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Another 48 Hrs (1990)

Elevator Pitch Jack Cates, a renegade detective, is on the track of a major drug dealer, the Iceman, but is under investigation for undue use of force – he has apparently killed an unarmed man. He also comes across details of a possible hit on Reggie Hammond, soon to be released from jail, possibly because … 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

Divergent 3: Allegiant (2016)

Elevator Pitch The two factions in Chicago are at war, and executions are taking place, so as a result Tris, Four and others escape and climb over the wall into a wasteland, loosing one of their group on the way. Outside they are picked up by the inhabitants of a modern city which has been … Continue reading

Australia (2008)

Elevator Pitch. A young aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley, travels to the Northern Territory of Australia, to take over the cattle ranch developed by her husband who has been murdered, and on arrival finds that her cattle are being stolen and attempts made to take over her property, so she must gain the assistance of a … Continue reading

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director David Lowery Writers/Script David Lowery Starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine Elevator Pitch When a couple are chased down by the police after taking part in a robbery in Texas, the female shoots and wounds a policeman for which … Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Duration 2h 22m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters and stories in the Marvel comics, and the first of these two reboots of the franchise. Writers/Script Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner (story by the scriptwriters plus James Vanderbilt. And not forgetting the Marvel men Stan Lee and Steve Ditko) Additional Info This … Continue reading

American Outlaws (2001)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story The legends relating to the James-Younger gang. Writers/Script Roderick Taylor, John Rogers (Story by Roderick Taylor) Additional Info One of the many films about Jesse James, the second to be featured in this blog. Director Les Mayfield Starring Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht, … Continue reading

Analyse That (2002)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Effectively a continuation of the first film Analyse This. Writers/Script Peter Steinfiled, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan (Characters by Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan) Additional Info From an estimated budget of $60 million Robert De Nero was paid $20 million. Director Harold Ramis Starring Robert De Nero, Billy … 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 Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Duration 2h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events and a novel of the same name by Ron Hansen Writers/Script Andrew Dominik Additional Info The director of photography was Roger Deakins, who is said to have claimed that the night time scene of the train robbery was his crowning achievement. Director Andrew Dominik … Continue reading

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Seth Graham-Smith Writers/Script Seth Graham-Smith Additional Info It is said that despite the fact that the script was written by the author of the book, there are not many similarities between the two. It seems that essentially only the … Continue reading

At Middleton (2013)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (USA) R Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Glenn German, Adam Rodgers Additional Info Taissa Farmiga, who plays Edith’s daughter, is actually her much younger sister. Andy Garcia’s daughter, Daniella, is also in it. Nothing like a bit of nepotism – but they are fine. Director Adam Rodgers Starring Andy … Continue reading

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