Tag Archives: based on the book

The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014) Rated TV-PG

Six unknown actors are cast in the hit tv show, Saved by the Bell, where they must learn to deal with the spotlight and grow up under it. Based on the book Behind the Bell by  Dustin Diamond. Starring Sam Kindseth, … Continue reading

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Love’s Abiding Joy (2006) Rated PG

Missie and Willie Lahaye move west and settle, but still, hardships continue as Missie wants to teach and Willie attends to their young daughter. Life and death happen as they both try to survive the harsh reality of the west. … Continue reading

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October Sky (1999) Rated PG

The true story of Homer Hickam, who was inspired by Sputnik, and went into rocketry. Based on the book Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, and Laura Dern. This is a typical story of a small-town … Continue reading

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Death Comes to Pemberley (2013) Rated TV-14

Darcy and Elizabeth have been married six years, and when they start preparing for their annual ball, it is interrupted by death. Based on the book by P.D. James. Starring Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, and Matthew Goode. I was … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) Rated PG-13

Katniss finds herself in District 13 after the end of the games where she becomes the symbol of the Mockingjay. Based on the book by Suzanne Collins. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. This film is different from … Continue reading

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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

Posted in 2019, Based on a Novel, films, Horror, Movie reviews, movies, Mysteries, Rated PG-13, reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Ben-Hur (1959) Rated TV-PG

A Jewish prince is sent into slavery by a Roman friend; once released, he comes back for revenge. Based on the book, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace. Starring Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, and Haya Harareet. This … 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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