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Books on Screen

Each month, our Books on Screen feature spotlights movies, television shows, miniseries and specials that are based on books of various genres --- including novels, memoirs, comics, children's books, short stories and poetry --- along with the latest DVD releases.

August 2015

Heroes are going to rule the box office this month, with The Fantastic Four, out August 7th, and the Japanese film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'  releasing August 4th.

July 2015

John Green fans will be happy this month because Paper Towns is finally coming to theaters! Natt Wolf, who played Isaac in The Fault in Our Stars, stars as Quentin "Q" Jacobsen opposite Cara Delivigne as Margo Roth Spiegelman. Also out this month is Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellan (you may know him best as Gandalf or Magneto), told from the unique perspective of an aging Sherlock Holmes reflecting on his life and past cases.

June 2015

YA fans will not be disappointed this month: The prize-winning adaptation of Jesse Andrews’ ME AND EARL AND THE

May 2015

It's May, which means it's time to grab a big bucket of popcorn and get ready to see all your favorite superheroes kick some butt in Avengers: Age of Ultron! Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow and the team are all back in this sequel to The Avengers. This time, Earth's Mightiest Heroes must battle the villaninous Ultron to save the planet.

April 2015

This April, fall in love with the story of Luke and Sophia in The Longest Ride. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, this movie spans generations to show two intertwining love stories. Sophia, a young artist, and Luke, a former bull riding champion, meet an old man whose deep romance with his beloved wife inspire the young couple.

And if you're feeling humor more than romance? Make some popcorn, get in your pajamas and watch Paddington, the story of the hilarious, accident-prone bear that is now available on DVD.


March 2015

This March, Tris and Four are back on the big screen! In Insurgent, the two are on the run from Jeanine and the rest of the Erudite faction. Together they learn the secrets of their world and race against time to protect its future. Based on Veronica Roth's thrilling bestseller, this is definitely a sequel YA fans are going to want to see!

Or if you're more into fairy tales, check out Disney's new live-action Cinderella. In this retelling, a poor servant stepdaughter just wants to go to the ball, but needs a little help --- and some classic glass slippers --- from an old beggar woman with a magic touch! 

So get out there this March and see some of these great books on screen!

February 2015

Valentine's Day may be just around the corner, but if you're not into romance and hearts this February, you may want to check out the action-filled antidote, Kingsman: The Secret Service instead. Based on the comic book series, this is the story of Eggsy, an edgy teenager, who gets recruited by a secret spy organization. He joins their viciously competitive training course just in time to try to save the world from an evil genius. There's also The Duff,  in which high school student Bianca seeks to turn the school's social structure upside down.

Or if you don't want to brave the winter weather, check out all the great choices on TV and on DVD, below!


January 2015

January is one of the coldest months of the year, making it a great time to stay warm with some terrific book-to-screen adaptations. For a cozy, heartwarming time, try Paddington, the film that brings the beloved teddy bear to life and is already a huge hit in the UK. Or enjoy the Cymbeline, a gritty, explosive movie based on one of Shakespeare's plays.

December 2014

This December, celebrate the holidays by going on an adventure! You could join Bilbo and the gang as they battle for the ultimate fate of Middle Earth and defeat the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Or follow the harrowing true story of Louie Zamperini, a World War II soldier who survives a plane crash, drifts on the sea for 47 days, then spends over two years as a prisoner of war in Unbroken.