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Lucy (2014)

Elevator Pitch Lucy, a student studying in Taipei, is persuaded by a doubtful young man to deliver a shiney metal briefcase to a businessman in the penthouse of a hotel, which when opened contains four packs of a christaline drug. She is assaulted by armed men and wakes up with a sewn up incision in … Continue reading

Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle of Life (2003)

Elevator Pitch Lara goes on an underwater archological expedition to a temple off Santorini where she discovers a glowing orb, which apparently will provide directions to Pandora’s Box. She recruits a former special forces soldier to assist her and together they travel the world on the search, mostly remaining just ahead of the villanous Jonathan … Continue reading

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

Elevator Pitch Kaulder is a witch hunter, part of an organisation which is ready to eliminate witches who threaten humanity. He is 800 years old, having been cursed by the witch queen back in the days of the Black Death, when he and others hunted her in a remote snowbound environment. In modern day New … Continue reading

Love and Friendship (2016)

Elevator Pitch Lady Susan Vernon, recently widowed and possibly down on her luck, although it is difficult to tell, is forced by circumstances to become a house guest of her sister-in-law. Also staying in the house is the young Reginald DeCourcy, who, even though he is aware of Susan’s reputation as flirt, and despite the … Continue reading

The Last Legion (2007)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Very loosely based on abook by Valerio Manfredi Writers/Script Jez and Tom Butterworth (Story by Carlo Carlei, Peter Rader, Valerio Manfredi) Additional Info This outing seemed to be edging towards King Arthur, and the film of that name made in 2004 also involved Hadrian’s Wall which, … Continue reading

Lady Bird (2017)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Greta Gerwig Additional Info This film was nominated for numerous awards including five Oscars. I am very pleased for Laurie Metcalf who, at the age of 62, has won a number of “Best Suporting Actress” awards. I have been a fan of … Continue reading

The Life of Pi (2012)

Duration 2h 7m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A book of the same name by Yann Martel Writers/Script David Magee (and previous efforts by almost too many scriptwriters to mention). Additional Info The writer of the book knows a lot about animals but nothing about being on a ship, nor did the scriptwriter or … Continue reading

Land and Freedom (1995)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay – but based on aspects of the Spanish Civil War Writers/Script Jim Allen Additional Info This film had a very limited release and so was not much reviewed, or generally commented on. Director Ken Loach Starring Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor Elevator Pitch A … Continue reading

Left Behind (2014)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A series of 16 books by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye and possibly a video franchise from 2000. Writers/Script Paul Lalonde, John Patus Additional Info The authors of the books thought it was a good representation of their work. Director Vic Armstrong Starring Nicolas Cage, … Continue reading

Lessons in Love (2014)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Matthew Newman Additional Info Some other names “How to Make Love Like an Englishman” in Canada and “Some Kind of Beautiful” in USA (this must mean something!). Director Tom Vaughan Starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba, Malcolm McDowell, Ben McKenzie Elevator … Continue reading

Looper (2012)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Rian Johnson Additional Info In 2017 Rian Johnson is the latest director to take on the StarWars mantle Director Rain Johnson Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Garrett Dillahunt Elevator Pitch Late in 21st century … Continue reading

Legion (2010)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Peter Schink, Scott Stewart Additional Info None Director Scott Stewart Starring Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki, Charles S Dutton, Kevin Durand, Kate Walsh, Dennis Quaid Elevator Pitch Some down at the heel locals and a group of travellers are … Continue reading

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