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Ender's Game, 2013.
Directed by Gavin Hood.
Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.
Another week, another novella giving the Harry Potter/ Twilight treatment and big-screen transition. Created in the 1980s, Ender's Game has been on the Hollywood development table for a long while. Finally released last autumn to mediocre returns and reviews, it like many others has tried to replicate the success of the aforementioned franchises. But where some saw tills ringing and franchise rights a-booming, Ender's Game fell into the “shot missed” category, along with other misfires like The Golden Compass or The Mortal Instruments.
Not that there isn’t at least something at least some appeal to avid fans of the book, »
- Gary Collinson
Foreign films too seldom get the U.S. distribution they deserve. Even those that manage to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film are often difficult to find. But for those who are looking forward to the upcoming 2014 Academy Awards, we've compiled a list of foreign films that have achieved not only Oscar glory, but a strong enough place in mainstream culture to earn them online distribution (directed by cinematic geniuses that include Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini and Ang Lee). Note that we've previously featured 11 Best Foreign Language Oscar Winners streaming on Netflix. The list below also features films on Hulu and Amazon. Check out the list of Oscar-winning foreign films available for online streaming below: Departures, (2008, Yojiro Takita) Tsotsi (2005, Gavin Hood) The Sea Inside (2004, Alejandro Amenabar) Nowhere in Africa (2002, Caroline Link) No Man's Land (2001, Danis Tanovic) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang »
- Ziyad Saadi
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