Often the first week of a new month means we see a ton of exciting new movies and TV shows arrive. And the beginning of July has not been disappointing. This week has seen many exciting new movies return to the US library.
N = Netflix Original
Director: James Cameron
Gender: Drama, Period | Execution time: 194 minutes
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher
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One of the highest grossing movies of all time, James Cameron is no stranger to multi-billion dollar movies. More than 25 years later, Titanic continues to prove to be one of the greatest movies of the 20th century, and one of the greatest love stories in movie history.
Rose DeWitt Bukater, 101, tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and her fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole story from the departure of the Titanic to her death, on her first and last voyage, on April 15, 1912.”
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Director: mike newell
Gender: Drama, Suspense | Execution time: 126 minutes
Cast: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo
Johnny Depp was still in the early years of his career, but Donnie Brasco was an incredible springboard for the actor’s eventual rise to global stardom. Al Pacino, as always, is the best when he’s acting in a gangster movie.
“An undercover FBI agent goes undercover in the mob and discovers that he identifies more with mob life at the expense of regular life.”
The Outlaws (2023) north
Director: tyler spindle
Gender: Action, Comedy, Romance | Execution time: 97 minutes
Cast: Adam Devine, Pierce Brosnan, Ellen Barkin, Nina Dobrev, Michael Rooker
This week’s big Netflix Original movie puts a fun twist on the “In-laws are Coming to Town” comedy subgenre.
“A heterosexual bank manager is about to marry the love of his life. When his bank is robbed by the nefarious Ghost Bandits during the week of his wedding, he believes that his future in-laws, who have just arrived in town, are the nefarious Out-Laws.
Director: taylor hackford
Gender: Biopic, Drama, Music | Execution time: 152 minutes
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix
Jamie Foxx won a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his incredible performance as rhythm and blues legend Ray Charles.
“Born on a sharecropping plantation in North Florida, Ray Charles went blind at age seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring the southern music circuit, the soulful singer built a reputation and then exploded to worldwide fame when he pioneered the marriage of gospel and country.”
They Won’t Get Old (2018)
Director: peter jackson
Gender: Documentary, History, Military | Execution time: 99 minutes
Adding color and a bit of voice acting to archived World War I footage, one of the most impressive documentaries ever made has given the world a new perspective on the Great War. More than 600 hours of footage from 200 veterans that was archived in the Imperial War Museum archive was used to create the documentary.
“A documentary on World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day and the end of the war.”