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February 2018

Books on Screen

February 2018

February's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Black Panther, Peter Rabbit and Every Day; the ongoing series X, Y, and Z; and the DVD releases of Walking Out, Wonder, Same Kind of Different as Me, Thor: Ragnarok and Murder on the Orient Express.

 

In Theaters

Peter Rabbit
Release Date: February 9th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: The stories of the character of the same name created by Beatrix Potter

Peter Rabbit's feud with Mr. McGregor reaches new heights as both compete for the affections of a kind animal lover who lives next door.

Black Panther
Release Date: February 16th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: The Marvel Comics character of the same name

Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Every Day
Release Date: February 23rd (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: EVERY DAY by David Levithan

Sixteen-year-old Rhiannon falls in love with A, a mysterious spirit who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A try to find each other on a daily basis, always unsure of what or who the next day will bring.

 



 

On TV

Ongoing Series

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name

As a younger man, Jefferson Pierce donned the suit of a vigilante and protected the streets of his city, but he believed he'd left those days in the past. He learns that life doesn't always work out as planned when his daughter, Jennifer --- a star student who is determined to achieve justice at any cost --- gets recruited by a street gang. In order to protect his family, Jefferson sees no choice but to once again become Black Lightning.

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

At eleven, Barry Allen's life changed completely when his mother died in a freak accident and his innocent father was convicted of her murder. Now a crime-scene investigator, his dedication to learn the truth about his mother's death drives him to follow up on every new scientific advancement and urban legend. When his latest obsession --- a particle accelerator heralded as a world-changing invention --- causes an explosion, it creates a freak storm and Barry is struck by lightning. He awakes from a coma nine months later with the power of superspeed. When he learns that others who have gained powers use them for evil, he dedicates himself to protecting the innocent, while still trying to solve the older mystery.

“Arrow”
Air Dates: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

Oliver’s new recruits for Team Arrow are Curtis, Wild Dog and Evelyn Sharp. Unfortunately, the Green Arrow’s training methods prove to be too much for some of them to handle. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Oliver’s initiation into the Bratva continues.


 

On DVD
 

Walking Out
DVD Release Date: February 6th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: A short story in BLOOD LINE: Stories of Fathers & Sons, by David Quammen

An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything.

Wonder
DVD Release Date: February 13th
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: WONDER by R. J. Palacio

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Same Kind of Different as Me
DVD Release Date: February 20th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, with Lynn Vincent

Successful businessman Ron Hall and his wife, Deborah, discover a renewed sense of purpose when they begin to volunteer at a local mission in Fort Worth, Texas. Their lives change forever when they develop an unlikely friendship with Denver Moore, a homeless man who inspires them to save their struggling marriage.

Thor: Ragnarok
DVD Release Date: February 26th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: The Marvel Comics character Thor

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

Murder on the Orient Express
DVD Release Date: February 27th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world's greatest detective --- Hercule Poirot --- arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.