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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1275 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R – The director’s cut Unrated. Source of story Just more of the original  Director Richard Donner Writers/Script Jeffrey Boam (story and characters Shane Black, Warren Murphy) Starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Joss Ackland, Patsy Kensit, Dean Norris,  Ratings IMDb:  7.2 by 160,513 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 82% … Continue reading

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Norway: 15 Source of story A sort of original screenplay Director Jonathan Liebesman, Writers/Script Christopher Bertolini Starring Aaron Eckhart, Bridget Moynahan, Michael Peña, Michelle Rodriguez, Ratings IMDb:  5.7 by 173,649 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 36% by 210 critics. Elevator Pitch: Staff Sergeant Michael Nantz is on the verge of … Continue reading

Kill Bill Vol I (2003)

Duration 1h 51m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Quentin Tarntino Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino with contributions by Uma Thurman Starring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivicia A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen,  Ratings IMDb: 8.1 by 989,640 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 85% by 237 critics. Elevator Pitch: This is the … Continue reading

All That Jazz (1979)

Duration 2h 3m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, Spain: 14, Argentina: 18 Source of story A semi-autoboiographical rendering of the life of the director Director Bob Fosse Writers/Script Bob Fosse, Robert Alan Aurthur Starring Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer,  John Lithgow,  Ratings IMDb:  7.9 by 27,832 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 85% by 41 critics. Elevator … Continue reading

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Singapore: PG Source of story The characters from Star Trek TV, said to have been developed from an idea by Leonard Nimoy Director Nicholas Meyer Writers/Script Nicholas Meyer, Denny Martin Flinn Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Kim … Continue reading

The Passion of Christ (2004)

Duration 2h 07m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R. Spain 18. Source of story Said to be based on the gospels plus some other religious sources. Director Mel Gibson Writers/Script Benedict Fitzgerald, Mel Gibson Starring Jim Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci,  Hristo Shopov, Claudia Gerini,   Ratings IMDb:  7.2 by 113,646 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 49% by 278 critics. Elevator … Continue reading

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18, Singapore: R21, Source of story A book of the same name by Hunter S. Thompson Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script Terry Gilliam, Toni Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox Starring Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Mark Harmon, Verne Troyer, Gary Busey, Christina Ricci, Harry Dean … Continue reading

The Colony (2013)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 18, USA: Not rated. Canada: 14A Source of story An original screenplay Director Jeff Renfroe Writers/Script Jeff Renfroe, Svet Rouskov, Patrick Tarr, Pascal Trotter Starring Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton, Charlotte Sullivan, Michael Mando, Dru Viergever,  Ratings IMDb:  5.3 by 42,799 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 21% by 34 critics. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Siberia (2018)

Duration 1h 44m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16 Source of story An original screenplay  Director Matthew Ross Writers/Script Scott B. Smith (story Stephen Hamel, Scott B. Smith) Starring Keanu Reeves, Paha D. Lychnikoff, Ana Ulana, Molly Ringwald,  Ratings IMDb: 4.3 by 12,302 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 12% by 49 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Lucas Hill … Continue reading

Jackie Brown (1997)

Duration 2h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 13, Canada: 14A Source of story A book “Rum Punch” by Elmore Leonard Director Quentin Tarantino Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino Starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert De Nero, Michael Bowen, Chris Tucker,  Ratings IMDb: 7.5 by 312,660 people. Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

The Wicker Man 2 (2006)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 18?? Source of story A riff on the original 1973 film written by Anthony Shaffer Director Neil LaBute Writers/Script Neil LaBute Starring Nicholas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan, Frances Conroy, Ratings IMDb: 3.7 by 63,826 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 15% by 107 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: A motor cycle patrolman … Continue reading

Runner Runner (2013)

Photo by Scott Garfield for Twentieth Century Fox. Duration 1h 28m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16, Source of story An original screenplay Director Brad Furman Writers/Script Brian Koppelman, David Levien Starring Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, John Heard,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6 by 60,295 people, Rotten Tomatoes: 8% by 120 reviewers. … Continue reading

Splinter (2008)

Duration 1h 22m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Singapore: R21 Source of story An original screenplay Director Toby Wilkins Writers/Script Ian Short, Kai Barry Starring Charles Baker, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Shea Whigham, Rachel Kerbs, Laurel Whitsett Ratings IMDb:  6.1 by 33,075 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 73% by 37 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: A couple are waylaid by … Continue reading

24 Hours to Live (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Russia: 18+ Source of story An original screenplay Director Brian Smrz Writers/Script Ron Mita, Jim McClain, Zach Dean Starring Ethan Hawke, Qing Xu, Paul Anderson, Rutger Hauer, Liam Cunningham,  Ratings IMDb:  5.8 by 12,272 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 52% by 21 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: A retired assassin, Travis Conrad, … Continue reading

Logan (2017)

Duration 2h 17m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: R, Spain: 16 Source of story The story appears to be based on characters in the X-Men comics including X-23, Laura. Director James Mangold Writers/Script Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant,  Ratings IMDb: 8.1 … Continue reading

Black Rain (1989)

Duration 2h 5m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain 13 Source of story An original screenplay Director Ridley Scott Writers/Script Craig Bolotin, Warren Lewis Starring Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw, Luis Guzmán, Yusaku Matsuda, Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 49,018 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 50% by 22 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Nick Conklin and Charlie … Continue reading

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 7,  Source of story Despite the title, an original screenplay Director Greg Mottola Writers/Script Michael LeSieur Starring Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot, Matt Walsh, Patton Oswalt, Ming Zhao,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9 by 56,838 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 20% by 122 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Jeff … Continue reading

The Terminator (1984)

Duration 1h 47m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Most countries derated it in these enlightened times. Source of story An original screenplay, but like all the Terminator movies I feel that it owes something to Phillip K. Dick’s “The Second Variety”, although Harlan Ellison successfully sued the producers for plagiarizm. Director James Cameron Writers/Script Jams Cameron … Continue reading

Gallowwalkers (2012)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Source of story An original screenplay Director Andrew Goth Writers/Script Joanne Reay, Andrew Goth, Starring Wesley Snipes, Kevin Howarth, Riley Smith, Tanit Phoenix,  Ratings IMDb: 3.6 by 7113 people. Rotten Tomatoes: No grading. Elevator Pitch: In a bleak desert location a group of what appear to be … Continue reading

Just Go With It (2011)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Brazil: 10,  Source of story Hold onto your hats! Based on a 1969 film “Cactus Flower”, itself based on a Broadway play of the same name, based on a French stage play “Fleur de Cactus”.  Director Dennis Dugan Writers/Script Allan Loeb, Timothy Dowling,  Starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer … Continue reading

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