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Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

Elevator Pitch. A woman wakes up in bed next to a man who she does not know. What is going on?  He explains that he is her husband and that she had an accident years ago which resulted in her waking up every day with no memory of anything from the previous day or before. … Continue reading

Bond 19: The World in Not Enough (1999)

Elevator Pitch When the daughter of an oil tycoon escapes from her kidnappers, and the tycoon himself in terminated in the MI6 building, James Bond is set to unravel a complex plot, involving oil pipelines in Azerbaijan and atomic bombs in Turkey. He is required to protect the tycoon’s daughter whose motives may be suspect … Continue reading

Book Club (2018)

Elevator Pitch Four friends, now possibly in their sixties, have met regularly as a book club and reviewed works of fiction. One has been recently widowed, one divorced for 18 years, is a judge, one a hotel owner, has commitment issues and the fourth, a restauranteur has a husband who has lost interest in sex. … Continue reading

Beirut (2018)

Elevator Pitch. Mason Skiles a former diplomat, now a labour arbitrator in New England, gets a call to give a lecture in Lebanon, where ten years earlier events had resulted in the death of his wife and the termination of his career. He is aware that the reason for the visit may not be the … Continue reading

Bastille Day (2016)

Elevator Pitch. When a terrorist bomb kills four people in Paris, the French police tag an American as the perpetrator setting a wayward CIA agent on his trail. But everything is not as it seems, the American is a minor criminal, specialising in pickpocketing and he has accidentally stolen the bomb which should have been … Continue reading

Bandits (2001)

Elevator Pitch. A couple of bank robbers who have recently escaped from prison hit on the idea of taking the manager hostage, and then getting to the bank first thing in the morning, but when they accidentally pick up a bored housewife to whom they are both attracted, and their get away driver is distracted … Continue reading

The Bag Man (2014)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Grovic, Paul Conway (and an original screenplay “Motel” by James Russo) Additional Info Rebecca Da Costa is an almost unfeasibly tall Brazilian model. I thought she did OK. Director David Grovic Starring John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa, Robert De Nero, Crispin … Continue reading

The Book of Eli (2010)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Gary Whitta Additional Info This movie’s production costs were $80 million and it grossed double that, so it probably made money. Director The Hughes Brothers Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Francis de la Tour, Michael Gambon, … Continue reading

Beowulf (2007)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Loosely based on the epic English poem. Writers/Script Neil Gaiman, Roger Avery Additional Info The poem itself hangs over English students like a threatening cloud, since it is written in Old English, but at some point they have to study it. The original manuscript, now in … Continue reading

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) X Source of story Actual events in the the real life of these two people – slightly more than “inspired by real events”. Writers/Script David Newman, Robert Benton (and Robert Towne uncredited) Additional Info The production costs are estimated at $2,500,00 and the film grossed more than $50,000,000, a result … Continue reading

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story Loosely based on the experiences of US Air Force Captain Scott O’Grady who was shot down over Bosnia in 1995 Writers/Script David Veloz, Zak Penn (story by Jim and John Thomas) Additional Info Scott O’Grady sued the makers of the film saying that the portrayal of … Continue reading

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Rian Johnson Additional Info The director has subsequently been employed to write and direct the latest trio of StarWars films. Director Rian Johnson Starring Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Robbie Coltrane, Maximilian Schell Elevator Pitch A couple of brothers … Continue reading

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