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Thor 2: The Dark World (2013)

Elevator Pitch You may remember the scientists from “Thor”. Well they are on the case again, finding that there are disruptions to the laws of physics, and as a result Jane Foster is infected by a weapon from the Dark World, the evil inhabitants of which had been defeated by Odin’s father, but who have … Continue reading

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Elevator Pitch Ten years after Sarah Connor survived the first Terminator attack, the machines send back a more advanced model the T-1000 which is intended to eliminate the 10 year old John Connor. The humans send back a reprogrammed T-800, with instructions to keep John alive, and it, together with Sarah who has been incarcerated … Continue reading

Transsiberian (2008)

Elevator Pitch An American couple decide to travel from Vladivostock to Moscow by the Transsiberian express and on the train they are joined by a young couple, a Spaniard and an American. In snowy Russia the husband is accidentally left at a station , and at the next one the wife, and the couple, decide … Continue reading

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Elevator Pitch In the early 1970s Control, the head of MI6, suspects that there is a mole in the senior management and, on the possibility of finding out who it is, sends Jim Prideaux to Hungary. But Prideaux is shot and as a result Control and his right hand man George Smiley are sacked. Later … Continue reading

This is Where I Leave You (2014)

Elevator Pitch Just after seeing his wife being unfaithful to him (literally) Judd Altman is called back to the family home where his father has just died. He, his two brothers, his sister and his mother, now the widow, are required to “ sit shiva”, a Jewish mourning process where the close relatives of the … Continue reading

Terminator 5: Genisys (2015)

Elevator Pitch Skynet continues to fight the resistance led by John Connor, and so it sends back a Terminator to 1984 to terminate his mother, Sarah Connor, and to protect her Connor sends back his lieutenant, Kyle Reese. But the time line has changed and Sarah is already being protected by the altered Terminator T-100. … Continue reading

Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (2014)

Elevator Pitch An inventor living in the countryside with his daughter come across a derelict truck and take it back to his workshop, where on firign it up, it turns out to be Optimus Prime. But a black ops group tasked with ridding the world of the Transformers, both good and bad turn up and … Continue reading

True Grit (2010)

Elevator Pitch. When the father of a girl is killed by an outlaw she determines to hunt him down with the help of Deputy Marshall “Rooster” Cogburn; the murderer, who it seems has disappeared into the badlands with an outlaw gang, is also being hunted by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf for killing a senator, and so … Continue reading

Tully (2018)

Elevator Pitch Marlo, a mother with two children, one of them “quirky”, has just given birth to a third and is finding life difficult, so welcomes help from her rich brother, who suggests that she will benefit from the services of a “night nanny”; Tully, the nanny, arrives after dark, and magically Marlo’s life is transformed, … Continue reading

Thor (2011)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters from the Marvel comics Writers/Script Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne (with story by J. Michael Straczynski, Mark Protosevich and characters by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby) Additional Info As usual with Marvel stuff the IMDb trivia is endless, but my favourite item … Continue reading

Bond 18: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 13 Source of story Earlier Bond films – retaining the characters of 007, M, Q and Miss Moneypenny but little else. Writers/Script Bruce Feirstein Additional Info The car enthusiasts tell us that 17 BMW 7 Series were used in the film, most of them for a set piece in a … Continue reading

The Tournament (2009)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A sort of original screenplay Writers/Script Gary Young, Jonathan Frank, Nick Rowntree Additional Info The film was conceived by Scott Mann, Jonathan Frank and Nick Rowntree when they were at university on Teesside. Funding was difficult and they ran out of money twice, once stranding the … Continue reading

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