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The Fifth Element (1997)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay developed by Luc Besson over 20 years. Director Luc Besson Writers/Script Luc Besson, Mark Kamen Starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Homn, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James, Lee Evans, Elevator Pitch: The world is protected from an intergalactic evil, which … Continue reading

Hannibal (2001)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book of the same name by Thomas Harris Director Ridley Scott Writers/Script David Mamet, Steven Zaillian Starring Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri. Elevator Pitch: Ten years after his escape Dr Hannibal Lector is living in Florence posing as … Continue reading

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Elevator Pitch In the early 1970s Control, the head of MI6, suspects that there is a mole in the senior management and, on the possibility of finding out who it is, sends Jim Prideaux to Hungary. But Prideaux is shot and as a result Control and his right hand man George Smiley are sacked. Later … Continue reading

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Loosely based on the folk tale of the same name. Writers/Script David Leslie Johnson Additional Info This film made money and a book written to accompany the release debuted at No 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Director Catherine Hardwicke Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary … Continue reading

Robocop (2014)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The duo of 1980s Robocop films. Writers/Script Joshua Zetumer, Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner (with nods to the 1987 writers – the last two above) Additional Info Apparently the director was constantly annoyed at having his good ideas vetoed, this as the costs balooned and the studio … Continue reading

Criminal (2016)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Douglas Cook, David Weisberg Additional Info I like to look at the IMDb trivia to see if there is anything interesting that people have uploaded. This film seems to have garnered a mass of what look like press releases, so here’s a … Continue reading

The Book of Eli (2010)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Gary Whitta Additional Info This movie’s production costs were $80 million and it grossed double that, so it probably made money. Director The Hughes Brothers Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Francis de la Tour, Michael Gambon, … Continue reading

Lawless (2012)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Real events potrayed in a book, “The Wettest County in the World” by Matt Bondurant (the grandson of one of the characters). Writer/s Script Nick Cave Director John Heathcoat Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Gary Oldman Elevator Pitch … Continue reading

Batman 8: The Dark Knight Rises

Released 2012 Rating (UK) 12 Source of story DC Comics and directly the previous Batman films Writer/s Script Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan Writer/s Story Christopher Nolan, David S Goyer, Bob Kane (characters) Director Christopher Nolan Starring Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine Elevator Pitch Years … Continue reading

Batman Begins (6)

Released 2005 Rating 12 in UK Director Christopher Nolan Writer/s David S Goyer, Christopher Nolan Starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe Source of story A DC comics character – mostly said to be “Batman:Year One” Elevator Pitch Batman uses the resources of … Continue reading

Sid & Nancy

Released 1986 (Remastered 2016) Rating 18 in UK Director Alex Cox Writer/s Alex Cox, Abbe Wood Starring Gary Oldman, Cloe Webb, David Hayman Source of story Real events Elevator Pitch At the height of the Sex Pistols fame, the bassist Sid Vicious becomes involved with Nancy Spungen a drug addict, camp follower and occasional sex … Continue reading

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