Everyone knows we are book people around here, that’s no secret! But sometimes our brains crave a different way to escape, and with so many amazing shows and movies out this summer, we don’t mind a good binge session every once and awhile. We usually read the book first, anyways.
Get your popcorn ready! Some of our favorite books are becoming movies, and we can’t wait to take a break from our beach reads to see what captivating stories are coming to life!
Red, White, & Royal Blue
Red, White, & Royal Blue, a beloved New York Times bestseller, captivated readers worldwide with its compelling story of Alex, the president’s son, and Prince Henry of Britain navigating a bitter rivalry that risks straining U.S./British relations. As fans of the novel eagerly anticipate the film adaptation, the promise of witnessing the thawing of their icy relationship and the unexpected sparks of romance between the two rivals has generated tremendous excitement and anticipation among audiences, making it one of the most eagerly awaited movie adaptations of the year.
Last Voyage of the Demeter
Most of us are familiar with Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula, which has inspired many of our favorite vampire films and shows over the years. In Last Voyage of the Demeter, the focus is one chapter of the novel, “The Captain’s Log,” and highlights strange and terrifying events that begin to take place on the ship and it’s ill-fated crew.
Experience a powerful exploration of brotherhood, identity, and the complexities of growing up in Brother, the cinematic adaptation of David Chariandy’s acclaimed novel. Join Francis and Michael on their poignant journey through the vibrant early hip hop scene in Toronto, where they confront the challenges of masculinity, family bonds, and the impact of race on their lives.
The acclaimed graphic novel Shortcomings comes to life on the big screen in this thought-provoking cinematic experience that follows the intricate lives of three diverse friends, grappling with love, identity, and cultural clashes, offering a profound exploration of modern relationships and the complexities of self-discovery.
You are SO Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah
Join the hilarious Adam Sandler in his heartwarming new movie “You are so not invited to my bat mitzvah,” exclusively on Netflix. In this family comedy, Sandler plays a lovable dad navigating the chaos of planning his daughter’s bat mitzvah while dealing with a series of comical mishaps and unexpected guests. Packed with Sandler’s signature humor and heartfelt moments, this film is a delightful celebration of family, love, and the joyous spirit of coming-of-age milestones.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Cowabunga! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in action, bringing a tidal wave of nostalgia and excitement for audiences of all ages in their latest movie. Join Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael as they team up to save New York City from the clutches of Shredder and his diabolical schemes. Packed with action, humor, and a touch of 80s charm, this TMNT adventure is a thrilling ride that will transport fans back to their childhoods while captivating a new generation of turtle fans
Get ready for an entertainment-filled August as a diverse array of TV shows hit the screens, promising to captivate viewers with thrilling new storylines and unforgettable characters.
Heartstopper Season 2
Get ready to fall in love all over again as Heartstopper returns for an enchanting second season on Netflix. Based on the heartwarming graphic novel series by Alice Oseman, this highly anticipated installment continues the tender journey of Nick and Charlie’s blossoming relationship. With heartfelt moments, authentic representation, and captivating performances, “Heartstopper 2” is a delightful and uplifting watch that will leave you with a warm smile and butterflies in your stomach.
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart
From the same directors who brought you Big Little Lies comes a gripping mini-series based on Holly Ringland’s novel of the same name. Follow Alice Hart’s poignant journey as she escapes her traumatic past and tries to find peace on her grandmother’s flower farm. With stunning landscapes, powerful storytelling, and a stellar cast bringing this evocative tale to life, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is a spellbinding exploration of love, healing, and the strength to bloom anew.
The Winter King
Embark on a thrilling medieval adventure with The Winter King, an epic new series inspired by the novel of the same name by Bernard Cornwell. Set against the backdrop of a turbulent 5th-century Britain, the show follows the legendary warrior, Uther, as he rises to power and battles to unite the war-torn lands. With breathtaking landscapes, intense battles, and a gripping narrative, The Winter King is a must-watch for fans of historical fiction and epic tales of kings and conquests.