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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

D-Tox (2002)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story 1999 book “Jitter Joint” by Howard Swindle Writers/Script Ron L Brinkerhoff Additional Info This movie had unsuccessful test screenings resulting in reshoots, but it still stayed on the shelf between 1999 and 2002. Director Jim Gillespie Starring Sylvester Stallone, Charles S Dutton, Polly Walker, Kris Kristofferson, … Continue reading

Daredevil (2003)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A Marvel comic character Writers/Script Mark Steven Johnson Additional Info There is so much information on IMDb Trivia that I tired of it with hundreds of items to go. But this is where Ben Afleck and Jennifer Garner met. Director Mark Steven Johnson Starring Ben Affleck, … Continue reading

Die Hard 4.0 (2007)

Duration 2h 8m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An article about the vulerability of US administrative systems to computer hacking. Writers/Script Mark Bomback Additional Info Story by Mark Bomback and David Marconi, characters by Roderick Thorp. Originally known as “Live Free or Die Hard” Director Len Wiseman Starring Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Long, … Continue reading

Bond 20: Die Another Day (2002)

Duration 2h 13m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story All the other Bond films and Ian Fleming’s characters Writers/Script Neal Purvis, Robert Wade Additional Info This film said to reference every other Bond film before it. Director Lee Tamahori Starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Michael … Continue reading

Django Unchained (2012)

Duration 2h 45m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Said to relate to the 1966 film Django Writer/s Script Quentin Tarantino Director Quentin Tarantino Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L Jackson, Walton Goggins, Don Johnson, Bruce Dern, Jonah Hill Elevator Pitch Two years before the civil war a dentist turned … Continue reading

The Deal (2008)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (USA) R (No release in UK) Source of story A 1991 novel of the same name by Peter Lefcourt (Audio book read by William H Macy) Writer/s Script William H Macy, Steven Schachter Director Steven Schachter Starring William H Macy, Meg Ryan, LL Cool J, Elliot Gould, Jason Ritter Elevator Pitch … Continue reading

Detroit (2017)

Duration 2h 23m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on an actual event during the 1967 Detroit riots. Writer/s Script Mark Boal Director Kathryn Bigelow Starring John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Hannah Murray, Anthony Mackie Elevator Pitch During the 1967 Detroit riots the joke use of a starting pistol by an occupant of … Continue reading

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Duration 2h 29m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A book of the same name by Dan Brown Writer/s Script Akiva Goldsman Director Ron Howard Starring Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellan, Jean Reno, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina Elevator Pitch When the curator of the Louvre is killed and his body disfigured by a symbol, … Continue reading

The Dark Tower (2017)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently eight Stephen King novels of the same name Writer/s Script Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel Director Nikolaj Arcel Starring Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick Elevator Pitch The Dark Tower stands at the centre of the … Continue reading

Dunkirk (2017)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Based on real events Writer/s Script Christopher Nolan Director Christopher Nolan Starring Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles Elevator Pitch In the summer of 1940 the British expeditionary force is boxed in on the beach at Dunkirk by a superior … Continue reading

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