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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1609 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

Glass Onion (2022)

Duration 2h 20m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 12 Source of story An original screenplay in the way of Knives Out, the director’s previous outing. Director Rian Johnson Writers/Script Rian Johnson Starring Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Ethan Hawke, Hugh Grant, Janelle Monae, Lesley Odom Jr. Madelyn Cline, some … Continue reading

Blithe Spirit (2020)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 7 Source of story A 1941 play by Noel Coward, and possibly a 1940s film of the same name Director Edward Hall Writers/Script Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard, Piers Ashworth Starring Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, Michele Dotrice, E,ilia Fox, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Judi Dench,  Leslie Mann,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

It Stains the Sands Red (2016)

This is a low budget horror starring Brittany Allen as Molly, and a bunch guys I had not heard of in all other roles. It was written (with assistance from Stuart Ortiz) and directed by Colin Minihan. During another zombie apocalypse Molly, an exotic dancer, and her boyfriend are driving through the desert to get … Continue reading

The Chamber (1996)

Duration 1h 53m Ratings UK: 12, USA: R, Spain: 18 Source of story A book of the same name by John Grisham Director James Foley Writers/Script William Goldman, Phil Alden Robinson Starring Chris O’Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Ratings IMDb: 6.0/10 by 15,477 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 15% by 26 reviewers. Review2view: Unfortunately yet another … Continue reading

High Crimes (2002)

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15, Source of story A book of the same name by Joseph Finder Director Carl Franklin Writers/Script Yuri Zeltser, grace Cary Bickley Starring Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Jim Caviezel, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Michael Shannon, Ratings IMDb: 6.3/10 by 43,848 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 31% by 133 … Continue reading

Hunter Killer (2018)

Duration 2h 1m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain:12  Source of story A 700 page novel “Firing Point” by George Wallace and Don Keith. Director Donovan Marsh Writers/Script Arne Schmidt, Jamie Moss Starring Common, Gary Oldman, Gerard Butler, Linda Cardellini, Toby Stephens, Michael Nyqvist, Ratings IMDb: 6.6/10.  Rotten Tomatoes: 37% by 114 reviewers. Review2view: 5/10. … Continue reading

Independence Day 2: Resurgence (2016)

Duration 2h 00m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11 Source of story A riff on the original Independence Day, with the same aliens. Director Roland Emmerich Writers/Script Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, James Vanderbilt Starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, Vivica … Continue reading

Zombieland 2: Double Tap (2019)

Duration 1h 39m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15, Source of story A new story in the same environment and with the same characters as the original. Director Ruben Fleischer Writers/Script Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Dave Callaham Starring Woody Harreison, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Zoey Deutch, Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson, Bill Murray, … Continue reading

Amsterdam (2022)

Duration 2h 14m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15 Source of story Based on a 1933 US big business conspiracy to replace the president with an army general in a Nazi related coupe. Director David O. Russell Writers/Script David O. Russell Starring Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris … Continue reading

It: Chapter Two (2019)

Duration 2h 49m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15 Source of story A novel “It” by Stephen King, in this film the second part. Director Andy Muschietti Writers/Script Gary Dauberman Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransome, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgård,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5/10 by 264,115 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Unfinished Business (2015)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Ken Scott Writers/Script Steve Conrad Starring Vince Vaughn,  Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, June Diane Raphael, Nick Frost, James Marsden, Ratings IMDb: 5.4/10 by 33,817 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 10% by 100 reviewers. Review2view: 4/10. Summary: Dan Truckman … Continue reading

See How They Run (2022)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story An original screenplay riffing off the play “The MouseTrap”. Director Tom George Writers/Script Mark Chappell Starring Ruth Wilson, Reece Shearsmith, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, Shirley Henderson,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7/10 by 11,384 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 74% by 172 critics. Review2view: 7/10. Summary: … Continue reading

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

Duration 1h 26m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director André Øvredal Writers/Script Ian Goldberg, Richard Naing Starring Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond, Olwen Kelly Ratings IMDb: 6.8/10 by 118,566 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 87% by 103 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10. Summary: The police are called to a house which … Continue reading

Taken 2 (2012)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15  Source of story A screenplay using the characters from Taken Director Oliver Megaton Writers/Script Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen Starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen and a lot of Turkish actors Ratings IMDb: 6.2/10 by 307,474 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 22% by 169 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10. … Continue reading

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

Duration 2h 10m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 13  Source of story An original screenplay inspired by an event in the Granada invasion. Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script James Carabatsos Starring Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Moses Gunn, Mario Van Peebles,  Ratings IMDb: 6.8/10 by 44,394 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 68% by 28 reviewers. Review2view: 6.5/10. Summary: Gunnery … Continue reading

The Philosophers: After the Dark (2013)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings  UK: 15, USA: R, Spain 16, Source of story An original screenplay Director John Huddles Writers/Script John Huddles Starring James D’Arcy, Sophie Lowe, Freddie Stroma and 18 other young people I had never heard of. Ratings IMDb: 5.6/10 by 22,555 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 71% by 14 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. Summary: It is … Continue reading

Halloween 13: Ends (2022)

Duration 1h 51m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A script involving the characters developed by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Director David Gordon Green Writers/Script Paul Brad Logan, Chris Bernier, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, James jude Courtney, Rohan Campbell, Will Patton,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Blended (2014)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 7  Source of story An original screenplay Director Frank Coraci Writers/Script Ivan Menchell, Clare Sera Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Nealon, Terry Crews, Bella Thorne, Jessica Lowe,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5/10 by 133,002 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 15% by 140 reviewers. Review2view 5.5/10.  Summary: Jim, a widower who … Continue reading

Europa Report (2013)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Spain: 7  Source of story An original screenplay Director Sebastian Cordero Writers/Script Phillip Gelatt Starring Daniel Wu, Sharlto Copley, Christian Camargo, Karolina Wydra, Michael Nyqvist, Anamaria Marinca, Embeth Davidtz Ratings IMDb: 6.4/10 by 71,637 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 81% by 80 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10. Summary: A manned mission to … Continue reading

Heat (1995)

Duration 2h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story Based on a real detective/bank robber relationship in the 1960s, which resulted in a terminal shoot-out. Director Michael Mann Writers/Script Michael Mann Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Nero, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Ashley Judd, Ted Levine, Dennis Haysbert, … Continue reading

Indiana Jones 4: And the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Duration 2h 2m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story The themes and characters from the earlier films Director Steven Spielberg Writers/Script David Koepp (with help) Starring Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent,  Ratings IMDb: 6.2/10 by 453,213 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 78% by 277 reviewers. … Continue reading

The Break-Up (2006)

Duration 1h 46m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Germany 6  Source of story An original screenplay Director Peyton Reed Writers/Script Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender (Story Vince Vaughn) Starring Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Joey Lauren Adams, Cole Hauser, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, Judy Davis, Justin Long,  Ann-Margret, Vincent D’Onofrio Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 133,051 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 34% … Continue reading

Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story Based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Delia Owens Director Olivia Newman Writers/Script Lucy Alibar Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr, Garret Dillahunt,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1/10 by 36,586 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

Anna Karenina (2012)

Duration 2h 9m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story A book of the same name by Leo Tolstoy Director Joe Wright Writers/Script Tom Stoppard Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Olivia Williams, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Holliday Grainger, Ruth Wilson, Emily Watson, Michelle Dockery, Bill Skarsgård, … Continue reading

Don’t Worry Darling (2022)

Duration 2h 2m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15 Source of story A not terribly original screenplay Director Olivia Wilde Writers/Script Katie Silberman (story Carey and Shane Van Dyke) Starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, Gemma Chan, Nick Kroll, Dita Von Teese,  Ratings IMDb: 6.3/10 by 12,143 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 38% by … Continue reading

Underworld 5: Blood Wars (2016)

Duration 1h 31m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story The characters and basic premise of the other Underworld films Director Anna Foerster Writers/Script Cory Goodman using characters developed by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, Danny McBride Starring Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, James Faulkner Ratings IMDb: 5.7/10 … Continue reading

Robin Hood (2018)

Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 12  Source of story A riff on the Robin Hood story, with additional Saracen, first seen in a British TV show apparently. Director Otto Bathurst Writers/Script Ben Chandler, David James Kelly Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, Tim Minchin, Paul Anderson, … Continue reading

Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story A Novella “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by A.S. Byatt Director George Miller Writers/Script George Miller, Augusta Gore (George Miller’s daughter) Starring Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba  Ratings IMDb: 6.9/10 by 4,865 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 71% by 204 reviewers. Review2view: 7.5/10. Summary: Alithea … Continue reading

Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado (2018)

Duration 2h 2m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story This film continues the story of the leading characters from the first film of the name. Director Stefano Sollima Writers/Script Taylor Sheridan Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Merced, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine, Shea Wigham, Elijah Rodriguuez, Jeffrey Donovan Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Dad’s Army (2016)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: PG, Elsewhere TV ratings. Denmark: 15.  Source of story A riff on the Tv series using the characters developed by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Director Oliver Parker Writers/Script Hamish McCall Starring Daniel Mays, Toby Jones, Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy, Bill Paterson, Tom Courtney, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancaster, Alison Steadman, … Continue reading

The Ring 2 (2005)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 18   Source of story This is a sequel to The Ring and has no association with any other versions. Director Hideo Nakata Writers/Script Ehren Kruger Starring Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, Gary Cole, Sissy Spacek, Kelly Stables,  Ratings IMDb: 5.4/10 by 96,254 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 20% by 189 … Continue reading

Bullet Train (2022)

Duration 2h 06m (Apparently the actual time it takes the Bullet Train to complete its journey) Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A Japanese book “Maria Beetle” by Kotario Isaka. Director David Leitch Writers/Script Zak Olkewicz Starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Hiroyuki Sanada, Micael Shannon, Sandra … Continue reading

The Weatherman (2005)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Gore Verbinski Writers/Script Steve Conrad Starring Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Hope Davis, Gemmemme de la Pena, Nicholas Hoult,  Ratings IMDb: 6.6/10 by 80,517 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 59% by 136 reviewers. Review2view: 5.5/10. Elevator Pitch: David Spritz is a weatherman … Continue reading

The Ring (2002)

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15  Source of story A Japanese film “Ring” itself made from a novel “The Ring” by Koji Suzuki.. Director Gore Verbinski Writers/Script Ehren Kruger Starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, Amber Tamblyn,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1/10 by 346,359 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 71% by 207 reviewers. … Continue reading

Nope (2022)

Duration 2h 10m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Jordan Peele Writers/Script Jordan Peele Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott, Steven Yeun, Terry Notary,  Ratings IMDb: 7.4/10 by 41,919 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 82% by 373 reviewers.  Review2view: 6.5/10. Elevator Pitch: Otis Heyward, his son OJ and … Continue reading

Holmes & Watson (2018)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story A “humourous” take on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Director Etan Cohen Writers/Script Etan Cohen Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald, Pam Ferris, Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall, Steve Coogan, Hugh Laurie, Ratings IMDb: 3.9/10 by … Continue reading

Meet the Parents (2000)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 7,  Source of story A 1992 film made on 16mm apparently, written by Greg Glienna and Mary Ruth Clarke Director Jay Roach Writers/Script Jim Herzfeld,. John Hamburg Starring Robert De Nero, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Nicole DeHuff, Owen Wilson,  Ratings IMDb: 7/10 by 332,799 … Continue reading

The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Susanna Fogel Writers/Script Susanna Fogel, David Iserson Starring Justin Theroux, Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heugan, Gillian Anderson, Jane Curtin, James Fleet, Ivanna Sakhno,  Ratings IMDb: 6/10 by 77,366 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 49% by 208 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

The Forgiven (2021)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: Not released, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story A 2012 novel of the same name by Lawrence Osborne Director John Michael McDonagh Writers/Script John Michael McDonagh Starring Jessica Chastain, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Caleb Landry Jones, Alex Jennings, Said Taghmaoul,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 2110 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 66% bby … Continue reading

Taken (2008)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 18, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Pierre Morel Writers/Script Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen Starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Katie Cassidy, Famke Janssen, Olivier Rabourdin Ratings IMDb: 7.8/10 by 598,058 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 59% by 177 reviewers. Review2view: 6.5/10. Elevator Pitch: When his seventeen year … Continue reading

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