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The Bounty Hunter (2010)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Andy Tennant Writers/Script Sarah Thorp Starring Gerard Butler, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Christine Baranski, Elevator Pitch: Milo Boyd is an ex-policeman with gambling debts, and is now a bounty hunter. He gets the job of bringing in Nicole Hurley, his ex wife, … Continue reading

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The story of Queen between their formatin as a band and the Live Aid pop concert. Director Bryan Singer (and Dexter Fletcher uncredited) Writers/Script Anthony McCarten Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers, Elevator … Continue reading

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Yes really! The book by Bram Stoker Director Francis Ford Coppola Writers/Script James V. Hart Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Sadie Frost, Tom Waits, Monica Bellucci, Michaela Bercu, Florina Kendrick, Elevator Pitch: A young lawyer, Jonathan Harker … Continue reading

Bombshell (2020 in Spain)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on real events in Fox News over the duration of its existence. Director Jay Roach Writers/Script Charles Randolph Starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Elevator Pitch: Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News, generally known for … Continue reading

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A 1999 film with a very similar name by the Pang Brothers Director The Pang Brothers Writers/Script Jason Richman Starring Nicolas Cage, Shahkrit Yamnarm, Panward Hemmanee, Charlie Yeung Elevator Pitch: A very efficient hit man completes his work in Prague and as a precaution disposes of … Continue reading

Bullitt (1968)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) AA Source of story Loosely based on a novel by Robert L. Pike Director Peter Yates Writers/Script Alan Trustman, Harry Kleiner Starring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jaqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall, Simon Oakland, Joanna Cassidy Elevator Pitch: Lieutant Bullitt is asked by a senator holding a hearing on organised … Continue reading

The Box (2009)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A short story “Button, Button”, by Richard Matheson, first pubished in Playboy in 1970. Director Richard Kelly Writers/Script Richard Kelly Starring Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella Elevator Pitch: A married couple, Norma and Arthur Lewis, who have a preteen son, are facing possible hard times … Continue reading

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 18 (NC-17 in USA) Source of story An original screenplay Director Abel Ferrara Writers/Script Zoë Lund, Abel Ferrara Starring Harvey Keitel, Frankie Thorn, Paul Hipp, Zoë Lund, Eddie Daniels (I have named the relatively unknown actors who I thought contributed most). Elevator Pitch: A police lieutenant (un-named) is gambling heavily … 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

Blackhat (2015)

Duration 2h 13m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Apparently the director followed a news story about the disabling of parts of Iran’s nuclear research by malware. Director Michael Mann Writers/Script Morgan Davis Foehl Starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wein Tang, Leehom Wang Elevator Pitch: When an explosion occurs in a Chinese nuclear power plant … Continue reading

Bad Boys II (2003)

Duration 2h 27m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay using the characters from the first film. Director Michael Bay Writers/Script Ron Shelton, Jerry Stahl (story Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Ron Shelton. Characters George Gallo) Starring Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jordi Mollà, Gabrielle Union, Peter Stormare, Theresa Randle, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Shannon, Henry … Continue reading

The Boxtrolls (2014)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A part of a novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow Director Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi Writers/Script Irena Brignull, Adam Parva, Vera Brosgo; (Story Anthony Stacchi, Phil Dale) Starring Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, … Continue reading

Bad Boys (1995)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Michael Bay Writers/Script Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Doug Richardson (Story George Gallo) Starring Tchéky Karyo, Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Imperioli, Téa Leoni, Elevator Pitch: After an ingenious heist of a cache of heroine from a police lock-up, a couple … Continue reading

The Babadook (2014)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay derived from a short film Monster by the same writer/director Director Jennifer Kent Writers/Script Jennifer Kent Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney Elevator Pitch: The irrational behaviour of  Amelia’s son, due it seems to an obsession with a shadowy monster, results in … Continue reading

Ben is Back (2018)

Elevator Pitch A family are returning from an outing on Christmas Eve, and on arriving at their house find that there is a young man waiting in the driveway. His presence is the cause of some elation on the part of the mother and distress on the part of the husband and the elder daughter. … Continue reading

Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Elevator Pitch A disparate group of people collect at a run down hotel on the Nevada/California border.. They are a priest with a poor memory, a singer on her way to Reno, a vacuun cleaner salesman and a young woman who drags a hostage from her car into her room. There is a young man … Continue reading

Bad Moms (2016)

Elevator Pitch Amy is an attractive overworked mother with two demanding almost teenage children and a slobby husband. She is constantly trying to keep up with the immaculate leaders of the school’s PTA, but finally loses patience with their ridiculous standards and with her husband, who she throws out after she catches masturbating while interacting … Continue reading

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Elevator Pitch Ron Stallworth is the first black police officer to join the force in Colorado Springs. After a time in the Archives he convinces his boss to allow him to become a detective, and he almost randomly chooses to infiltrate the KKK in the city, by telephone. When asked to attend a meeting he … Continue reading

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. She … 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

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