Tag Archives: based on the novel

Get Shorty (Epix) Rated NR

 A TV show based on the novel by Elmore Leonard about a mobster turned movie producer. Starring Sean Bridgers, Carolyn Dodd, Isaac Keys, Chris O’Dowd, Lidia Porto, Goya Robles, Ray Romano, Lucy Walters. Epix tends to create good quality series, and this show is no exception. O’Dowd puts … Continue reading

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) Rated PG

 A young woman who idealizes her luckless father comes of age in a New York tenement during the early 1900s. Based on the novel by Betty Smith. Starring  Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn. This film beautifully captures the essence of the … Continue reading

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Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning (2011) Rated UR

Katie Lapp has always thought there was something different about her, and when an “Englisher” comes into Katie’s Amish community looking for the daughter she put up for adoption, her life changes. Based on the novel of the same title by … Continue reading

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The Shack (2017) Rated PG-13

A grieving man meets God at The Shack. Based on the novel by William P. Young. Starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Radha Mitchell. I went into this film with an open mind. I know a lot of Christian … Continue reading

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The Neverending Story (1984) Rated PG

A boy discovers a fantasy world through the pages of an old book. Based on the novel by Michael Ende. Starring Barret Oliver, Gerald McRaney, Chris Eastman, Noah Hathaway. A wonderful fantasy about a boy named Bastian who struggles with his … Continue reading

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Murder, She Baked: Just Desserts (2017) Rated TV-G

In this film, Hannah investigates the death of a judge for a bake off. Based on the novel Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke. Starring Alison Sweeney, Cameron Mathison, Barbara Niven. This is the worst I’ve seen from the Murder … Continue reading

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Doctor Zhivago (2002) Rated NR

Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives intertwine during the Russian Revolution. Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak. Starring Sam Neill, Alexandra Maria Lara, Sam MacLintock, Anne-Marie Duff, Hugh Bonneville, Keira … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rated PG-13

The adventures of Newt Scamander in New York’s community of witches and wizards. Based on the novel by  J. K. Rowling. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Sam Redford, Scott Goldman, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Johnny Depp. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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Last Ride (2009) Rated NR

A boy travels across Australia with his dad, who is wanted for a violent crime. Based on the novel by Denise Young. Starring Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh. Brilliant acting, gorgeous cinematography, and a compelling story line make this … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina (2012) Rated R

Russian aristocrat Anna Karenina begins an affair with Count Alexei Vronsky. Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Eric MacLennan, Kelly Macdonald, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. I don’t know who decided to … Continue reading

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