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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

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