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The Fifth Wave (2016)

Duration 1h 52m Ratings UK: 15,  Source of story Based on  novel of the same name by Rick Yancey Director J Blakeson Writers/Script Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Maggie Siff, Live Schreiber, Maria Bello, and a lot of young people Ratings IMDb:  5.2 by 98,247 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 15% by 137 reviewers. … Continue reading

Meet the Blacks (2016)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16 Source of story An original screenplay somehow hitched onto the Purge environment Director Deon Taylor Writers/Script Nicole DeMassi, Deon Taylor Starring Mike Epps, Gary Owen, Zulay Henao, Bresha Webb, Lil Duval, Charlie Murphy, Mike Tyson, Ratings IMDb: 4.8 by 35,507 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 10% by … Continue reading

Trapped (2002)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Greg Iles Director Luis Mandoki Writers/Script Greg Iles Starring Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Fanning, Elevator Pitch: A rich family, Will, Karen and their asthmatic daughter Abby have a luxury home in Portland. Will goes … Continue reading

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A story by Susan Hill, which became a stage play and then a film “The Woman in Black”. Director Tom Harper Writers/Script Jon Croker Starring Phoebe Fox, Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Elevator Pitch: A group of children seeking safety from the WW II blitz are sent … Continue reading

Hell Girl (2018)

Duration 1h 21m Rating (UK) Not released in UK Source of story An original screenplay, although echoes of “Friday the 13th” Director Lawrence Riggins Writers/Script Lawrence Riggins Starring Tara Westwood, Tom Sizemore, Diana Lu Elevator Pitch: A group of TV ghost hunters arrive at a lakeside summer camp, which has the usual group of huts … Continue reading

Halloween II (2009)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Characters and locations of the whole Haloween franchise. Director Rob Zombie (not his birth name) Writers/Script Rob Zombie Starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Chase Wright Vanek, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brad Dourif, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Octavia Spencer, Danielle Harris, Margot Kidder, Elevator Pitch: Halloween is coming up and … Continue reading

Stuck in Love (2005)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Josh Boone Writers/Script Josh Boone Starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff, Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman, Liana Liberato Elevator Pitch: A successful writer has been divorced from his wife for two years, but is still obsesssed with her. He has … Continue reading

The Last Sect (2006)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (USA) TV-14 Source of story A riff on the Dracula story Director Jonathan Dueck Writers/Script David Robbeson Starring David Carradine, Natalie Brown, Deborah Odell, Julian Richings Elevator Pitch: A female reporter, investigating on line dating finds herself involved with a group of women, whose website searches for men. We, the viewers, … Continue reading

Death Race 3: Inferno (2013)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Same idea as the previous film, just a change of location. Director Roel Reiné Writers/Script Tony Giglio (Story Paul W.S. Anderson, Tony Giglio) Starring Luke Goss, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, Dougray Scott, Tanit Phoenix, Tanya van Graan Elevator Pitch: Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is one race … Continue reading

The Humanity Bureau (2017)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Rob W. King Writers/Script Dave Schultz Starring Nicolas Cage, Sarah Lind, Hugh Dillon, Elevator Pitch: In 2030 the United States has become a bleak wasteland; Noah Kross, Humanity Bureau agent, has the job of identifying non-productive members of the community … Continue reading

Batman and Robin (1997)

Duration 2h 5m Rating (UK) PG Source of story The original Batman comics, the TV series and particularly the previous film, Batman Forever. Director Joel Schumacher Writers/Script Akiva Goldsman Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Elle Macpherson Elevator Pitch: Batman and Robin are established crime fighters … Continue reading

Tonight She Comes (2016)

Duration 1h 24m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay, some say riffing on other horror films. Director Matt Stuertz Writers/Script Matt Stuertz Starring Nathan Eswine, Larissa White, Jenna McDonald, Brock Russell, Cameisha Cotton, Adam Hartley, Dal Nicole, Frankie Ray Elevator Pitch: A man delivering post, with a friend who he leaves in … Continue reading

The Words (2012)

Elevator Pitch A successful writer is giving a reading from his work to an important audience, which seems to be a story about a struggling author who finds a complete manuscript in an old briefcase. Unable to resist it, he retypes the story and submits it as his own, becoming succesful himself, but later, meeting … Continue reading

This is Where I Leave You (2014)

Elevator Pitch Just after seeing his wife being unfaithful to him (literally) Judd Altman is called back to the family home where his father has just died. He, his two brothers, his sister and his mother, now the widow, are required to “ sit shiva”, a Jewish mourning process where the close relatives of the … Continue reading

Revolver (2005)

Elevator Pitch A gambler spends time in solitary confinement communication by notes with those on either side of him. Later after his release he becomes succesful at the tables to the point that he is refused entry into some casinos. Thereafter after winning money on the toss of a coin he is hunted by the … Continue reading

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

Elevator Pitch Kaulder is a witch hunter, part of an organisation which is ready to eliminate witches who threaten humanity. He is 800 years old, having been cursed by the witch queen back in the days of the Black Death, when he and others hunted her in a remote snowbound environment. In modern day New … Continue reading

Deep Rising (1998)

Elevator Pitch A new cruise ship is disabled in mid ocean while a ex-military torpedo boat comes alongside allowing armed mercenaries to board, with the intention of taking it over. They find that the ship is deserted except for a female thief who has been shut up in a store and the owner with 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

A Few Best Men (2011)

Elevator Pitch. David meets Mia on holiday and they fall in love and intend to marry. The only problem is that she is in Australia and he is in London but, undeterred, with his three best friends he sets off for Mia’s father’s mansion in the Blue Mountains, north of Sydney. Can the wedding go … Continue reading

H.G.Wells’ War of the Worlds (2005)

Elevator Pitch. A family are on their way towards Washington DC when they are separated, the wife and son going ahead and the husband, George Herbert, being stranded on the road when his vehicle’s powers system fail due to the presence of what seem to be meteor strikes, but no, they are spacecraft and from … Continue reading

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