WHEN LIT GETS REEL: DECEMBER 2016

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Image: Lloyd Dirks

A Kind of Murder

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. It is scheduled for limited release on Friday, December 16th.

A Monster Calls

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. The film is scheduled for limited release on Friday, December 23rd and expansion release on Friday, January 6th.

Your Turn

So…December brings movie adaptations to delight both kids and adults. Are you hoping that either of these limited releases will be at a theater near you? Will you read the book before the movie? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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