Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1431 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

Just Cause (1995)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A novel by John Katzenbach Director Arne Glimcher Writers/Script Jeb Stuart, Peter Stone Starring Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood, Ed Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Ned Beatty, George Plimpton, Ratings IMDb: 6.4 by 26K people.  Rotten Tomatoes:26% by 31 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story An original screenplay Director Mike Newell Writers/Script Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal Starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dominic West, Juliet Stevenson, Terence Rigby, Topher Grace,   Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 80,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 34% by 152 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Katherine Ann … Continue reading

Pretty Persuasion (2005)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Malaysia: Banned!  Source of story An original screenplay Director Marcos Siega Writers/Script Skander Halim Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Adi Schnall, Elisabeth Harnois, Jane Krakowski, Ron Livingston, James Woods, Selma Blair Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 10,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 33% by 79 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Kimberly Joyce is a … Continue reading

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Duration 3h 8m Ratings UK: PG, USA: Approved, Spain: A  Source of story Very very loosely based on real events as chronciles in the “Decline and Fall” by Edward Gibbon. Director Anthony Mann Writers/Script Ben Barzman, Basilio Franchina, Phillip Yordan Starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guiness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Qualyle, john Ireland, … Continue reading

Black Butterfly (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story A 2008 French film “Papillon Noir” by Hervé Korian Director Brian Goodman Writers/Script Justin Stanley, Marc Frydman Starring Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Piper Perabo,  Ratings IMDb: 6.2 by 13,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 40% by 20 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Paul, a reclusive screenwriter … Continue reading

Annette (2021)

Duration 2h 21m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story Rock opera developed by Ron Mael and Russell Mael Director Leos Carax Writers/Script Ron Mael, Russell Mael (known as Sparks) Starring Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg Ratings IMDb: 6.4 by 64,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 70% by 209 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: A shock … Continue reading

Rough Night (2017)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Lucia Aniello Writers/Script Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downes Starring Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zoë Kravitz, Iiana Glazer, Kate McKinnon, Paul W. Downs, Ty Burrell, Demi Moore,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 50,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 45% by 173 … Continue reading

Bourne 3: The Bourne Ultimatum

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11 Source of story A direct continuation of Bourne 2 all following novels by Robert Ludlum Director Paul Greengrass Writers/Script Tony Gilroy, Scott Z. Burns, George Nolfi Starring Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Edgar Ramirez, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Adkins,  … Continue reading

White House Down (2013)

Duration 2h 11m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director Roland Emmerich Writers/Script James Vanderbilt Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, James Woods, Lance Reddick, Jake Weber,  Ratings IMDb: 6.3 by 213,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: .52% by 199 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: John … Continue reading

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11 Source of story Well – some of Grimm’s fairy takes make token appearances. Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script Ehren Kruger (with unacknowledged contributions by Gilliam and Tony Grisoni) Starring Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Mackenzie Crook, Richard Ridings, Peter Stormare, Jonathan Pryce, Lena Headey, Monica Bellucci,  Ratings … Continue reading

Stillwater (2021)

Duration 2h 19m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story Said to be loosely based on the Amanda Knox story. Director Tom McCarthy Writers/Script Tom McCarthy, Marcus Hinchey, Thomas Bidegain, Noé Debré Starring Matt Damon, Camille Cottim, Abigail Breslin, Lilou Siauvaud, Deanna Dunagan,  Ratings IMDb: 6.9 by 3600 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 75% by … Continue reading

Gosford Park (2001)

Duration 2h 11m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story Based on an idea by Bob Balaban and Robert Altman Director Robert Altman Writers/Script Julian Fellowes Starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Kristen Scott-Thomas, Camilla Rutherford, Charlea Dance, Geraldine Somerville, Jeremy Northam, Tom Hollander, Bob Balaban, James Wilby, Lawrence Fox, Ryan Phillipe, Stephen Fry, … Continue reading

Predestination (2014)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain:12  Source of story Closely based on a Robert A. Heinlein short story “All You Zombies”. Director Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig Writers/Script The Spierig Brothers Starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Christopher Kirby, Noah Taylor Ratings IMDb: 7.5 by 264,000 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: . Elevator Pitch: Members of … Continue reading

Hell Boats (1970)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: A, USA: PG-13, Sweden: 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Paul Wendkos Writers/Script Anthony Spinner, Donald Ford, Derek Ford Starring James Franciscus, Elizabeth Shepherd, Ronald Allen, Phillip Madoc, Moultrie Kelsall Ratings IMDb: 5.3 by 374 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No reviews . Elevator Pitch: Lt Cdr Jeffords, an American allowed … Continue reading

Bond 17: GoldenEye (1995)

Duration 2h 10m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 16  Source of story A complete fabrication using the name of Ian Fleming’s house in Jamaica. Director Martin Campbell Writers/Script Michael France, Jeffrey Caine, Bruce Feirstein Starring Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Joe Don Baker, Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrain, Alan Cumming, Desmond Llewelyn, … Continue reading

The Punisher 2: War Zone (2008)

Duration 1h 43m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story The first Punisher film, itself based on a Marvel Comic character created by Gerry Conway and John Romita. Director Lexi Alexander Writers/Script Nick Santora, Art Marcum,Matt Holloway Starring Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Doug Hutchinson, Colin Salmon, Wayne Knight, Julie Benz,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Old (2021)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: P-13, Spain: 16  Source of story A French language graphic novel “Sandcastle by Frederick Peeters and Pierre-Oscar Lévy Director M. Night Shyamalan Writers/Script M. Night Shyamalan Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ken Leung, Aaron Pierre, Embeth Davidtz, Emun Elliott Ratings IMDb: 6.0 by … Continue reading

Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth (1992)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story A new use of the Hellraiser environment created by Clive Barker Director Anthony Hickox Writers/Script Peter Atkins Starring Kevin Bernhardt, Terry Farrell, Paula Marchall, Doug Bradley, Ashley Lawrence,  Ratings IMDb: 5.5 by 28,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 42% by 19 critics. Elevator Pitch: Pinhead … Continue reading

Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock (1984)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Peru: Apt  Source of story This film follows directly from “The Wrath of Khan” Director Leonard Nimoy Writers/Script Gene Roddenberry, Harve Bennett Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Christopher Lloyd, James B. Sikking,   Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 10700 … Continue reading

Scenic Route (2013)

Duration 1h 22m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R  Source of story An original screenplay Director Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz Writers/Script Kyle Killen Starring Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler, Christie Burson, Miracle Laurie Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 11,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 62% by 21 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: When a road trip organised by Carter goes wrong he and … Continue reading