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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1322 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

Spread (2009)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Source of story An original screenplay Director David Mackenzie Writers/Script Jason Hall Starring Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche, Margarita Levieva, Sebastain Stan, Rachel Blanchard, Sonia Rockwell, Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by 38,549 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 21% by 59 reviewers.  Elevator Pitch: Nikki is a young man of no fixed abode, … Continue reading

Contagion (2011)

Duration 1h 46m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Steven Soderbergh Writers/Script Scott Z. Burns Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Lawrence Fishburne, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Ehle, Elliot Gould, Bryan Cranston,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 284,025 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 85% by 272 critics. Elevator Pitch: It is … Continue reading

Hugo (2011)

Duration 2h 6m in 3D Ratings UK: U, USA: PG India: U. Source of story A book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Seiznick Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script John Logan Starring Ben Kingsley, Sasha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frances de la … Continue reading

Gun Shy (2017)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R Source of story Apparently a novel “Salty” by Mark Haskell Smith Director Simon West Writers/Script Mark Haskell Smith, Toby Davies, Starring Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko, Martin Dingle Wall, Emiliano Jofre, David Mitchell, Ben Cura, Mark Valley,  Ratings IMDb: 4.1 by 2653 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 0% by 9 critics. … Continue reading

That’s My Boy (2012)

Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director Sean Anders Writers/Script David Caspe Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Vanilla Ice, James Caan, Ciara, Eva Amurri Martino, Susan Sarandon,  Ratings IMDb: 5.5 by 91,858 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 20% by 115 critics. Elevator Pitch: Donny Berger is a teenager who … Continue reading

Reindeer Games (2000)

Duration 1h 44m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18. Source of story An original screenplay Director John Frankenheimer Writers/Script Ehren Kruger Starring Ben Affleck, James Frain, Asaac Hayes, Charlize Theron, Danny Trejo, Gary Sinise, Dennis Farina, Ashton Kutcher,   Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by 37,676 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 25% by 88 critics. Elevator Pitch: Rudy’s cell mate … Continue reading

Star Trek 10: Nemesis (2002)

Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: 12A, USA:  Source of story Startrek in all its forms, particularly “Next Generation”. Director Stuart Baird Writers/Script John Logan )story John Logan, Rick Berman, Brent Spiner) Starring Patrick Stewart, Johnathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, Whoopi … Continue reading

Ice Age (2002)

Duration 1h 21m Ratings UK: U, USA: PG Source of story An original screenplay Director Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha Writers/Script Michael J. Wilson, Michael Berg, Peter Ackerman with contributions from half a dozen others. Starring Can we assign star ratings to cartoons? In many countries local voice over actors are employed, but in the English … Continue reading

Manchester by the Sea (2017)

Duration 2h 17m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Kenneth Lonergan Writers/Script Kenneth Lonergan Starring Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges,  Ratings IMDb: 7.8 by 248,220 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 96% by 350 critics. Elevator Pitch: Lee is working as a janitor and maintenance man in a block of … Continue reading

Apocalypto (2006)

Duration 2h 19m Ratings UK: 18, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director Mel Gibson Writers/Script Mel Gibson, Farhad Safinia Starring Rudy Youngblood, Morris Birdyellowhead, Dalia Hernandez, Raoul Max Trujillo,  Ratings IMDb: 7.8 by 291,375 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 66% by 199 critics. Elevator Pitch: A small group of men, dressed in loincloths, chase a tapir … Continue reading

Year One (2009)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 13, USA: PG-13 (But if uncut R) Source of story An original screenplay Director Harold Ramis Writers/Script Harold Ramis, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg Starring Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt, David Cross, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Vinnie Jones, Hank Azaria, Juno Temple, Olivia Wilde, June Diane Raphael, Harold Ramis, Bill Hader, Lacia … Continue reading

Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark:15 Source of story Despite its military aspects, no relationship at all to Jarhead 2, or Jarhead. Director William Kaufman Writers/Script Michael Weiss, Chad Law, Starring Scott Adkins, Charlie Weber, Sasha Jackson, Dennis Haysbert,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 2828 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No rating – only two critics. … Continue reading

Vampz! (2019)

Duration 1h 16m Ratings UK: None, USA: None  Source of story Is there a screenplay, if so it is original Director Ramsey Attia Writers/Script Omar Attia, Leonard Bucceliato Starring Lilly Lumiere, Christal Renee, Cliff Hunter Ratings IMDb: 3.4 by 87 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: Elevator Pitch: A brother and sister argue over the fact that the sister … Continue reading

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12, Source of story Based or inspired by real events Director Angela Robinson Writers/Script Angela Robinson Starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, JJ Field, Oliver Platt,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1 by 23,304 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 86% by 176 critics. Elevator Pitch: Professor Marston is an academic and … Continue reading

The Way Back (2010)

Duration 2h 13m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13,  Source of story Said to have been inspired by a “novel” by Slavomir Rawicz Director Peter Weir Writers/Script Peter Weir, Keith R. Clarke Starring Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Jim Sturgess,  Ratings IMDb: 7.3 by 110,473.  Rotten Tomatoes: 74% by 139 critics. Elevator Pitch: In … Continue reading

The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG, Germany: 6, Source of story A 1973 novel of the same name by John Bellairs  Director Eli Roth Writers/Script Eric Kripke Starring Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Lorenza Izzo,  Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 45,254 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 66% by 209 critics. Elevator Pitch: Lewis Barnavelt … Continue reading

The Boss (2016)

Duration 1h 39m Ratings UK: 15, USA: TR, Ukraine 16, Source of story An original screenplay Director Ben Falcone Writers/Script Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Steve Mallory Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Tyler Labine, Cathy Bates, Dax Shepard, Dave Bautista,  Ratings IMDb:5.4 by 42,738 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 21% by 196 critics. Elevator Pitch: Michelle Darnell … Continue reading

San Andreas (2015)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13 Source of story An original screenplay Director Brad Peyton Writers/Script Carlton Cuse (Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore story) Starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Kylie Minogue, Paul Giamatti, Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 212,454 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 49% by 247 critics. Elevator Pitch: The San Andreas fault … Continue reading

Penthouse North (2013)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Joseph Ruben Writers/Script David Loughery Starring Michelle Monaghan, Michael Keaton, Barry Sloane, Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 5076 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No critique. Elevator Pitch: Sara is a blind former war photographer, disabled by a suicide bomb in the Middle … Continue reading

Percy Jackson 2: Sea of Monsters (2013)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Iceland: 7, Source of story A novel of a similar name by Rick Riorden Director Thor Freudenthal Writers/Script Marc Guggenheim Starring Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Brandon T. Jackson, Anthony Head, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by 110,209 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 42% by 117 critics … Continue reading

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