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March 2019

Books on Screen

March 2019

March's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Five Feet Apart, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase and Dumbo; the Netflix release of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, along with the ongoing series "Roswell, New Mexico," "Black Lightning," "The Flash" and "Arrow," all on The CW; and the DVD releases of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mortal Engines, Mary Poppins Returns, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and Aquaman.

In Theaters

Five Feet Apart
Release Date: March 15th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: FIVE FEET APART by Rachael Lippincott
A pair of teenagers with life-threatening illnesses meet in a hospital and fall in love.

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
Release Date: March 15th (limited)
MPAA: PG
Based on: THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE by Carolyn Keene
A bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings, Nancy and her pals set out to solve a mystery, make new friends, and establish their place in the community.

Dumbo
Release Date: March 29th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: DUMBO, THE FLYING ELEPHANT by Helen Aberson
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

 


On TV
Film Releases

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Release Date: March 1st on Netflix
MPAA Rating: TV - 14
Based on: THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
A boy in Malawi helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book.

 

Ongoing Series

"Roswell, New Mexico"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
MPAA Rating: TV-14
Based on: Roswell High series by Melinda Metz
A reimagining of Roswell, which centers on the residents of New Mexico, where aliens live undercover among humans.

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
MPAA Rating: TV-14
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
MPAA Rating: TV-14
Based on: The DC Comics character The Flash, created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and
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.Carmine Infantino

“Arrow”
Air Dates: Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
MPAA Rating: TV-14
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

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
DVD Release Date: March 12th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEMby J. K. Rowling
The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Mortal Engines
DVD Release Date: March 12th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: MORTAL ENGINES by Philip Reeve
In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.

Mary Poppins Returns
DVD Release Date: March 19th
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: The Mary Poppins series by P. L. Travers
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
DVD Release Date: March 19th
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: The Marvel Comics character Miles Morales/Spider-Man
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Aquaman
DVD Release Date: March 26th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name
Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.