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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

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