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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1352 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

Black Sea (2014)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Germany: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Kevin Macdonald Writers/Script Dennis Kelly Starring Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, David Threlfall, Ben Mendelsohn and a crew of Russians. Ratings IMDb: 6.4 by 35,136 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 80% by 130 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Captain Robinson is an ex-submariner and … Continue reading

Ella Enchanted (2004)

Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG,   Source of story A riff on the Cinderella story updated in a book by Gail Carson Levine. Director Tommy O’Haver Writers/Script Laurie Craig, Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith, Jennifer Heath, Michele J. Wolff Starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Aiden McArdle, Joanna Lumley, Lucy Punch, Minnie Driver, … Continue reading

Realive (2016)

Duration 1h 52m Ratings UK: 15, USA: Not Rated, Spain: 12,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Mateo Gil Writers/Script Mateo Gil Starring Tom Hughes, Charlotte Le Bon, Oona Chaplin,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9 by 4955 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 77% by 31 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Marc Jarvis and Naomi are on/off lovers, but when Marc is … Continue reading

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

Duration 1h 27m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Norway 12  Source of story The characters from the first film, created by Neal Israel and Pat Profit.. Director Jerry Paris,  Writers/Script Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield Starring Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Micael Winslow, Bruce Mahler, Marion Ramsey, Colleen Camp, George Gaines, Bobcat Goldthwait,  Ratings … Continue reading

Max Payne (2008)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 18  Source of story The video game “Max Payne”, now in three series. Director John Moore Writers/Script Beau Thorne Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Beau Bridges, Ludacris, Chris O’Donnell, Olga Kurylenko,  Ratings IMDb: 5.4 by 122,719 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 16% by 135 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: Max Payne … Continue reading

Burying the Ex (2014)

Duration 1h 29m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15,  Source of story An original screenplay – based on a short by the writer. Director Joe Dante Writers/Script Alan Trezza Starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario Ratings IMDb: 5.4 by 10,054 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 28% by 39 reviewers.. Elevator Pitch: Max is a bit … Continue reading

I, Frankenstein (2014)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain 12,  Source of story A very unlikely riff on the Frankenstein universe but apparently based on a Kevin Grevious graphic novel. Director Stuart Beattie Writers/Script Stuart Beattie, Kevin Grevioux Mary Shelley (characters) Starring Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Bill Nighy Ratings IMDb: 5.1 by 78,640 … Continue reading

Mean Streets (1973)

Duration 1h 52m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, Spain: 18,  Source of story Said to be based on the director’s youth in Little Italy, New York Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Martin Scorsese, Mardik Martin, Starring Harvey Keitel, Robert De Nero, David Proval, Amy Robinson, Richard Romanus, David Caradine,  Ratings IMDb: 7.2 by 101,702 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

Coyote Ugly (2000)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Italy: 7  Source of story The film was based on an article by Elizabeth Gilbert “The Muse of the Coyote Ugly saloon. Director David McNally Writers/Script Gina Wendkos with unacknowledged contributions from Kevin Smith, Carrie Fisher and others. Starring Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, John Goodman, Maria Bello,  Izabella … Continue reading

The Specialist (1994)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A novelist character developed by John Shirley Director Luis Llose Writers/Script Alexandra Seros Starring Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods, Rod Steiger, Eric Roberts,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 62,918 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 7% by 29 critics. Elevator Pitch: Ray Quick is an ex … Continue reading

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Duration 2h 32m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story An attempt by DC comics to emulate Marvel stuff, using their best known characters Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman Director Zack Snyder Writers/Script David S. Goyer, Chris Terrio Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Lawrence Fishburne,Jeremy Irons, Holly … Continue reading

The Iceman (2012)

Duration 1h 46m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG,   Source of story Loosely based on the life of Richrd Kuklinski, a documentary by Jim Thebaut and a book by Anthony Bruno Director Ariel Vromen Writers/Script Morgan Land, Ariel Vromen Starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta,  David Schwimmer, James Franco, Stephen Dorff,  Ratings IMDb: 6.8 … Continue reading

What Happens in Vegas (2008)

Duration 1h 39m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Switzerland: 10 Source of story An original screenplay, the title based on the saying “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas”. Director Tom Vaughan Writers/Script Dana Fox Starring Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Jason Sudeikis, Treat Williams, Dennis Farina, Zach Galifianakis, Queen Latifah,  Ratings … Continue reading

Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Germany 12,  Source of story A sort of riff on the original Bad Neighbours Director Nicholas Stoller Writers/Script Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien, Nichols Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogan Starring Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Awkwafina, Selena Gomez, Lisa … Continue reading

Star Trek 9: Insurrection (1998)

Duration 1h 43m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Denmark: 15 Source of story A screenplay using characters from Star Trek Next Generation. Director Jonathan Frakes Writers/Script Michael Piller Starring Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVart Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marine Sirtis, F. Murray Abraham, Donna Murphy,  Ratings IMDb: 6.4 by 71,238 people .  Rotten … Continue reading

Decoys 2: Alien Seduction

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R: Spain: 18. Source of story It is a sequel, virtually a continuation of the original “Decoys”. Director Jeffery Lando Writers/Script Miguel Tejada-Flores Starring Corey Sevier, Dina Meyer, Tobin Bell Ratings IMDb: 4.6 by 2246 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No professional review. Elevator Pitch: We know from the get-go, due … Continue reading

The Equalizer 2 (2018)

Duration 2h 1m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain:18 Source of story Bases on the first film which is turn developed from a TV series starring Edward Woodward Director Antoine Fuqua Writers/Script Richard Wenk Starring Denzil Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman,  Melissa Leo,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 136,427 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 51% by 199 reviewers. … Continue reading

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Finland: 16, Source of story An original screenplay Director Michael Lehmann Writers/Script Steven E. de Souza, Daniel Waters, (story Bruce Willis, Robert Kraft) Starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, Richard E. Grant, Sandra Bernhard, Donald Burton, David Caruso, Frank Stallone,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8 by … Continue reading

I Spy (2002)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 13, USA: PG-13, Spain: 13, Source of story This film apparently derived from a 1960s US TV series of the same name with the same constituents.  Director Betty Thomas Writers/Script Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Jay Scherick, David Ronn Starring Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen, Malcolm McDowell,  Gary Cole, Sugar Ray … Continue reading

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: A, USA:  Source of story A 1901 book of the same name by L. Frank Baum Director Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mevyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor Writers/Script Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allen Woolf,  plus 15 other contributors. Starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack … Continue reading

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