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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

Dirty Harry (1971)

Duration 1h 42m Rating (UK) X Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Harry Julius Fink, Rita M. Fink, Dean Riesmer (other versions by Terrence Malick, John Milius plus a story version by Jo Heims) Additional Info This film was in development for years with Frank Sinatra being attached to it for  a while. Many … Continue reading

THE DEATH OF STALIN (2018 in Spain)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on a French graphic novel La Mort de Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin Writers/Script Fabien Nury, Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin and additional material Peter Fellows. Additional Info The film is currently banned in Russia, Kyrgystan, Aserbaijan and Kazakhstan on the basis … Continue reading

Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance (1995)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Jonathan Hensleigh, plus some original characters by Roderick Thorpe Additional Info The script was originally developed as a stand alone production called “Simon Says”. It was later rewitten as a Lethal Weapon sequel before being purchased by Fox and suitably modified. Director … Continue reading

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events which resulted in a book : “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell Writers/Script Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber Additional Info The film has been shown for the last 15 years … Continue reading

The Dinner (2017)

Duration 2h 0m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Herman Koch Writers/Script Oren Moverman Additional Info The author of the book refused to go to the after priemer party because he thought that the film, the third to be made of the book, was easily the worst, and … Continue reading

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