Category Archives: Based on a novel

Mr. Selfridge (PBS) Rated PG

Based on the real-life story of the American founder of London’s department store, Selfridge’s. Based on the book, Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead. Starring Ron Cook, Jeremy Piven, Tom Goodman-Hill. A brilliantly executed show, I was pleasantly … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rated PG-13

The adventures of Newt Scamander in New York’s community of witches and wizards. Based on the novel by  J. K. Rowling. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Sam Redford, Scott Goldman, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Johnny Depp. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Last Ride (2009) Rated NR

A boy travels across Australia with his dad, who is wanted for a violent crime. Based on the novel by Denise Young. Starring Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh. Brilliant acting, gorgeous cinematography, and a compelling story line make this … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina (2012) Rated R

Russian aristocrat Anna Karenina begins an affair with Count Alexei Vronsky. Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Eric MacLennan, Kelly Macdonald, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. I don’t know who decided to … Continue reading

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Holiday Affair (1949) Rated NR

A sales clerk romances the young widow who got him fired. Based on the story, Christmas Gift by John D. Weaver. Starring Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey. If you need to get into the holiday spirit, this is the … Continue reading

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The Paperboy (2012) Rated R

A reporter returns to his home town to investigate a case involving a death row inmate. Based on the book by Pete Dexter. Starring Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, David Oyelowo,  Macy Gray. This film over the … Continue reading

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Me Before You (2016) Rated PG-13

A girl in small town gets a job to care for a recently paralyzed man. Based on the book with the same name by Jojo Moyes. Starring Sam Claflin, Vanessa Kirby, Emilia Clarke, Brendan Coyle. This is film starts out … Continue reading

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2016: Obama’s America (2012) Rated PG

A documentary that talks about where America would be if Barack Obama wins a second term. Based on the book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage by Dinesh D’Souza. Starring  Jay Bastian, Joe Biden, Cait Brasel, Dinesh D’Souza. D’Souza uses the … Continue reading

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Churchill’s Secret (2016) Rated PG

Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers a stroke, unbeknownst to the world, during the summer of 1953. Based on the book, The Churchill Secret: KBO by Jonathan Smith. Starring Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Lindsay Duncan, Daisy Lewis, Matthew Macfadyen. As a … Continue reading

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Me Before You (2016) PG-13

A quirky, optimistic young woman becomes caretaker for a jaded, wealthy paralytic.  Based on the book by JoJo Moyes. Starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle. This film has a sweet charm and tenderness which endeared … Continue reading

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