Category Archives: Based on a Novel

Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands (Esquire) Rated NR

Beowulf returns to his homeland to pay respect to the King, but the past is still there to haunt him. Starring Kieran Bew, Joanne Whalley, and Ed Speleers. This is a show that I might have enjoyed more if I were … Continue reading

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The Good Lord Bird (2020) Rated TV-MA

The abolitionist John Brown takes an enslaved boy as a member of his family, who becomes a witness at the raid of Harpers’ Ferry. Based on the book by James McBride. Starring Ethan Hawke, Joshua Caleb Johnson, and Beau Knapp. … Continue reading

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Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) Rated NR

The Hobbs family takes a vacation to the beach. Based on the book by Edward Streeter. Starring James Stewart, Maureen O’Hara, and Fabian. I loved this film; I thought they did a wonderful job at giving us a glimpse of … Continue reading

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Van der Valk (PBS) Rated PG-13

A Dutch detective works in Amsterdam using his human observation and street smarts. Starring Marc Warren, Maimie McCoy, and Luke Allen-Gale. This show is a remake of the 1972 version, as well as based on the novels of Nicolas Freeling. It’s … Continue reading

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Shadowhunters (Freeform) Rated TV-14

On her birthday, after the disappearance of her mother, Clary learns she has a gift that is supernatural. Based on the book series by Cassandra Clare. Starring Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, and Alberto Rosende. This series is one that is made for … Continue reading

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Scrooge (1970) Rated G

A musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Starring Albert Finney, Edith Evans, and Kenneth More. This is the quintessential film of the classic Dickens’ tale. Finney is a joy to watch as Scrooge, who then has a change of … Continue reading

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Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery (2015) Rated NR

At Christmas, Hannah comes to the bakery to check on things only to discover another body. Based on the book by Joanna Fluke. Starring  Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison, and Barbara Niven. This is another great story of the series, Murder She Baked, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Based on a Novel, Christmas Films, Crime, films, Hallmark Movies, Movie reviews, movies, Mysteries, Rated NR, reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Little Women (1933) Rated NR

A chronicle of the lives of 5 sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America. Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, and Paul Lukas. I know I’ve said this before, I’ve never been a fan … Continue reading

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Wish You Well (2013) Rated NR

Two children come of age during the 1940s at their grandmother’s home. Based on the book by David Baldacci. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy, and Josh Lucas. This film is a slow-moving story and a simple tale. You just get … Continue reading

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Mr. Miracle (2014) Rated TV-G

 A guardian angel poses as an English teacher, to help a woman find her way before christmas. Based on the story by Debbie Macomber. Starring Kendra Anderson, Candus Churchill, Andrew Francis, Rob Morrow I was rather disappointed by this film. … Continue reading

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