Tag Archives: adaptation

The Woman in White (PBS) Rated NR

This is an adaptation of  Wilkie Collins’ classic gothic novel. Starring Jessie Buckley, and Olivia Vinall, Dougray Scott. The film takes the adaptation of Collins’ novel and tries to make it more of a horror story. It doesn’t pull off this … Continue reading

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New Fall TV Shows 2015

 Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (NBC) Rated NR A variety show starring Neil Patrick Harris. Inspired by the U.K. program “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.” Premieres Sept. 15  Heroes Reborn (NBC) Rated NR The Supernatural phenomenon begins again … Continue reading

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Jonathan Crombie (1966-2015)

(1966-2015) As we all are reeling from the death of Gil, um er, Jonathan. I look back at the films I enjoyed most. I was also so very lucky to have seen him perform live in The Drowsy Chaperone, which … Continue reading

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Louis Jourdan (1921-2015)

(1921-2015)  The Best of Everything (1959) Rated NR Rona Jaffe’s best-selling novel gets the high-gloss Hollywood treatment in this romantic drama about the travails of three single roommates employed at a Manhattan publishing company. Their troubles run the gamut — … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet (2013) Rated PG-13

Romeo and Juliet wed in spite of their family’s long-standing feud. Based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Starring Damian Lewis, Laura Morante, Tomas Arana, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Stellan Skarsgård, Ed Westwick, Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Paul Giamatti Surprising … Continue reading

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Top Irish Films 2012

 Ondine (2009) Rated PG-13 A fisherman’s life is transformed when he catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his nets. As he falls helplessly in love, his daughter comes to believe that the woman is a magical creature.  Falling for a … Continue reading

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Top Films on Marriage

 Fireproof (2008) Rated PG Kirk Cameron stars as Caleb Holt, a dedicated firefighter whose marriage has taken a severe turn for the worse and is about to end in divorce. But just when hope seems to be running out, his … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Movies 2012

 The Notebook (2004) Rated PG-13 Two young lovers are torn apart by war and class differences in the 1940s in this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling novel. Their story is told by a man who, years later, reads from a … Continue reading

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Frank Capra

 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Rated NR Stellar performances highlight this delightfully witty adaptation of the hit Broadway play about two dotty spinsters with a peculiar avocation: helping lonely old gents by poisoning them and burying them in the cellar. … Continue reading

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Rachel McAdams

 The Family Stone (2005) Rated PG-13 Although their relationship works in the city, things begin to fall apart for buttoned-up Manhattanites Everett  and Meredith when they visit the suburbs for the holidays to stay with Everett’s family. Sarah’s first meeting … Continue reading

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