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Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story The  characters and environment of the first film Director Jay Roach Writers/Script Mike Myers, Michael McCullers Starring Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe, Seth Green, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Elizabeth Hurley, Jennifer Coolidge, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello, Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Kristen … Continue reading

Absolutely Anything (2015)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Terry Jones Writers/Script Terry jones, Gavin Scott Starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rob Riggle, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Meera Syal, Robin Williams, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin  Elevator Pitch: Out in cosmic space a group … Continue reading

Addams Family Values (1993)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) PG Source of story The original Addams family were the subject of a series of cartoons in the New Yorker between 1938 and 1988 by Charles Addams. They spawned multiple presentation as films, TV shows and animated series. Director Barry Sonnenfeld Writers/Script Paul Rudnick Starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher … Continue reading

Alien Vs Predator (2004)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Characters from the Alien franchise and the Predator franchise – unlikely as this may seem. And the actual story possibly taken from an AvP comic. Director Paul W.S. Anderson Writers/Script Paul W.S. Anderson (Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett Alien characters, Jim Thomas John Thomas Predator characters) Starring … Continue reading

Amazing Grace (2019 in Spain)

Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) U Source of story This is a documentary – really a film of the making of a film to accomoany the release of a 1972 LP Director Sydney Pollack Writers/Script NA Starring Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, the Southern California Community Choir, conductor Alexander Hamilton Elevator Pitch: Aretha Franklin, who had … Continue reading

Ad Astra (2019)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director James Gray Writers/Script James Gray, Ethan Gross Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, John Ortiz, Liv Tyler, Elevator Pitch: The earth is being subjected to power surges possibly originating from the vicinity of Neptune where, space explorer Clifford … Continue reading

Annabelle (2014)

Duration 2h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A screenplay derived from a previous film. Director John R. Leonetti Writers/Script Gary Dauberman Starring Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Afre Woodard. Elevator Pitch: When a young doctor, John Form,  presents his pregnant wife with an antique porcelain doll, of considerable size, strange things begin to happen, … Continue reading

Annabelle (3) Comes Home

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story It is a riff on the activities of Ed and Lorraine Warren who were actual paranormal investigators (controversially) back in the 1960s and 70s America. Director Gary Dauberman Writers/Script Gary Dauberman (story by James Wan) Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, … Continue reading

Apollo 11 (2019)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) U Source of story A documentary of the real events in 1969 Director Todd Douglas Miller Writers/Script A selection of original footage and commentary Starring Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins Elevator Pitch: In 1961 President John F. Kennedy announced a programme of space exploration to terminate in the planting … Continue reading

Ant-Man (2015)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Marvel Comics character by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby Director Peyton Reed Writers/Script Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evengeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Anthony Mackie, Judy Greer, Michael Peña, Hayley Atwell, John Slattery, Stan Lee Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The original comic characters by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko some comic stories and the previous outings. Director Marc Webb Writers/Script James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Stan Lee, Elevator Pitch: Young student … Continue reading

The Age of Innocence (1993)

Duration 2h 19m Rating (UK) U Source of story A novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, written in 1920. Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Richard E. Grant, Alec McCowen, Miriam Margolyes, Siân Phillips, Michael Gough, Jonathan Pryce, Claire Bloom Elevator Pitch: In the … Continue reading

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

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