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July 2017

Books on Screen

July 2017

July's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Spider-Man: Homecoming and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets; and the DVD releases of Smurfs: The Lost Village and The Lost City of Z.

In Theaters


Spider-Man: Homecoming

Release Date: July 7th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: Marvel Comics character of the same name, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man when a new threat emerges.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Release Date: July 21st (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: Valérian and Laureline comic book series, created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

 


 

On DVD
 

The Zookeeper's Wife
DVD Release Date: July 4th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

The Lost City of Z
DVD Release Date: July 11th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: THE LOST CITY OF Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Smurfs: The Lost Village
DVD Release Date: July 11th
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: The Smurfs comic book series, created by Peyo
 
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.

Tommy's Honour

DVD Release Date: July 18th
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: TOMMY'S HONOR: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son, by Kevin Cook
 
In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy's Honour - an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.