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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.

September 2017

September's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films IT and American Assassin; the season three premiere of "Outlander" on Starz and the movie Our Souls at Night available on Netflix; and the DVD releases of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

August 2017

August's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Glass Castle and The Dark Tower; the season seven finale of HBO's "Game of Thrones" and the series premiere of "Get Shorty" on EPIX; and the DVD releases of The Circle, The Dinner and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.

July 2017

July's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Spider-Man: Homecoming and Atomic Blonde; the long-awaited season seven premiere of "Game of Thrones" on HBO and the series premiere of "Midnight, Texas" on NBC; and the DVD releases of The Lost City of Z and The Zookeeper's Wife.

June 2017

June's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie and Wonder Woman; the series premiere of "The Mist" on Spike; the season two premiere of "Queen Sugar on OWN; the conclusion of the Starz miniseries "The White Princess"; and the season finales of "The Handmaid's Tale," "American Gods" and "The Son."

May 2017

May's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Dinner and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul; the HBO movie The Wizard of Lies, starring Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff; the series premieres of "Anne with an E" and "Spirit Riding Free" on Netflix, along with the season finales of "The Flash" and "Arrow"; and the DVD releases of Fifty Shades Darker and Before I Fall.

April 2017

April's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Circle and The Lost City of Z; the HBO movie The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Oprah Winfrey; the series premieres of "American Gods," "The White Princess" and "The Handmaid's Tale," along with the season finales of "The Magicians" and "Hap and Leonard"; and the DVD releases of Hidden Figures and The Bye Bye Man.

March 2017

March's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Shack, Before I Fall, The Zookeeper's Wife and Beauty and the Beast; the series premieres of "Time After Time" and "13 Reasons Why," along with the second season premiere of "Hap and Leonard"; and the DVD releases of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, A Kind of Murder and A Monster Calls.

February 2017

We’re only a little over a month into 2017, and already the world feels topsy-turvy. I mean, it’s February and there’s NO NEW NICHOLAS SPARKS MOVIE. What’s next, no superheroes in July? I can't live like this!

January 2017

Happy New Year, Books on Screen lovers! There's nothing like the bleak entertainment landscape of January to bring us back to reality after a festive holiday season. The good news is that if you binged all the prestige movies while you were avoiding your family for most of December, there are plenty of great television shows to watch this month, both new and old favorites. In the spirit of staying positive in 2017, let’s focus on those (don’t say it, don’t think it).

December 2016

This month, Books on Screen is truly an embarrassment of riches: two non-Taken Liam Neeson movies, including a years-in-the-making Scorsese pet project; Taraji P. Henson in the frames of my dreams; and Patrick Wilson in --- let’s face it --- pretty much anything. Let’s get down to the details before I get too distracted by what a good title “An Embarrassment of Richards” would be for a sexy calendar.