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BEST FILMS OF 2018

Of the 39 films I saw in 2018 these are my ten favourites. No 1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle This is the second time I have included a list of my favourite films, and surprisingly top is Jumanji. This was a genuine pleasure having gone to see it without any real expectation of enjoying … 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

Jason Bourne (2016)

Elevator Pitch Nicky Parsons, working for an environmental group, hacks into the CIA database and finds stuff about the origins of Treadstone, and as a result contacts Bourne who has been living off the grid as a bare nuckle fighter They meet in Athens, but the new head of cyber ops in the CIA detects … 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

Spy (2015)

Elevator Pitch A normally desk bound CIA agent, Susan Cooper, is let out into the field because none of the people being tracked, in order to recover a nuclear device, know her. She must infiltrate a criminal organisation led by Rayna Boyanov,  the daughter of a man killed accidentally by the agent she usually supports … Continue reading

Austin Powers 3: Goldmember (2002)

Elevator Pitch Dr Evil has kidnapped Austin’s father and smuggles him back to 1975, requiring the spy to travel back in pursuit in a time travelling car. Dr Evil and Mini-Me have also formed an alliance with the similarly evil Goldmember who has developed a tractor beam intended to cause a meteor to hit the … Continue reading

The Great Dictator (1940)

Elevator Pitch A barber, who has fought in a version of WWI for Tomainia, rescued a pilot in the final hours, but has been hospitalised for years, only returning to the Jewish ghetto in the capital after the country has been taken over by a dictator, who when he has failed to borrow money from … Continue reading

Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Elevator Pitch A disparate group of people collect at a run down hotel on the Nevada/California border.. They are a priest with a poor memory, a singer on her way to Reno, a vacuun cleaner salesman and a young woman who drags a hostage from her car into her room. There is a young man … Continue reading

Love and Friendship (2016)

Elevator Pitch Lady Susan Vernon, recently widowed and possibly down on her luck, although it is difficult to tell, is forced by circumstances to become a house guest of her sister-in-law. Also staying in the house is the young Reginald DeCourcy, who, even though he is aware of Susan’s reputation as flirt, and despite the … Continue reading

Jurassic Park (1993)

Elevator Pitch A billionaire has created an island environment with real dinosaurs created from the blood in a mosquito perserved in amber, and prior to its opening day he invites four adults and his two grandchildren to the facility to give it a test run. However, while they are out in the park a traiterous … Continue reading

The Book of Eli (2010)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Gary Whitta Additional Info This movie’s production costs were $80 million and it grossed double that, so it probably made money. Director The Hughes Brothers Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Francis de la Tour, Michael Gambon, … Continue reading

The Recruit (2003)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An orignal screenplay Writers/Script Roger Towne, Kurt Wimmer, Mitch Glazer Additional Info Said to be watched by CIA recruits as light entertainment. Director Roger Donaldson Starring Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht Elevator Pitch A group of young men and women are recruited to … Continue reading

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