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Thor: Ragnarök (2017)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently elements of the Marvel story “Planet Hulk” by Greg Pak, Walter Simonson, Carlo Pagalayan. Director Taika Waititi Writers/Script Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher L. Yost Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum,  Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Sam … 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

Thor 2: The Dark World (2013)

Elevator Pitch You may remember the scientists from “Thor”. Well they are on the case again, finding that there are disruptions to the laws of physics, and as a result Jane Foster is infected by a weapon from the Dark World, the evil inhabitants of which had been defeated by Odin’s father, but who have … 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

Bastille Day (2016)

Elevator Pitch. When a terrorist bomb kills four people in Paris, the French police tag an American as the perpetrator setting a wayward CIA agent on his trail. But everything is not as it seems, the American is a minor criminal, specialising in pickpocketing and he has accidentally stolen the bomb which should have been … Continue reading

Thor (2011)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters from the Marvel comics Writers/Script Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne (with story by J. Michael Straczynski, Mark Protosevich and characters by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby) Additional Info As usual with Marvel stuff the IMDb trivia is endless, but my favourite item … Continue reading

MOLLY’S GAME (2018 in Spain)

Duration 2h 20m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book: Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker by Molly Bloom Writers/Script Aaron Sorkin Additional Info Apparently real poker players were used in the film as extras and were paid $90 per … Continue reading

The Dark Tower (2017)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently eight Stephen King novels of the same name Writer/s Script Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel Director Nikolaj Arcel Starring Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick Elevator Pitch The Dark Tower stands at the centre of the … Continue reading

American Gangster

Released 2007 Rating 18 in UK Director Ridley Scott Writer/s Steven Zaillian Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chewetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, John Ortiz, Cuba Gooding Jr, Armand Assante, Idris Elba (a walk-on) Source of story Inspired by true events and an article by Mark Jacobson Elevator Pitch When a gangland overlord dies his right hand … Continue reading

Takers

Released 2010 Rating 12A Director John Luessenhop Writer/s Peter Allen, Gabriel Casseus, Avery Duff Starring Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Paul Walker Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A bunch of super smart thieves undertake a heist prompted by the return of one of their number from jail, who is in some way involved … Continue reading

Star Trek Beyond (ST 13)

Released 2016 Rating 12A Director Justin Lin Writer/s Simon Pegg, Doug Jung Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Sofia Boutella, Idris Elba Source of story Star Trek – the legend Elevator Pitch The Enterprise is dispatched from the frontier space station Yorktown to assist a lost alien vessel in uncharted space, but … Continue reading

Jungle Book

Released 2016 Rating PG in UK Director Jon Favreau Writer/s Justin Marks Starring Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson Source of story The Book by Rudyard Kipling – and the 1967 cartoon. Elevator Pitch A young boy is left alone in the jungle and becomes a cub in a pack of … Continue reading

Pacific Rim

Released 2013 Rating 12A in UK Director Guillermo del Toro Writer/s Guillermo del Toro, Travis Beacham Starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Ron Perlman Source of story An original screenplay – but sort of based on Japanese Anime. Elevator Pitch The world is threatened by monsters which rise from the sea to … Continue reading

Prometheus

Released 2012 Rating 15 in UK Director Ridley Scott Writer/s Jon Spailts, Damon Lindelof Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Rafe Spall Source of story The story was prompted by the Alien franchise, although this is a prequel. Elevator Pitch Earth scientists identify the possible source of humanity on a … Continue reading

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