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The Beast Must Die (AMC) Rated TV-14

A mother tracks down her son’s killer by a hit and run and plots to kill him from within his house. Based on the book by Nicholas Blake. Starring Cush Jumbo, Billy Howle, and Douggie McMeekin. I have not read … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) Rated PG-13

Katniss and a team of rebels prepare for the final battle that’ll decide of the fate of Panem. Based on the book, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. First, I will state that I … Continue reading

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Shadowhunters (Freeform) Rated TV-14

On her birthday, after the disappearance of her mother, Clary learns she has a gift that is supernatural. Based on the book series by Cassandra Clare. Starring Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, and Alberto Rosende. This series is one that is made for … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) Rated PG

Four friends vow to stay connected as their lives are pulled in different directions. To help, they find a pair of jeans that fit each one perfectly and decide to pass the jeans around one summer. Based on the book, … Continue reading

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The Reading Room (2005) Rated PG

Making good on a promise for his wife, a widower, opens a reading room for people to learn to read, but problems in the neighborhood threaten the room. Starring James Earl Jones, Joanna Cassidy, and Douglas Spain. This is a great … Continue reading

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When Calls the Heart (2013) Rated TV-G

City girl, Elizabeth Thatcher leaves the comfort of her home to become a school teacher on the frontier, based on the book by Janette Oke. Starring Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, and Poppy Drayton. This movie inspired the series of the same … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones (HBO) Rated TV-MA

Civil War breaks out in Westeros, and the children of the former rulers vie for power. Based on the book series by George R.R. Martin. Starring Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington. I have not read the books by … Continue reading

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The Story Lady (1991) Rated G

After Grace moves in with her daughter and son in-law, she decides to read to children on a public TV station. When her program takes off, she must make some hard choices. Starring Jessica Tandy,  Stephanie Zimbalist, Lisa Jakub, Ed … Continue reading

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War and Peace (2016) Rated TV-14

The Russian conflict with Napoleon is heating up, and six families’ lives are changed forever. Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. Starring Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Aneurin Barnard, Jessie Buckley, Olivia Ross. This updated version of Tolstoy’s … Continue reading

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The Portrait of a Lady (1996) Rated PG-13

An American girl inherits a fortune and gets into a relationship with a gentleman who turns her life into a nightmare. Adapted from Henry James’s novel of the same name. Starring Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, Mary-Louise Parker, Shelley Winters, Shelley Duvall, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen This … Continue reading

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