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May 2017

Books on Screen

May 2017

May's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films The Dinner and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul; the HBO movie The Wizard of Lies, starring Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff; the series premieres of "Anne with an E" and "Spirit Riding Free" on Netflix, along with the season finales of "The Flash" and "Arrow"; and the DVD releases of Fifty Shades Darker and Before I Fall.

 

In Theaters


The Dinner

Release Date: May 5th (wide)
Based on: THE DINNER by Herman Koch

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Release Date: May 5th (wide)
Based on: Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Release Date: May 19th (wide)
Based on: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL by Jeff Kinney

Everything, Everything
Release Date: May 19th (wide)
Based on: EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING by Nicola Yoon

Wakefield
Release Date: May 19th (limited); available through video on demand on May 26th
Based on: The short story "Wakefield" by E. L. Doctorow
 



 

On TV
 

 

Film Premiere

The Wizard of Lies
Air Date: Saturday, May 20th at 8pm ET/PT on HBO
Based on: THE WIZARD OF LIES: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, by Diana B. Henriques

 

Series Premieres

"Spirit Riding Free"
Release Date: Season One available May 5th on Netflix
Based on: SPIRIT RIDING FREE: The Adventure Begins by Suzanne Selfors

"Anne with an E"
Release Date:
Season One available May 12th on Netflix
Based on: The Anne of Green Gables novels

"Still Star-Crossed"
Air Dates: Mondays at 10pm ET/PT; Series Premiere on May 29th
Based on: STILL STAR-CROSSED by Melinda Taub

 

Season Finales

“The Flash”
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Three Finale on May 23rd
Based on: DC Comics character The Flash, created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino

“Arrow”
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW; Season Five Finale on May 24th
Based on: DC Comics character Green Arrow, created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp

 

Ongoing Series

"The Handmaid's Tale"
Air Dates: Wednesdays on Hulu
Based on: THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood

"The White Princess"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz
Based on: THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory

"American Gods"
Air Dates: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on Starz
Based on: AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman

"The Son"
Air Dates: Saturdays at 9pm ET/PT on AMC
Based on: THE SON by Philipp Meyer

"Famous in Love"
Air Dates: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on Freeform
Based on: FAMOUS IN LOVE by Rebecca Serle

 


 

On DVD


I Am Not Your Negro

DVD Release Date: May 2nd
Based on: REMEMBER THIS HOUSE, an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin

A Dog's Purpose

DVD Release Date: May 2nd
Based on: A DOG'S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron

Rings
DVD Release Date: May 2nd
Based on: RING by Kôji Suzuki

Fifty Shades Darker
DVD Release Date: May 9th
Based on: FIFTY SHADES DARKER by E L James

Logan
DVD Release Date: May 23rd
Based on: Wolverine: Old Man Logan comics by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven

Before I Fall
DVD Release Date: May 30th
Based on: BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver

The Shack
DVD Release Date: May 30th
Based on: THE SHACK by William P. Young