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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.

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.

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.