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The Getaway (1972)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) X Source of story A book of the same name by Jim Thompson who was employed initially to develop the screenplay Director Sam Peckinpah Writers/Script Walter Hill Starring Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Sally Struthers, Ben Johnson, Al Lettieri, Slim Pickens, Richard Bright, Dub Taylor Elevator Pitch: Doc McCoy, is a … Continue reading

Bond 3: Goldfinger (1964)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A book of the same name, and at this stage in the franchise much of the content, written by Ian Fleming Director Guy Hamilton Writers/Script Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn Starring Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, … Continue reading

The Green Hornet (2011)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A 1930s radio series, 1940s TV series and a 1966 film. Director Michael Gondry Writers/Script Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg (Characters George W. Trendle) Starring Seth Rogan, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Christopher Waltz, David Harbour, Edward Furlong Elevator Pitch: When the newspaper tycoon James Reid … Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II (2017)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Marvel Comics storyline and characters Director James Gunn Writers/Script James Gunn, Dan Abnett (And characters by quite a large group of Marvel people) Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sylvester Stalone, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean … Continue reading

The Graduate (1967)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) X Source of story A book of the same name by Charles Webb Director Mike Nichols Writers/Script Calder Willingham, Buck Henry Starring Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, Buck Henry, Richard Dreyfuss, Elevator Pitch: Bejamin graduates from college and is feted by his parents at a homecoming party, but feels … Continue reading

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Japanese film from 2004 and a manga comic Director Rupert Sanders Writers/Script Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger (The manga comic by Shirow Masamune) Starring Scarlett Johansson, Philou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt Elevator Pitch: In a world were people are able to … Continue reading

Green Book (2019 in Spain)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Said to have been “inspired” by real events, supported by the fact that the main writer of the story is Nick Vallelonga, Tony’s son. Director Peter Farrelly Writers/Script Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Dimiter D. Marinov, Mike Hatton … Continue reading

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Elevator Pitch The ghostbusters are on the bones of their arses. Venkman is presenting a psychic programme on a minor TV station, Spengler is doing research into emotions and Ray and Winston are doing children’s parties. But when Dana’s bath tries to eat her baby it is time for them to get together and deal … Continue reading

Goosebumps (2015)

  Elevator Pitch A teenager and his mother move into a small town after the death of his father, where she it to take up the role of deputy-principal. Almost immediately he meets an attractive girl who lives next door, but is warned off from making friends with her by her father. When he hears … Continue reading

Getaway (2013)

Elevator Pitch A down on his luck racing driver, Brent Magna, must drive a Shelby Mustang round the streets of Sofia, Bulgaria at the behest of a criminal on the telephone, with a young woman who owns the car in the passenger seat. This in order to save his wife who has been kidnapped. The … Continue reading

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

Elevator Pitch Shortly after WWII a successful author enters into a correspondence with a member of “The Guernsey Literary and PPP Society”, which results in her visiting the island and feeling the need to record the experiences of the group during the occupation of the Channel Islands by the Germans during the war. She encounters … Continue reading

The Gunman (2015)

Elevator Pitch Eight years after carrying out the assasination of a DRC minister, a former special forces soldier is working in the Congo drilling wells, when he is attacked by gunmen. He survives but must travel to Europe to question his former contacts, one of whom has married his girlfriend, in order to find out … Continue reading

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Elevator Pitch. A couple of gunmen, running a scam involving getting reward money for one and then preventing him being hanged, hear that there is a fortune in gold hidden in a grave in a cemetery and so must travel across the country during the US Civil War, forced to remain together because one knows … Continue reading

Game Night (2018)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Mark Perez Additional Info John Francis Daley was the writer of Horrible Bosses and Horrible Bosses 2 and was a regular in Bones. Director John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen, Lamorne Morris, … Continue reading

Ghostbusters (1984)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis Additional Info This had been in development for a while and was intended to star John Belushi. When he died things were temporarily chaotic before others were cast. Director Ivan Reitman Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, … Continue reading

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck Additional Info The guys who wrote this had had it in development since 1997 when they were writers on The Larry Sanders Show, and cast Jason Sudeikis who at the time was a writer on Saturday Night Live. … Continue reading

Gamer (2009)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor Additional Info Gerard Butler who seems to specialise in American hard men actually comes from Paisley outside Glasgow. Director Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor Starring Gerard Butler, Amber Valletta, Michael C. Hall, Krya Sedgwick, Logan Lerman, Terry Crews, Chris … Continue reading

Get Carter (2000)

Duration 1h 42m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1971 British film of the same name starring Michael Caine itself derived from a novel by Ted Lewis ”Jack’s Return Home”. Writers/Script David McKenna Additional Info Originally Michael Caine was only given a cameo in this outing, but the audience response to his presence at … Continue reading

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay using a character first seen in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”. Writers/Script Nicolas Stroller and Jason Segal (characters) Additional Info “The Greek” is the Greek Theatre a 5800 seat open air music venue in Los Angeles . Director Nicholas Stoller Starring Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, … Continue reading

Gangs of New York (2002)

Duration 2h 47m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Said to have been inspired by the 1927 book “The Gangs of New York” by Herbert Asbury. Writers/Script Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan Additional Info Jay Cocks was the writer of the original story twenty years before the actual production. The director had wanted it … Continue reading

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

Duration 2h 42m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The original book and the first two films, and some real events in the 1980s. Writer/s Script Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola Additional Info There is almost unlimited secondardy info about this movie, much of it about the casting of Sofia Coppola as Mary Corleone. I … Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Duration 2h 1m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Marvel Comics series Writer/s Script James Gunn, Nicole Perlman Writer/s Story Many people with characters attributions: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Bill Mantio, Keith Giffen, Jim Starlin, Steve Englehart, Steve Gan, Steve Gerber, Val Mayerik, Gene Colan, Arnold Drake, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and seven others. … Continue reading

Gulliver’s Travels (2010)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Loosely based on the Jonathan Swift novels Writer/s Script Joe Stillman, Nicholas Stoller Director Rob Letterman Starring Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Chris O’Dowd, James Corden, Catherine Tate Elevator Pitch Gulliver, a no hope mailroom assistant in a newspaper, blaggs his … Continue reading

Green Lantern (2011)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A DC Comics character, re-invented as an intergalactic superhero with the popularity of SF. Writer/s Script Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Goldenberg Writer/s Story Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim Director Martin Campbell Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, … Continue reading

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

Released 2009 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens Writer/s Script Jon Lucas, Scott Moore Director Mark Waters Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas, Breckin Meyer, Lacey Chabert, Robert Forster, Anne Archer, Emma Stone Elevator Pitch A celebrated fashion photographer and serial womaniser is a guest at his brother’s … Continue reading

The Guru (2002)

Released 2002 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Tracey Jackson Director Daisy von Scherler Mayer Starring Jimi Mistry, Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Michael McKean, Christine Baranski, Sanjeev Bhaskar Elevator Pitch A young Indian dance teacher is encouraged to emigrate to New York by his brother who tells tales of penthouse … Continue reading

Get Out (2017)

Released 2017 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Jordan Peele Director Jordan Peele Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Wiliams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, LilRel Howery Elevator Pitch A young black photographer is apprehensive about visiting the country house of his white girfriend, but is made welcome … Continue reading

Gangster Squad (2013)

Released 2013 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events and a book by Paul Lieberman Writer/s script Will Beall Director Ruben Fleischer Starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Mireille Enos, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick Elevator Pitch In 1949 Los Angeles the criminal underworld controls the city, paying off many … Continue reading

Get Smart

Released 2008 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A TV series aired between 1965 and 1970 Writer/s script Tom J Astle, Matt Ember. (Characters Mel Brooks and Buck Henry) Director Peter Segal Starring Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin, Terence Stamp, Terry Crews, Bill Murray Elevator Pitch An administrator in a very secret … Continue reading

Gone Baby Gone

Released 2007 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane Writer/s script Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard Director Ben Affleck Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, John Ashton, Amy Ryan, Amy Madigan, Elevator Pitch A couple of young private detectives in Boston are hired to find a … Continue reading

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Released 2011 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book by Stieg Larsson (One of the Millenium trilogy) and a Swedish film from 2009. Writer/s script Steven Zaillian Director David Fincher Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Chrsitopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Donald Sumpter Elevator Pitch A tattooed and … Continue reading

The Girl on the Train

Released 2016 Rating 15 in UK Director Tate Taylor Writer/s Erin Cressida Wilson Starring Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux Source of story Book by Paula Hawkins Elevator Pitch A divorced woman regularly takes the train between her home and central New York, passing the house where she and her former husband lived. She also sees another … Continue reading

The Godfather: Part II

Released 1974 Rating X (over 18s) in UK Director Francis Ford Coppola Writer/s Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Nero, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton Source of story A development from The Godfather Elevator Pitch We move between the early life of Vito Corleone from his youth in Sicilly to his early … Continue reading

Ghostbusters

Released 2016 Rating 12A in UK Director Paul Feig Writer/s Paul Feig, Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig + cameos by the originals Source of story Ghostbusters I and II Elevator Pitch Malevolent spirits are invading Manhattan again but fortunately another group of paranormal scientists are on hand to combat them. However the mayor wants to … Continue reading

The Grand Seduction (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 12A Director Don McKellar Writer/s Ken Scott, Michael Dowes Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitch Source of story A French Canadian film from 2004 “La Grande Seduction” Elevator Pitch The inhabitants of a Newfoundland island whose waters have been fished out, may have the opportunity of work, if they can pursued a company … Continue reading

Green Room

Released 2016 Rating 18 in UK Director Jeremy Saulnier Writer/s Jeremy Saulnier Starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A punk band in hard times take on a gig at a neo-nazi bar in the remote forests of North West Oregon, but after their performance they accidentally … Continue reading

G.I Joe (1): The Rise of Cobra

Released 2009 Rating 12A in UK Director Stephen Sommers Writer/s Stuart Beattie, David Elliot, Paul Lovett Starring Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Pryce Source of story An action figure!! Elevator Pitch An arms manufacturer develops a weapon which can deploy nanobots which eat whatever they touch, and with the help of some dastardly … Continue reading

Gone in 60 Seconds

Released 2000 Rating 15 in UK Director Dominic Sena Writer/s H.B.Halicki, Scott Rosenberg Starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovani Ribisi, Robert Duvall, Timothy Olyphant, Christopher Ecclestone, Vinnie Jones Source of story A remake of a 1974 film (I had never heard of it) Elevator Pitch A seasoned car thief is drawn out of retirement to … Continue reading

The Guard

Released 2011 Rating 15 in UK Director John Michael McDonagh Writer/s John Michael McDonagh Starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Liam Cunningham Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A country policeman on the west coast of Ireland has his own sense of right and wrong. This involves paying prostitutes and returning a … Continue reading

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

Released 2009 Rating 15 in UK Director Neal Brennan Writer/s Andy Stock, Rick Stempson Starring Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, James Brolin Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A failing car dealership hires a group of supersalesmen to mastermind a July 4th Sale, and amid their success their leader falls for the boss’s daughter … Continue reading

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