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November 2018

Books on Screen

November 2018

November's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, The Grinch and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; the debut of the Hallmark made-for-TV holiday movie, "Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe"; the ongoing series "Black Lightning," "The Flash," and "Arrow," all on The CW; and the DVD releases of Crazy Rich Asians, and The Little Mermaid.

 

In Theaters

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Release Date: November 2nd (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: E. T. A. Hoffmann's short story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and Marius Petipa's "The Nutcracker" ballet
All Clara wants is a key - a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer's annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key-which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. 

The Grinch
Release Date: November 9th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! by Dr. Seuss
The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming, and visually stunning, it's a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Release Date: November 16th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by J. K. Rowling
The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.

 



 

On TV
 

Made-for-TV Movies

"Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe"
Air Date: Friday, November 23rd at 8pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Based on: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND MISTLETOE by Melissa de la Cruz
Darcy is a career woman who hasn't found love, but her life turns upside down when she returns home to care for her sick mother.

 

Ongoing Series

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
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
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
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

Crazy Rich Asians
DVD Release Date: November 20th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

The Little Mermaid
DVD Release Date: November 20th
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: THE LITTLE MERMAID by Hans Christian Andersen
A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.