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Books on Screen

Each month, our Books on Screen feature spotlights movies, television shows, miniseries and specials that are based on books of various genres --- including novels, memoirs, comics, children's books, short stories and poetry --- along with the latest DVD releases.

August 2016

August is here and the end of summer is drawing nigh! But although summer might be ending, that doesn’t mean it’s any less hot --- in fact, these past few weeks have been sweatier than ever. With that in mind, closing off your summer with a fun trip to the cool movie theatre might be the best way to go! And with school starting up again, either now or in a few weeks, there’s less and less time to go and see these fun, book-based flicks.

July 2016

July is finally upon us, which means school is definitely out for all teens and now you have more free time to do what you want. We know you're probably outside reading, eating BBQ and basking in the summer sun, but if you need an escape from the heat, the movie theater is always the way to go. Bring on the air-conditioning and salty snacks!

June 2016

Whether you're relaxing by the pool or sweating it out on the beach this summer, a trip to the movies is always a great way to cool down during this season's scorching months. If you're looking for a nice way to break up your days, make sure to check out these popular book-to-screen adaptions!

In theatres we have this summer's most talked about love story, Me Before You, starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. Will the film outshine the heart-warming, best-selling novel? Go get your tickets today to find out! Next up we have The Fundamentals of Caring, the funny and insightful story of an 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy and the hapless caregiver who takes him on a cross-country roadtrip. Along the way, the pair discovers the true meaning of friendship and what it means to be alive.

May 2016

May is finally here, which means summer is just around the corner! Why not take a break in between switching out your winter wardrobe and finalizing your summer plans with an exciting new book-to-screen adaptation?

First up we have Captain America: Civil War, the third movie about America's most patriotic superhero, which releases on May 6th. For all of you ALICE IN WONDERLAND fans out there, May 24th brings Alice Through the Looking Glass, yet another version of the trippy tale starring Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway. In this follow-up to the 2010 hit, Alice in Wonderland, Alice finds herself in the chamber of the Grand Clock and is forced to return the past of her friends --- and dangerous enemies.

April 2016

April has arrived; so while you wait for those April showers to give way to May flowers, why not grab some snacks (ice cream spooned straight out of the container if you're like me), and veg out with the latest book to screen adaptations?

March 2016

It’s finally March, and that means it’s almost time to pull out the T-shirts, shorts and skirts we were sadly deprived of during winter. Even though the weather is getting nicer, there's still no better way to spend a lazy day than with a great film and lots of snacks.  If you're looking for a way to spend a cozy weekend, here are some exciting book to screen adaptations hitting theaters this month.

February 2016

What better way to warm up on a brisk February day than to watch some of the latest book-to-screen adaptations?  For a sinister twist on Jane Austen's classic novel, check out Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a tale of romance, violence and heartbreak.  In this comedic reimagining of Austen's novel,  a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton --- and the dead are coming back to life!

January 2016

We're glad it's not summer because this month's Books on Screen options are going to leave you wanting to stay as far from the waves as possible. First there's The Finest Hours, the remake of the book of the same name by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman, which follows members of the Coast Guard attempting to save 30 sailors in one of the worst storms in New England's history.

December 2015

Holiday shopping can be stressful, right? Finding the perfect gift for your mom, dad, grandma, that classmate you got as your Secret Santa but you don't know at all...the list goes on. Why not give yourself a break between stores by heading to the movie theater?

November 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 comes to theaters November 20th, and we can't wait! Here are some ways to celebrtate and get excited for the final installment...May the odds be ever in your favor.

  • Bake Mockingjay shaped cupcakes, a delicious and fun treat!
  • Follow the movie's official Twitter account to get the inside scoop on the film and the actors.
  • Watch (or rewatch) the trailer.
  • Brush up on your Hunger Games knowledge!
  • Learn how to braid your hair like Katniss's iconic style.
  • Read this hilarious interview with the cast.
  • And of course, you can always reread The Hunger Games series!

For more on The Hunger Games --- and all of the other books on screen coming out this month, see below!