Category Archives: Based on a Novel

The Girl on the Train (2016) Rated R

A divorcee entangles her life into a missing person investigation. Based on the book by Paula Hawkins. Starring Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, and Rebecca Ferguson. I love a story that takes a twist and a turn that you aren’t expecting. … Continue reading

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Queen Sugar (OWN) Rated TV-14

Queen Sugar follows the story of three siblings, one of which moves from Los Angeles to Louisiana, where they share inheritance of a sugar cane farm from their father. Based on the book by Natalie Baszile. Starring Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, … Continue reading

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Sex and the City (HBO) Rated TV-14

Four New York women gossip about sex while trying to survive living single in New York City. Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, and Kristin Davis. I was never a big fan of … Continue reading

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Timeline (2003) Rated PG-13

A group of archaeologists get trapped in time when they try to save a comrade. The group must survive 14th century France in order to come back to the 21st. Based on the book by Michael Crichton. Starring Paul Walker, Frances … Continue reading

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SS-GB (BBC) Rated TV-MA

 A British homicide detective investigates a murder in a German-occupied England in a parallel universe where the Nazis won World War II. Based on a novel by Len Deighton. Starring Sam Riley, James Cosmo, and Rainer Bock. The BBC does … Continue reading

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Arthur (PBS) Rated TV-Y7

 Based on the books by Marc Brown, this series follows Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, as he and his family grow and learn to be kind. Starring J.T. Turner, Daniel Brochu, and Melissa Altro.  I love the book series by Brown, … Continue reading

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The Big Year (2011) Rated PG

Two bird enthusiasts compete for the world record of bird spotting. Based on the book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik. Starring John Cleese, Jack Black, and Zahf Paroo. This film is special. … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower (2017) Rated PG-13

A boy has visions of a dark tower under attack by a man in black. He joins forces with the tower’s guardian to stop the destruction. Based on the series by Stephen King. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, and Tom … Continue reading

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The Beast Must Die (AMC) Rated TV-14

A mother tracks down her son’s killer by a hit and run and plots to kill him from within his house. Based on the book by Nicholas Blake. Starring Cush Jumbo, Billy Howle, and Douggie McMeekin. I have not read … Continue reading

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Three Bedrooms, One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (2016) Rated TV-PG

When Aurora shows a house for her mother, the client finds a rival realtor in the backyard. Based on the book by Charlaine Harris. Starring Candace Cameron Bure, Lexa Doig, and Marilu Henner. This film is one of the few where Aurora … Continue reading

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