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H.G.Wells’ War of the Worlds (2005)

Elevator Pitch. A family are on their way towards Washington DC when they are separated, the wife and son going ahead and the husband, George Herbert, being stranded on the road when his vehicle’s powers system fail due to the presence of what seem to be meteor strikes, but no, they are spacecraft and from … Continue reading

Walking Tall (2004)

Duration 1h 26m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Said to be loosely based on the life of Sheriff Buford Pusser (commemorated in the closing credits) and a 1973 film of the same name. Writers/Script David Klass, Channing Gibson, David Levien, Brian Koppelman (Mort Briskin the 1973 script) Additional Info Like a number of other … Continue reading

Wedlock (1991)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Broderick Miller Additional Info This was a made for TV film for HBO. It was apparently reissued in 2004. Director Lewis Teague Starring Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen, James Remar, Stephen Tobolowsky Elevator Pitch The leader of a trio of bank … Continue reading

The Wolverine (2013)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The character is one of the “X-Men” and apparently the story has a relationship to a graphic novel by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. Writers/Script Mark Bomback, Scott Frank Additional Info This film is the sixth in the X-Men series, but is considered to stand alone. … Continue reading

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Duration 3h (or 2h 40m) Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A book by Jordan Belfort Writers/Script Terence Winter Additional Info Terence Winter scripted many episodes of The Sopranos. I saw this first at a matinee in Madrid. Every seat in the screen was taken. The producers Red Granite Pictures have recently been required to … Continue reading

Wanderlust (2012)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Wain, Ken Marino Additional Info This is a Jud Apatow movie Director David Wain Starring Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Malin Akerman, Kathryn Hahn Elevator Pitch A young couple become unemployed in New York and take off for … Continue reading

War of the Worlds (2005)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The novel of the same name by H G Wells Writers/Script Josh Friedman, David Koepp Additional Info I am developing an interest in unusual cars which are featured but not mentioned in movies. In this one a 1966 Ford Mustang worth a couple of hundred thousand … Continue reading

We’re the Millers (2013)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Bob Fisher, Steve Faber, Sean Anders, John Morris Writer/s Story Bob Fisher, Steve Faber (apparently in development for 10 years) Director Rawson Marshall Thurber Starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Ed Helms, Kathryn Hahn, Luis Guzman Elevator Pitch … Continue reading

Wonder Woman (2017)

Duration 2h 21m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A DC Comics Character created by William Moulton Marston Writer/s Script Allan Heinberg Writer/s Story Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs Director Patty Jenkins Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lucy Davis, James Cosmo … Continue reading

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

Released 2012 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The previous outing, Clash of the Titans which was in turn based on a 1981 film scripted by Beverley Cross Writer/s Script Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson Writer/s Story Greg Berlanti, David Leslie Johnson, Dan Mazeau Director Jonathan Liebesman Starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Edgar … Continue reading

We Own the Night

Released 2007 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script James Gray Director James Gray Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall Elevator Pitch In crime ridden 1980s New York two brothers are on opposite sides of the law, one is a police officer, the other is a nightclub operator … Continue reading

Watchmen

Released 2009 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore, illustrated by Dave Gibbons Writer/s Script David Hayter, Alex Tse Director Zack Snyder Starring Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino Elevator Pitch In an alternative 1980s USA, … Continue reading

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