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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1631 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

Europa Report (2013)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Spain: 7  Source of story An original screenplay Director Sebastian Cordero Writers/Script Phillip Gelatt Starring Daniel Wu, Sharlto Copley, Christian Camargo, Karolina Wydra, Michael Nyqvist, Anamaria Marinca, Embeth Davidtz Ratings IMDb: 6.4/10 by 71,637 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 81% by 80 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10. Summary: A manned mission to … Continue reading

Heat (1995)

Duration 2h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story Based on a real detective/bank robber relationship in the 1960s, which resulted in a terminal shoot-out. Director Michael Mann Writers/Script Michael Mann Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Nero, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Ashley Judd, Ted Levine, Dennis Haysbert, … Continue reading

Indiana Jones 4: And the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Duration 2h 2m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story The themes and characters from the earlier films Director Steven Spielberg Writers/Script David Koepp (with help) Starring Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent,  Ratings IMDb: 6.2/10 by 453,213 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 78% by 277 reviewers. … Continue reading

The Break-Up (2006)

Duration 1h 46m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Germany 6  Source of story An original screenplay Director Peyton Reed Writers/Script Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender (Story Vince Vaughn) Starring Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Joey Lauren Adams, Cole Hauser, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, Judy Davis, Justin Long,  Ann-Margret, Vincent D’Onofrio Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 133,051 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 34% … Continue reading

Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story Based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Delia Owens Director Olivia Newman Writers/Script Lucy Alibar Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr, Garret Dillahunt,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1/10 by 36,586 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

Anna Karenina (2012)

Duration 2h 9m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story A book of the same name by Leo Tolstoy Director Joe Wright Writers/Script Tom Stoppard Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Olivia Williams, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Holliday Grainger, Ruth Wilson, Emily Watson, Michelle Dockery, Bill Skarsgård, … Continue reading

Don’t Worry Darling (2022)

Duration 2h 2m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15 Source of story A not terribly original screenplay Director Olivia Wilde Writers/Script Katie Silberman (story Carey and Shane Van Dyke) Starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, Gemma Chan, Nick Kroll, Dita Von Teese,  Ratings IMDb: 6.3/10 by 12,143 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 38% by … Continue reading

Underworld 5: Blood Wars (2016)

Duration 1h 31m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story The characters and basic premise of the other Underworld films Director Anna Foerster Writers/Script Cory Goodman using characters developed by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, Danny McBride Starring Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, James Faulkner Ratings IMDb: 5.7/10 … Continue reading

Robin Hood (2018)

Duration 1h 56m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 12  Source of story A riff on the Robin Hood story, with additional Saracen, first seen in a British TV show apparently. Director Otto Bathurst Writers/Script Ben Chandler, David James Kelly Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, Tim Minchin, Paul Anderson, … Continue reading

Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story A Novella “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by A.S. Byatt Director George Miller Writers/Script George Miller, Augusta Gore (George Miller’s daughter) Starring Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba  Ratings IMDb: 6.9/10 by 4,865 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 71% by 204 reviewers. Review2view: 7.5/10. Summary: Alithea … Continue reading

Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado (2018)

Duration 2h 2m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story This film continues the story of the leading characters from the first film of the name. Director Stefano Sollima Writers/Script Taylor Sheridan Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Merced, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine, Shea Wigham, Elijah Rodriguuez, Jeffrey Donovan Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Dad’s Army (2016)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: PG, Elsewhere TV ratings. Denmark: 15.  Source of story A riff on the Tv series using the characters developed by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Director Oliver Parker Writers/Script Hamish McCall Starring Daniel Mays, Toby Jones, Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy, Bill Paterson, Tom Courtney, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancaster, Alison Steadman, … Continue reading

The Ring 2 (2005)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 18   Source of story This is a sequel to The Ring and has no association with any other versions. Director Hideo Nakata Writers/Script Ehren Kruger Starring Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, Gary Cole, Sissy Spacek, Kelly Stables,  Ratings IMDb: 5.4/10 by 96,254 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 20% by 189 … Continue reading

Bullet Train (2022)

Duration 2h 06m (Apparently the actual time it takes the Bullet Train to complete its journey) Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A Japanese book “Maria Beetle” by Kotario Isaka. Director David Leitch Writers/Script Zak Olkewicz Starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Hiroyuki Sanada, Micael Shannon, Sandra … Continue reading

The Weatherman (2005)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Gore Verbinski Writers/Script Steve Conrad Starring Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Hope Davis, Gemmemme de la Pena, Nicholas Hoult,  Ratings IMDb: 6.6/10 by 80,517 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 59% by 136 reviewers. Review2view: 5.5/10. Elevator Pitch: David Spritz is a weatherman … Continue reading

The Ring (2002)

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15  Source of story A Japanese film “Ring” itself made from a novel “The Ring” by Koji Suzuki.. Director Gore Verbinski Writers/Script Ehren Kruger Starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, Amber Tamblyn,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1/10 by 346,359 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 71% by 207 reviewers. … Continue reading

Nope (2022)

Duration 2h 10m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Jordan Peele Writers/Script Jordan Peele Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott, Steven Yeun, Terry Notary,  Ratings IMDb: 7.4/10 by 41,919 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 82% by 373 reviewers.  Review2view: 6.5/10. Elevator Pitch: Otis Heyward, his son OJ and … Continue reading

Holmes & Watson (2018)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story A “humourous” take on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Director Etan Cohen Writers/Script Etan Cohen Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald, Pam Ferris, Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall, Steve Coogan, Hugh Laurie, Ratings IMDb: 3.9/10 by … Continue reading

Meet the Parents (2000)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 7,  Source of story A 1992 film made on 16mm apparently, written by Greg Glienna and Mary Ruth Clarke Director Jay Roach Writers/Script Jim Herzfeld,. John Hamburg Starring Robert De Nero, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Nicole DeHuff, Owen Wilson,  Ratings IMDb: 7/10 by 332,799 … Continue reading

The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Susanna Fogel Writers/Script Susanna Fogel, David Iserson Starring Justin Theroux, Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heugan, Gillian Anderson, Jane Curtin, James Fleet, Ivanna Sakhno,  Ratings IMDb: 6/10 by 77,366 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 49% by 208 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

The Forgiven (2021)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: Not released, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story A 2012 novel of the same name by Lawrence Osborne Director John Michael McDonagh Writers/Script John Michael McDonagh Starring Jessica Chastain, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Caleb Landry Jones, Alex Jennings, Said Taghmaoul,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 2110 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 66% bby … Continue reading

Taken (2008)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 18, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Pierre Morel Writers/Script Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen Starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Katie Cassidy, Famke Janssen, Olivier Rabourdin Ratings IMDb: 7.8/10 by 598,058 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 59% by 177 reviewers. Review2view: 6.5/10. Elevator Pitch: When his seventeen year … Continue reading

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

Duration 1h 25m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Eli Craig Writers/Script Eli Craig, Morgan Jurgenson Starring Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss Ratings IMDb: 7.5/10 by 178,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 85% by 115 reviewers. Review2view: 6.5/10. Elevator Pitch: A couple of hillbillies go to their … Continue reading

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Denmark: 11  Source of story Loosely based on the themes of the Goosebumps books, particularly Night of the Living Dummy, by R.L.Stine Director Ari Sandel Writers/Script Rob Lieber Starring Wendy McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleen Harris, Ken Jeong, R.L.Stine, Jack Black,  Ratings IMDb: 5.6/10 by … Continue reading

Black and Blue (2019)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director Deon Taylor Writers/Script Peter A. Dowling Starring Naomi Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, James Moses Black,  Ratings IMDb: 6.4/10 by 23,061 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 52% by 95 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10 Elevator Pitch: Alicia West is a … Continue reading

Fatale (2020)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, France: 13  Source of story An original screenplay, possibly related to “Strangers on a Train”. Director Deon Taylor Writers/Script David Loughery Starring Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, Damaris Lewis, Tyrin Turner Ratings IMDb: 5.4/10 by 9,976 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 45% by 67 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10.  Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Suddenly Last Summer (1959)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: X, USA: Approved, Spain: 18 (all original ratings)  Source of story A short play of the same name by Tennessee Williams Director Joseph L. Mankiewics Writers/Script Gore Vidal Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn,  Montgomery Clift, Eddie Fisher, Gore Vidal Ratings IMDb: 7.5/10 by 15,649 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: ?. Review2view: 7/10. Elevator … Continue reading

Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)

Duration 1h 27m Ratings UK: U, USA: PG, Denmark: 7. Source of story A prequel to the Gru stories Director Kyle Balde, Brad Ableson, Jonathan del Val Writers/Script Matthew Fogel, Brian Lynch Starring Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Alan Arkin, Taraji P. Henson,  Michelle Yeoh, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Lucy … Continue reading

The Calling (2014)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story A book of the same name written by Michael Redhill Director Jason Stone Writers/Script Scott Abramovitch Starring Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Donald Sutherland, Christopher Heyerdahl Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 8585 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 52% by 46 reviewers. Review2view: 5/10. … Continue reading

Sinister (2012)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15 Source of story An orignal screenplay Director Scott Derrickson Writers/Script Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill Starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Nick King, Vincent D’Onofrio Ratings IMDb: 6.8/10 by 246.022 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 63% by 154 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10. Elevator Pitch: Ellison Oswalt is a writer whose … Continue reading

The Awakening (2011)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Norway: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Nick Murphy Writers/Script Stephen Volk, Nick Murphy Starring Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Shaun Dooley, John Shrapnel,  Joseph Mawie, Ratings IMDb: 6.4/10 by 66,415 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 62% by 74 reviewers. Review2view: 6.5/10. Elevator Pitch: In 1921, Florence Cathcart, … Continue reading

Elvis (2022)

Duration 2h 39m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story The life of Elvis Presley and his complex relationship with Col Tom Parker Director Baz Lurhmann Writers/Script Baz Lurhmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, Jeremy Doner Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Alton Mason,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Dragged Across Concrete (2018)

Duration 2h 38m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Brazil: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director S. Craig Zahler Writers/Script S. Craig Zahler Starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Thomas Kretschmann, Jeniffer Carpenter, Don Johnson,  Ratings IMDb: 6.9/10 by 45,526 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 76% by 148 reviewers. Review2view 7.5/10 by one person. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Wild Orchid (1989)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Zalman King,  Writers/Script Patricia Louisianna Kmnop, Zalman King Starring Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carré Otis, Assumpta Serna, Bruce Greenwood,  Ratings IMDb: 4.5/10 by 12,184 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 10% by 30 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. Elevator Pitch: Emily Reed is a … Continue reading

Doom 2: Annihilation (2019)

Duration 1h 36m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story Apparently loosely based on a version of the Doom video game. Director Tony Giglio Writers/Script Tony Giglio Starring Amy Manson, Dominic Mafham, Gina Phillips, Katrina Nare Ratings IMDb: 3.7/10 by 9,318 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 43% by 7 reviewers. Review2view: 5.7/10. Elevator Pitch: A … Continue reading

Vampire Academy (2014)

Duration 1h 44m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Norway: 12  Source of story A YA novel of the same name by Richelle Mead  Director Mark Waters Writers/Script Daniel Waters Starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Gabriel Byrne, Olga Kurylenko, Claire Foy, Joely Richardson,  Ratings IMDb: 5.4/10 by 54,373 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: Review2view: 3/10. Elevator Pitch: If I’m … Continue reading

Jurassic World 3: Dominion (2022)

Duration 2h 28m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story A continuation of the previous JW film with the same characters and more. Director Colin Travarrow Writers/Script Colin Travarrow, Emily Carmichael Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neil, Jeff Goldblum,  DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie, isabella Sermon, Campbell Scott, BD Wong, … Continue reading

Point Blank (1967)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: 18, USA: Not Rated, Spain: 13  Source of story Based on the book “Hunter” by Donald E. Westlake. Director John Boorman Writers/Script Alexander Jacobs, David Newhouse, Rafe Newhouse Starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, KeenanWynn, Carroll O’Connor, Lloyd Bochner, John Vernon, Sharon Acker, James Sikking,  Ratings IMDb: 7.3/10 by 20,956 people … Continue reading

Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Duration 2h 9m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story Inspired by the short film La Jetée by Chris Marker Director Terry Gilliam Writers/Script David Webb Peoples, Janet Peoples Starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, David Morse, Christopher Plummer, Christopher Meloni,  Ratings IMDb: 8/10 by 610,110 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 88% by 74 … Continue reading

Top Gun Maverick (2022)

Duration 2h 10m Ratings UK: !2A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story The characters created by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr Director Joseph Kosinski Writers/Script Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christoher McQuarrie Starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Charles Parnell,  Ratings IMDb: 8.6/10 by 132,147 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

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