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School of Rock (2003)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Director Richard Linklater Writers/Script Mike White Starring Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Mike White, Joan Cusack, and a bunch of talented kids, the standout Miranda Cosgrove. Elevator Pitch: Dewey Finn is a washed up rock and roller, who has been dropped by his band … Continue reading

Smokin’ Aces (2006)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Joe Carnahan Writers/Script Joe Carnahan Starring Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Joseph Ruskin, Jeremy Piven, Ben Affleck, Peter Berg, Common, Andy Garcia, Alicia Keyes, Tajari P. Henderson, Chris Pine, Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, Elevator Pitch: Buddy Israel, a Las Vegas magician with mafia … Continue reading

Soldier (1998)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay, said to occupy the same universe as Blade Runner. Director Paul W.S. Anderson Writers/Script David Webb Peoples (with uncredited additions by Tony Gilroy) Starring Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Gary Busey, Connie Nielsen Elevator Pitch: Todd 3465, a soldier … Continue reading

Serenity (2005)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The characters and th environment and the space ship from the one season TV series Firefly. Director Joss Whedon Writers/Script Joss Whedon Starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adan Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah Paulson, Tamara Taylor Elevator … Continue reading

Stan & Ollie (2019 in Spain)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Real events and “inspired by” a book Laurel & Hardy – The British Tours by A.J. Marriot Director Jon S. Baird Writers/Script Jeff Pope Starring Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones, Danny Huston, Sanjeev Kohli Elevator Pitch: Stan Laurel and Oliver … Continue reading

Scarface (1983)

Duration 2h 50m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Inspired by a 1932 Howard Hawks film of the same name but set in Chicago, itself derived from a novel by Armitage Trail. Director Brian De Palma Writers/Script Oliver Stone Starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham, Harris … Continue reading

Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) U Source of story An almost direct continuation of the previous film, originally Star Wars II, which became Star Wars V. Director Richard Marquand Writers/Script Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas (story by George Lucas) Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, Frank Oz, James … Continue reading

Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) U Source of story The characters and events seen in Star Wars IV (Originally the first film) Director Irvin Kershner Writers/Script Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan (Story by George Lucas) Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Frank Oz, Alec Guinness, Julian Glover, James Earl Jones, … Continue reading

Stretch (2014)

Elevator Pitch. The Stretch of the title drives a stretch limo in LA. His girfriend has dumped him, a fellow driver he looked up to has blown his brains out and he owes a loan shark $6000 the repayment of which is demanded by midnight. In the hope of getting the money together he asks … Continue reading

Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Elevator Pitch Is it possible to produce an elevator pitch for this movie? Well I’ll try. During the Separatist wars Jedi knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker rescue the Chancellor Palpatine from the cyborg General Grievous, but the chancellor is not what he seems and is able to set in motion the destruction of the … Continue reading

Star Trek 11 (2009)

Elevator Pitch A Romulan mining ship of enormous size threatens the planets of the federation. The cadets of the Starfleet academy with Commander Spock, one of their instructors, man the Enterprise a new spacecraft and set off to confront it. When the brash young cadet James T. Kirk and Spock come to blows, the young … Continue reading

Superman 6: Man of Steel (2013)

Elevator Pitch As Krypton is about to be destroyed Jor-El, its chief scientist dispatches his baby son in a spacecraft to Earth. The boy grows up in small town America managing to conceal his superpowers despite the fact that he is saving people from various disasters. He finds and recovers a Krypton spacecraft from the … Continue reading

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