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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

The Tall Man (2012)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Pascal Laugier Additional Info William B. Davis, who is the sherriff, was “the smoking man” in the X-Files. Director Pascal Laugier Starring Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, William B. Davis, Samantha Ferris Elevator Pitch Cold Rock is a former mining town … Continue reading

TeenWolf (1985)

Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Jeph Loeb, Matthew Weisman Additional Info Apparently the studio wanted a film which could be made very cheaply, so the objective was achieved. It only took 21 days to film, at a cost of about $1,000,000 and made about $80,000,000 worldwide. Director … Continue reading

TomorrowLand (2015)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay: it has associations with various aspects of Disneyworld and EPCOT Writers/Script Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird (with story by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeff Jensen) Additional Info The title had to be changed in different parts of the world because Tomorrowland was registered … Continue reading

Total Recall (2013)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The 1990 original itself based on the Phillip K. Dick story We Remember it for You Wholesale. Writers/Script Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback (screen story by Ronald Shusett, Dan O’Bannon, Jon Povill, Kurt Wimmer) Additional Info The first Phillip K.Dick story to be used in a movie … Continue reading

Timeline (2003)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by Michael Crichton Writers/Script Jeff Maguire, George Nolfi Additional Info The finished movie was recut several time by the director on the instructions of the studio. Michael Crichton disliked it so much that he never allowed any more of his … Continue reading

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