Collage of films adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, October 04, 2021

It feels good to be back! After 19 months, films are once again back in theaters! It’s time for this blog to return to its original purpose, to let you know about new film adaptations as they hit the big (and small) screen.

Film adaptations of Shakespeare's works
Elizabeth Graney, April 23, 2020

Did you know that scholars are uncertain as to Shakespeare’s actual birthday? We have a record of his baptism on April 26, 1564 and a burial marker that states he was 52 when he passed, but no more physical evidence to go on.

dog sleeping next to woman using library card and tablet computer
Madeline Peña, March 20, 2020

Aunque nuestras puertas están cerradas, la biblioteca digital siempre está abierta para ti. Con tu tarjeta de biblioteca puedes leer libros, ver películas o series de televisión, tomar una clase o aprender un idioma desde casa.

cover of three of the books featured on the blog posts
Christa Deitrick, February 08, 2020

Fictional characters, run for the hills! Or better yet, stay home. Oscar is falling all over himself to fawn on biopics. The biopic (a biographical film based on the life of a public or historical figure) has always been Oscar bait.

book covers of three of the movies coming out in January
Christa Deitrick, January 07, 2020

January is the cruelest month for movies based on books—or movies in general, for that matter. The weakest releases typically happen in the early months of the year, far away from the summer and holiday blockbuster seasons.

book covers of three of the movies coming out in December
Christa Deitrick, December 04, 2019

Here in L.A. we had a wet Thanksgiving and we probably won’t have a white Christmas, but we can still take part in that old tradition—big-budget holiday movies. December looks like a pretty mixed bag in terms of movies based on books—there are a few possible sugarplums and some likely lumps of coal.

three movie posters coming out in November
Christa Deitrick, November 06, 2019

Put away the plastic skeletons and styrofoam headstones. November is upon us—let the holiday film season begin. There’s always a slew of major releases that come out this time of year, so read on for a sneak peek of brand-new movies that are based on books!

5 spooky movie covers
Christa Deitrick, October 05, 2019

There’s not much going on this month in terms of new movies based on books. There’s Joker and The Addams Family, but those are based on comic book/cartoon characters, not book-length works of fiction.

collage of Movie Posters and books
Elizabeth Graney, September 04, 2019

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times—the book was better! There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.

young man in tank top running away from another man
Neale Stokes, August 21, 2019

Matt Porterfield has written and directed four feature films, all set in his hometown of Baltimore. His latest, Sollers Point, tells the story of a young man just released from prison and living under house arrest with his father.