• Coming Soon: Movies Based on Books

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    Doctor Strange

    Movie release: November 4, 2016
    Director: Scott Derrickson
    Starring: Rachel McAdams, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton
    Based on: Various Titles

    Summary: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant and conceited surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.


    Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

    Movie release: November 11, 2016
    Director: Ang Lee
    Starring: Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund
    Based on: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

    Summary:19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

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    Movie release: November 11, 2016
    Director: Denis Villeneuve
    Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
    Based on: Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

    Summary:A linguist is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications.


    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Movie release: November 18, 2016
    Director: David Yates
    Starring: Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell
    Based onFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander; J. K. Rowling

    Summary: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

    Nocturnal Animals


    Nocturnal Animals

    Movie release: November 18, 2016
    Director: Tom Ford
    Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Isla Fisher
    Based on: Nocturnal animals ; or Tony and Susan by Austin Wright

    Summary: An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

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    A Street Cat Named Bob

    Movie release: November 18, 2016
    Director: Roger Spottiswoode
    Starring: Bob the Cat, Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas
    Based on: A Street Cat Named Bob by james bowen  

    Summary:Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.




    Movie release: November 25, 2016
    Director: Garth Davis
    Starring: Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Dev Patel
    Based on: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

    Summary: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.




    Movie release: December 16, 2016
    Director: Pablo Larraín
    Starring: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco
    Based on: Various Titles

    Summary: An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.


    Assassin's Creed

    Movie release: December 21, 2016
    Director: Justin Kurzel
    Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons
    Based on: Various Titles 

    Summary: When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.

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    Patriots Day

    Movie release: December 21, 2016
    Director: Peter Berg
    Starring: Melissa Benoist, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan
    Based onBoston Strong: A City's Triumph Over Tragedy by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge

    Summary: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.


    A Monster Calls

    Movie release: January 6, 2017
    Director: J.A. Bayona
    Starring: Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson
    Based on: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

    Summary: A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom's terminal illness.

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    Hidden Figures

    Movie release: January 13, 2017
    Director: Theodore Melfi
    Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
    Based on: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

    Summary: A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.

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    Live by Night

    Movie release: January 13, 2017
    Director: Ben Affleck
    Starring: Ben Affleck, Scott Eastwood, Elle Fanning
    Based onLive by Night by Dennis Lehane

    Summary: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

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    A Dog's Purpose

    Movie release: January 13, 2017
    Director: Lasse Hallström
    Starring: Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton
    Based on: A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron

    Summary: A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

     same kind of different as me

    Same Kind of Different As Me

    Movie release: February 3, 2017
    Director: Michael Carney
    Starring: Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou
    Based on: Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall

    Summary: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.



    Movie release: February 3, 2017
    Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez
    Starring: Aimee Teegarden, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lizzie Brocheré
    Based on: Rings by Koji Suzuki

    Summary: A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in seven days.

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    T2: Trainspotting

    Movie release: February 10, 2017
    Director: Danny Boyle
    Starring: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller
    Based on: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

    Summary: A continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters.

     dark tower

    The Dark Tower

    Movie release: February 17, 2017
    Director: Nikolaj Arcel
    Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Katheryn Winnick
    Based on: The Dark Tower series by Steven King

    Summary: Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.



    Movie release: March 3, 2017
    Director: James Mangold
    Starring: Doris Morgado, Hugh Jackman, Boyd Holbrook
    Based on: Various Titles by Various Authors

    Summary: Set in the future, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation led by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan's healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier's Alzheimer's forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.

     beauty and the beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    Movie release: March 17, 2017
    Director: Bill Condon
    Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emma Watson, Luke Evans
    Based on: Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

    Summary: An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love.

     boss baby

    The Boss Baby

    Movie release: March 31, 2017
    Director: Tom McGrath
    Starring: Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Buscemi
    Based on: The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee

    Summary: A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

     zookeepers wife

    The Zookeeper's Wife

    Movie release: October 9, 2017
    Director: Niki Caro
    Starring: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh
    Based onThe Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

    Summary: The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.



    Movie release: April 7, 2017
    Director: Stephen Chbosky
    Starring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay
    Based onWonder by R. J. Palacio

    Summary: A young boy born with a facial deformity is destined to fit in at a new school, and to make everyone understand he's just another ordinary kid, and that beauty isn't skin deep.

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    The Mountain Between Us

    Movie release: October 20, 2017
    Director: Hany Abu-Assad
    Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet
    Based onThe Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

    Summary: A pair survive a plane crash in the mountains where they are forced to trust each other and find safety while badly injured. Director: Hany Abu-Assad


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