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June 2018

Books on Screen

June 2018

June's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Adrift and Leave No Trace, as well as the series premiere of Marvel's "Cloak and Dagger" on Freeform, and the DVD releases of the YA adaptations A Wrinkle in Time, Every Day and Love, Simon.

 

In Theaters


Adrift

Release Date: June 1st (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: RED SKY IN MOURNING: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea, by Tami Oldham Ashcraft with Susea McGearhart

Adrift is based on the inspiring true story of two sailors who set out to journey across the ocean from Tahiti to San Diego. Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) couldn't anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Adrift is the unforgettable story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love.

Leave No Trace
Release Date: June 29th (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: MY ABANDONMENT by Peter Rock

Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.

 


 

On TV
 

Series/Season Premieres

"Marvel's Cloak & Dagger"
Air Dates: Thursdays at 8pm ET/PT on Freeform; Series Premiere on June 7th
Based on: The Marvel Comics characters of the same name

Two teens in a budding romance discover they both have special powers that complement each other's. Based on the Marvel comic-book series.


 

On DVD

Every Day
DVD Release Date:
June 5th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: EVERY DAY by David Levithan

Based on David Levithan's acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named "A" who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.

A Wrinkle in Time
DVD Release Date: June 5th

MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle

Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg's younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry (Chris Pine), which torments Meg and has left her mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) to three celestial guides-Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling)-who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must look deep within herself and embrace her flaws to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness closing in on them.

Love, Simon
DVD Release Date: June 12th

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti ("Riverdale," "The Flash," "Supergirl"), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger ("This is Us"), and based on Becky Albertalli's acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.