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Goodfellas (1990)

Duration 2h 26m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book, Wiseguy, itself based on real events by Nicholas Pileggi Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese Starring Robert De Nero, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sovino, Tony Darrow, Frank Vincent, Debi Mazar, Michael Imperioli, Samuel L. Jackson, Elevator Pitch: A young … Continue reading

Gone With the Wind (1939)

Duration 3h 58m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A bok of he same name by Margaret Mitchell Director Victor Fleming and uncredited George Cukor, Sam Wood Writers/Script Sidney Howard plus a number of studio hacks Starring Vivien Leigh, Hattie McDaniel, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Haviland, Clark Gable, Ward Bond, Elevator Pitch: The film follows … Continue reading

The Gentlemen (2020)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A collection of scenes from other movies pretending to be an original screenplay. Director Guy Richie Writers/Script Guy Richie (Story Guy Richie, Ivan Atkinson, Marn Davies) Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Tom Wu, Hugh Grant, Eddie Marsan, Samuel … Continue reading

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Duration 3h 22m Rating (UK) X Source of story Just a bit out of Pario Puzo’s bok The Godfather and continuing the story from the first film. Director Francis Ford Coppola Writers/Script Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo Starring Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diana Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, Michael V. … Continue reading

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Mike Carey Director Colm McCarthy Writers/Script Mike Carey Starring Sennia Nanua, Paddy Considine, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Elevator Pitch: The world is inhabited by hordes of brainless zombies who when roused will attack anyone who is still human. In … Continue reading

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 screaming … 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

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