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January 2019

Books on Screen

January 2019

January's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films A Dog's Way Home and Ashes in the Snow; the season  premieres of "Roswell, New Mexico" on The CW and "A Series of Unfortunate Events" and "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo"on Netflix; and the DVD releases of The Bookshop, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, The Old Man & the Gun, First Man and The Hate U Give.

 

In Theaters


Ashes in the Snow
Release Date: January 11th (limited)
MPAA Rating: NR
Based on: BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
In 1941, a 16 year-old aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin's brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. 

A Dog's Way Home
Release Date: January 11th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: A DOG'S WAY HOME by W. Bruce Cameron
A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner.

 


 

On TV

 

Series/Season Premieres

"A Series of Unfortunate Events" (Season Three)
Release Date: January 1st on Netflix
MPAA Rating: TV-PG
Based on: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets.

"Tidying Up with Marie Kondo"
Release Date: January 1st on Netflix (Season One)
MPAA Rating: TV-PG
Based on: THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
Author Marie Kondo offers tips on the art of keeping your home and workspace tidy and organized.

"Roswell, New Mexico"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Series Premiere on January 15th
MPAA Rating: NR
Based on: Roswell High series by Melinda Metz
A reimagning of Roswell, which centers on the residents of New Mexico, where aliens live undercover among humans.

Ongoing Series

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
MPAA Rating: TV-14
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name
A crusading school principal gets back into action as the original African-American electrical superhero.

“The Flash”
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
MPAA Rating: TV-PG
Based on: The DC Comics character The Flash, created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino
After being struck by lightning, Barry Allen wakes up from his coma to discover he's been given the power of super speed, becoming the Flash, fighting crime in Central City.

“Arrow”
Air Dates: Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
MPAA Rating: TV-14
Based on: The DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

 


 

On DVD
 

The Bookshop
DVD Release Date: January 15th
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: THE BOOKSHOP by Penelope Fitzgerald
England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
DVD Release Date: January 15th
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: The Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine
Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

The Old Man & the Gun
DVD Release Date: January 15th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: The essay "The Old Man and the Old Gun" from THE DEVIL AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession, by David Grann
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

First Man
DVD Release Date: January 22nd
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: FIRST MAN: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

The Hate U Give
DVD Release Date: January 22nd
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.