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January 2019

Books on Screen

January 2019

January's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films A Dog's Way Home, Ashes in the Snow and The Upside; the season four finale of Starz's "Outlander," along with the series premieres of "The Passage" on FOX, "A Discovery of Witches" on Sundance Now and "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" on Netflix; and the DVD releases of The Hate U Give, The Girl in the Spider's Web, Eating Animals and The Wife.

 

In Theaters


Ashes in the Snow
Release Date: January 11th (limited)
Based on: BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys

The Aspern Papers
Release Date: January 11th (limited)
Based on: THE ASPERN PAPERS by Henry James

A Dog's Way Home
Release Date: January 11th (wide)
Based on: A DOG'S WAY HOME by W. Bruce Cameron

The Upside
Release Date: January 11th (wide)
Based on: YOU CHANGED MY LIFE: A Memoir, by Abdel Sellou

 


 

On TV

 

Series/Season Premieres

"A Series of Unfortunate Events"
Release Date: January 1st on Netflix (Season Three)
Based on: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

"Tidying Up with Marie Kondo"
Release Date: January 1st on Netflix (Season One)
Based on: THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

"The Passage"
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on FOX; Series Premiere on January 14th
Based on: THE PASSAGE by Justin Cronin

"Roswell, New Mexico"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW; Series Premiere on January 15th
Based on: Roswell High series by Melinda Metz

"Deadly Class"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy; Series Premiere on January 16th
Based on: Deadly Class comic book series by Rick Remender and Wes Craig

"A Discovery of Witches" (8-episode series)
Release Date: January 17th on Sundance Now (Season One)
Based on: A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness

“The Magicians”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on Syfy; Season Four Premiere on January 23rd
Based on: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman

 

Series/Season Finales

"Outlander"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz; Season Four Finale on January 27th
Based on: DRUMS OF AUTUMN by Diana Gabaldon

 

Ongoing Series

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character of the same name

“The Flash”
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character The Flash, created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino

“Arrow”
Air Dates: Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

 


 

On DVD
 

Eating Animals
DVD Release Date: January 1st
Based on: EATING ANIMALS by Jonathan Safran Foer

The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story
DVD Release Date: January 2nd
Based on: THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB: A Lisbeth Salander Novel by David Lagercrantz

Memoir of War
DVD Release Date: January 8th
Based on: THE WAR: A Memoir, by Marguerite Duras

The Bookshop
DVD Release Date: January 15th
Based on: THE BOOKSHOP by Penelope Fitzgerald

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
DVD Release Date: January 15th
Based on: The Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine

The Old Man & the Gun
DVD Release Date: January 15th
Based on: The essay "The Old Man and the Old Gun" from THE DEVIL AND SHERLOCK HOLMES: Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession, by David Grann

First Man
DVD Release Date: January 22nd
Based on: FIRST MAN: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen

The Hate U Give
DVD Release Date: January 22nd
Based on: THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

Boy Erased
DVD Release Date: January 29th
Based on: BOY ERASED: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley

Hunter Killer
DVD Release Date: January 29th
Based on: FIRING POINT by George Wallace and Don Keith

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
DVD Release Date: January 29th
Based on: E. T. A. Hoffmann's short story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and Marius Petipa's "The Nutcracker" ballet

The Wife
DVD Release Date: January 29th
Based on: THE WIFE by Meg Wolitzer