Tag Archives: book

The Lovely Bones (2009) Rated PG-13

 A young woman who was murdered watches over her family and her killer as she battles between the desire for vengeance and for her family to heal. Based on the book by Alice Sebold.  Starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, and … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina (1935) Rated NR

The married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband’s refusal of a divorce. Starring Greta Garbo, Fredric March, and Freddie Bartholomew. I was rather disappointed with this depiction of Anna Karenina. It’s supposed to be a … Continue reading

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Little Men (1998) Rated PG

Two homeless boys find their way to Plumfield, the rural boarding school run by Jo March and her husband, Friedrich Bhaer. Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. Starring Kathleen Fee, Michael Caloz, and Mariel Hemingway. The lesser-known sequel … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Based on a Novel, Drama, films, Movie reviews, movies, Rated PG, reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. (2023) Rated PG-13

When her family moves from the city to the suburbs, pre-teen Margaret struggles with friends, religion, and puberty. Based on the book by Judy Blume. Starring Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams, and Kathy Bates.  This film and the book present … Continue reading

Posted in 2023, Comedy, Drama, films, Movie reviews, movies, Rated PG-13, reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nocturnal Animals (2016) Rated R

A woman is haunted by her ex-husband as she reads his book of revenge. Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michael Shannon. I really wanted this to be brilliant, but it lacks storytelling. The film wants to say something, but … Continue reading

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Wonder Boys (2000) Rated R

An English professor tries to deal with his wife leaving, his editor wanting his new book, and his friend’s problems. Starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, and Frances McDormand. After everyone praised this film as one of the best, I had … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice (1995) Rated TV-PG

Elizabeth Bennet matches wit with haughty Mr. Darcy, while her marriage-minded mother waits for a wealthy gentleman. Based on the book by Jane Austen. Starring Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, and Susannah Harker. This is by far, the best interpretation of … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, Based on a Novel, British Films, Drama, films, Miniseries, Movie reviews, movies, Rated TV-PG, reviews, Romance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MILF Manor (TLC) Rated TV-14

A group of middle age women who love to date younger men gets together on this reality show, but the twist is that the younger men are their sons. Starring April Jayne, Charlene DeCicco, and Shannan Diggs. This show leaves … Continue reading

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Magpie Murders (PBS) Rated NR

An editor is drawn into a web of intrigue when she goes looking for a famous author’s last chapter. Based on the book by Anthony Horowitz. Starring Conleth Hill, Lesley Manville, and Tim McMullan. This is another brilliant storytelling by … Continue reading

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The Polar Express (2004) Rated G

A boy goes on a journey to the North Pole while learning friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. Starring Tom Hanks, Leslie Zemeckis, and Eddie Deezen. The one thing going for … Continue reading

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