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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.

March 2015

Well, loyal Books on Screen readers, we’ve made it through another awards season and are one more entertainment year wiser.

February 2015

Breaking news: Love is no longer the aggresive, beating heart of February! Or at least you wouldn’t know that it is just by considering the movies coming out this month. Whereas in past Februarys (Februaries?), we cinephiles have been bombarded with all manner of romantic films --- comedies, dramas, classics and otherwise --- this year Hollywood seems to have given us a much-needed break. So unless you consider Fifty Shades of Grey a love story for the ages (no judgment), there is neither a lovestruck heroine nor a grand romantic gesture in sight. It looks like we dodged a heart-shaped bullet this least until March!

January 2015

Warm winter greetings, Books on Screen lovers! And while warm might be looking like a frozen pipe dream as we gear up for the chillier winter months, we at the very least can distract ourselves with the season’s various award shows --- broadcast from the only warm physical place on the planet right now: Hollywood! Or, if you need more immediate relief, just Google “Channing Tatum in a tux.”

December 2014

Between the Sony hack and cheesy award bait, movie magic seems harder to come by this holiday season. Fortunately, we have a great roundup of books on screen to keep you spellbound until the new year!

November 2014

The weather outside might be getting colder, but the Oscar race is just warming up! Can you feel it? No? Maybe you should be seeing more movies (or, at the very least, spending more time skimming entertainment blogs)!

October 2014

What’s the difference between the month of October and a Peter Jackson movie? October doesn’t go on forever! Which is unfortunate, but necessary, as it brings us one month closer to Oscars season. And by the invariable mathematics of Hollywood: Oscar-hopeful movies>movies. So grab a pumpkin spice latte (and then carefully tuck it into your jacket so it doesn’t get confiscated by a ticket taker), and head out to see some books on screen!

September 2014

We’re on the wrong side of Labor Day, which means it’s time to put away your summer sunglasses and break out your fall shades. It also means serious moviegoers are in luck; days aren’t the only things getting darker! Much like post-J. Lo Ben Affleck, September movies are starting to take themselves seriously --- a welcome change after a summer that offered us fare that was little better than Gigli. So toss your 3D specs and check out these fall books on screen.

August 2014

There’s been a lot of grumbling lately about the lack of original material making its way around Hollywood. But with all these exciting book adaptations coming out, it’s hard to get too upset about it! Sure, originality seems to be in shorter supply out there than it should be, but the creative energy that goes into adapting some of our favorite books is nothing short of astounding. Although we could all probably live with one less James Franco pet project.

July 2014

You’re up, summer blockbuster fans! It’s the movie season you’ve been waiting for, when movies get bigger and louder --- and hit harder than a Huffington Post article! Jokes aside, it’s a great month to hunker down in a cool theater or crank up your AC and check out some of the latest books on screen.

June 2014

Summer is here --- the sun is out, the weather is warmer and schools are letting out. June is the perfect time to take a book to the park and relax in the warmth, but it’s also a great time to retreat into the cool dark of a theater and watch one of many summer blockbusters. Quite a few of those movies this month are books on screen.