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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

The Wedding Planner

Released 2001 Rating (UK) PG Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Pamela Falk, Michael Ellis Writer/s Story Director Adam Shankman Starring Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Justin Chambers, Judy Greer Elevator Pitch When a wedding planner breaks the rules and falls for the potential groom she is forced to decide on her … Continue reading

The World’s End (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 15 in UK Director Edgar Wright Writer/s Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Pierce Brosnan, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Heap Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch Five men, at the behest of their former possible leader, visit the scene of … Continue reading

Wild Card (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 15 in UK Director Simon West Writer/s William Goldman Starring Jason Statham, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Milo Ventimiglia, Stanley Tucci Source of story A novel “Heat” and 1980s film, both by William Goldman Elevator Pitch A Las Vegas bodyguard is hired by a young internet millionaire to watch his back, at the same time … Continue reading

When in Rome

Released 2010 Rating PG in UK Director Mark Steven Johnson Writer/s David Diamond, David Weissman Starring Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Angelica Huston, Danny DeVito Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A young woman who puts her career above any personal relationship goes to her sister’s wedding in Rome, and in a moment of … Continue reading

Without a Paddle (2): Nature’s Calling

Released 2009 Rating PG13 Director Ellory Elkayem Writer/s Stephen Mazur Starring Oliver James, Kristopher Turner, Rik Young Source of story A sequel to the original “Without a Paddle”. Elevator Pitch Two young men in search of adventure pursue the object of a schoolboy crush into the backwoods of Oregon, where she and a female friend … Continue reading

Willow

Released 1988 Rating PG Director Ron Howard Writer/s George Lucas, Bob Dolman Starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch Willow, a dwarf, farmer and wizard takes on the task of protecting a baby from the army of an evil sorceress and so embarks on a journey accompanied … Continue reading

Whiplash

Released 2014 Rating 15 in UK Director Damien Chazelle Writer/s Damien Chazelle Starring Miles Teller, J.K.Simmons Source of story An original screenplay followed by a short film Elevator Pitch A talented drumming student is recruited for an elite jazz band which has an obsessive and bullying professor, who is apparently keen to find really exceptional … Continue reading

Without a Paddle

Released 2004 Rating 12A in UK Director Steven Brill Writer/s Fred Wolf, Harris Goldberg, Tom Nursall, Jay Leggett, Mitch Rouse Starring Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Dax Shepard Source of story An original screenplay, but involving D.B.Cooper a man who exhorted $200,000 from an airline owner and parachuted out of one never to be seen again. … Continue reading

Waist Deep

Released 2006 Rating 15 in UK Director Vondie Curtis-Hall Writer/s Vondie Curtis-Hall, Darin Scott Starring Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A former criminal recently released on probation when his car, with the son in it, is hijacked. The cost of getting the boy back from a fearsome gang … Continue reading

Wall-E

Released 2008 Rating U Director Andrew Stanton Writer/s Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter Starring (Voices) Ben Birtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Sigourny Weaver Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch Earth has been abandoned except for a small rubbish collecting robot, accidentally left behind, but the former inhabitants now living on a vast space ship … Continue reading

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