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Books on Screen

Each month, our Books on Screen feature spotlights movies, television shows, miniseries and specials that are based on books of various genres --- including novels, memoirs, comics, children's books, short stories and poetry --- along with the latest DVD releases.

April 2016

April has arrived; so while you wait for those April showers to give way to May flowers, why not grab some snacks (ice cream spooned straight out of the container if you're like me), and veg out with the latest book to screen adaptations?

March 2016

It’s finally March, and that means it’s almost time to pull out the T-shirts, shorts and skirts we were sadly deprived of during winter. Even though the weather is getting nicer, there's still no better way to spend a lazy day than with a great film and lots of snacks.  If you're looking for a way to spend a cozy weekend, here are some exciting book to screen adaptations hitting theaters this month.

February 2016

What better way to warm up on a brisk February day than to watch some of the latest book-to-screen adaptations?  For a sinister twist on Jane Austen's classic novel, check out Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a tale of romance, violence and heartbreak.  In this comedic reimagining of Austen's novel,  a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton --- and the dead are coming back to life!

January 2016

We're glad it's not summer because this month's Books on Screen options are going to leave you wanting to stay as far from the waves as possible. First there's The Finest Hours, the remake of the book of the same name by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman, which follows members of the Coast Guard attempting to save 30 sailors in one of the worst storms in New England's history.

December 2015

Holiday shopping can be stressful, right? Finding the perfect gift for your mom, dad, grandma, that classmate you got as your Secret Santa but you don't know at all...the list goes on. Why not give yourself a break between stores by heading to the movie theater?

November 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 comes to theaters November 20th, and we can't wait! Here are some ways to celebrtate and get excited for the final installment...May the odds be ever in your favor.

  • Bake Mockingjay shaped cupcakes, a delicious and fun treat!
  • Follow the movie's official Twitter account to get the inside scoop on the film and the actors.
  • Watch (or rewatch) the trailer.
  • Brush up on your Hunger Games knowledge!
  • Learn how to braid your hair like Katniss's iconic style.
  • Read this hilarious interview with the cast.
  • And of course, you can always reread The Hunger Games series!

For more on The Hunger Games --- and all of the other books on screen coming out this month, see below!


October 2015

Welcome to our Pumpkin Spice edition™ of Books on Screen! You didn’t think we’d miss out on October’s bestselling rebrand, did you? This month, we’ll be evaluating the top books on screen based on their Pumpkin Spice Rating (PSR), which is just as silly and delicious as it sounds! Toss your regular old latte, because we’re about to go full fall!

September 2015

DVD releases are where it's at this month! We have the newest Cinderella remake, which stars a fantastic cast including Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter, out September 15th. There's also Pitch Perfect 2 with awesome musical numbers from your favorite tracks, releasing September 22nd. Also the boys from the Glade are back in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, out in theaters September 18th!

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August 2015

Heroes are going to rule the box office this month, with The Fantastic Four, out August 7th, and the Japanese film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'  releasing August 4th.

July 2015

John Green fans will be happy this month because Paper Towns is finally coming to theaters! Natt Wolf, who played Isaac in The Fault in Our Stars, stars as Quentin "Q" Jacobsen opposite Cara Delivigne as Margo Roth Spiegelman. Also out this month is Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellan (you may know him best as Gandalf or Magneto), told from the unique perspective of an aging Sherlock Holmes reflecting on his life and past cases.