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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on a book by John Ronson, itself a literary version of a TV documentary. Director Grant Heslov Writers/Script Peter Straughan Starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Lang, Robert Patrick Elevator Pitch: Reporter Bob Wilton, whose wife has left him for … Continue reading

Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Elevator Pitch Is it possible to produce an elevator pitch for this movie? Well I’ll try. During the Separatist wars Jedi knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker rescue the Chancellor Palpatine from the cyborg General Grievous, but the chancellor is not what he seems and is able to set in motion the destruction of the … Continue reading

Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Elevator Pitch. A couple of Jedi are sent to help the queen of Naboo whose planet is under seige by the Trade Federation, and with some difficulty they escape in her transport which is forced to land on the planet of Tatooine so that they can purchase spare parts; there they gain the assistance of … Continue reading

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

Elevator Pitch Jack an absent-minded young farm hand, comes into the possession of some magic beans which, legend has it, will connect his world with that of the giants, and sure enough while a runaway princess is sheltering in hs cottage, one of the beans sprouts and transports the hovel, and the princess up into … Continue reading

The Island (2005)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A more or less original screenplay Writers/Script Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci (Story by Caspian Tredwell-Owen) Additional Info The trivia tells us that the lowlife bar and motel visited by the escapees was actually the abandoned Salton Sea Motel and Yacht Club. I stayed there … Continue reading

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by Paul Torday. Writers/Script Simon Beaufoy Additional Info The book is presented by means of emails, press releases, reports and diary entries. This is quirky and clever, and may have been the reason for its brief celebrity, but it is … Continue reading

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Duration 2h 24m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1999 book of the same name by Mark Bowden which followed a series of articles in the Philadelphia Enquirer. These in turn described the real events which took place in 1993 in Mogadishu. Writers/Script Ken Nolan Additional Info Although the UN forces in the area … Continue reading

Angels & Demons (2009)

Duration 2h 18m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Dan Brown Writer/s Script David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman Additional Info The book actually preceded The Da Vinci Code, but the film presents the story as a sequel. Director Ron Howard Starring Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurur, Stellan Skarsgård, … Continue reading

American Pastoral (2017 in Spain)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1997 book of the same name by Phillip Roth Writer/s Script John Romano Director Ewan McGregor Starring Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakta Famming, Peter Riegert, Rupert Evans, David Strathearn, Valorie Curry Elevator Pitch Seymour Levov is the epitomy of a successful jewish American, a consumate … Continue reading

Mortdecai (2015)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A series of books by Kyril Bonfiglioli Writer/s Script Eric Aronson Director David Koepp Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum, Paul Whitehouse Elevator Pitch A debonair art dealer and man about town, who has a tough protective manservant and … Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Released 2017 Rating (UK) PG Source of story This work has a lot of history starting off with an 18th century fairy tale intended, believe it or not, to prepare young women for arranged marriages. Also the 1994 Disney animated picture and the Broadway stage musical. Writer/s Script Evan Spiliotopoulos, Stephen Chbosky Director Bill Condon … Continue reading

T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Released 2017 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Irvine Welsh novels Trainspotting and Porno. Writer/s Script John Hodge Director Danny Boyle Starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Shirley Henderson, Anjela Nedyalkova, James Cosmo Elevator Pitch Renton is back in Edinburgh, after 20 years away and he arrives just in time to … Continue reading

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