Category Archives: Based on a novel

Charlie St. Cloud (2010) Rated PG-13

Charlie’s and his brother Sam are in a car accident in which Sam passes away. After the accident, Charlie is given a gift of seeing loved ones that have passed. Based on the book, The Death and Life of Charlie … Continue reading

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Wives and Daughters (1999) Rated TV-PG

A country doctor’s daughter has to contend with a stepmother, an incorrigible stepsister, and the town gossips, all the while in love with a man who thinks of her as a friend. Based on the book of the same name … Continue reading

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Bleak House (BBC) Rated TV-PG

An estate battle caused by multiple confusing wills hangs over the heads of the heirs. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, and Carey Mulligan. BBC always does an excellent job of bringing period … Continue reading

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Tempting Fate (2019) Rated TV-14

Gabby meets a younger man that puts her marriage in jeopardy. Based on the book by Jane Green. Starring Daniel Bacon, Emilija Baranac, and Elizabeth Bowen. This story is captivating. We see an inside look at a marriage that is … Continue reading

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NOS4A2 (AMC) Rated TV-14

Charlie Manx is an immortal who feeds off the souls of children, but his world is about to change when a young woman discovers she has a gift. Based on the book, NOS4A2: A Novel by Joe Hill. Starring Ashleigh … Continue reading

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The Red Tent (2014) Rated NR

The story of the twelve tribes of Israel is told through the eyes of Jacob’s daughter, Dinah. Based on the book by Anita Diamant. Starring Minnie Driver, Iain Glen, and Will Tudor. There are good points to this movie and … Continue reading

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) Rated TV-PG

A writer reminisces his life as he lies dying from an infection in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. Based on the book by Ernest Hemingway. Starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, and Ava Gardner. This film isn’t one that has a lot … Continue reading

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Les Misérables (2018) Rated TV-14

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, we follow Jean Valjean as he evades capture by Inspector Javert. Starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo, and Adeel Akhtar. Masterpiece always does a fine job at bringing novels to life. Although, they do allow … Continue reading

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The Strain (FX) Rated TV-MA

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) investigates a mysterious outbreak against humanity. Based on the novel trilogy of the same name by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Starring Corey Stoll, David Bradley, and Kevin Durand. Having not read the books, … Continue reading

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