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Die Hard 2 (1990)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A novel “58 Minutes” by Walter Wager Director Renny Harlin Writers/Script Steven E. de Souza, Doug Richardson Starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Wiliam Atherton, Regineld VelJohnson, Franco Nero, William Sadler, John Amos, Dennis Franz, Robert Patrick, John Leguizamo, Colm Meaney Elevator Ptch: At snowy Washington Airport … Continue reading

Batman 7: The Dark Knight (2008)

Duration 2h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters developed by Bob Kane in the DC comics, and a relationship with the first Christopher Nolan film. Director Christopher Nolan Writers/Script Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan (Story Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer) Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, … Continue reading

Downton Abbey (2019)

Duration 2h 34m Rating (UK) Source of story The TV series of the same name Director Michael Engler Writers/Script Julian Fellows Starring Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Tuppence Middleton, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanne Froggatt, Imelda Staunton, Phyllis Logan, Hugh Bonneville, Geraldine James, Penelope Wilton, Mark Addy, David Haig, Jonathan Cheetham Elevator Pitch: It is 1927. … Continue reading

Don’t Breathe (2016)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Fede Alvarez Writers/Script Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues Starring Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto Elevator Pitch: A trio of young people who have been robbing houses in Detroit, using keys held by the father of one who is a security … Continue reading

Death Proof (2007)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Quenton Tarantino Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino Starring Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, Rose McGowan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth, Elevator Pitch: A group of young women meet in a bar where they become acquainted with Stuntman Mike unaware … Continue reading

Duel (1971)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) AA Source of story Based on a short story by Richard Matheson, originally published in Playboy Director Steven Spielberg Writers/Script Richard Matheson Starring Dennis Weaver Elevator Pitch: A commercial salesman, David Mann, in a red Plymouth is driving along Califorian desert roads when he comes up on a rusty Peterbilt … Continue reading

Daybreakers (2009)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A sort of original screenplay Director The Spierig Brothers Writers/Script The Spierig Brothers Starring Ethen Hawke, William Dafoe, Sam Neill, Claudia Karvan Elevator Pitch: It is 2019 (yes it is) and the virtually the whole human race have become vampires, the remaining humans being solely a … Continue reading

Dracula Untold (2014)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A slightly unusual take on the Dracula story Director Gary Shore Writers/Script Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless (Characters by Bram Stoker) Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Charles Dance, Diarmaid Murtagh Elevator Pitch: When a Turkish army arrives at his door and demands 1000 boys to … Continue reading

Die Hard (1988)

Elevator Pitch When terrorists take over the Nakatomi building in downtown Los Angeles they have a meticulous plan which will enable them to fulfil their wishes, despite the intervention of the LA police and then the FBI. There are twelve of them, all heavily armed, but they have not reckoned with the presence of New … Continue reading

Doctor Strange (2016)

Elevator Pitch Dr Stephen Strange is an arrogant  New York neurosurgeon who, examining an X-Ray photo while driving (serves him right, you might say), has an accident which makes him unable to continue with his work. In his search for a cure he ends up in Nepal being tutored in the magic arts by the … Continue reading

Deadpool (2016)

Elevator Pitch An irreverend ex-special ops man, after finding love with an attractive prostitute who he marries discovers that he has irreversable cancer, but is recruited by an organisation which says it can cure him. Its leaders put him through extreme hardship in order to awaken his mutant genes and are successful, giving him extreme … Continue reading

Deja Vu (2006)

Elevator Pitch After a disasterous terrorist bomb sinks a New orleans ferry full of Navy personnel Doug Carlin an investigator identifies a relationship between it and the body of a young woman in the morgue. He is asked to join a team who are looking into the disaster, and finds that they have a means … Continue reading

Bond 1: Dr No (1962)

Elevator Pitch When the MI6 agent in Jamaica disappears and his secretary is found dead,  Bond is sent out to find out what has happened. On the trail Bond is waylaid by a couple of young women, one on his side and one against him, but finally he determines that he must go to Crab … 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

Date Night (2010)

Elevator Pitch Phil and Claire are a couple in a rut, who little else than go to work, look after their children and fall into bed. Having sex is no more than a distant memory, however they have initiated a “Date Night” where they go out to dinner somewhere. To do something more exciting they … Continue reading

District 9 (2009)

Elevator Pitch Back in the 1980s a vast alien spaceship is suddenly seen to be hovering over Johannesburg and on investigation it is found to be full of distressed aliens who are relocated to a shack city where they live in squalor. Later the “prawns” are to be evicted in an operation controlled by the … Continue reading

Doomsday (2008)

Elevator Pitch. A contagion which has resulted in a wall being built between England and Scotland, and the the Scottish being left to die, has surfaced in London therefore requiring a special services group led by badass female warrior Major Eden Sinclair to make their way to Glasgow in armoured personnel carriers in order to … Continue reading

The Dictator (2012)

Elevator Pitch. Admiral General Aladeen, the dictator of a country located in the Horn of Africa, is invited to the UN to discuss his nuclear development, but when he arrives in New York he is kidnapped by a villain employed by his ambitious uncle who replaces him with a dimwitted double; the dictator wanders the … Continue reading

Disobedience (2018 in Spain)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman Writers/Script Sebastián Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz Additional Info No-one is saying what sort of a Jewish community this is, but more than 20,000 Haradi Jews live in an enclosed community in Stamford Hill, London. Director Sebastián Lelio Starring … Continue reading

Death Race 2 (2010)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Sort of based on the previous outing and earlier Death Race stuff. Writers/Script Tony Giglio (Paul W.S. Anderson characters and story) Additional Info This was a straight to video outing which is actually a prequel to the 2008 Death Race which starred Jason Staham. Director Roel … Continue reading

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