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February 2018

Books on Screen

February 2018

February's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Fifty Shades Freed, Annihilation and Every Day; the series premieres of "Altered Carbon" on Netflix and "The Looming Tower" on Hulu, along with the season two finale of "Victoria" on PBS Masterpiece; and the DVD releases of Wonder, Same Kind of Different as Me and Murder on the Orient Express.

 

In Theaters


Fifty Shades Freed

Release Date: February 9th (wide)
Based on: FIFTY SHADES FREED by E L James

Peter Rabbit
Release Date: February 9th (wide)
Based on: The stories of the character of the same name created by Beatrix Potter

Black Panther
Release Date: February 16th (wide)
Based on: The Marvel Comics character of the same name

Annihilation
Release Date: February 23rd (wide)
Based on: ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer

Every Day
Release Date: February 23rd (wide)
Based on: EVERY DAY by David Levithan

 



 

On TV
 

 

Series/Season Premieres

"Altered Carbon"
Release Date:
February 2nd on Netflix
Based on: ALTERED CARBON by Richard K. Morgan

"The Looming Tower" (10-episode miniseries)
Release Date: February 28th on Hulu
Based on: THE LOOMING TOWER: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

 

Series/Season Finales

"Victoria"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on "Masterpiece" on PBS; Season Two Finale on February 25th
Based on: VICTORIA by Daisy Goodwin

"Waco" (6-episode series)
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Paramount Network; Series Finale on February 28th
Based on: A PLACE CALLED WACO: A Survivor's Story, by David Thibodeau and Leon Whiteson

 

Ongoing Series

"The Alienist" (8-episode series)
Air Dates: Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on TNT
Based on: THE ALIENIST by Caleb Carr

"Bellevue" (8-episode series)
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on WGN America
Based on: TWELVE PATIENTS: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, by Eric Manheimer, MD

“The Magicians”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on Syfy
Based on: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman

"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: Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW
Based on: The DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

 


 

On DVD
 

Walking Out
DVD Release Date: February 6th
Based on: A short story in BLOOD LINE: Stories of Fathers & Sons, by David Quammen

Wonder
DVD Release Date: February 13th
Based on: WONDER by R. J. Palacio

Same Kind of Different as Me
DVD Release Date: February 20th
Based on: SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, with Lynn Vincent

Thor: Ragnarok
DVD Release Date: February 26th
Based on: The Marvel Comics character Thor

Murder on the Orient Express
DVD Release Date: February 27th
Based on: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie