Animal-themed movies now playing
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Melissa McCarthy stars as real-life forger Lee Israel. Read: Melissa McCarthy’s Kitty Costar in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’ is ‘The Marlon Brando of Cats’
“A Star is Born”
Bradley Cooper’s own dog Charlie costars in the latest remake of this classic tale of fame, love and tragedy.
“Hold the Dark” (on Netflix)
Summoned to a remote Alaskan village to search for the wolves that supposedly killed three children, a wolf expert (Jeffrey Wright) soon finds himself unraveling a harrowing mystery. Based on the book by William Giraldi. From “Green Room” director Jeremy Saulnier.
“Smallfoot” (September 28)
A Yeti named Migo (Channing Tatum) is convinced that creatures called “Smallfoot” (humans) actually exist. Voice talents include James Corden, Zendaya, Common, Gina Rodriguez, and Danny DeVito
“The Sisters Brothers”
About two hitmen brothers in the Old West. (Read John C. Reilly Cried When He Said Goodbye to His Horse in ‘The Sisters Brothers’ and the Viewer Advisory.)
“This is Us” creator Dan Fogelman’s medley of mawkish stories includes one with a dog named “F***face.” (The Real Dog That Inspired F***face in ‘Life Itself’)
A number of unusual animals make cameos in this hallucinogenic horror film. (Read the Viewer Advisory.)
“Pick of the Litter”
In this story set in the Ice Age, an injured boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) bonds with a wolf as they struggle to survive. (7 Burning Questions About ‘Alpha’)
A Carcharodon Megalodon, the 70-foot, 40-ton prehistoric kin to the great white shark, is alive and preparing to feast on scientists trapped in a submarine. It’s up to expert deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) to save the day. (Worried about the dog? Read the Viewer Advisory.)
An ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals around sunny Los Angeles. Starring Nina Dobrev, Eva Longoria, Adam Pally and Tig Notaro. Meet the Dogs (and Dog-Loving Stars) of ‘Dog Days’
Ewan McGregor stars as Christopher Robin, who’s grown up and forgotten his childhood friends Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore. So they come to visit him! (Read the review)
“Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story” (Limited release: Find screenings near you)
A documentary about the rescue of a 70-year old blind Asian Elephant in Thailand and her 480 mile transport to freedom.