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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 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.

November 2016

Despite appearances to the contrary, November 2016 is no turkey. It's the perfect month for movie lovers to get in some serious watching before Peak Prestige Season™ hits. With an assortment of entertainment as vast and delectable as a Thanksgiving dinner, there's plenty to be thankful for this month --- that is, if you love Books on Screen. 

October 2016

Welcome back, Books on Screen lovers! We find ourselves together in this very October-y October, when the leaves are starting to turn and pumpkin spice once again resumes its delicious reign of terror! For those of you who aren’t exclusively watching scary movies or The Rocky Horror Picture Show on repeat this month, here are some great entertainment alternatives.

September 2016

Hello, Books on Screen lovers! At long last, September is upon us, which means there's a reason to visit theaters besides their indefatigable AC: fall-quality movies. What a time to be alive! Where do we even begin? Like a '90s boy band, there's something for everyone this month. Instead of our usual dense, paragraphs-long roundup, we're going to go with a different approach and break some of our movies down by target demo. You ready? I'm ready!

August 2016

Welcome back, Books on Screen lovers! Technically, we’re not even halfway through the summer, but it sure feels like things are winding down. As Howard Schultz always says, the best thing about August is that it’s almost fall. Whether you love the summer or would rather stay in and marathon Michael Bay movies for the entirety of August, one thing we can all agree on is that it’s never too early for subtle pumpkin spice latte jokes.

July 2016

Hello, Books on Screen readers, and welcome back from your sun- and domestic beer-soaked holiday weekends! As things heat up on screens and off, July couldn’t be a better time to celebrate our national rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of AC. Those rights are right, right?