Read Before You Watch: A List of Upcoming Movie Releases and Their Print Counterparts

For Adults:

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 Captive– Release: September 18. Based on the book “Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero” by Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly. Place a hold on this title here: Unlikely angel : the untold story of the Atlanta hostage hero

This high pressure, true story thriller is the tale of a single mother struggling with  addiction who is randomly taken hostage in her own Atlanta apartment by a man on the run for breaking out of jail and killing the judge assigned to his case.  Staring: Kate Mara (House of Cards,) Michael Kenneth Williams (12 Years a Slave) and David Oyelowo (Selma.)

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Room– Release November 6. Based on the book “Room” by Emma Donoghue. Place a hold on this title here : Room: a novel

A story of the unconditional love between mother and child. Little Jack knows nothing of the world save for the single room in which he was born and raised. Staring: Brie Larson (The Spectacular Now) and William H. Macy (Shameless.)

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The 33- Release: November 13. Based on the non-fiction book “Deep Down Dark” by Hector Tobar. Place a hold on this title here: Deep Down Dark.

Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days. Staring: Antonia Banderas (The Mask of Zorro) and Cote de Pablo (NCIS.)

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The Heart of the Sea– Release: December 11. Based on the book “In the Heart of The Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philstrick. Place a hold on his title here: In the Heart of The Sea

Based on the event which took place in 1820, a whaling vessel is preyed upon by a large sperm whale, stranding the crew for 90 days, thousands of miles away from home. This event would go on to be the inspiration for the classic novel “Moby Dick.” Staring: Chris Hemsworth (Thor,) Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Directed by Ron Howard.

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Snowden– Release: Christmas Day. Based on the non-fiction book “The Snowden Files, the Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” by Luke Harding. The Snowden Files.

The story of CIA employee, Edward Snowden and he leaked thousands of confidential files to the press making him he world’s most wanted man. Staring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises and Inception) and Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent.)

For Kids and Teens:

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The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trails- Release: September 18. Based on the Young Adult novel “The Scorch Trials” by James Dashner. Place a hold on this title here: The Scorch Trials.

The sequel to the mash hit The Maze Runner. Thomas and the other Gladers have escaped the Maze, but is there something far more sinister in store for them now? Staring: Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf and The Maze Runner) and Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones.)

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Goosebumps– Release: October 16. Based on the beloved Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine. Place a hold on one of the many titles here: Goosebumps- All Available Titles

When Zach Cooper meets Hanna, the niece of famed writer R.L. Stine, he unknowingly releases all of the writer’s from the books out into their small Maryland town. Will they capture all the monsters and return them to their books before it’s too late? Staring: Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda.)

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2- Release: November 20. Based on the final novel of the Young Adult trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Place a hold on this title here: Mockingjay.

The final installment in the blockbuster movie franchise. Katniss Everdeen and the rebels of District 13 lead a revolution against President Snow and The Capitol. Staring: Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook,) Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt and Capote,) and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect.)

If you see titles above you are interested in reading, follow the links provided and using your SEKnFind log-in information you can place a hold on the title yourself. If you are having trouble with the SEKnFind website or don’t have a log-in stop by or call the library and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

-Elizabeth, ACL Staff.