Noonan Elevator Pitch When two astronauts on a space walk are briefly out of touch with Houston, there is alarm … Continue reading

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