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The Best Books Coming to Screens This January

January is finally here. At least here in New York, that means the snowstorms will slowly ramp up until my back will 100% break from shoveling. But also, January has good things in it, such as New Year’s Day, when we all sit around hungover and anticipate all the things we’ll accomplish in the coming twelve months.

 

Best of all, January has four Fridays. That means four opportunities to go to the movies and see our favorite books come to life. Here are the movie adaptations you can get hyped for this January.

 

January 5th

 

Molly’s Game

 

Molly's Game

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Based on Molly Bloom’s memoir of the same name, Molly’s Game tells the true story of Bloom’s time running the most exclusive poker games for about a decade before getting arrested by the FBI. Jessica Chastain stars alongside Idris Elba.

 

January 12th

 

Paddington 2

 

Paddington 2

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The sequel to 2014’s Paddington, Paddington 2 continues the adventures of Michael Bond’s classic bear. This one is looking good, sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and people say the first one is excellent as well. Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, and Hugh Grant star, with Ben Whishaw voicing Paddington Bear.

 

January 19th

 

12 Strong

 

12 Strong

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Based on Doug Stanton’s non-fiction book Horse Soldiers, 12 Strong is the story of a 12 member team deployed in Afghanistan following the September 11th attacks, where they fight using unconventional tactics. Such as ride horses. The movie stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, and Michael Peña.

 

Mary and The Witch’s Flower

 

Mary and The Witch's Flower

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Based on The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is a little bit like Cinderella, except instead of becoming a princess for a night, Mary becomes a witch for a night. Sounds like a better deal. This is the first feature film from Studio Ponoc, which was founded by former Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiaki Nishimura.

 

January 26th

 

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

 

Death Cure

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The much-anticipated finale to the Maze Runner series, based on James Dashner’s novels, The Death Cure promises a fiery conclusion. You can expect more mazes in this one, as the characters must infiltrate the famed Last City. Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, and Patricia Clarkson star.

 

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