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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1031 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

1917 (2020)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 (R in USA) Source of story Inspired by stories told by the director’s grandfather Director Sam Mendes Writers/Script Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns Starring Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Dainel Mays, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Elevator Pitch: Somewhere ahead of the front line a British … Continue reading

Species II (1998)

Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Loosely based on the first film of the franchise Director Peter Medak Writers/Script Chris Brancato (characters by Dennis Feldman) Starring Michael Madsen, Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger, James Cromwell, Nancy La Scala, Raquel Gardner Elevator Pitch: A Mars mission results in the crew of three being infected … Continue reading

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A graphic novel of the same name by Bryn Lee O’Malley Director Edgar Wright Writers/Script Michael Bacall, Edgar Wright Starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman, Mark Webber, Ellen Wong, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Brandon Routh, Elevator Pitch: Scott … Continue reading

Platoon (1986)

Duration 1h 25m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Loosely based on the director’s own experience as a soldier in the Vietnam war. Director Oliver Stone Writers/Script Oliver Stone Starring Forest Whitaker, Johnny Depp, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Elevator Pitch: Chris, a volunteer soldier is assigned to a temporary encampment close to the … Continue reading

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Duration 1h 43m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Woody Allen, Elizabeth Berkley, Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd, Charlize Theron, Elevetor Pitch: CW Briggs is an insurance investigator who always solves the cases he is given. But he is faced with change in the insurance company … Continue reading

The Last Sect (2006)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (USA) TV-14 Source of story A riff on the Dracula story Director Jonathan Dueck Writers/Script David Robbeson Starring David Carradine, Natalie Brown, Deborah Odell, Julian Richings Elevator Pitch: A female reporter, investigating on line dating finds herself involved with a group of women, whose website searches for men. We, the viewers, … Continue reading

Friday the 13th (1980)

Duration 1h 35m Rating (UK) X Source of story An original screenplay Director Sean S. Cunningham Writers/Script Victor Miller Starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon Elevator Pitch: A group of young counsellors are preparing to reopen Camp Crystal Lake after it has been closed for years, and is reputed to be cursed. They make … Continue reading

Richard Jewell (2020 in Spain)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A Vanity Fair article “The Ballard of Richard Jewell” by Marie Brenner Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Billy Ray Starring Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm, Nina Arianda, Cathy Bates Elevator Pitch: A procedure obsessed would be law officer, Richard Jewell, working at security … Continue reading

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by John le Carré Director Susanna White Writers/Script Hossein Amini Starring Stellan Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Saskia Reeves, Damian Lewis, Khalid Abdalla, Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Northam Elevator Pitch: A Russian money launderer who is involved in the setting up … Continue reading

My Favourite Films of 2019

FILM POSTER REMARKS Once Upon a Time in Hollywood I, like many others, am just a bit of a Tarantino fan. I have not liked everything he has done, but this film contains all he does best. My wife and I might have been just a bit influenced by the cinema; an open air screen … Continue reading

What Happened to Monday (2017)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Tommy Wirkola Writers/Script Max Botkin, Kerry Williamson Starring Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, Marwan Kenzari, Christian Rubeck, Clara Read Elevator Pitch: In a future where families are only allowed one child and a draconian organisation will remove and put to sleep … Continue reading

Thor: Ragnarök (2017)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently elements of the Marvel story “Planet Hulk” by Greg Pak, Walter Simonson, Carlo Pagalayan. Director Taika Waititi Writers/Script Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher L. Yost Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum,  Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Sam … Continue reading

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A 1999 film with a very similar name by the Pang Brothers Director The Pang Brothers Writers/Script Jason Richman Starring Nicolas Cage, Shahkrit Yamnarm, Panward Hemmanee, Charlie Yeung Elevator Pitch: A very efficient hit man completes his work in Prague and as a precaution disposes of … Continue reading

The Exorcist (1973)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) X Source of story A real exorcism in Ameica on which the novel by Peter Blatty of the same name is based. Director William Friedkin Writers/Script William Peter Blatty Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Blair, Mercedes McCambridge Elevator Pitch: An actress is filming in Washington … Continue reading

StarWars IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Duration 2h 21m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters, themes and galaxies of the previous eight films Director J.J.Abrams Writers/Script Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams (Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams) Starring Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. … Continue reading

The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story A book of the same name by Jacquelyn Mitchard Director Ulu Grosbard Writers/Script Stephen Schiff Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Treat Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, John Kapelos Elevator Pitch: Beth Cappadora goes to a college reunion in a large hotel, briefly leaving her eldest son Vincent with his younger … Continue reading

The Quick and the Dead (1995)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Sam Raimi Writers/Script Simon Moore. Josh Whedon Starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo Di Caprio, Tobin Bell, Lance Henriksen, Pat Hingle, Woody Strode, Elevator Pitch: A female gunslinger rides into the town of Redemption to take part in gunfighting competition … Continue reading

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Marc Forster Writers/Script Zach Helm Starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman, Anouk Aimée, Terry Jones, Jean-Louis Trintignant, John Cleese, Elevator Pitch: Harold Crick, an IRS inspector, carries out his various activities accompanied by a voice which seems … Continue reading

Death Race 3: Inferno (2013)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Same idea as the previous film, just a change of location. Director Roel Reiné Writers/Script Tony Giglio (Story Paul W.S. Anderson, Tony Giglio) Starring Luke Goss, Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo, Dougray Scott, Tanit Phoenix, Tanya van Graan Elevator Pitch: Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is one race … Continue reading

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The first movie and characters Director Jake kasdan Writers/Script Jake Kasdan, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg Starring Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Awkwafina, Kevin Hart, Danny DeVito, Nick Jonas, Rory McCann, Danny Glover, Elevator Pitch: The game is on again and the avatars Dr Smolder Bravestone, … Continue reading

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