Tag Archives: based on the book

Firestarter (1984) Rated R

A couple participates in a medical experiment to have a child with pyrokinetic abilities. Based on the book by Stephen King. Starring  David Keith, Drew Barrymore, and Freddie Jones. This film surprised me. There are Stephen King films that are good, … Continue reading

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The Old Curiosity Shop (1995) Rated PG

When Nell Trent’s Grandfather loses his investment money in cards, they must go on the run as their landlord, Daniel Quilp,  is after them. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Starring Alan Barry, Adam Blackwood, and Tom Courtenay. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Christmas With Tucker (2013) Rated NR

After the death of his father, a boy befriends a dog. Based on the book by Greg Kincaid. Starring James Brolin, Gage Munroe, and Barbara Gordon. This film has the basic Christmas storyline. We have a boy who is coming to terms … Continue reading

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Sharp Objects (HBO) Rated TV-MA

A reporter confronts her past when she returns home to investigate a murder. Based on the book by Gillian Flynn. Starring Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and Chris Messina. This show starts slow. It’s directed by  Jean-Marc Vallée from Big Little Lies, … Continue reading

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Damascus Cover (2018) Rated R

A spy falls in love while working on an undercover mission in Syria. Based on the book by Howard Kaplan. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby, and John Hurt. As a spy thriller, this film is poorly written. Jonathan Rhys Meyers … Continue reading

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Secret of Giving (1999) Rated PG

A single mother struggles to raise her son and keep her ranch during the Christmas season. Based on the book Christmas in Calico by Jack Curtis. Starring  Reba McEntire, Thomas Ian Griffith, and Ronny Cox. This made for TV movie is … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, Based on a novel, Canadian Films, Christmas Films, Drama, films, Movie reviews, movies, Rated PG, reviews, Western | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Christmas Train (2017) Rated TV-G

Inspired by his father, a journalist takes a train ride cross country where he meets other passengers. Based on the book by David Baldacci. Starring Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Danny Glover. This film has everything you can imagine for a … Continue reading

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Rated PG

A scientist is regarded a failure until he invents a machine that drops food from the sky. Based on the book by Judi and Ron Barrett. Starring Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and James Caan. This film does a wonderful job making … Continue reading

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Every Day (2018) Rated PG-13

A teenager falls in love with someone who transforms into a different person every day. Based on the book by David Levithan. Starring Angourie Rice, Justice Smith, and Jeni Ross. This film has so many plot holes it isn’t even funny. … Continue reading

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Annihilation (2018) Rated R

A biologist heads off on a secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. Based on the book series, The Southern Reach, by Jeff VanderMeer. Starring Natalie Portman, Benedict Wong, and Sonoya Mizuno. The film has fantastic cinematography; its visual … Continue reading

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