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Alien 6: Covenant (2017)

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

American Pie 2

Released 2001 Rating 15 in UK Director J.B.Rogers Writer/s Adam Herz, David H Steinberg Starring Jason Biggs, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan Source of story The first movie Elevator Pitch The boys are now in college and in pursuit of continuing to get laid rent a beach house for the summer and take the job of … Continue reading

Atonement

Released 2007 Rating 15 in UK Director Joe Wright Writer/s Christopher Hampton Starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan Source of story Book of the same name by Ian McEwan Elevator Pitch A teenager with a crush on the son of a family retainer, frustrated by his impending relationship with her older sister, points the … Continue reading

About Time (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 12A Director Richard Curtis Writer/s Richard Curtis Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachael McAdams, Bill Nighy Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch Reaching the age of 21, a young man is told by his father that he has inherited the ability to travel in time. To start with he uses this to … Continue reading

Absolute Power

Released 1997 Rating 15 in UK Director Clint Eastwood Writer/s William Goldman Starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Scott Glen, Richard Jenkins Source of story A book of the same name by David Baldacci Elevator Pitch The US president and the young wife of his principle sponsor are getting together in the … Continue reading

As Good as it Gets

Released 1997 Rating 15 in UK Director James L Brooks Writer/s Mark Andrus, James L Brooks Starring Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr, Skeet Ulrich, Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A rich author who compulsively must follow precise patterns in his life finds everything changes when his gay neighbour … Continue reading

Anomalisa (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 15 in UK Director Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman Writer/s Charlie Kaufman Starring David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan Source of story An “audio play” by Charlie Kaufman Elevator Pitch A writer of a book about customer services checks into a hotel in Cincinnati where he is to give a promotional talk … Continue reading

Awakenings

Released 1990 Rating 12 in UK Director Penny Marshall Writer/s Steven Zaillian Starring Robin Williams, Robert de Nero, Julie Kavner, Max von Sydow, Source of story Book by Oliver Sachs Elevator Pitch A group of people in a nut house, apparently suffering from a type of sleeping sickness, encephalitis, and having been unresponsive for many … Continue reading

Argo

Released 2012 Rating 15 in UK Director Ben Affleck Writer/s Chris Terrio Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Kyle Chandler, Omid Abtahi Source of story A Wired magazine article by Joshuah Bearman, and part of a book by Tony Mendez Elevator Pitch Six American embassy workers are trapped in a friendly embassy … Continue reading

American Sniper (2014)

Released 2014 Rating 15 in UK Director Clint Eastwood Writer/s Jason Hall Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller Source of story A book by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice Elevator Pitch Chris Kyle has shown talent as a marksman even as a child, so when he joins the Navy Seals and becomes a sniper … Continue reading

Aliens

Released 1986 Rating 18 in UK Director James Cameron Writer/s James Cameron, David Giler, Walter Hill Starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen Source of story A follow up to “Alien” from 1979 Elevator Pitch The planet on which the alien eggs were found has been colonised, but contact with it has been lost. A … Continue reading

Alien

Released 1979 Rating 15 in UK Director Ridley Scott Writer/s Dan O’Bannon, Ronald Shusett Starring Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt,  Ian Holm, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto Source of story Original screenplay Elevator Pitch After a visit to an apparently uninhabited planet, the crew of the space tug Nostromo become aware that, inadvertently, they … Continue reading

The Adjustment Bureau

Released 2011 Rating  12A in UK Director George Nolfi Writer/s George Nolfi Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Terence Stamp, Anthony Mackie Source of story A short story by Phillip K Dick Elevator Pitch A potential US senator who may be even more goes a bit off the rails, so a group of mysterious men arrange … Continue reading

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