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August 2017

Books on Screen

August 2017

August's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Glass Castle and The Dark Tower; and the DVD releases of The CircleDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Everything, Everything.

 

In Theaters


The Dark Tower

Release Date: August 4th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world's most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
 

The Glass Castle
Release Date: August 11th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: THE GLASS CASTLE: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls's best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
 


On DVD
 

The Circle
DVD Release Date: August 1st
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

The Circle is a gripping modern thriller starring Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Tom Hanks (Sully) and John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
DVD Release Date: August 8th
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
DVD Release Date: August 15th
MPAA Rating:
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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.