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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1303 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

Final Destination 4 (2009)

Duration 1h 22m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain 13. Source of story Follows the basic concept of the other films of the franchise. Director David R. Ellis Writers/Script Eric Bress, Jeffrey Reddick Starring Nick Zano, Krista Allen, Andrew Fiscella, Shantel VanSanten, Haley Webb, Bobby Campo,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 96,366 people, Rotten Tomatoes: 28% … Continue reading

Taxi Driver (1976)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, Many places: 18. Source of story An original screenplay Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Paul Schrader Starring Peter Boyle, Albert Brooks, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepherd,   Ratings IMDb: 8.3 by 716,228 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 96% by 92 critics. Elevator Pitch: Travis Bickle is a … Continue reading

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018)

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12. Source of story Based on a novel of the same name by David Lagercrantz using characters developed by Stieg Larsson Director Fede Alvarez Writers/Script Jay Basu, Fede Alvarez, Steven Knight Starring Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Covvery, and a lot … Continue reading

The Living and the Dead (2007)

Duration 1h 23m Ratings UK: 18, USA:  Not rated, Spain 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Simon Rumley Writers/Script Simon Rumley Starring Leo Bill, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Kate Fahy Ratings IMDb:  5.9 by 2,251 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 91% by 11 critics. Elevator Pitch: Three people rattle about in a large semi-derelict English manor house. The father, … Continue reading

Bond 23: Skyfall (2012)

Duration 2h 23m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Nearly everywhere 12ish. Source of story An original screenplay using the characters developed by Ian Fleming and preivous Bonds. Director Sam Mendes, Writers/Script Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Mariohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whshaw, Rory Kinnear, … Continue reading

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Duration 1h 47m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Woody Allen, Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Maureen O’Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, J.T. Walsh, John Turturo, Richard Jenkins, Max von Sydow, Sam Waterston,  Ratings IMDb: 7.9 by 66,646 people. Rotten … Continue reading

To Have and Have Not (1945)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: A, USA: Approved, South Korea: 12,   Source of story Loosely based on the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name. Director Howard Hawkes,  Writers/Script Jules Furthman, William Faulkner Starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Moran, Hoagy Carmichael,  Ratings IMDb: 7.8 by 30,721 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 97% by 36 … Continue reading

Anon (2018)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director Andrew Niccol Writers/Script Andrew Niccol Starring Clive Owen, James Tam, Amanda Seyfried, Alyson Bath,  Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 36,842 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 37% by 49 critics. Elevator Pitch: In a world where there is no personal privacy since the population is … Continue reading

Campfire Stories (1997)

Duration 1h 28m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R,  Source of story Apparently development sof urban ledgends. Director Matt Cooper, Martin Kunert, David Semel, Writers/Script Martin Kunert, Eric Manes, Matt Cooper Starring James Marsden, Amy Smart, Jennifer MacDonald, Ron Livingston, Devon Odessa, Alex McKenna, Jacinda Barrett Ratings IMDb: 5.9 by 3,688 people. Rotten Tomatoes: Not reviewed. … Continue reading

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

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