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May 2017

Books on Screen

May 2017

May's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Everything, Everything, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; the series premiere of "Anne with an E" on Netflix, the ongoing airing of "Famous in Love," and the season finales of "The Flash" and "Arrow"; and the DVD release of Before I Fall.

In Theaters

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Release Date: May 5th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Release Date: May 19th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL by Jeff Kinney

In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, based on the record-breaking book series, a family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course --- thanks to Greg's newest scheme to (finally!) become famous.

Everything, Everything
Release Date: May 19th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon

A teenage girl (Amandla Stenberg) is unable to leave her home because she has an immunodeficiency that makes her allergic to almost everything. However, her life changes for the better when she begins to communicate with the boy next door (Nick Robinson). Everything, Everything was directed by Stella Meghie, and was adapted from the YA novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon.


Series Premieres

"Spirit Riding Free"
Release Date: Season One available May 5th on Netflix
Based on: SPIRIT RIDING FREE: The Adventure Begins by Suzanne Selfors

When city-turned-country girl Lucky meets a wild mustang named Spirit, she feels an instant connection to the untamable horse. A courageous and natural-born leader, Lucky navigates this new world with her two new best friends, Pru and Abigail by her side. The trio embark on thrilling adventures, find genuine friendship, and discover what it means to be free!

"Anne with an E"
Release Date:
Season One available May 12th on Netflix
Based on: The Anne of Green Gables novels

A plucky orphan whose passions run deep finds an unlikely home with a hardened spinster and her soft-spoken bachelor brother. Based on the beloved books.


Season Finales

“The Flash”
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Three Finale on May 23rd
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.

Air Dates: Wednesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Five Finale on May 24th
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.


Ongoing Series

"Famous in Love"

Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on Freeform
Based on: FAMOUS IN LOVE by Rebecca Serle

A college student's big break in a Hollywood blockbuster leaves her navigating through an undeniable chemistry, and uncovering the truth about a missing popstar.




A Dog's Purpose

DVD Release Date: May 2nd
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: A DOG'S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron

A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Before I Fall
DVD Release Date: May 30th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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.