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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Elevator Pitch. In what seems to be an alternative reality, John Wick, the super assassin is attempting to retire, but is required by the head of an Italian crime sindicate as a result of a blood debt, to eliminate the man’s sister for his own advancement. Despite insurmountable difficulties Wick carries out the task, but … Continue reading

Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back (2016)

Elevator Pitch. Jack Reacher, a former military policeman, travels in the USA righitng wrongs and keeping in touch with a military officer Susan Turner. When he decides to visit her he finds out that she has been accused of espionage and imprisoned, so he sets out to free her. Meanwhile he has become the subject … Continue reading

Jason Bourne (2016)

Elevator Pitch Nicky Parsons, working for an environmental group, hacks into the CIA database and finds stuff about the origins of Treadstone, and as a result contacts Bourne who has been living off the grid as a bare nuckle fighter They meet in Athens, but the new head of cyber ops in the CIA detects … Continue reading

Judge Dredd (1995)

Elevator Pitch Judge Dredd, one of a group of superpolice who have the authority to arrest, judge and execute criminals in Mega-City a vast connobation in which the remnants of the continent’s population live, is accused of murder when his DNA is identified on the bullets found in the body of a dead journalist. He … Continue reading

Jurassic Park (1993)

Elevator Pitch A billionaire has created an island environment with real dinosaurs created from the blood in a mosquito perserved in amber, and prior to its opening day he invites four adults and his two grandchildren to the facility to give it a test run. However, while they are out in the park a traiterous … Continue reading

Johnny English (2) Reborn (2011)

Elevator Pitch After a disasterous event in Mosambique Johnny English retires to Tibet (or somewhere) to meditate and become personally stronger, but when the Chinese premier is threatened by a secret organisation he is recalled by the new boss of MI7 to track down the villains. He is pursued in turn by a female assassin … Continue reading

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

Elevator Pitch Jack an absent-minded young farm hand, comes into the possession of some magic beans which, legend has it, will connect his world with that of the giants, and sure enough while a runaway princess is sheltering in hs cottage, one of the beans sprouts and transports the hovel, and the princess up into … Continue reading

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2018 in Spain)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A screenplay inspired by the original 1995 Jumanji, and a children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsberg written in 1981. Writers/Script Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner Additional Info The writers of the oringinal Jumanji are also credited: Greg Taylor, Jim … Continue reading

Jaws 4: The Revenge (1987)

Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story Very loosely based on some aspects of the previous Jaws films, and involving some characters. Writers/Script Michael De Guzman Additional Info Jaws was originally a book by Peter Benchley. The film is well known for having inspired a quote by Michael Caine who said that he … 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

Jurassic World (2015)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Possibly a novel “Jurassic Park” (1990) by Michael Crichton and the three previous Jurassic Park films Writer/s Script Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly Writer/s Story Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver – the inclusion of these writers disputed by the other two, but they submitted … Continue reading

Jane Eyre (2011)

Duration 2h 0m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Novel of the same name by Charlotte Brontë Writer/s Script Moira Buffini Director Cary Fukunaga Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins, Simon McBurney, Judi Dench, Michael Fassbender, Imogen Poots Elevator Pitch A young woman who has been abandoned by her rich aunt finds a position … Continue reading

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