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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1216 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

When Sparks Fly (2014)

Duration 1h 26m Ratings This is a TV movie, so innocuous that any rating would be laughable. Source of story An original screenplay Director Gary Yates Writers/Script Carol Starr Schneider Starring Meghan Markle, Lochlyn Munro, Christopher Jacot, Kristina Pesic,  Ratings IMDb: 5.2 by 1110 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No reviews Elevator Pitch: Amy Peterson is a reporter … Continue reading

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Duration 2h 15m Ratings UK: 12, USA:  Source of story Inspired by real events and a book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar Director Ron Howard Writers/Script Akiva Goldsman Starring Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany, Judd Hirsch, Russell Gibson Ratings IMDb: 8.2 by 829, 790 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 75% … Continue reading

Rock the Kasbah (2015)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12 Source of story Inspired by a documentary about an Afghan TV talent show Director Barry Levinson Writers/Script Mitch Glazer Starring Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Leem Lubany, Arrian Moayed, Scott Caan, Danny McBride Ratings IMDb: 5.5 by 10,652 people, Rotten Tomatoes: 7% … Continue reading

The Right Stuff (1983)

Duration 3h 13m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG, Sweden: 11, Source of story Real events chronicled by a book of the same name by Tom Wolfe Director Phillip Kaufman Writers/Script Phillip Kaufman Starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward, Barbara Hershey, Lance Henriksen,  Jeff Goldblum, Harry Shearer, Donald Moffat Ratings IMDb:  7.8 by … Continue reading

Secret of the Incas (1954)

Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: U, USA: Approved. Sweden: 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Jerry Hopper Writers/Script Ranald MacDougall, Sydney Boehm Starring Charlton Heston, Robert Young, Nicole Maurey, Thomas Mitchell, Yma Sumac,  Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 1226 people. Rotten Tomatoes: No reviews. Elevator Pitch: Out in Peru Harry Steele is an adventurer … Continue reading

Damascus Cover (2017)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R,  Source of story A 1977 book of the same name by Howard Kaplan  Director Daniel Zelik Berk Writers/Script Daniel Zelik Berk, Samantha Newton Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, Jurgen Prochnow, John Hurt,  Ratings IMDb:  5.2 by 2186 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 14% by 22 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: In … Continue reading

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They (1969)

Duration 2h 9m Ratings UK: AA, USA: M, Spain 18,  Source of story A novel of the same name by Horace McCoy, published in 1935 Director Sydney Pollack Writers/Script James Poe, Robert E. Thompson, Sydney Pollack Starring Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young, Red Buttons, Bonnie Bedelia, Bruce Dern, Al Lewis, Madge Kennedy,  … Continue reading

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain:18, Thailand: Banned. Source of story An original screenplay Director Jonathan Levine Writers/Script Jacob Forman Starring Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Michael Welsh, Whitney Able, Edwin Hodge, Aaron Himelstein, Luke Grimes, Melissa Price  Ratings IMDb:  5.5 by 31,014 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 45% by 67 reviewers Elevator Pitch: Mandy Lane … Continue reading

The Shining (1980)

Duration 2h 26m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, most countries: 16  Source of story Loosley based on a novel of the same name by Stephen King. Director Stanley Kubrick Writers/Script Stanley Kubrick, Diane johnson Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Phillip Stone, Joe Turkel, Lia Beldam,   Ratings IMDb: 8.4 by 871,203 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

The Tooth Fairy (2010)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Many countries: 7 Source of story An original screenplay story by Jim Piddock Director Michael Lembeck Writers/Script Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Joshua Sternin, Jennifer Ventimilia, Randi Mayem Singer Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Stephen Merchant, Seth MacFarlane, Julie Andrews, Billy Crystal,  Ratings IMDb: 5.0 by 41,359 people. … Continue reading

The Bad Nun (2018)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 15, same in three other countries. Source of story An original screenplay – originally called The Watcher Director Scott Jeffrey Writers/Script Scott Jeffrey Starring Becca Hirani, Tiffany-Ellen Robinson, Patsy Prince, Mika Hockman, Lucy Chappell Ratings IMDb: 4.5 by 764 people. Rotten Tomatoes: No reviews Elevator Pitch: Aesha is sent by … Continue reading

Red Eye (2005)

Duration 1h 25m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Wes Craven Writers/Script Carl Elisworth, story Dan Foos Starring Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Jayma Mays,  Ratings IMDb:  6.4 by 111,357 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 79% by 193 critics Elevator Pitch: Lisa Reisert, a Miami hotel manager, finds herself … Continue reading

Robot Overlords (2014)

Duration 1h 30 m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Most other countries: 13. Source of story An original screenplay Director Jon Wright Writers/Script Jon Wright, Mark Stay Starring Ben Kingsley, Gillian Anderson, Callan McAuliffe, Elia Hunt, Milo Parker, Steven Mackintosh, Geraldine James, Roy Hudd  Ratings IMDb: 4.6 by 6,600 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 61% by 18 … Continue reading

Unsane (2018)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, India: Not Rated Source of story An original screenplay Director Steven Soderbergh Writers/Script Jonathan Bernstein, James Greer Starring Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Amy Irving, Juno Temple, Matt Damon Ratings IMDb:  6.4 by 38,886 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 80% by 225 critics Elevator Pitch: A young woman, Sawyer Valentini, who … Continue reading

M.A.S.H. (1970)

Duration 1h 56m  Ratings UK: X (original cut), USA: R,  Source of story A novel of the same name by Richard Hooker (a sudonym for a number of ex Korean War Doctors) Director Robert Altman Writers/Script Ring Lardner Jr. Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Jo Ann Pflug, Gary Burghoff … Continue reading

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Duration 2h 39m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R (But edited), most other countries: 18 (edited) Source of story Inspired by a novel “Traumnovelle” by Arthur Schnitzler Director Stanley Kubrick Writers/Script Stanley Kubrick, Fredric Raphael  Starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Todd Field, Julienne Davis, Vinessa Shaw, Abigail Good, Alan Cumming,  Ratings IMDb:  7.4 by 294,708. … Continue reading

City Heat (1984)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG, Most others: 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Richard Benjamin Writers/Script Blake Edwards as Sam O. Brown, Joseph Stinson Starring Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn, Rip Torn, Irene Cara, Richard Roundtree, Tony Lo Bianco  Ratings IMDb:  5.5 by 8,903 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 22% … Continue reading

Easy Rider (1969)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, France and Netherlands : 12. Source of story An original screenplay, apparently related to “The Wild Angels” and “The Trip”. Director Dennis Hopper Writers/Script Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Phil Spector, Jack Nicholson, Toni Basil, Karen Black, Bridget Fonda, Carrie Snodgrass … Continue reading

Hummingbird (2013)

 Duration 1h 40m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16 Source of story An original screenplay Director Steven Knight Writers/Script Steven Knight Starring Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong IMDb Rating 6.2 by 64,727 people Elevator Pitch: Joey is a man on the run from court martial for criminal activty in Afghanistan and … Continue reading

The Verdict (1982)

Duration 2h 9m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R Source of story A screenplay based on a novel by Barry Reed Director Sidney Lumet Writers/Script David Mamet Starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason, Milo O’Shea, Tobin Bell, Bruce Willis IMDb Rating 7.7 by 35,060 people Elevator Pitch: Frank Galvin is a brilliant but … Continue reading

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