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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1573 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

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

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

Duration 1h 25m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Eli Craig Writers/Script Eli Craig, Morgan Jurgenson Starring Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss Ratings IMDb: 7.5/10 by 178,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 85% by 115 reviewers. Review2view: 6.5/10. Elevator Pitch: A couple of hillbillies go to their … Continue reading

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Denmark: 11  Source of story Loosely based on the themes of the Goosebumps books, particularly Night of the Living Dummy, by R.L.Stine Director Ari Sandel Writers/Script Rob Lieber Starring Wendy McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleen Harris, Ken Jeong, R.L.Stine, Jack Black,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6/10 by … Continue reading

Black and Blue (2019)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director Deon Taylor Writers/Script Peter A. Dowling Starring Naomi Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, James Moses Black,  Ratings IMDb: 6.4/10 by 23,061 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 52% by 95 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10 Elevator Pitch: Alicia West is a … Continue reading

Fatale (2020)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, France: 13  Source of story An original screenplay, possibly related to “Strangers on a Train”. Director Deon Taylor Writers/Script David Loughery Starring Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, Damaris Lewis, Tyrin Turner Ratings IMDb: 5.4/10 by 9,976 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 45% by 67 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10.  Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Suddenly Last Summer (1959)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: X, USA: Approved, Spain: 18 (all original ratings)  Source of story A short play of the same name by Tennessee Williams Director Joseph L. Mankiewics Writers/Script Gore Vidal Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn,  Montgomery Clift, Eddie Fisher, Gore Vidal Ratings IMDb: 7.5/10 by 15,649 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: ?. Review2view: 7/10. Elevator … Continue reading

Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)

Duration 1h 27m Ratings UK: U, USA: PG, Denmark: 7. Source of story A prequel to the Gru stories Director Kyle Balde, Brad Ableson, Jonathan del Val Writers/Script Matthew Fogel, Brian Lynch Starring Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Alan Arkin, Taraji P. Henson,  Michelle Yeoh, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Lucy … Continue reading

The Calling (2014)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story A book of the same name written by Michael Redhill Director Jason Stone Writers/Script Scott Abramovitch Starring Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Donald Sutherland, Christopher Heyerdahl Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 8585 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 52% by 46 reviewers. Review2view: 5/10. … Continue reading

Sinister (2012)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15 Source of story An orignal screenplay Director Scott Derrickson Writers/Script Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Nick King, Vincent D’Onofrio Ratings IMDb: 6.8/10 by 246.022 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 63% by 154 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10. Elevator Pitch: Ellison Oswalt is a writer whose … Continue reading

The Awakening (2011)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Norway: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Nick Murphy Writers/Script Stephen Volk, Nick Murphy Starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Shaun Dooley, John Shrapnel,  Joseph Mawie, Ratings IMDb: 6.4/10 by 66,415 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 62% by 74 reviewers. Review2view: 6.5/10. Elevator Pitch: In 1921, Florence Cathcart, … Continue reading

Elvis (2022)

Duration 2h 39m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story The life of Elvis Presley and his complex relationship with Col Tom Parker Director Baz Lurhmann Writers/Script Baz Lurhmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, Jeremy Doner Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Alton Mason,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Dragged Across Concrete (2018)

Duration 2h 38m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Brazil: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director S. Craig Zahler Writers/Script S. Craig Zahler Starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Thomas Kretschmann, Jeniffer Carpenter, Don Johnson,  Ratings IMDb: 6.9/10 by 45,526 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 76% by 148 reviewers. Review2view 7.5/10 by one person. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Wild Orchid (1989)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Zalman King,  Writers/Script Patricia Louisianna Kmnop, Zalman King Starring Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carré Otis, Assumpta Serna, Bruce Greenwood,  Ratings IMDb: 4.5/10 by 12,184 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 10% by 30 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. Elevator Pitch: Emily Reed is a … Continue reading

Doom 2: Annihilation (2019)

Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story Apparently loosely based on a version of the Doom video game. Director Tony Giglio Writers/Script Tony Giglio Starring Amy Manson, Dominic Mafham, Gina Phillips, Katrina Nare Ratings IMDb: 3.7/10 by 9,318 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 43% by 7 reviewers. Review2view: 5.7/10. Elevator Pitch: A … Continue reading

Vampire Academy (2014)

Duration 1h 44m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Norway: 12  Source of story A YA novel of the same name by Richelle Mead  Director Mark Waters Writers/Script Daniel Waters Starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Gabriel Byrne, Olga Kurylenko, Claire Foy, Joely Richardson,  Ratings IMDb: 5.4/10 by 54,373 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: Review2view: 3/10. Elevator Pitch: If I’m … Continue reading

Jurassic World 3: Dominion (2022)

Duration 2h 28m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story A continuation of the previous JW film with the same characters and more. Director Colin Travarrow Writers/Script Colin Travarrow, Emily Carmichael Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neil, Jeff Goldblum,  DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie, isabella Sermon, Campbell Scott, BD Wong, … Continue reading

Point Blank (1967)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: 18, USA: Not Rated, Spain: 13  Source of story Based on the book “Hunter” by Donald E. Westlake. Director John Boorman Writers/Script Alexander Jacobs, David Newhouse, Rafe Newhouse Starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, KeenanWynn, Carroll O’Connor, Lloyd Bochner, John Vernon, Sharon Acker, James Sikking,  Ratings IMDb: 7.3/10 by 20,956 people … Continue reading

Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Duration 2h 9m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story Inspired by the short film La Jetée by Chris Marker Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script David Webb Peoples, Janet Peoples Starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, David Morse, Christopher Plummer, Christopher Meloni,  Ratings IMDb: 8/10 by 610,110 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 88% by 74 … Continue reading

Top Gun Maverick (2022)

Duration 2h 10m Ratings UK: !2A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story The characters created by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr Director Joseph Kosinski Writers/Script Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christoher McQuarrie Starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Charles Parnell,  Ratings IMDb: 8.6/10 by 132,147 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)

Duration 2h 19m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert Writers/Script Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert Starring Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis,  Ratings IMDb: 8.3/10 by 99,162 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 95% by 297 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Sundown (2022 in Spain)

Duration 1h 22m Ratings USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Michel Franco Writers/Script Michel Franco Starring Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Iazua Larios, Henry Goodman, Sam Bottomley,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5/10 by 2111 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 76% by 111 reviewers. Review2view: 5/10. Elevator Pitch: Neil and Alice Bennet are (I’m going to start … Continue reading

The Wolfman (2010)

Duration 1h 43m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story This is a remake of the 1941 film scripted by Curt Siodmak Director Joe Johnson Writers/Script Andrew Kevin Walker, David Self Starring Gemma Whelan, Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Art Malik, Geralidine Chaplin, Hugo Weaving, Anthony Sher,   Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 … Continue reading

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Duration 2h 27m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15 Source of story A screenplay developed from a pilot which was intended to result in a TV series, but which was turned down. Director David Lynch Writers/Script David Lynch Starring Naomi Watts, Laura Herring, Robert Forster, Ann  Miller, Justin Theroux,  Ratings IMDb: 7.9/10 by 348,477 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

The Outfit (2022)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director Graham Moore Writers/Script Johnathan McClain, Graham Moore Starring Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Bien, Johnny Flynn,  Mark Rylance, Simon Russell Beale, Nikki Amuka-Bird,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1/10 by 20,808 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 85% by 149 reviewers. Review2view: 7.8/10 Elevator Pitch: Leonard Burling is … Continue reading

Space Cowboys (2000)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story An original screenplay Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Ken Kaufman, Howard Klauser Starring Cliint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, James Cromwell, Marcia Gay Harden, William Devane, Jay Leno, John Hamm,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5/10 by 80,556 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 78% by 119 … Continue reading

Bird on a Wire (1990)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Singapore: PG  Source of story An original screenplay Director John Badham Writers/Script David Seltzer, Louis Venosta, Eric Lerner Starring Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke, Stephen Tobolowsky, Joan Severance Ratings IMDb: 6/10 by 44,193 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 27% by 22 reviewers.  Review2view: 7.5/10. Elevator Pitch: An … Continue reading

Dracula 2001 (2000)

Duration 1h 39m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain 13  Source of story A sort of a riff on various versions of the Dracula story, leaning more towards the film versions than the original. Director Patrick Lussier Writers/Script Joel Soisson Starring Gerard Butler, Christopher Plummer, Jonny Lee Miller, Justine Waddell, Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Esposito, … Continue reading

Brooklyn’s Finest (2009)

Duration 2h 12m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Antione Fuqua Writers/Script Michael C. Martin Starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Shannon Kane, Ellen Barkin, Vincent D’Onofrio,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7/10.  Rotten Tomatoes: 44% by 151 reviewers. Review2view: 7/10 Elevator Pitch: This is a story about … Continue reading

Firestarter (2022)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story A book of the same name by Stephen King and possibly a 1984 film Director Keith Thomas Writers/Script Scott Teems Starring Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, Michael Greyeyes, Gloria Reuben, John Beasley,  Ratings IMDb: 4.6/10 by 5384 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 13% … Continue reading

Sex Tape (2014)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 7 Source of story An original screenplay Director Jake Kasdan Writers/Script Kate Angelo, Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller Starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, Jack Black Ratings IMDb: 5.1/10 by 112,043 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 16% by 157 reviewers. Review2view: 4/10. Elevator Pitch: Jay … Continue reading

Cold Pursuit (2019)

Duration 1h 59m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A Norwegian film “Kraftidioten” by Kim Fupz Aakeson Director Hans Petter Moland (who also directed the Norwegian film) Writers/Script Frank Baldwin Starring Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman, Domenick Lombardozzi, Tom Jackson, Emmy Rossum, Nicholas Holmes Ratings IMDb: 6.2/10 by 67,744 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Collateral Beauty (2016)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 7  Source of story An original screenplay Director David Frankel Writers/Script Allan Loeb Starring Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña , Helen Mirren, Naomi Harris, Keira Knightly, Jacob Latimore, Ann Dowd,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7/10 by 99.131 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 14% by 183 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. … Continue reading

Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Denmark: 7  Source of story A story based on the characters in the first two films. Some have said that the plot is identical to that in the first film.   Director David Kerr Writers/Script William Davies Starring Kevin Eldon, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson, Michael Gambon, Charles Dance, … Continue reading

What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: U, USA: G, Norway: 12  Source of story A sort of adaptation of a novel “A Glimpse of Tiger” by Herman Raucher Director Peter Bogdanovich Writers/Script Buck Henry, David Newman, Robert Benton Starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton, Sorrell Booke, Mabel Albertson, John Hillerman, Randy … Continue reading

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Salazar’s Revenge (2017)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story The original Disney ride and characters from the the previous four films. Director Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg Writers/Script Jeff nathanson, Terry Rossio Starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Stephen Graham, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, Paul … Continue reading

The Queen (2006)

Duration 1h 43m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, South Korea: 12  Source of story Real events relating to the death of Princess Diana in 1997 Director Stephen Frears Writers/Script Peter Morgan Starring Helen Mirren, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Michael Sheen, Helen McCrory, Mark Bazeley, Ratings IMDb: 7.3/10 by 109,488 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

Downton Abbey: The New Era (2022)

Duration 2h 5m Ratings UK: PG  Source of story The characters and loction from five TV series and the previous film. Director Simon Curtis Writers/Script Julian Fellows Starring Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Hugh Dancy, Eliabeth McGovern, Dominic West, Laura Haddock, Imelda Staunton, Joanne Froggatt, Samantha Bond, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton, Jim Carter, Ratings … Continue reading

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