This December, Netflix is releasing a lot of new movies, like a gift one gets to open early before Christmas. Some of the films are obscure films with incredibly interesting premises, and others are made to be blockbusters.
Starting Dec. 1, it will be The Hero of Color City that shows up as the first release in December. This is a computer-generated animated film by Magnolia Pictures, targeted for little children. The adults might appreciate the celebrity voices such as Christina Ricci, Rosie Perez, Craig Ferguson, Arsenio Hall, and Wayne Brady.
December 8 will be a premiere of two R-rated films. The first is Let's Be Cops, a buddy-cop comedy about two buddies who only dress as cops. The other is Frank, the story of a band led by a musical genius who wears a large fake head, played by Michael Fassbender.
December 11 will probably be the release of the summer blockbuster sequel of How to Train Your Dragon 2. The story focuses on the continuing adventures of Hiccup and his dragon Toothless, and is second in a dragon trilogy.
Another famous franchise is coming to Netflix on December 15 with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a recent reboot of the heroes in a half-shell. On the same day will be other films such as If I Stay, a drama about a woman (Chloe Moretz) who must follow her dreams or the one that she loves. Another drama to be released on that date is And So It Goes, the story of an aging realtor (Michael Douglas) who must now raise a nine-year-old granddaughter with the help of his neighbor (Diane Keaton). Also to be released on this date is Stonehearst Asylum, a thriller about a Harvard Medical School grad (Jim Sturgess) who takes a job at a place where the lunatics have literally taken over the asylum, and they are posing as doctors. Those who like found footage movies with some Twister-like action might enjoy Into The Storm, also to be released on December 15 from Netflix.
Those that enjoy comedy will appreciate a Rob Brydon/Steve Coogan film to be released on August 22 known as The Trip to Italy. The film is from IFC Films, is about two friends who take a roadtrip through Italy.
Around the end of the month, two more new films will be released. One of them will be Reach Me, a drama about the results of a self-published motivational book and how it has affected a colorful cast of characters. The other is A Good Marriage, a drama about a woman who discovers that her husband has a dark secret in a box in the garage.
That is a lot of movies coming to Netflix, and viewers should watch for films that are going to be leaving before the month ends. There is a list on Paste Magazine that includes The Apostle, The King's Speech, and The Untouchables.