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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Woody Allen, Elizabeth Berkley, Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd, Charlize Theron, Elevetor Pitch: CW Briggs is an insurance investigator who always solves the cases he is given. But he is faced with change in the insurance company … Continue reading

Children of the Corn (1984)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A short story b Stephen King Director Fritz Kiersch Writers/Script George Goldsmith Starring Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong Elevator Pitch: A young couple, Burt and Vicky,  are en route to Seattle and are driving between fields of maise in Nebraska when they run down a … Continue reading

The Conjuring (2013)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Events said to have taken place during investigations by paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. Director James Wan Writers/Script Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Lorraine Warren Elevator Pitch: Back in 1971, after giving a lecture to a … Continue reading

Collateral Damage (2002)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Andrew Davis Writers/Script David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths (Story David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths, Ronald Roose) Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Francesca Neri, Cliff Curtis, John Leguizamo, John Turturro, Miguel Sandoval, Elevator Pitch: Fire chief Gordy Brewer is devastated when his wife and son are killed … Continue reading

Centurion (2010)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay loosely based on the almost legendary disappearance of the Nineth Legion north of Hadrian’s Wall. Director Neil Marshall Writers/Script Neil Marshall Starring Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, David Morrissey, Olga Kurylenko, Liam Cunningham, Noel Clarke, Riz Ahmed, Imogen Poots, Elevator Pitch: The Picts fighting … Continue reading

The Circle (2017)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A novel by the same name by Dave Eggers Director James Ponsoldt Writers/Script James Ponsoldt, Dave Eggers Starring Emma Watson, Ellar Coltrane, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Elevator Pitch: Mae’s friend Annie manages to get her a job in the Internet conglomorate “The … Continue reading

Cast Away (2000)

Duration 2h 23m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay, said to be from an idea by Tom Hanks Director Robert Zemeckis Writers/Script William Broyles Jr Starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt Elevator Pitch: Chuck Noland, a Fedex troubleshooter, is the only survivor of a catastrophic plane crash, and is washed up on a … Continue reading

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2019 in Spain)

Elevator Pitch. A celebrity biographer who has fallen on hard times is harrassed by her landlord, can’t get the vet to look at her cat, and is lectured by her agent, but due to a chance discovery of a couple of letters while researching Fanny Brice, which she is able to sell, one of them … Continue reading

Chappie (2015)

Elevator Pitch In an increasingly lawless Johannesburgh armed police are assisted by gun toting  remotely operated robots provided by Tetravaal. The developer of the robot’s operating system is working on the development of artificial intelligence, and when a damaged robot is scheduled for crushing he decides to make it self aware. While putting his plan … Continue reading

The Children Act (2018 in Spain)

Elevator Pitch A family court judge with a heavy workload is faced difficulties in her marriage to an academic who is frustrated by her lack of interest in their relationship. One of the cases on which she must rule is that of a 17 year old boy with leukemia who is refusing a blood transfusion … Continue reading

Captain America 3: Civil War (2016)

Elevator Pitch When Captain America and others are in Lagos, preventing a biological pandemic, innocent bystanders are killed, which results in over 100 countries coming together to limit the activities of the superheroes . Cap and others wish to remain independent while Iron Man, War Machine and friends want to go along with the new … Continue reading

The Cold Light of Day (2012)

Elevator Pitch. After a family holiday on a large yacht in the Costas goes disasterously wrong, Will, a young man with business problems finds himself on the run in Madrid after his father has been shot, chased by the CIA and in pursuit of a brief case, which, if he can retrieve it, will result … Continue reading

Contact (1997)

Duration 2h 30m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel of the same name. Director Robert Zemeckis Writers/Script James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg (story by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan) Starring David Morse, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, James Woods, Angela Bassett, Rob Lowe, Jake Busey, … Continue reading

Criminal (2016)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Douglas Cook, David Weisberg Additional Info I like to look at the IMDb trivia to see if there is anything interesting that people have uploaded. This film seems to have garnered a mass of what look like press releases, so here’s a … Continue reading

Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Marvel Comics character, and the first film Captain America: The First Avenger. Writers/Script Christopher Marcus, Stephen McFeely (story by Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, Michael Lark and a large number of Marvel authors developed the characters). Additional Info The first scene is filmed on Sealaunch Commander, … Continue reading

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

Duration 2h 21m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A book of the same name by Tom Clancy Writers/Script Donald E Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius Additional Info At one point a large house is blown up, apparently done for real using the house of a divorcee who wished to erase bits of her previous … Continue reading

Come and Find Me (2016)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (USA) R Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Zack Whedon Additional Info The hunt ends up in Vancouver, for once playing itself. Director Zack Whedon Starring Aaron Paul, Annabelle Wallis, Garret Dillahunt, Elevator Pitch The photographer girlfriend of a young graphic designer disappears, but after a year he is able … Continue reading

Captain America 1: The First Avenger (2011)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Marvel comic character by Joe Simn and Jack Kirby Writers/Script Christopher Marcus, Stephen McFeely Additional Info The climax of this film takes place in a flying wing type aircraft. As a child I had an Observer’s Book of Aircraft from the 1950s which featured several … Continue reading

The Cobbler (2014)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Tom McCarthy, Paul Sado Additional Info According to IMDb this film was only released in Italy, and one assumes it went to video thereafter. Director Tom McCarthy Starring Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Melonie Diaz, Method Man, Dustin Hoffman, Ellen … Continue reading

Cleaner (2007)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Matthew Aldrich Director Renny Harlin Starring Samuel L Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes, Luis Guzman, Elevator Pitch A former police officer, now cleaning up crime scenes, takes on a job of cleaning up a homicide in a mansion, but later finds … Continue reading

Coming to America (1988)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screen play Writer/s Script David Sheffield, Barry W Blaustein Writer/s Story Eddie Murphy – although the producers were sued by Art Buchwald who claimed that it was a rehash of a script which had been optioned by Paramount. He won. Director John Landis Starring … Continue reading

The Change-Up (2011)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Jon Lucas, Scott Moore Director David Dobkin Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin Elevator Pitch While urinating in a fountain two friends wish to have each other’s lives. One is a successful lawyer with a demanding … Continue reading

Columbus Circle (2012)

Duration 1h 22m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script George Gallo, Kevin Pollak Director George Gallo Starring Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Kevin Pollak, Giovanni Ribisi, Beau Bridges, Jason Lee Elevator Pitch When an old lady inhabiting a luxury apartment dies under unusual circumstances the police are on the case, and … Continue reading

Couples Retreat (2009)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Dana Fox Director Peter Billingsley Starring Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Faison Love, Jon Favreau, Malin Ackerman, Kristen Bell, Kristen Davis, Kali Hawk, Jean Reno, Ken Jeong Elevator Pitch A couple whose marriage is in trouble convince their … Continue reading

Colossal (2017 in Spain)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Nacho Vigalondo Director Nacho Vigalondo Starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens, Christine Lee Elevator Pitch A young woman, out of work, whose life seems to consist of all night drunks is ousted by her boyfriend … Continue reading

Catwoman (2004)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A DC Comics character, associated with Batman Writer/s Script John Brancato, Michael Ferris, John Rogers Writer/s Story Theresa Rebeck, John Brancato, Michael Ferris Director Pitof Starring Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone, Lambert Wilson, Frances Conroy, Alex Borstein Elevator Pitch A shy, attractive young woman accidentally … Continue reading

Cheap Thrills (2013)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) 15 (Really!) Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script David Chirchirillo, Trent Haaga Director E.L.Katz Starring Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner Elevator Pitch Two friends on the verge of desitution meet a couple apparently with unlimited money, and the man with the cash offers them rewards … Continue reading

A Civil Action (1998)

Released 1998 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Jonahthan Harr which describes real events. Writer/s Script Steven Zaillian Director Steven Zaillian Starring John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H Macy, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan, James Gandolfini, Stephen Fry Elevator Pitch A group of personal injury lawyers take … Continue reading

Crank (2006)

Released 2006 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor Director Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor Starring Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam Elevator Pitch An English hit-man in Los Angeles is injected with a poison by a rival which will kill him unless he can keep … Continue reading

Colombiana

Released 2011 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen Director Olivier Megaton Starring Zoe Saldana, Jordi Molla, Lennie James, Michael Vartan, Cliff Curtis Elevator Pitch A girl in Bogota sees her parents killed in a gang war, and after managing to get to America, with the … Continue reading

Cake

Released 2005 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The real life experience of one of the producers (based on, inspired by? Who knows). Writer/s script Tassie Cameron Director Nisha Ganatra Starring Heather Graham, David Sutcliffe, Taye Diggs, Sandra Oh Elevator Pitch When the editor of a Wedding Bells magazine is taken ill, he hands over … Continue reading

The Condemned

Released 2007 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Scott Wiper, Rob Hedden Writer/s story Rob Hedden, Andy Hedden, Scott Wiper Director Scott Wiper Starring Steve Austin, Vinnie Jones, Robert Mammone, Tory Mussett and a load of wrestlers Elevator Pitch An unscruplous media billionaire sets up an internet event where a … Continue reading

Crocodile Dundee

Released 1986 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Although denied by Paul Hogan, others have said that the origin of the story was the survival of an Australian adventurer in the 1970s. Writer/s script Ken Shadie, John Cornell, Paul Hogan Writer/s story Paul Hogan Director Peter Faiman Starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, David Gulpilil Elevator … Continue reading

Chef

Released 2014 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Jon Favreau Director Jon Favreau Starring Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergana, Robert Downey Jr Elevator Pitch A renowned chef, whose marriage has failed and whose relationship with his son has been destroyed by his work, … Continue reading

Click

Released 2006 Rating 12A in UK Director Frank Coraci Writer/s Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe Starring Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner, Jonah Hill Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch An architect obsessed with his work to the detriment of his family life, is gifted with a remote … Continue reading

The Captive

Released 2014 Rating 15 in UK Director Atom Egoyan Writer/s Atom Egoyan, David Fraser Starring Kevin Durand, Rosario Dawson, Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch The child of a landscape gardener is abducted while he goes to a diner to buy something and over a further nine years he … Continue reading

Confidence (2003)

Released 2003 Rating 15 in UK Director James Foley Writer/s Doug Jung Starring Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Paul Giamatti, Luis Guzman, Dustin Hoffman, Andy Garcia, John Carroll Lynch, Morris Chestnut Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A group of confidence tricksters have a standard scam which usually involved people pretending to be shot, … Continue reading

Café Society

Released 2016 Rating 12A Director Woody Allen Writer/s Woody Allen Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A young New Yorker, fed up with working for his father, makes his way to Hollywood where his uncle is an agent, and is eventually given a job. … Continue reading

Cop Out

Released 2010 Rating 15 Director Kevin Smith Writer/s Robb and Mark Cullen Starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan Source of story An original screen play Elevator Pitch An ill-matched pair of New York cops are on the track of a drug cartel and one of their molls but each is preoccupied with his own problems, one … Continue reading

The Counsellor (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 18 in UK Director Ridley Scott Writer/s Cormac McCarthy Starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch In hostile border country a lawyer becomes involved in the financing of a drug smuggling operation, which is using a septic tank wagon to … Continue reading

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