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December 2017

Books on Screen

December 2017

December's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films November Criminals, Ferdinand, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Crooked House; and the DVD releases of The Mountain Between Us and Victoria & Abdul.

 

In Theaters

November Criminals
Release Date: December 8th (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: THE NOVEMBER CRIMINALS by Sam Munson

A teenager takes on his own investigation of a murder in Washington D.C.

Ferdinand
Release Date: December 15th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: THE STORY OF FERDINAND written by Munro Leaf, drawings by Robert Lawson

A giant but gentle bull must find a way to break free from his captors and return home to his family.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Release Date: December 20th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: A screen story by Chris McKenna, based on JUMANJI by Chris Van Allsburg

Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose.

Crooked House
Release Date: December 22nd (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: CROOKED HOUSE by Agatha Christie

Someone poisons the patriarch of the wealthy Leonides family, leading to an investigation.

 


On DVD

Victoria & Abdul
DVD Release Date: December 19th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: VICTORIA & ABDUL: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy.

The Mountain Between Us
DVD Release Date: December 26th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US by Charles Martin

Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must work together to endure the extreme elements of the remote, snow-covered terrain.