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The Amityville Horror (2005)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel by Jay Anson published in 1977 inspired the events of 1974 when Ronald DeFeo Jr shot and killed six members of his family and the subsequent occupation of the house by the Lutz family. Director Andrew Douglas Writers/Script Scott Kosar (Sandor Stern the earlier … Continue reading

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on a graphic novel “The Coldest City” written by Anthony Johnston and illustrated by Sam Hart. Director David Leitch Writers/Script Kurt Johnstad Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, John Goodman, Toby Jones, James Faulkner, Sofia Boutella, Bill Skarsgård Elevator Pitch: In the days before … Continue reading

African Queen (1951)

Elevator Pitch A Christian mission manned by a preacher and his sister in German East Africa is serviced by an antique river boat the African Queen, operated by a disreputable Canadian captain. After the breakout of WWI the Germans burn down the mission and the preacher dies, leaving the sister with no option but to … Continue reading

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

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