November 2016 Cinema Adaptations

November 2016 Cinema Adaptations


The Light Between Oceans

Based on the book of the same name written by M.L. Stedman


On the remote island of Janus in Western Australia in the aftermath of WWI, traumatised war veteran Tom Sherbourne works as the lighthouse keeper. He’s married to warm and vivacious Isabel, who’s the love of his life. But unfortunately the couple are unable to have children.

When a rowing boat washes ashore containing a dead man and a baby girl, Isabel implores her husband to keep the child and pretend that she’s their own. Against his better judgement, he gives in. But this decision has far-reaching and life-changing consequences.

Director – Derek Cianfrance
Stars – Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz
Release Date – 1st November 2016
Rated – 12A



A Street Cat Named Bob

Based on the book of the same name written by James Bowen


The real Bob stars in the heart-warming true story of a cat who saved a homeless man’s life.

James Bowen is in a bad place. Addicted to drugs from an early age, the Covent Garden busker lives a chaotic life and has endured periods of homelessness. But his life changes when a stray ginger tom cat turns up in his supported housing complex. He names his new feline pal Bob and the duo soon become inseparable, giving James the motivation to turn his life around.

Based on the inspirational bestseller of the same title, which was credited with changing public perceptions about the homeless, this is a moving, uplifting and often humorous story of hope.

Director – Roger Spottiswoode
Stars – Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt
Release Date – 4th November 2016
Rated – 12A



Nocturnal Animals

Based on the book ‘Tony and Susan’ Written by Austin Wright


LA art gallery owner Susan is prosperous and successful but deeply unhappy in her faltering marriage to emotionally distant Walker. Out of the blue, she receives the manuscript of a novel by her ex-husband Edward, who she dumped 19 years earlier. As she starts to read, the story springs to life on screen.

It’s a gruesome, symbolism-laden West Texan revenge tale, beginning with a man named Tony, his wife Susan and their daughter being terrorised by a gang of good ol’ boys led by the sinister Ray Marcus.

Director – Tom Ford
Stars – Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon
Release Date – 4th November 2016
Rated – 15




Based on the book ‘Stories of your Life and Others’ written by Ted Chiang


When twelve spacecraft land at seemingly random locations all over Earth, US Army Colonel Weber recruits two experts to handle the ‘first contact’.

Military scientist Ian Donnelly is teamed with Dr. Louise Banks – a linguist whose mission is to determine the aliens’ intentions. This is an urgent task. Although the craft appear to pose no immediate threat, their arrival sparks widespread public alarm and heightens international tensions between old foes.

What Louise doesn’t anticipate is that the work will illuminate a tragedy in her own past.

Director – Denis Villeneuve
Stars – Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker
Release Date – 10th November 2016
Rated – 12A



American Pastoral

Based on the book of the same name written by Philip Roth


Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov seems to lead a charmed and perfect life. A former high school football star, he married Dawn, the beautiful former Miss New Jersey, and is now a successful businessman. But this is the strife-ridden America of the 1960s.

As she becomes a teenager, the couple’s suttering only child Merry finds herself drawn to revolutionary politics. Beginning with peaceful protests against the Vietnam War, her radicalism leads to a shocking act that destroys the family from within.

Director – Ewan McGregor
Stars – Ewan McGregor, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Connelly
Release Date – 11th November 2016
Rated – 15



Dog Eat Dog

Based on the book of the same name written by Edward Bunker


Ex-cons Troy, Mad Dog and Diesel are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a baby for a large ransom. When the abduction goes awry, the trio find themselves on the run from the mob and the cops.

Vowing to stay out of prison at all costs, getting away with the crime is literally a matter of life and death.

Director – Paul Schrader
Stars – Nicolas Cage, Willem Defoe, Christopher Matthew Cook
Release Date – 18th November 2016
Rated – 18



Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Based on the book of the same name written by J.K. Rowling


It’s 1926, and ‘Magizoologist’ Newt Scamander arrives in New York City for a meeting with the Magical Congress of the United States of America.

He doesn’t arrive alone, however – in his magical suitcase live a menagerie of dangerous creatures. But when the beasts escape, officials from the Magical Congress send the wizarding authorities after Newt, as the peaceful relationship between magic people and Muggles comes under threat.

Director – David Yates
Stars – Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol
Release Date – 18th November 2016
Rated – 12A


Have a read of all of this years (2016) movie adaptations, shown in the UK


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