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J.K.Simmons

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Dark Skies (2013)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Scott Stewart Writers/Script Scott Stewart Starring Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, J.K. Simmons Elevator Pitch: A husband and wife with two young sons face some fimancial difficulties as the husband tries to find work, but soon their problems become unimportant as strange things … Continue reading

The Mexican (2001)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Gore Verbinski Writers/Script J.H. Wyman Starring Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J.K. Simmons, Gene Hackman Elevator Pitch: A minor criminal, with an obligation to a crime boss, is given the task of going to Mexico to pick up a historic handgun … Continue reading

The Words (2012)

Elevator Pitch A successful writer is giving a reading from his work to an important audience, which seems to be a story about a struggling author who finds a complete manuscript in an old briefcase. Unable to resist it, he retypes the story and submits it as his own, becoming succesful himself, but later, meeting … Continue reading

Terminator 5: Genisys (2015)

Elevator Pitch Skynet continues to fight the resistance led by John Connor, and so it sends back a Terminator to 1984 to terminate his mother, Sarah Connor, and to protect her Connor sends back his lieutenant, Kyle Reese. But the time line has changed and Sarah is already being protected by the altered Terminator T-100. … Continue reading

The Rewrite (2014)

Elevator Pitch A washed up screen writer, with an Oscar to his credit in the distant past, reluctantly takes up a position in a New York State university where he immediately shacks up with a hot undergrad, selects his class on the basis of their looks, and offends the female chair of the ethics committee … Continue reading

Rendition (2007)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on the story of a man spirited away by the CIA because his name was similar to that of a man who had, apparently, been in contact with two 9/11 suspects. He was held for 5 months in a covert prison where he was … Continue reading

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Duration 1h 42m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Diablo Cody Additional Info There is a Lesbian kiss heavily used in the marketing but it was R rated in USA and considered actually to target a younger audience. Director Karyn Kusama Starring Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adan Brody, Chris Pratt, J.K.Simmons … Continue reading

La La Land (2017 in Spain)

Released 2016 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Damien Chazelle Director Damien Chazelle Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K.Simons and a lot of dancers Elevator Pitch A jazz pianist, required to play stuff he dislikes to keep food in his fridge, and an aspiring actress working in a cafĂ© meet, … Continue reading

Whiplash

Released 2014 Rating 15 in UK Director Damien Chazelle Writer/s Damien Chazelle Starring Miles Teller, J.K.Simmons Source of story An original screenplay followed by a short film Elevator Pitch A talented drumming student is recruited for an elite jazz band which has an obsessive and bullying professor, who is apparently keen to find really exceptional … Continue reading

The Gift (2000)

Released 2000 Rating 15 in UK Director Sam Raimi Writer/s Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson Starring Cate Blanchett, Katie Holms, Greg Kinnear, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, Hilary Swank, Gary Cole, J.K.Simmons Source of story Original screenplay Elevator Pitch The disappearance of a young married woman in a small community focuses attention on the local clairvoyant, … Continue reading

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