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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on a book by John Ronson, itself a literary version of a TV documentary. Director Grant Heslov Writers/Script Peter Straughan Starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Lang, Robert Patrick Elevator Pitch: Reporter Bob Wilton, whose wife has left him for … Continue reading

Mad Max 4: Fury Road (2015)

Duration 2h 0m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A slightly different environment from the original films, but still involving Max. Director George Miller Writers/Script George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keay-Byrne, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Elevator Pitch: In the desert a pitiless ruler doles out water … 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

Mary Queen of Scots (2019)

Elevator Pitch. Mary returns from France after the death of her husband the young French king, and takes up the throne of Scotland. She is a Catholic and therefore disliked by the Scottish protestants. Back in England Henry Cecil, Queen Elizabeth’s advisor, forments revolt forcing Mary to take up arms against her half brother. She … Continue reading

Memento (2000)

Elevator Pitch A man suffering from antegrade amnesia (the inability to form new memories) is searching for a man who was one of two men involving in the rape and killing of his wife. He has been an insurance investigator and is aware of the case of a man suffering from the same problem as … Continue reading

Midnight Special (2016)

Elevator Pitch Roy is the father of Alton a boy who appears to have special powers, and he and a friend, Lucas, have spirited him away from an American cult where the boy had been abandoned by his mother. Their action is broadcast as an abduction, requiring them to keep out of sight as they … Continue reading

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Elevator Pitch Twenty-five years after the Banks family’s original problems, the former children now adults are in trouble. Michael, a widower with three children, has tenuous employment in the bank and Jane, his sister is campaigning for worker’s security. They have no money and are about to be evicted from the family home, when magically … Continue reading

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Elevator Pitch A young girl and her slighty elder sister are sold by their father to a dealer who manages to pass the younger one to a geisha house, the elder disappears into a world of prostitution. As time passes the girl is taken into tutelege by Mameha, an experienced geisha and as she blossoms … Continue reading

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

Elevator Pitch Albert, a sheep farmer out west in 1882 still lives with his parents, and is going out with the local belle, but she dumps him for the owner of the town’s moustache accessory shop and as a result he considers leaving for San Francisco. He changes his mind when be begins to fall … Continue reading

Dirty Harry 2: Magnum Force (1973)

Elevator Pitch Harry Callahan and his partner are nominally on stake-out duty due to the perception by his boss that he is a maverick, but when villains begin to be gunned down he is recalled and given the job of arresting a mobster who might possibly be carrying out the hits. Things do not go … Continue reading

Madame (2017)

Elevator Pitch. Bob and Anne are a rich American couple at least temporarily living in a luxury residence in Paris. Anne is Bob’s second wife, but their marriage seems to have hit a rocky patch and both are looking round for excitement. In addition Bob is selling a valuable painting to overcome a temporary financial … Continue reading

Men in Black 3 (2012)

Elevator Pitch. The alien Boris the Animal escapes from confinement on the moon where Agent K put him forty years ago and travels back in time to change events. When Agent J finds that his partner is not who he thought he was, and there is no sign of K, he realises what has happened … Continue reading

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