Category Archives: Based on a Novel

The Big Year (2011) Rated PG

Two bird enthusiasts compete for the world record of bird spotting. Based on the book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik. Starring John Cleese, Jack Black, and Zahf Paroo. This film is special. … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower (2017) Rated PG-13

A boy has visions of a dark tower under attack by a man in black. He joins forces with the tower’s guardian to stop the destruction. Based on the series by Stephen King. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, and Tom … Continue reading

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The Beast Must Die (AMC) Rated TV-14

A mother tracks down her son’s killer by a hit and run and plots to kill him from within his house. Based on the book by Nicholas Blake. Starring Cush Jumbo, Billy Howle, and Douggie McMeekin. I have not read … Continue reading

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Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (2016) Rated TV-PG

When Aurora shows a house for her mother, the client finds a rival realtor in the backyard. Based on the book by Charlaine Harris. Starring Candace Cameron Bure, Lexa Doig, and Marilu Henner. This film is one of the few where Aurora … Continue reading

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The Night Manager (AMC) Rated TV-14

The night manager of a Cairo hotel is recruited to work in an arms dealer’s inner circle. Based on the book by John Le Carré. Starring Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, and Elizabeth Debicki. The Night Manager is a series that doesn’t … Continue reading

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The 5th Wave (2016) Rated PG-13

Four waves of alien invasions have left the Earth in ruin – meanwhile, a sister seeks to find her brother. Based on the book by  Rick Yancey. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, and Gabriela Lopez. This is basically another … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Rated PG-13

Five sisters in the 19th Century cope with the pressure to marry while the country is overrun by zombies. Based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith. Starring Lily James, Sam Riley, and Bella Heathcote. This film is not the Jane … Continue reading

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Hunters (SYFY) Rated NR

  When an FBI agent’s wife disappears, he discovers a government agency that tracks terrorists not of this world. Based on the novel, Alien Hunter, by Whitley Strieber. Starring Nathan Phillips, Britne Oldford, and Mark Coles Smith. I think this … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) Rated PG-13

Katniss and a team of rebels prepare for the final battle that’ll decide of the fate of Panem. Based on the book, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. First, I will state that I … Continue reading

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Victor Frankenstein (2015) Rated PG-13

Told from Igor’s perspective, we see his origins and friendship with Frankenstein, and we see how they became the legends that we know. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jessica Brown Findlay, Bronson Webb, and James McAvoy. Since we all know Mary Shelley’s … Continue reading

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