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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1424 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

Bond 25: No Time To Die (2021)

R2V Summary. A wonderful opening sequence before the title, but downhill from there. Duration 2h 40m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11,  Source of story Characters by Ian Fleming and the last 15 years of Bond Director Cary Joji Fukunaga Writers/Script Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge Starring Daniel Craig, Léa … Continue reading

Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

R2V Summary. Entertaining, irritating and embarrassing in turn. Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story The character developed by Helen Fielding in a newspaper column, and two previous films. Director Sharon Maguire Writers/Script Helen Fieldiing, Dan Mazer, Emma Thompson Starring Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips, Julian … Continue reading

Dracula (1979)

R2V Summary An almost Gothic presentation of repressed sexuality Duration 1h 49m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, Norway: 18  Source of story A 1920s play by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderson itself based on the Bram Stoker book. Director John Badham Writers/Script W.D. Richter Starring Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan, Trevor … Continue reading

Baywatch (2017)

R2V Summary A bikini clad romp which does  not take itself too seriously. Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story A TV series of the same name Director Seth Gordon,  Writers/Script Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, (story) Damian Shannon, Mark Swift (script) Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac … Continue reading

Aftershock (2012)

R2V Summary Only a watch if you like violence, blood and gore. Duration 1h 29m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story An original screenplay inspired by a 2010 Chile earthquake Director Nicolás López Writers/Script Nicolás López, Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo Starring Eli Roth, Andrea Osvárt, Ariel Levy, Natasha Yarovenko, Nocolás Martínez, … Continue reading

Brad’s Status (2017)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Brazil: 12 R2V: VERY BORING Source of story An original screenplay Director Mike White Writers/Script Mike White Starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Jemaine Clement, Luke Wilson, Shazi Raja, Mike White,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 17k people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 80% by 172 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Duration 1h 59m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Creighton Rothenberger. Katrin Benedikt Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Cole Hauser, Keong Sim, Robert Forster, Ashley Judd, Radha Mitchell, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 266k people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Doom (2005)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A film based on the computer game Doom II Director Andrzej Bartkowiak Writers/Script Dave Callaham, Wesley Strick Starring Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dexter Fletcher, Dwayne Johnson, Deobia Oparel, Razaaq Adoti, Doug Jones,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 111k people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 18% by … Continue reading

Magnolia (1999)

Duration 3h 08m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Paul Thomas Anderson Writers/Script Paul Thomas Anderson Starring Tom Cruise, Melora Walters, Phillip Baker Hall, Thomas Jane, Melinda Dillon, William H. Macey, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Alfred Molina, Henry Gibson, Clark Gregg, Ricky Jay, … Continue reading

Science Fiction Part 1: The Osiris Child (2016)

Duration 1h 39m Ratings UK: 15, USA: Not Rared, Spain: 16  Source of story An original Screenplay Director Shane Abbess, Writers/Script Shane Abbess, Brian Cachia,  Starring Kellan Lutz, Isabel Lucas, Rachel Griffiths, Daniel MacPherson, Temuera Morrison Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 8.1k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 63% by 19 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: In the far future a military … Continue reading

Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)

Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A further development of the first film, with characters developed by Peter Atkins Director Jack Sholder Writers/Script Jack Sholder Starring Holly Fields, Andrew Divoff, Paul Johansson, Oleg Vidov, Rhino Michaels, Bokeem Woodbine Ratings IMDb: 5.1 by 8.4k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 9% by 11 … Continue reading

Rogue (2020)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Russia: 18  Source of story An original screen[lay Director M.J.Bassett Writers/Script M.J.Bassett, Isable Bassett, Mark Middlewick Starring Megan Fox, Phillip Winchester, Greg Kriek, Isabel Bassett, Ratings IMDb: 4.0 by 7.3k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 64% by 11 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Samantha O’Hara (Megan Fox) leads a group of mercenaries … Continue reading

Dune (2021)

Duration 2h 35m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11 Source of story A 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert Director Denis Villeneuve Writers/Script Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth Starring Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgård, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling,  … Continue reading

Just Cause (1995)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A novel by John Katzenbach Director Arne Glimcher Writers/Script Jeb Stuart, Peter Stone Starring Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood, Ed Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Ned Beatty, George Plimpton, Ratings IMDb: 6.4 by 26K people.  Rotten Tomatoes:26% by 31 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story An original screenplay Director Mike Newell Writers/Script Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal Starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dominic West, Juliet Stevenson, Terence Rigby, Topher Grace,   Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 80,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 34% by 152 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Katherine Ann … Continue reading

Pretty Persuasion (2005)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Malaysia: Banned!  Source of story An original screenplay Director Marcos Siega Writers/Script Skander Halim Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Adi Schnall, Elisabeth Harnois, Jane Krakowski, Ron Livingston, James Woods, Selma Blair Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 10,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 33% by 79 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Kimberly Joyce is a … Continue reading

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Duration 3h 8m Ratings UK: PG, USA: Approved, Spain: A  Source of story Very very loosely based on real events as chronciles in the “Decline and Fall” by Edward Gibbon. Director Anthony Mann Writers/Script Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Phillip Yordan Starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guiness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Qualyle, john Ireland, … Continue reading

Black Butterfly (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story A 2008 French film “Papillon Noir” by Hervé Korian Director Brian Goodman Writers/Script Justin Stanley, Marc Frydman Starring Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Piper Perabo,  Ratings IMDb: 6.2 by 13,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 40% by 20 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Paul, a reclusive screenwriter … Continue reading

Annette (2021)

Duration 2h 21m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story Rock opera developed by Ron Mael and Russell Mael Director Leos Carax Writers/Script Ron Mael, Russell Mael (known as Sparks) Starring Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg Ratings IMDb: 6.4 by 64,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 70% by 209 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: A shock … Continue reading

Rough Night (2017)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Lucia Aniello Writers/Script Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downes Starring Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zoë Kravitz, Iiana Glazer, Kate McKinnon, Paul W. Downs, Ty Burrell, Demi Moore,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 50,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 45% by 173 … Continue reading

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