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Premonition (2007)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Mennan Yapo Writers/Script Bill Kelly Starring Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Kate Nelligan, Amber Valletta, Peter Stormare, Elevator Pitch: The Hansons are a family of him, her and two preteen daughters.  One afternoon the sheriff calls on Linda Hanson to tell her that … Continue reading

Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Richard Condon Director John Huston Writers/Script Richard Condon, Janet Roach Starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, John Randolph, William Hickey, Angelica Huston, Stanley Tucci, Elevator Pitch: Charley Partanna, a hitman for the Prizzi mob, travels to California to … Continue reading

Paths of Glory (1957)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A novel “Paths of Glory” by Humphrey Cobb Director Stanley Kubrick Writers/Script Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willmington, Jim Thompson Starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris Elevator Pitch: Two generals meet in the luxurious surrounding of a french palace during WWI one trying … Continue reading

Poseidon (2006)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A remake of “The Poseidon Adventure” itself a film of a novel by Paul Gallico Director Wolfgang Petersen Writers/Script Mark Protosevich Starring Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Emmy Rossum, Mia Maestro, Mike Vogel, Kevin Dillon, Freddy Rodriguez, Jacinda Barrett, Jimmy Bennett, Elevator Pitch: When the … Continue reading

The Pianist (2002)

Duration 2h 30m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book written by Wladyslaw Szpilman about his experiences. Director Roman Polanski Writers/Script Ronald Harwood Starring Adrien Brody, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Maureen Lipman, Frank Finlay, Cyril Shaps, Thomas Kretschmann Elevator Pitch: Pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew is playing for a radio broadcast in 1939 … Continue reading

Pixels (2015)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Developed from a short film by Patrick Jean Director Chris Columbus Writers/Script Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling (story Tim Herlhy) Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Jane Krakowski, Dan Aykroyd, Ashley Benson, Serena Williams,  Fiona Shaw Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Pet Sematary (2019)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Stephen King Director Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer Writers/Script Jeff Buhler (story Matt Greenberg) Starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence Elevator Pitch: A doctor, Louis, relocates to rural environment, going to live with his family, wife, daughter … Continue reading

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Duration 1h 22m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Zoe Caldwell, Milo O’Shea Elevator Pitch: It is New Jersey 1935. Cecilia is a waitress and abused wife who retreats into the alternative reality provided in her local movie theatre; … Continue reading

Papillon (1973)

Duration 2h 31m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Henri Charrière Director Franklin J. Schaffner Writers/Script Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr, William Goldman Starring Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Elevator Pitch: Henri Charrière, known as Papillon, is framed for  murder, found guilty and exported to the camp … Continue reading

Platoon (1986)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Loosely based on the director’s own experience as a soldier in the Vietnam war. Director Oliver Stone Writers/Script Oliver Stone Starring Forest Whitaker, Johnny Depp, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Elevator Pitch: Chris, a volunteer soldier is assigned to a temporary encampment close to the … Continue reading

Priest (2011)

Duration 1h 27m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A graphic novel authored by Min-Woo Hyung Director Scott Stewart Writers/Script Cory Goodman Starring Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, Lily Collins,  Christopher Plummer Elevator Pitch: After generations of war between humans and vampires, which are fanged but faceless monsters, assisted by weird but human familiars, … Continue reading

Parasite (2019)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Bong Joon Ho Writers/Script Jin Won Han, Bong Joon Ho Starring Kang-ho Song, Yeo-eong Jo, So-dam Park Elevator Pitch: The son of a hard up Korean family living in a gritty basement, blags his way into the job of being an English … Continue reading

Punch Drunk Love (2002)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Paul Thomas Anderson Writers/Script Paul Thomas Anderson Starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Elevator Pitch: Barry Egan is the owner of a small wholesaler of novelty bathroom equipment operating from an industrial unit, in a … Continue reading

The Purge 3: Election Year (2016)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The theme from the earlier Purge outings, and the inclusion of one character from the last film. Director James DeMonaco Writers/Script James DeMonaco Starring Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, and so many unknowns that I have chosen not to list any of them, although they did really … Continue reading

Planet Terror (2007)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay written to partner “Death Proof” as a “Grindhouse” presentation. Director Robert Rodriguez Writers/Script Robert Rodriguez Starring Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn, Bruce Willis, Quenton Tarantino Elevator Pitch: In a isloated Texas town, adjacent to an army … Continue reading

Paul Blart Mall Cop (2009)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay – a sort of riff on Die Hard Director Steve Carr Writers/Script Kevin James, Nick Bakay Starring Kevin James, Keir O’Donnell, Jayma Mays, Shirley Knight, Bobby Cannavale, Gary Valentine Elevator Pitch: Paul Blart is a failed police applicant, now a security guard, who … Continue reading

The Purge (2013)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Said to have been an episode from Star Trek in 1967, which inspired the writer/director. Director James DeMonaco Writers/Script James DeMonaco Starring Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Rhys Wakefield Elevator Pitch: In America in 2022 under the political rule of the … Continue reading

Pale Rider (1985)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack Starring Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Chris Penn, Richard Dysart, Sydney Penny, Richard Kiel Elevator Pitch: When a gold prospector’s camp in the hills of California is attacked by vigilantes working for a banker, … Continue reading

Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

Elevator Pitch In 1972 American Boby Fischer meets Russian chess master Boris Spassky in Iceland to decide who is to be world chess champion. Fischer has proved himself to be a brilliant player, becoming American champion at the age of 14, but he suffers from paranoia, believing that his every move is being monitored by … Continue reading

Primeval (2007)

Elevator Pitch A TV station sends a newsman and his photographer, accompanied by a female animal expert to Burundi to capture an enormous crocodile which has been eating the local population. They assemble a cage and settle down to wait with a couple of local white hunters, but it turns out that the croc is … Continue reading

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