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Absolute Zero (2006)

Duration 1h 26m Rating (UK) None Source of story A not very original screenplay Writers/Script Sarah Watson Additional Info This TV movie seems to have been seen only in Australia and Singapore – and now Spain Director Robert Lee Starring Jeff Fahey and others we probably won’t hear of again. Elevator Pitch A change in … Continue reading

Analyse This (1999)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story This appears to have a relationship with the “Sopranos”, the film released two months after the first episode of the TV series aired. Writers/Script Peter Tolan, Kenneth Lonergan, Harold Ramis Additional Info Writers story:   Peter Tolan, Kenneth Lonergan Director Harold Ramis Starring Robert De Niro, … Continue reading

A GHOST STORY (2017)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Lowery Additional Info I saw this at a screen in Madrid in English with Spanish subtitles. While waiting outside I watched the other dozen or so people leave with bemused expressions on their faces. Director David Lowery Starring Casey Affleck, Rooney … Continue reading

Angels & Demons (2009)

Duration 2h 18m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Dan Brown Writer/s Script David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman Additional Info The book actually preceded The Da Vinci Code, but the film presents the story as a sequel. Director Ron Howard Starring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurur, Stellan Skarsgård, … Continue reading

Ant Man (2015)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The Marvel Comics character. Writer/s Script Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd Writer/s Story The characters developed by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby Director Peyton Reed Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Doughlas, Evengeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell Elevator Pitch A scientist … Continue reading

Aeon Flux (2005)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Apparently an animated TV series by Peter Chung Writer/s Script Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi Director Karyn Kusama Starring Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo, Frances McDormund, Pete Postlethwaite Elevator Pitch In the present day a virus has killed 99% of the world population, … 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

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on a 1976 film scripted by John Carpenter Writer/s Script James DeMonaco Director Jean-Francois Richet Starring Ethan Hawke, Lawrence Fisgburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello, Drea de Matteo, John Leguizamo, Brian Dennehy Elevator Pitch A police station manned by a retiring cop, a drug dependent … Continue reading

ALIEN 6: COVENANT

Released 2017 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Directly following Alien 5: Promethius Writer/s Script John Logan, Dante Harper Writer/s Story Jack Paglen, Michael Green. Characters: Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett Director Ridley Scott Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Elevator Pitch The Covenant, a spaceship, carrying 2000 colonists and 15 crew all … Continue reading

America’s Sweethearts

Released 2001 Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Billy Crystal, Peter Tolan Director Joe Roth Starring Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Hank Azaria, Stanley Tucci, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Seth Green Elevator Pitch Two actors who are married to each other and who star together, but are … Continue reading

The Aviator

Released 2004 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Real events Writer/s Script John Logan Director Martin Scorsese Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchette, Kate Beckinsale, John C Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe Elevator Pitch Howard Hughes was obsessed by film making, aircraft and women. All feature … Continue reading

Avatar

Released 2009 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script James Cameron Director James Cameron Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore Elevator Pitch Pandora is a moon orbiting a gaseous planet inhabited by a three metre high blue people, the Na’vi, and … Continue reading

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