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Netflix: new for August 2016
Monday, August 01, 2016
by Martin Barillas
The Naked Prey (1966)
Cornel Wilde's "The Naked Prey" earned Academy Award nominations for screenwriters Clint Johnson and Don Peters. Very loosely based on the life of  explorerJohn Colter, who was pursued by Blackfoot Indians in Wyoming in 1809, "The Naked Prey" takes place instead in Africa where a nameless guide leads a party of elephant hunters. When the hunters insult the locals, the hunt by the tribe ensues in the 1966 thriller. 
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Directed by Tim Burton, "Sleepy Hollow" stars Johnny Depp in the role of Ichabod Crane: a New York constable sent to investigate an unexplained series of murders in the town of Sleepy Hollow.
The Little Prince (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mark Osborne's "The Little Prince" was to have had a theatrical release in March. Just days before the scheduled release, Paramount Pictures inexplicably dropped the film entirely. Netflix took over and has afforded fans of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic novel of the same name brought to life. (Available 8/5/16)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen direct this thriller based on Cormac McCarthy's novel of the same name. Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin, the film won four Oscars, two Golden Globes and appeared on more Top 10 lists than any other film in 2007. (Avail 8/11/16).
The Road (2009)
Also based on a Cormac McCarthy novel, John Hillcoat helms this tale of paternal love and care as a father and son set out on a journey for survival in a post-apocalyptic landscape. It is a brilliant and fascinating on sadness and the search for the will to survive in the face of impossible odds. Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee give memorable performances. (Avail 8/25/16).
Rams (2015)
A drama set in windswpet Iceland, the movie examines the relationship of two brothers who have not spoken to each other in 40 years, despite living next door to each other. It is directed by Grímur Hákonarson. They have to put their heads to together in order to prevent disaster. (Avail 8/27/16). 
Here's a complete list of titles coming to Netflix in August, 2016
Avail 8/1/16
The American Side (2016)
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
APEX: The Story of the Hypercar (2016)
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011)
Big Daddy (1999)
Black Widow (1987)
Critical Condition (1987)
Deadfall (2012)
Destination: Team USA (2016)
Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie ?­ NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
The Family Man (2000)
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Final Destination 3 (2006)
From the Terrace (1960)
Holding the Man (2015) ­ NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
How To Win The US Presidency (2016)
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
ISIS: Women Unveiled (2016)
Masha and the Bear: Season 2 ­ NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
Memoria (2015)
The Naked Prey (1966)
NCIS: Season 13
Pay It Forward (2000)
The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Roseanne Collection: Collection 3
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Sliding Doors (1998)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Teacher's Pet (1958)
The Verdict (1982)
The Wedding Planner (2001)
What Women Want (2000)
Young@Heart (2007)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Avail 8/3/16
Beat Bugs: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Avail 8/5/16
David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ever After High: Epic Winter ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Little Prince (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Evening (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Morning (2016)
Slow TV: National Firewood Night (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Evening (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Morning (2016)
Slow TV: National Knitting Night (2016)
Slow TV: Northern Passage (2016)
Slow TV: Northern Railway (2016)
Slow TV: Salmon Fishing (2016)
Slow TV: The Telemark Canal (2016)
Slow TV: Train Ride Bergen to Oslo (2016)
Avail 8/6/16
The Confirmation (2016)
Avail 8/9/16
Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 4
T­Rex (2015)
Avail 8/10/16
St. Vincent (2014)
Avail 8/11/16
Flight of the Butterflies (2012)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Avail 8/12/16
Ask the StoryBots: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Get Down: Part 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Project Mc2: Season 2 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Avail 8/13/16
13 Cameras (2016)
Avail 8/15/16
Louis CK: Live at the Comedy Store (2015)
Avail 8/16/16
Let's Go to Prison (2006)
Our Last Tango (2015)
Avail 8/17/16
The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)
The Last Heist (2016)
Puffin Rock: Season 2 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Avail 8/19/16
Bottersnikes and Gumbles: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fearless: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Avail 8/21/16
Maz Jobrani: I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV (2015)
Avail 8/22/16
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year
Avail 8/23/2016
Septembers of Shiraz (2015)
Avail 8/25/16
The Road (2009)
Avail 8/26/16
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Dawn of the Croods: Season 2 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Glitter Force: Season 2 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking... ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Once Upon a Time: Season 5
Avail 8/27/16
Rams (2015)
Avail 8/29/16
The State of Marriage (2015)
Avail 8/31/16
Ku'damm 56: Season 1

Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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