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A Street Cat Named Bob

Synopsis: 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.

A Street Cat Named Bob is an adaptation of James Bowen’s book, A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life. The film is scheduled for limited release on Friday, November 18th.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Synopsis: In 1926, Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on the Hogwart’s textbook of the same name written by J.K. Rowling. The film is scheduled for nationwide release on Friday, November 18th.


Synopsis: A five-year old boy takes a wrong train that leads him thousands of miles away from his home and family and is later adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, using scattered memories and Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family.

Lion is an adaptation of Saroo Brierley’s memoir, A Long Way Home. It is scheduled for limited release on Friday, November 25th.

Your Turn

So…it looks like November has some interesting movie adaptations. Have you read any of the books? Are you excited to return to the imaginative world of J.K. Rowling? Is the animal revolution taking over movies? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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