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November 2017

Books on Screen

November 2017

November's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Thor: Ragnarok, Murder on the Orient Express, The Breadwinner, Justice League, Wonder, and The Man Who Invented Christmas; the series premieres of "Marvel's The Punisher" and "Marvel's The Runaways"; the series finales of "Marvel's Inhumans" and "The Shannara Chronicles"; and the DVD releases of The Glass Castle, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.


In Theaters

Thor: Ragnarok
Release Date: November 3rd (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: The Marvel Comics character Thor

Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

Murder on the Orient Express
Release Date: November 10th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie

A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

The Breadwinner
Release Date: November 17th (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: THE BREADWINNER by Deborah Ellis

A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Justice League
Release Date: November 17th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: The DC Comics superhero team Justice League

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Release Date: November 17th (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: WONDER by R. J. Palacio

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

The Man Who Invented Christmas
Release Date: November 22nd (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits, by Les Standiford

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.





Series Premieres

"Marvel's The Punisher"
Release Date: November 17th on Netflix
Based on: The Marvel Comics character the Punisher

After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle becomes a vigilante known as "the Punisher", who aims to fight crime by any means necessary.

"Marvel's Runaways"
Release Date: November 21st on Hulu (the first three episodes will be available)
Based on: The Marvel Comics superhero team the Runaways

After discovering their parents are super-villains in disguise, a group of teenagers band together to run away from their homes in order to atone for their parents' actions and to discover the secrets of their origins.


Series/Season Finales

"Marvel's Inhumans"
Air Dates: Fridays at 8pm ET/PT on ABC; Season One Finale on November 10th
Based on: The race of superhumans appearing in various comic books published by Marvel Comics

An isolated community of superhumans fight to protect themselves.

"The Shannara Chronicles"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Spike; Season Two Finale on November 22nd
Based on: The Shannara Chronicles by Terry Brooks

Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.




The Glass Castle
DVD Release Date: November 7th
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: THE GLASS CASTLE: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
DVD Release Date: November 21st
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: Valérian and Laureline comic book series, created by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.