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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

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Duration 2h 7m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script The Wachowskis Director The Wachowskis Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Tim Pigott-Smith, Terry Gilliam, Julie Graham Elevator Pitch A young woman who cleans toilets for a living becomes the object of … Continue reading

Jennifer 8 (1992)

Released 1992 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Bruce Robinson Director Bruce Robinson Starring Andy Garcia, Lance Henriksen, Uma Thurman, Graham Beckel, Kathy Baker, Kevin Conway, John Malkovich Elevator Pitch A big city cop gets a job in the boondocks working for an old friend and quickly identifies the possibility … Continue reading

John Wick (2014)

Released 2014 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Derek Kolstad Director Chad Stahelski, David Leitch Starring Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willen Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki, Toby Leonard Moore, Bridget Moynahan, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane Elevator Pitch A man has his house trashed, his dog killed and his car stolen … Continue reading

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Released 2012 Rating (UK) PG Source of story A novel “The Mysterious Island” by Jules Verne Writer/s Script Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn Writer/s Story Richard Outten, Brina Gunn, Mark Gunn Director Brad Peyton Starring Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Luis Guzman, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristin Davis Elevator Pitch A young man and his step-father embark … Continue reading

Jarhead

Released 2005 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Anthony Swofford Writer/s script William Broyles Jr Director Sam Mendes Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx, Brian Geraghty, Chris Cooper Elevator Pitch A young man goes through the hardship of marine training , and then extended selection to become … Continue reading

Jack Reacher

Released 2012 Rating 16 in UK Director Christopher McQuarrie Writer/s Christopher McQuarrie Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Werner Herzog, Robert Duvall Source of story A book “One Shot” by Lee Child Elevator Pitch A former military sniper is arrested for the random shooting of five people on a river bank, and … Continue reading

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