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Hustlers (2019)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A magazine article about real events by Jessica Pressler Director Lorene Scafaria Writers/Script Lorene Scafaria Starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl and a number of people who do not have real names. Elevator Pitch: A group of women who dance and provide other … Continue reading

Hot Shots! (1991)

Duration 1h 24m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A parody of Top Gun Director Jim Abrahams Writers/Script Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft Starring Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Brdiges, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Ryan Styles, Elevator Pitch: This is Top Gun as a comedy. Topper Harley is a fighter pilot who has issues to … Continue reading

The Humanity Bureau (2017)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Rob W. King Writers/Script Dave Schultz Starring Nicolas Cage, Sarah Lind, Hugh Dillon, Elevator Pitch: In 2030 the United States has become a bleak wasteland; Noah Kross, Humanity Bureau agent, has the job of identifying non-productive members of the community … Continue reading

Hard Candy (2005)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director David Slade Writers/Script Brian Nelson Starring Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh (Only just) Elevator Pitch: After an exchange of risque messages on line, a female teenager and a male adult meet in coffee bar, and he invites her to his home … Continue reading

Hobbs & Shaw (Of Fast & Furious)2019

Duration 2h 17m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Two characters who have appeared on opposite sides in recent F&F outings. Director David Leitch (He of John Wick and Atomic Blonde) Writers/Script Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce, (story by Chris Morgan characters by Gary Scott Thompson) Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen … Continue reading

HellBoy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Duration 2h 00m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters from the comic book by Mike Mignola Director Guillermo del Toro Writers/Script Guillermo del Toro, (Story Guillermo del Toro, Mike Mignola) Starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Seth MacFarlane, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, Jeffrey Tambour, John Hurt, Roy Dotrice, Elevator Pitch: In the … 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

Hostiles (2017)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Scott Cooper Writers/Script Scott Cooper from a manuscript by Donald E. Stewart Starring Rosamund Pike, Christian Bale, Jeese Plemons, Timothee Chalamet, Peter Mullan, Ben Foster Elevator Pitch: In 1892 a veteran cavalry officer is given the task of escorting a Cheyenne chief … Continue reading

Hook (1991)

Duration 2h 22m Rating (UK) U Source of story The books and a play by J.M. Barrie, plus som earlier Peter Pan films Director Steven Spielberg Writers/Script James V. Hart, Malia Scotch Marmo (screen story by James V. Hart Nick Castle) Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Phil Collins, Gwyneth … Continue reading

Hammer of the Gods (2013)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay possibly reflecting events in Britain in 871 AD, the year King Alfred ascended to the throne of Wessex. Director Farren Blackburn Writers/Script Matthew Read Starring Charlie Bewley, Clive Standen, James Cosmo, Elliot Cowan, Glynis Barber, Alexandra Dowling Elevator Pitch: In a time of … Continue reading

Hellboy (2004)

Elevator Pitch. A demonic entity recovered as a baby in 1944 by an American army unit during an attempt by the Nazis to open a portal to the forces of hell, is brought up by Professor Bruttenholm and becomes a paranormal investigator working with a psychic fish person and a pyro-telekinetic lady to combat evil … Continue reading

The Hurt Locker (2008)

Elevator Pitch When bomb disposal expert Staff Sergeant William James takes over as head of a team dealing with IEDs after the death of their former leader, the team find themselves being exposed to a higher level of risk as he goes against formal protocols to make bombs safe in the dangerous urban areas of … Continue reading

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

Elevator Pitch Hector is a psychiatrist with a good job a steady attractive girlfriend and a luxury flat, but his patients are unhappy and so is he. Hence he decides to search the world for the answer starting in China then moving to Africa where he meets an old friend and then moving on to … Continue reading

Her (2013)

Elevator Pitch A lonely writer of letters for the literally challenged, who is going through a divorce, forms a relationship with his computer operating system  which, it is claimed by the suppliers, will learn as it goes along, and when he chooses a female voice and the system chooses a name ‘Samantha’, the scene is … Continue reading

Hunger Games 2: Catching Fire (2013)

Elevator Pitch Katnis and Peeta, the survivors of the 74th Hunger Games are taken round the 12 districts to in some way to promote the dictatorship and Katnis is cautioned by President Snow to make it work, since he is concerned that she may become a symbol for rebellion rather than unity. He then announces … Continue reading

Hereditary (2018)

Elevator Pitch. When the younger of two children is beheaded in a bizaar car accident the family, already struggling after the death of the wife’s mother, is thrown into chaos, and the situation takes an even darker turn when Annie, the wife, is introduced to a technique which allows her to contact the dead child … Continue reading

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

Elevator Pitch After receiving medical attention Katniss is tasked with continuing as the symbolic leader of the rebellion against the Capitol, and joins a group of old friends who have the job of following the front line while being filmed for propoganda purposes, but their progress towards the centre is impeded by booby traps, which … Continue reading

Hancock (2008)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Vincent Ngo, Vince Gilligan Additional Info The script had been knocking about for ten years before Vince Gilligan had a go at it. It cost a lot but made money, including $50 million on its opening weekend. Director Peter Berg Starring Will … Continue reading

The Hangover Part III (2013)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay using the characters from the previous Hangover movies. Writers/Script Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin (characters by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore) Additional Info The four main actors were apparently paid $15 million each maybe accounting for the stunning cost of the movie. Director Todd … Continue reading

Heist (2015)

Duration 1h 33m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Stephen C. Sepher, Max Adams (story by Stephen C. Sepher) Additional Info Jeffrey Dean Morgan is mostly a TV actor, best known for his role in Grey’s Anatomy. Director Scott Mann Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Robert De Nero, Dave Bautista, Kate Bosworth, … Continue reading

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