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Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels
Victor R Gibson has written 1247 posts for A MOTION PICTURE LIST

The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Spain:13, Netherlands: 12 Source of story A novel of the same name by John Updike Director George Miller (He of Mad Max) Writers/Script Michael Cristofer Starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarondon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Veronica Cartwright, Richard Jenkins, Carel Struycken,  Ratings IMDb:  6.5 by 60,910 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 76% … Continue reading

Deliverance (1972)

Duration 1h 49m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, Banned in Italy. Source of story A book of the same name by James Dickey Director John Boorman Writers/Script James Dickey (with unattributed changes by the director) Starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, Bill McKinney, Herbert ‘Cowboy’ Coward Ratings IMDb: 7.7 by 97,192 people. … Continue reading

The Intern (2015)

Duration 2h 1m Ratings UK: 12A, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director Nancy Meyers Writers/Script Nancy Meyers Starring Robert De Nero, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Adam Devine,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1 by 214,335 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 60% by 194 reviewers. Elevator Pitch: Ben, a retired New York businessman, living alone due to … Continue reading

Groundhog Day (1993)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Germany: 6,  Source of story An original screenplay, apparently inspired by an Anne Rice vampire book. Director Harold Ramis Writers/Script Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliot, Stephen Tobolowsky, Marita Geraghty, Harold Ramis, Michael Shannon,  Ratings IMDb: 8.0 by 570,624 people. Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

The Forest (2016)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Spain: 16. Source of story An original screenplay inspired by the existence of the actual Aokigahara forest Director Jason Zada Writers/Script Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell, Ben Ketal Starring Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Ratings IMDb:  4.8 by 39,464. Rotten Tomatoes: 10% by 137 reviewers. Elevator … Continue reading

Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Duration 2h 8m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Nearly everywhere else: 12 Source of story Inspired by a book by Michael Crichton, from which the original Jurassic Park films were deveoped and the reboot Jurassic World. Director J.A.Bayona Writers/Script Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, … Continue reading

Philomena (2013)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, most countries 12 or 13 Source of story A book of the same name by Martin Sixsmith Director Stephen Frears Writers/Script Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope Starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Barbara Jefford, Peter Hermann, Charlie Murphy, Anna Maxwell Martin Ratings IMDb: 7.6 by 92,997 … Continue reading

Perfect Creature (2006)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story An original screenplay Director Glenn Standring Writers/Script Glenn Standring Starring Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows, Leo Gregory, Scott Wills,  Ratings IMDb: 5.4 by 5,280. Rotten Tomatoes: No score (only three reviewers, one of whom had obviously reviewed the wrong film) Elevator Pitch: In an alternative 1960s … Continue reading

No Good Deed (2014)

Duration 1h 24m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, South Korea: 18 Source of story An original screenplay Director Sam Miller Writers/Script Aimee Lagos Starring Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb, Henry Simmons, Kate del Castillo,  Ratings IMDb:  5.6 by 17,869, Rotten Tomatoes: 11% by 53 reviewers Elevator Pitch: Colin is a manipulative convict, jailed for … Continue reading

Shrink (2009)

Duration 1h 44m Ratings UK: 12, USA: R, Sweden: 15 Source of story An original screenplay, story by Henry Reardon  Director Jonas Pate Writers/Script Thomas Moffett Starring Kevin Spacey, Keke Palmer, Saffron Burrows, Jack Huston, Pell James, Dallas Roberts, Jesse Plemons, Robert Loggia, Laura Ramsey Ratings IMDb: 6.6 by 18,171, Rotten Tomatoes: 27% by 64 … Continue reading

The Terror (1963)

Duration 1h 21m Ratings UK: X, USA: TV-PG, later mostly 12 when  on video Source of story An original screenplay Director Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Hale, Monte Hellman,. Jack Hill, Dennis Jakob, Jack Nicholson Writers/Script Leo Gordon, Jack Hill, Roger Corman Starring Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller, Dorothy Neumann, Jonathan Haze … Continue reading

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

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