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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1585 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

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

Man on Fire (2004)

Duration 2h 26m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A 1980 novel of the same name by A.J.Quinell and a previous film also of the same name in 1987. Director Tony Scott Writers/Script Brian Helgeland Starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Chiristopher Walken, Marc Anthony, Giancarlo Giannini, Mickey Rourke, Rachel … Continue reading

Play Misty For Me (1971)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Jo Heimes, Dean Riesner Starring Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch, Don Siegel Ratings IMDb: 6.9/10 by 28,130 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 84% by 37 reviewers. Review2view: 7/10. Elevator Pitch: Dave Garver is a late … Continue reading

The Northman (2022)

Duration 2h 16m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story Nordic myths in the way of Hamlet. Director Robert Eggers Writers/Script Robert Eggers, Sjón Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe, Björk Ratings IMDb: 7.9/10 by 21,606 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 89% by 240 reviewers. Review2view: 2/10. Elevator … Continue reading

Escape from New York (1981)

Duration 1h 39m Ratings UK: AA, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director John Carpenter Writers/Script John Carpenter, Nick Castle Starring Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasance, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Adrienne Barbeau,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1/10 by 138,787 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 86% by 66 reviewers. Review2view: 7.5/10. Elevator … Continue reading

Monsters (2010)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Gareth Edwards Writers/Script Gareth Edwards Starring Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able and a lot of locals in Central America. Ratings IMDb: 6.4/10 by 91,704 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 73% by 159 reviewers. Review2view: 7/10. Elevator Pitch: In on screen info we … Continue reading

My Super Ex Girlfriend (2006)

Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Germany: 6  Source of story A very moderately ingenious screenplay Director Ivan Reitman Writers/Script Don Payne Starring Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Farris, Rainn Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Margaret Anne Florence Ratings IMDb: 5.2/10 by 64,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 40% by 131 reviewers. Review2view: 5.5/10. Elevator Pitch: Matt is … Continue reading

The Rookie (1990)

Duration 2h 00m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Boaz Yakin, Scott Spiegel Starring Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, Tom Skerritt, Pepe Serna,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9/10 by 27,134 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 29% by 14 reviewers . Review2view: 5.5/10. Elevator Pitch: Nick Pulovski … Continue reading

The Marksman (2005)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Marcus Adams Writers/Script J.S. Cardone, Andy Hurst (Story Travis Spangler, Tyler Spangler, J.S. Cardone) Starring Wesley Spines, Emma Samms, Anthony Warren, Warren Derosa Ratings IMDb: 4.1/10 by 4493 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: Only reviewed by one critic who did not … Continue reading

Total Recall (1990)

Duration 1h 53 Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A Phillip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember it for You Wholesale”. Director Paul Verhoeven Writers/Script Ronald Shusett, Dan O’Bannon, Gary Oldman Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Ronny Cox, Dean Norris, Rachel Ticotin,  Ratings IMDb: 7.5/10 by 322,726 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 82% … Continue reading

Air America (1990)

Duration 1h 53m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Norway: 10  Source of story Loosely based on a book by Christopher Robbins Director Roger Spottiswood Writers/Script John Eskow, Richard Rush Starring Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr, Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins, Lane Smith, Burt Kwouk,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 28,512 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 13% by 15 reviewers. … Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010 and 2011)

Duration 2h 26m and 2h 10m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13 Denmark: 11  Source of story A J.K.Rowling book encompassing both films. Director David Yates Writers/Script Steve Kloves Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy, Richard Griffiths, Julie Walters. Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Hellena Bonham Carter, Jason Isaacs, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon, Robbie … Continue reading

Pandorum (2009)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Christian Alvert Writers/Script Travis Milloy Starring Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje traue, Eddie Rouse, Norman Readus,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7/10 by 149,602 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 30% by 90 reviewers. Review2view: 7.5/10. Elevator Pitch: The intergalactic space craft Elysium is on … Continue reading

JFK (1991)

Duration 3h 9m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 13  Source of story Books; On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison, Crossfire, The plot that Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs. Director Oliver Stone Writers/Script Oliver Stone Starring Kevin Costner, Edward Asner, Jack Lemmon, Vincent D’Onofrio, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek, Laurie Metcalf, Joe Pesci, Walter Matthau, Tommy Lee … Continue reading

All the Pretty Horses (2000)

Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 7  Source of story A book of the same name by Cormac McCarthy Director Billy Bob Thornton Writers/Script Ted Tally Starring Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Penélope Cruz, Sam Shepard, Robert Patrick, Lucas Black, Ruben Blades, Jesse Plemons, Bruce Dern Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 14,861 people .  Rotten … Continue reading

The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)

Duration 2h 04m Ratings UK: AA, USA: R, Spain: 13  Source of story A book of the same name by John Fowles. Director Karel Reisz Writers/Script Harold Pinter Starring Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Lynsey Baxter, Peter Vaughan, Colin Jeavons, Liz Smith, Leo McKern, Arabella Weir, Richard Griffiths, David Warner, Alun Armstrong, Penelope Wilton,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Alien 4: Resurrection (1997)

Duration 1h 49m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story The previous “Alien” outings, particularly the creatures and Ripley Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet Writers/Script Joss Whedon Starring Sigourney Weaver, Winnona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Michael Wincott, Dan Hedaya, Raymond Cruz Ratings IMDb: 6.2/10 by 242,352 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 54% by 81 reviewer. Review2view: 7.5/10. Elevator … Continue reading

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

Duration 2h 10m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 12  Source of story A novel of the same name by Cassandra Clare Director Harald Zwart Writers/Script Jessica Postigo Starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9/10 by 131,821 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 14% by 125 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

Passengers (2008)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Spain: 13  Source of story An original screenplay Director Rodrigo Garcia Writers/Script Ronnie Christensen Starring Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 36,857 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 19% by 31 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. Elevator Pitch: After a major plane crash on American soil Claire Summers has … Continue reading

Jane Got a Gun (2015)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Gavin O’Connor Writers/Script Brian Duffield, Anthony Tambakis, Joel Edgerton Starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Noah Emerich,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9/10 by 22,285 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 43% by 80 reviewers. Review2view: 6.5/10. Elevator pitch: Around the end of the … Continue reading

One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Duration 2h 21m Ratings UK: PG, USA: YV-PG, Spain: 13  Source of story It started off being based on “The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones” by Charles Neider Director Marlon Brando Writers/Script Guy Trosper, Caider Willingham Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Pina Pellicer,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1 by 11,273 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

\ Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15  Source of story A Marvel comic and the first film. Director Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor Writers/Script Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman, David S. Goyer Starring Nicolas Cage, Violante Placido, Ciarian Hinds, Idris Elba, Anthony Head, Christopher Lambert,  Ratings IMDb: 4.3/10 by 117,245 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Fantasy Island (2020)

Duration 1h 49m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Brazil: 14  Source of story A riff on the 1977 TV series. Director Jeff Waldow Writers/Script Jeff Waldow, Christopher Roach, Jillian Jacobs Starring Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen,  Ratings IMDb: 4.9/10 by 48,129 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 8% … Continue reading

Justice League (2017)

Duration 2h 00m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story Graphic novel Justice League of America Gardner Fox. Director Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon Writers/Script Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Mamoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K.Simmons, Ciaran Hinds,  … Continue reading

The Godfather (1972)

Duration 2h 55m Ratings UK: 18 USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A novel of the same name by Mario Puzo Director Francis Ford Coppola Writers/Script Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, Richard Conti, Al; Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Al Martino,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Belfast (2022)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: PG-13, USA: PG-13, Denmark:11  Source of story An original screenplay based on the author’s childhood in Belfast. Director Kenneth Branagh Writers/Script Kenneth Branagh Starring Jude Hill, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Cairian Hinds, Lara McDonnell,  Ratings IMDb: 7.3/10 by 41,094 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 87% by 292 reviewers. Review2view: 8/10 Elevator … Continue reading

Booksmart (2019)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 7,  Source of story An original screenplay, which had apparently been about for years. Director Olivia Wilde Writers/Script Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman, Starring Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1 by 112,108 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 96% by … Continue reading

American Pie 4: The Reunion (2012)

Duration 1h 53m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 7  Source of story A plot based on events which toook place in the earlier American Pie films Director Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg,  Writers/Script Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Adam Herz Starring Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Sean William Scott, Mena … Continue reading

The Batman

Duration 2h 55m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story Yet another Batman franchise begins. Director Matt Reeves Writers/Script Matt Reeves, Peter Craig, (Batman created by Bill Finger and Bon Kane) Starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, Peter Sarsgaard,  Ratings IMDb: 8.6 by … Continue reading

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