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March 2017

Books on Screen

March 2017

March's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Before I Fall, Beauty and the Beast, The Boss Baby, and Ghost in the Shell; the series premiere of "13 Reasons Why," along with the currently airing shows "The Flash" and "Arrow"; and the DVD releases of Jurassic World and A Monster Calls.

In Theaters


Before I Fall

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Release Date: March 3rd (wide)
Based on: BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver

Samantha Kingston has everything: the perfect friends, the perfect guy and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.

Beauty and the Beast
Rating: PG
Release Date: March 17th (wide)
Based on: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. 

The Boss Baby
Rating: PG
Release Date: March 31st (wide)
Based on: THE BOSS BABY by Marla Frazee

The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.

Ghost in the Shell
Rating: PG-13
Release Date: March 31st (wide)
Based on: The Ghost in the Shell manga series by Masamune Shirow

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier. When terrorism reaches a new level, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen.
 



On TV
 

“13 Reasons Why”
Series Premiere: March 31st (all 13 episodes will be released on Netflix)
Based on: THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher

The late Hannah Baker explains why she committed suicide to her high school peers through a collection of cassette tapes she left behind.

“The Flash”
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET on The CW
Based on: DC Comics character The Flash, created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino

Scientist Barry Allen acquires super speed through a freak accident and becomes known as the Fastest Man Alive.

“Arrow”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 8pm ET on The CW
Based on: DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

Reinventing the DC Comics character, the Arrow is not a superhero but a hero every bit as dangerous as the criminals he's hunting.
 


 

On DVD

Jurassic World
Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: March 28th
Based on: JURASSIC PARK by Michael Crichton

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

A Monster Calls

Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: March 28th
Based on: A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness

Twelve-year-old Conor, dealing with his mother's illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith and truth.