Tag Archives: retelling

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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The Ark (2015) Rated TV-PG

A retelling of the story of Noah and the ark. Starring David Threlfall, Joanne Whalley, and Ashley Walters. This is an interesting retelling of the Bible story. It is not historically or Biblically accurate. The story expands not just to … Continue reading

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Ophelia (2018) Rated PG-13

A retelling of Hamlet that provides Ophelia’s side of the story. Starring Naomi Watts, Daisy Ridley, and Clive Owen. This film is definitely a retelling of Hamlet. It’s not your typical Shakespearean story. In this telling, Ophelia isn’t crazy and … Continue reading

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An American in Paris: The Musical (2018) Rated NR

An American GI comes to Paris to paint, while there he meets a dancer. Love and friendship fill a city recovering from war. Starring Ashley Andrews, Sophie Apollonia, and Zoe Arshamian. This is a brilliant retelling of a classic musical. The … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974) Rated TV-G

When a town learns that Santa isn’t coming to visit them this year because of an insulting letter, they band together to make it right. Starring Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel. This is the perfect retelling of the classic book ‘Twas … Continue reading

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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) Rated G

  Retelling of the life of Jesus Christ. Starring Max von Sydow, Michael Anderson Jr., Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Martin Landau, Angela Lansbury, Pat Boone, Roddy McDowall, John Wayne, Shelley Winters I know this is a classic but I was … Continue reading

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New Shows This Fall on TV 2013

 Low Winter Sun (AMC) Low Winter Sun, adapted from a British series, centers on a pair of corrupt Detroit cops with underworld ties. They murder one of their own in the pilot episode,  the reasons why and the aftershocks are revealed … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Frog (2009) Rated G

Disney retells the fairy tale of the Princess and Frog. A girl has a dream  of opening up her own restaurant until she meets a young prince. Starring Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, John … Continue reading

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Titanic (2012)

Rated TV-PG This miniseries retells the story of the sinking of the Titanic through personal experiences. Starring Peter McDonald, Steven Waddington, Glen Blackhall, Toby Jones I was sorely disappointed with this miniseries, especially coming from Julian Follows, whose amazing with … Continue reading

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