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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

Appaloosa

Released 2008 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel by Robert B Parker Writer/s Script Robert Knott, Ed Harris Writer/s Story Director Ed Harris Starring Jeremy Irons, Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Timothy Spall, Renee Zellweger Elevator Pitch In Appaloosa, New Mexico in 1882 a US Marshall and his deputy are hired by the town … Continue reading

Apocalypse Now

Released 1979 Rating X in UK (means 18) Director Francis Ford Coppola Writer/s John Milius, Francis F Coppola, Michael Herr Starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper, Scott Glenn Source of story Probably “The Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad Elevator Pitch After a special forces colonel … Continue reading

American Gangster

Released 2007 Rating 18 in UK Director Ridley Scott Writer/s Steven Zaillian Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chewetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, John Ortiz, Cuba Gooding Jr, Armand Assante, Idris Elba (a walk-on) Source of story Inspired by true events and an article by Mark Jacobson Elevator Pitch When a gangland overlord dies his right hand … Continue reading

Arrival

Released 2016 Rating 12A in UK Director Denis Villeneuve Writer/s Eric Heisserer Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Source of story A story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang Elevator Pitch The population of earth wake up one morning to find twelve spacecraft hovering above miscellaneous points on the planet, including … Continue reading

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