Category Archives: Based on a novel

The Alienist (TNT) Rated TV-MA

 A crime reporter and a psychologist team up to investigate a serial killer in New York. Based on the novel “The Alienist” by Caleb Carr. Starring Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning This is a show that I’ve anticipated. It’s an interesting … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland (1999) Rated PG

 Alice falls down a rabbit hole and enters the world of Wonderland. Starring  Robbie Coltrane, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley. This film combines the stories Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. Now, most Alice in Wonderland films … Continue reading

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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Rated PG-13

 Mark Felt, who under the name of “Deep Throat” helped journalists uncover the Watergate scandal in 1972. Based on the autobiography by Mark Felt.  Starring Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas. The film covers Mark Felt’s journey leading up to the … Continue reading

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Warm Bodies (2013) Rated PG-13

A zombie saves a living girl from an attack and starts a relationship with her. Based on the novel by Isaac Marion. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton. This film is a zombie take on Romeo and Juliet that is … Continue reading

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American Assassin (2017) Rated R

After the death of his girlfriend, Mitch Rapp is looking for revenge, when he is recruited by the CIA. Based on the book by Vince Flynn. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Charlotte Vega, Christopher Bomford, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Scott Adkins, Taylor … Continue reading

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Alan and Naomi (1992) Rated PG

 A young Jewish boy is asked to befriend a girl whose parents were killed by the Nazis.  Based on the book by Myron Levoy. Starring Lukas Haas, Vanessa Zaoui, Michael Gross. This is a great family film about a girl who … Continue reading

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Now is Good (2012) Rated PG-13

 A girl with leukemia has a list of things she would like to get done before she dies. The list includes losing her virginity. Based on the book, Before I Die by Jenny Downham. Starring Dakota Fanning, Jeremy Irvine, Paddy Considine. … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) Rated TV-G

Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi.  Based on the novel by Mark Twain. Starring Tommy Kelly, May Robson, Walter Brennan. This is the first film adaptation of the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that was … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974) Rated TV-G

When a town learns that Santa isn’t coming to visit them this year because of an insulting letter, they band together to make it right. Starring Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel. This is the perfect retelling of the classic book ‘Twas … Continue reading

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Safe Haven (2013) Rated PG-13

 A young woman with a past comes to Southport, North Carolina where she bonds with a widower. Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. Starring Julianne Hough, Irene Ziegler, Jon Kohler, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders. Although I have always been a fan of Nicholas … Continue reading

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