Category Archives: Based on a novel

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Rated PG-13

On Halloween 1968, Stella discovers a book that writes it’s own stories. Based on the book series by Alvin Schwartz. Starring Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, and Gabriel Rush. Stella and her three friends are faced with their fears when … Continue reading

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) Rated PG

 Alexander, always seems to have a bad day but when the worst day of his life seems to happen the bad day expands to his family. Based on the book by Judith Viorst. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould … Continue reading

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Gone Girl (2014) Rated R

When a wife disappears, the media focus surrounds her husband, wondering whether or not he is innocent. Based on the book by Gillian Flynn. Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, and Neil Patrick Harris. This is a wonderful adaptation of the … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre (1943) Rated NR

Orphaned Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester to care for his daughter. Based on the book by Charlotte Brontë.  Starring Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, and Margaret O’Brien. I rather enjoyed this version of Jane Eyre. It is not as … Continue reading

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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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