Tag Archives: Based on a novel

Midway to Heaven (2011) Rated PG

Ned Stevens lost his wife to cancer years ago but can’t seem to leave her memory and move on with his life. His daughter comes home from college with a new beau and believes it’s time for her father to … Continue reading

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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (2015) Rated NR

Based on the best-selling novel from Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. Magic is long-lost in England until Mr. Norrell comes out to play, and Jonathan Strange, a novice with magic, begin a battle of the minds. Starring Bertie … Continue reading

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The Best of Me (2014) Rated PG-13

A pair of high school sweethearts meet up again when a mutual friend passes away. Based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel  by the same name. Starring Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Luke Bracey, Gerald McRaney This movie was a disappointment, as so … Continue reading

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The Paradise (PBS) Rated NR

Set in 1875, The Paradise is the first English department store. We follow Denise Lovett as she moves from small town to city life among the hustle and bustle of the store, it’s owner and employees. Based on Émile Zola’s novel … Continue reading

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Summer TV Shows 2013

 Goodwin Games (Fox) Three estranged siblings come together upon their father’s death. When they discover that their father left them a sizable inheritance once they answer some questions about their lives, à la Trivia Pursuit style. Premieres May 20th.  Mistresses … Continue reading

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John Ford

 The Informer (1935) Rated NR Victor McLaglen delivers a harrowing performance as Gypo Nolan, a roistering brute during Ireland’s 1922 Sinn Fein uprising, who fingers friend Frankie McPhillip to collect a reward, then promptly fritters away the money on one night of revelry. … Continue reading

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The Weekend (1999)

Rated NR Based on the novel by Peter Cameron. A sister-in-law still dealing with the loss of her brother-in-law spends a weekend with friends. This drama unfolds about relationships and dealing with death. Starring Gena Rowlands, Deborah Kara Unger, Brooke Shields, D.B. Sweeney, Gary Dourdan … Continue reading

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Neverland (2011)

Rated NR Peter and his pals discover a magical treasure that sends them to another world. Starring Keira Knightley, Charlotte Atkinson, Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins, Rhys Ifans, Charlie Rowe This is the story of Peter Pan before he came to … Continue reading

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A Dog Named Christmas (2009)

Rated NR Based on Greg Kincaid’s best-selling novel by the same name. A Dog Named Christmas is about a young man who has developmental challenges that tries to find homes for dogs during the holiday season. Starring Bruce Greenwood, Linda … Continue reading

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Cujo (1983)

Rated R Based on Stephen King’s novel by the same name. Cujo is about a St Bernard dog, who was a loving family pet that turns into a maniac when he is bitten by a bat. Starring Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, … Continue reading

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