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Samuel L Jackson

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Glass (2019)

Duration 2h 9m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The director’s previous films “Split” and “Unbreakable”. Director M. Night Shyamalan Writers/Script M. Night Shyamalan Starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlyne Woodard, Elevator Pitch: Elijah Price, known as Mr Glass a man with brittle bones and … Continue reading

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story There is a lot of history, King Kong was originally a 1933 film written by Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper from which a book was written. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts Writers/Script Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly (story John Gatins) Starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, … Continue reading

Goodfellas (1990)

Duration 2h 26m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book, Wiseguy, itself based on real events by Nicholas Pileggi Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese Starring Robert De Nero, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sovino, Tony Darrow, Frank Vincent, Debi Mazar, Michael Imperioli, Samuel L. Jackson, Elevator Pitch: A young … Continue reading

Changing Lanes (2002)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Roger Michell Writers/Script Chap Taylor, Michael Tolkin Starring Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Sydney Pollack, Richard Jenkins, Amanda Peet, Kevin Sussman, William Hurt, Elevator Pitch: Doyle Gipson and Gavin Banek are on their way to different courts when they collide … Continue reading

Unbreakable (2000)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An orignal screenplay Director M. Night Shyamalan Writers/Script M. Night Shyamalan Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Elevator Pitch: David Dunn, a football stadium security man, is the sole survivor of a catastrophic train crash outside Philadelphia and, it seems, as a result is … 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 Wars I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Elevator Pitch: A couple of Jedi are sent to help the queen of Naboo whose planet is under seige by the Trade Federation, and with some difficulty they escape in her transport which is forced to land on the planet of Tatooine so that they can purchase spare parts; there they gain the assistance of a … Continue reading

Robocop (2014)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The duo of 1980s Robocop films. Writers/Script Joshua Zetumer, Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner (with nods to the 1987 writers – the last two above) Additional Info Apparently the director was constantly annoyed at having his good ideas vetoed, this as the costs balooned and the studio … Continue reading

Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Duration 2h 16m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Marvel Comics character, and the first film Captain America: The First Avenger. Writers/Script Christopher Marcus, Stephen McFeely (story by Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, Michael Lark and a large number of Marvel authors developed the characters). Additional Info The first scene is filmed on Sealaunch Commander, … Continue reading

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The Marvel Comics Iron Man character, and specifically a story “Demon in a Bottle” or possibly “Armor Wars II”. Writers/Script Justin Theroux Additional Info The Marevel Comic guys are named as Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. Director Jon Favreau Starring Robert Downey … Continue reading

Iron Man 1 (2008)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Marvel comic developed by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby Writers/Script Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway Additional Info This was the first “Marvel Studios” film, prior to this they had sold their characters to mainstream studios. Director Jon Favreau Starring … Continue reading

Reasonable Doubt (2014)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Peter A Dowling Additional Info The director disowned this work, appearing on the titles as “Peter P Croudins”. Director Peter Howitt Starring Dominic Cooper, Samuel L Jackson, Gloria Reuben, Erin Karoluk Elevator Pitch A young prosecutor, on his way home after a … Continue reading

No Good Deed (2002)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1927 story “The House on Turk Street” by Dashiell Hammett Writers/Script Christopher Canaan, Steve Barancik Additional Info The director made his name with the TV show “The Monkees”. Director Bob Refelson Starring Samuel L Jackson, Milla Jovovoch, Stellan Skarsgård, Doug Hutchison, Joss Ackland, Grace Zabriskie … Continue reading

Captain America 1: The First Avenger (2011)

Duration 2h 4m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Marvel comic character by Joe Simn and Jack Kirby Writers/Script Christopher Marcus, Stephen McFeely Additional Info The climax of this film takes place in a flying wing type aircraft. As a child I had an Observer’s Book of Aircraft from the 1950s which featured several … Continue reading

Cleaner (2007)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Matthew Aldrich Director Renny Harlin Starring Samuel L Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes, Luis Guzman, Elevator Pitch A former police officer, now cleaning up crime scenes, takes on a job of cleaning up a homicide in a mansion, but later finds … Continue reading

Django Unchained (2012)

Duration 2h 45m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Said to relate to the 1966 film Django Writer/s Script Quentin Tarantino Director Quentin Tarantino Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L Jackson, Walton Goggins, Don Johnson, Bruce Dern, Jonah Hill Elevator Pitch Two years before the civil war a dentist turned … Continue reading

Coming to America (1988)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screen play Writer/s Script David Sheffield, Barry W Blaustein Writer/s Story Eddie Murphy – although the producers were sued by Art Buchwald who claimed that it was a rehash of a script which had been optioned by Paramount. He won. Director John Landis Starring … Continue reading

Old Boy (2013)

Released 2013 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A South Korean film similarly named and apparently a manga comic. Writer/s Script Mark Protosevich Writer/s Story Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegisha (the manga comic) Director Spike Lee Starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Imperioli Elevator Pitch An alcoholic marketing executive is imprisoned … Continue reading

The Hateful Eight (2015)

Released 2015 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Quentin Tarantino Director Quentin Tarantino Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Channing Tatum Elevator Pitch Years after the Civil War a bounty hunter with a female prisoner, and a couple of … Continue reading

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