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Animal movies aren't just for kids anymore, but nobody made one better than this French production, which stars a pair of talented Ursine thespians doing their thing amid more beautiful mountain scenery than seems decent. It's guaranteed perfect 'watch something with the kid' material, and more than intelligent enough for consenting adult fans of the great outdoors. The Bear 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Shout! Factory Savant Blu-ray Review 1988 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 96 min. / 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition / L'ours / Street Date September 29, 2015 / 19.99 Starring Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Tchéky Karyo, Jack Wallace, André Lacombe. Cinematography Philippe Rousselot Film Editor Noëlle Boisson Original Music Philippe Sarde Animal specialists Dieter Krami, Steve Martin, Doug Seus, Lynne Seus, Clint Youngreen, Jean M. Simpson. Written by Gérard Brach from the novel by Jame Oliver Curwood Produced by Claude Berri Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
- Glenn Erickson
Curious to know what movies are coming to Netflix Watch Instantly over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. Note: Listed below are just the movies, not the television shows (except where noted). Starting August 1st Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999) Asylum (2005) Back in Time/ Cong Cong Na Nian (2014) Beneath the Helmet (2014) Breakup Buddies/ Xin Hau Lu Fang (2014) Bride and Prejudice (2004) Casting By (2012) Dear Frankie (2004) Dogs on the Inside (2014) Electric Slide (2014) Enemy at the Gates (2001) Flex is Kings (2013) Lost and Love/ Shi Gu (2015) November Rule (2015) Outcast (2014) Pants on Fire (2014) Russell Brand: End the Drugs War...
- Peter Hall
Read More: 9 Indie Tearjerkers Now Streaming on Netflix August can be quite the sluggish month at the movie theater, but Netflix is offering some acclaimed remedies thanks to a handful of new additions that shouldn't be missed. From a pulse-pounding Best Picture winner to quite a few foreign masterpieces, check out all of the new titles hitting the streaming platform next month below: Available 8/1 "Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein" (1999) "Asylum" (2005) "Beneath the Helmet" (2014) "Bride and Prejudice" (2004) "Casting By" (2012) "Dear Frankie" (2004) "Dogs on the Inside" (2014) "Electric Slide" (2014) "Enemy at the Gates" (2001) "Flex is King" (2013) "November Rule" (2015) "Outcast" (2014) "Pants on Fire" (2014) "Sorority Row" (2009) Indiewire Pick: "The Hurt Locker" (2008)Winner of six Academy Awards -- including »
- Zack Sharf
New on Netflix in August: The original series "Narcos," about Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, starring Wagner Moura of "Elysium;" and the site's first Spanish-language original series, "Club de Cuervos," about a brother and sister who inherit a soccer team.
You'll also be able to stream the critically acclaimed film "White Dog," Best Picture Oscar winner "The Hurt Locker," the Kristin Wiig dramedy "Welcome to Me," and Simon Pegg as an assassin in "Kill Me Three Times."
Here's a full rundown of what's new on Netflix in August 2015, provided by Netflix. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change. We've also go you covered in terms of what's leaving Netflix in August 2015, in case you were wondering.
Available August 1
- Sharon Knolle
Young, who portrays first lady of the United States Mellie Grant in ABC’s “Scandal,” will take on the role of a defense attorney in the movie. Her character was 15 years old and living in Los Angeles during the 1985 killing spree by Richard Ramirez, dubbed “the Night Stalker” by the Los Angeles press.
The film incorporates Ramirez’s history of violence into a fictional narrative, which centers on a prison interview between the aging killer and a lawyer attempting to elicit a confession from Ramirez that will save another man from death row.
Variety reported on June 10 that Phillips had been cast as Ramirez, an avowed Satanist who was convicted of 13 murders and never expressed any remorse. He died while on death row in 2013.
Megan Griffiths is directing from her own script. »
- Dave McNary
The prolific Oscar winning composer James Horner has died in a plane crash at the age of 61. (June 22, 2015). Variety confirmed the news Monday evening.
Brilliant Composer James Horner, friend & collaborator on 7 movies has tragically died in a plane crash. My heart aches for his loved ones.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) June 23, 2015
Listen to samples of his genius. James Horner will be profoundly missed.
From James Horner’s bio (Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency):
Having composed the music for more than 130 film and television productions, including dozens of the most memorable and successful films of the past three decades, James Horner was one of the world’s most celebrated film composers.
He earned two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for »
- Michelle McCue
Phillips will take on the role of serial killer Richard Ramirez, dubbed “the Night Stalker” by the Los Angeles press during his 1985 killing spree. The film incorporates Ramirez’s history of violence into a fictional narrative centering on a prison interview between the aging killer and a lawyer attempting to elicit a confession from Ramirez that will save another man from death row.
Ramirez, an avowed Satanist, was convicted of 13 murders and never expressed any remorse. He died on death row in 2013 of complications from B-cell lymphoma.
“I grew up in Southern California and spent the summer of 1985 in the shadow of Ramirez, »
- Dave McNary
Despite its magnificent natural vistas and some pulse-pounding action in stunning 3D, “Wolf Totem” boils down to a familiar environmentalist allegory that doesn’t move or provoke too deeply. A wildlife drama centered on a Chinese man who embraces the spirit of the Mongolian wolf, the Sino-Gallic co-production is helmed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (“Enemy at the Gates,” “Seven Years in Tibet”), whose adaptation of Jiang Rong’s semi-autobiographical novel offers a simplistic interpretation of the author’s Blakean political visions. With a reportedly $38 million budget, the pic boasts outstanding production values that will represent its biggest draw, but the rural setting and arthouse trappings may alienate mainland viewers in the mood for glossy urban romances during Chinese New Year.
A former editor of the political magazine Beijing Spring who was imprisoned for three years following the student movement of June 4, 1989, Jiang (real name Lu Jiamin) spent 11 years in Inner Mongolia »
- Maggie Lee
8 items from 2015
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