Category Archives: Based on a Novel

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) Rated PG-13

Clary Fray learns that she comes from a line of warriors who protect the world from demons. She joins forces with people like her and heads to a land called Shadow World. Based on the book series by Cassandra Clare. Starring Lily … Continue reading

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Love’s Abiding Joy (2006) Rated PG

Missie and Willie Lahaye move west and settle, but still, hardships continue as Missie wants to teach and Willie attends to their young daughter. Life and death happen as they both try to survive the harsh reality of the west. … Continue reading

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Longmire (A&E) Rated NR

 Longmire is a dedicated sheriff in Wyoming following the death of his wife he faces his job with a brave face and a dry wit. Based on the book series by Craig Johnson. Starring Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond … Continue reading

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Dare Me (USA) Rated NR

A cheerleader plots revenge on the clique that got her expelled. Based on the novel by Megan Abbott. Starring Willa Fitzgerald, Herizen F. Guardiola, and Marlo Kelly. This show seems like it unfolds slowly, but it has little clues along … Continue reading

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Death Comes to Pemberley (2013) Rated TV-14

Darcy and Elizabeth have been married six years, and when they start preparing for their annual ball, it is interrupted by death. Based on the book by P.D. James. Starring Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, and Matthew Goode. I was … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) Rated PG-13

Katniss finds herself in District 13 after the end of the games where she becomes the symbol of the Mockingjay. Based on the book by Suzanne Collins. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. This film is different from … Continue reading

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Rated PG-13

On Halloween 1968, Stella discovers a book that writes it’s own stories. Based on the book series by Alvin Schwartz. Starring Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, and Gabriel Rush. Stella and her three friends are faced with their fears when … Continue reading

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) Rated PG

 Alexander, always seems to have a bad day but when the worst day of his life seems to happen the bad day expands to his family. Based on the book by Judith Viorst. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould … Continue reading

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Gone Girl (2014) Rated R

When a wife disappears, the media focus surrounds her husband, wondering whether or not he is innocent. Based on the book by Gillian Flynn. Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, and Neil Patrick Harris. This is a wonderful adaptation of the … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre (1943) Rated NR

Orphaned Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester to care for his daughter. Based on the book by Charlotte Brontë.  Starring Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, and Margaret O’Brien. I rather enjoyed this version of Jane Eyre. It is not as … Continue reading

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