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The Wild Bunch (1969)

Duration 2h 15m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Sam Peckinpah Writers/Script Sam Peckinpah, Walon Green (story Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner) Starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine,Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sánchez, Elevator Pitch: It is 1913 and a gang of bandits are aiming to rob a railroad office, … Continue reading

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Jonathan Lynn Writers/Script Mitchell Kapner Starring Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Elevator Pitch: An American dentist. Oz Oseransky, working in Montreal realises that the man who has moved in next door is a Chicago … Continue reading

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

Duration 2h 34m Rating (UK) X Source of story A play of the same name by Edward Albee Director Mike Nichols Writers/Script Ernest Lehman – although it is claimed that the Burtons discarded most of his words and replaced them with Edward Albee’s. Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis Elevator Pitch: An … Continue reading

The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay – there is a book by Paul Hoffman, but it was published in 2000 so a follow-up to the film. Director Po-Chih Leong Writers/Script Paul Hoffman Starring Jude Law, Elina Löwensohn, Timothy Spall, Jack Davenport, Kerry Fox, Elevator Pitch: A young professional (he … Continue reading

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An illustrated book of the same name by Maurice Sendak Director Spike Jonze Writers/Script Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers Starring Max Records, Catherine O’Hara, Pepita Emmerichs, Catherine Keener, Mark Ruffalo, James Gandolfini, Paul Dano, Chris Cooper, Lauren Ambrose Elevator Pitch: A boisterous eight year old boy, Max, … Continue reading

Waterworld (1995)

Duration 2h 15m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay Director Kevin Reynolds Writers/Script Peter Rader, David Twohy Starring Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Jack Black, Elevator Pitch: In the far future, after the land on earth has been submerged by the melting icecaps, a community lives on a floating fortified atoll, … Continue reading

The Wrestler (2008)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Darren Aronofsky Writers/Script Robert Siegel Starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood Elevator Pitch: A worn out wrestler, on the verge of financial ruin, is now taking part in matches in small town halls, and engaging in more and more extreme … Continue reading

The War of the Roses (1989)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Warren Adler Director Danny DeVito Writers/Script Michael Leeson Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, G.D. Spradlin Elevator Pitch: The Roses meet at an auction, fall in love and go on to marry. He becomes a successful lawyer and … Continue reading

The Words (2012)

Elevator Pitch A successful writer is giving a reading from his work to an important audience, which seems to be a story about a struggling author who finds a complete manuscript in an old briefcase. Unable to resist it, he retypes the story and submits it as his own, becoming succesful himself, but later, meeting … Continue reading

Widows (2018)

Elevator Pitch A group of robbers are killed in a firefight and explosion with the proceeds of their crime. As a result the victim, who turns out to be a crime lord goes to the widow of the gang leader to ask, with menaces, for his two million dollars back. The only means of dealing … Continue reading

Warcraft: The Beginning (2016)

Elevator Pitch The Warcraft universe contains a number of loosely related races on the side of the good, humans, dwarfs and elves and on the evil side orcs of one sort or another and some lesser races only seen imprisoned in cages in semi-darkness. Both sides have people capable of invoking magic spells and if … Continue reading

The Wife (2018 in Spain)

Elevator Pitch An extremely successful American author wins the Nobel Prize in Literature and takes Concorde to Europe with his wife, who up to now has remained fairly tight-lipped and distant from the whole business. They are housed in a luxurious hotel enduring the preparations for the event while being pursued by a journalist who … Continue reading

World War Z (2013)

Elevator Pitch When the world is overrun by a virus which turns the population into what seem to be zombies Gerry Lane, a UN Investigator, is given the task of trying to locate the source of the pandemic and therefore possibly finding a cure. He is able to leave his family on a military vessel … Continue reading

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

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