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November 2018

Books on Screen

November 2018

November's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Girl in the Spider's Web, The Grinch and Boy Erased; the season four premiere of "Outlander" on Starz, along with the debut of two miniseries --- HBO's "My Brilliant Friend" and AMC's "The Little Drummer Girl" --- plus three Hallmark made-for-TV holiday movies, among them Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe; and the DVD releases of Crazy Rich Asians, Bel Canto, The Children Act and Juliet, Naked.

 

In Theaters


Boy Erased

Release Date: November 2nd (limited)
Based on: BOY ERASED: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Release Date: November 2nd (wide)
Based on: E. T. A. Hoffmann's short story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and Marius Petipa's "The Nutcracker" ballet

The Front Runner
Release Date: November 6th (limited)
Based on: ALL THE TRUTH IS OUT: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, by Matt Bai

The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story
Release Date: November 9th (wide)
Based on: THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB: A Lisbeth Salander Novel by David Lagercrantz

The Grinch
Release Date: November 9th (wide)
Based on: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! by Dr. Seuss

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Release Date: November 16th (wide)
Based on: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by J. K. Rowling

 



 

On TV
 

 

Made-for-TV Movies

Christmas Joy
Air Date: Saturday, November 3rd at 8pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Based on: CHRISTMAS JOY by Nancy Naigle

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe
Air Date: Friday, November 23rd at 8pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Based on: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND MISTLETOE by Melissa de la Cruz

A Shoe Addict's Christmas
Air Date:
Sunday, November 25th at 8pm ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Based on: A SHOE ADDICT'S CHRISTMAS by Beth Harbison

 

Series/Season Premieres

"My Brilliant Friend" (8-episode miniseries)
Air Dates: Sundays and Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on HBO; Series Premiere on November 18th
Based on: MY BRILLIANT FRIEND by Elena Ferrante

"The Little Drummer Girl" (6-part miniseries)
Air Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on AMC; Series Premiere on November 19th
Based on: THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL by John le Carré

"Outlander"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz; Season Four Premiere on November 4th
Based on: DRUMS OF AUTUMN by Diana Gabaldon

 

Season Finale

"You"
Air Dates: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on Lifetime; Season Two Finale on November 11th
Based on: YOU by Caroline Kepnes

 

Ongoing Series

"Midnight, Texas"
Air Dates: Fridays at 9pm ET/PT on NBC
Based on: Midnight, Texas series by Charlaine Harris

"I Feel Bad"
Air Dates: Thursdays at 9:30pm ET/PT on NBC
Based on: I FEEL BAD: All Day. Every Day. About Everything, by Orli Auslander

"Black Lightning"
Air Dates: Tuesdays 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
 

Bel Canto
DVD Release Date: November 6th
Based on: BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett

Christopher Robin
Release Date: November 6th
Based on: Characters from WINNIE-THE-POOH by A. A. Milne

Loving Pablo
DVD Release Date: November 6th
Based on: LOVING PABLO, HATING ESCOBAR by Virginia Vallejo

Papillon
DVD Release Date: November 6th
Based on: PAPILLON and BANCO: The Further Adventures of Papillon, by Henri Charrière

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
DVD Release Date: November 6th
Based on: FULL SERVICE: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, by Scotty Bowers with Lionel Friedberg

The Children Act
DVD Release Date: November 13th
Based on: THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan

Juliet, Naked
DVD Release Date: November 13th
Based on: JULIET, NAKED by Nick Hornby

Crazy Rich Asians
DVD Release Date: November 20th
Based on: CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan

The Little Mermaid
DVD Release Date: November 20th
Based on: THE LITTLE MERMAID by Hans Christian Andersen

We the Animals
DVD Release Date: November 20th
Based on: WE THE ANIMALS by Justin Torres

The Little Stranger
DVD Release Date: November 27th
Based on: THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters