The holiday season is full of must-see oscar contenders, but there are still adaptations to see for those of use who like to #GetReelLit. The December 2016 movies for this month’s Literary News are adaptations that will delight kids with fantasy and tantalize adults with thrills.

A Kind of Murder – December 16

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Synopsis: A successful and handsome man seems to have it all until the day his wife’s body is found at the bottom of a cliff. Under the intense scrutiny of the investigation, he commits one mistake after another until he finds his perfect life derailed. A Kind of Murder is based on the 1954 novel, The Blunderer, by Patricia Highsmith.

A Monster Calls – December 23

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Synopsis: 12-year-old Conor attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales. A Monster Calls is based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel of the same name by Patrick Ness.

Your Turn

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