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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.

November 2012

Just in time to start off the holidays, The Rise of the Guardians comes to theaters to delight and thrill! In this computer animated film based on the Guardians of Childhood series by William Joyce, the Immortal Guardians --- Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the Sandman --- ask Jack Frost to help them defeat the evil spirit, Pitch. Will they be able to defeat the Nightmare King?

August 2012

It’s time to get wimpy! The highly-anticipated third Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie, Dog Days, will be in theaters on August 3rd, and it promises to be the best one yet. In the film, which is based on the third and fourth books in Jeff Kinney’s popular series --- THE LAST STRAW and DOG DAYS --- Greg Heffley devises a plan to keep himself away from this season’s dog days: by pretending to work at a rich country club. But things don't go the way he envisioned them. He has an embarrassing accident at his local public pool, and disaster ensues further when he goes camping. Will Greg be able to make things right, or will trouble just keep following him?

Late March 2012

Currently on the big screen is Mirror Mirror, a new take on the classic Snow White tale. Snow White is an innocent princess in exile, and an evil Queen is ruthlessly ruling the kingdom she has stolen. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince. But the evil Queen is determined to take the prince for herself, and she'll stop at nothing to keep Snow White away from him. 

Early March 2012

Dr. Seuss’s classic, The Lorax, will be coming to theaters in 3D on March 2nd (which just happens to be Dr. Seuss’ birthday!). In this much-anticipated film adaptation, twelve-year-old Ted wants more than anything to win the affection of Audrey. One day, Audrey tells him that everything in their town of Thneed-Ville is artificial, and that the one thing she’s always wanted is to see a real live tree. Ted sets out on a dazzling adventure to find one, and along the way he meets the Lorax --- a grumpy but charming creature who serves as a guardian of the natural world.

December 2011

Ever since 1929, the French comic book artist Hergé has been spinning thrilling tales of Tintin, a curious young reporter, and his faithful dog Snowy. Now, on December 21st, The Adventures of Tintin, based on the comic book series, comes to the big screen. The film follows Tintin and Snowy as they discover a ship with a centuries-old mystery and get drawn into a desperate chase from a deadly villain. The two travel halfway around the world in search of The Unicorn, a shipwreck that may hold the key to a fortune, and are swept into exhilarating adventures along the way.