What To Watch On Canadian Netflix In December 2014
The perfect December distractions.
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December is prime Netflix consumption month- classes end, holidays from work become a frequent thing and post-holiday party hangovers are pretty much a guarantee. In between all the holiday gift giving and receiving and the family dinners here and there, it's important to always make some time for binge-watching.
Netflix Canada has some major new releases coming down the pipeline this month, including a new Netflix original, a crude talking teddy bear and everyones favourite a cappella singing group.
So grab some candy cane hot chocolate, wrap yourself in a cozy blanket, kick back and take a peak at what Netflix Canada has to offer this month.
Marco Polo, Season 1
Season 1 of this netflix original becomes available December 12 and it already has everyone talking. According to the New York Times Marco Polo is one of the most expensive shows ever produced, costing $90 million for 10 episodes, at that price tag we're pretty sure it's worth checking out. The series is about the famous explorer and his travels to Kublai Khan's court. Adventures featuring greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry.
Godfather I, II and III
Who doesn't love indulging in the classics every so often? Catch all three Godfather flicks when they hit Netflix Canada as of December 1st. Visit with Don Vito Corleone and the rest of the gang whenever you like to see how things end up for the aging patriarch of a well-organized crime dynasty.
Argo left quite a mark at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and then went on to win a ton of accolades during awards season, including the Oscar for 'Best Picture'. The political thriller is based on true events, specifically the story of a CIA agent who poses as the head of a film production crew scouting for locations in an effort to save American hostages from Iran in 1980.
Everyone loves this movie and those who don't have just not admitted it yet. It's the story of a freshman University student who somehow gets herself involved with The Bellas, the school's all-girls singing group. She ends up kind of, secretly, loving it and investing a ton of energy into making them not so terrible. It's a must watch this month, especially since Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters May 15 !! weeeeeee ~ oops, totally didn't mean to squeel out loud like that.
Besides the killer good looks of this cast, the movie itself is worth checking out. It's the story of what happens to a man whose life is as good as finished due to a debt. He ends up putting a hit out on his mother, who is a massive bitch, in order to collect life insurance. The result is a violently dark comedy with a really great ensemble cast that includes Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
An insanely picturesque film that you've got to watch! This is the story of Gustave who is a somewhat iconic concierge at a famous (fictional) hotel in the (also fictional) Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars and Zero, who works as the lobby boy and becomes very good friends with Gustave.
The Addams Family
They're creepy and they're cooky, mysterious and spooky they're altogether ooky- you know the rest. Who doesn't love The Addams Family? Now you can visit them whenever you want on Netflix! This movie focuses on the plan of con artists to fleece the family by using an accomplice who claims to be their beloved and long lost Uncle Fester.
You can catch 2012's Alex Cross on December 6th when it becomes available on the streaming site. This crazy action film is about a homicide detective who is pushed to his moral and physical limits as he gets caught up with a serial killer who doesn't just kill people, he is sure to torture them first. Matthew Fox must have worked for months on his body to get into shape for his role in this movie- that body is out of control!
Hit & Run
This comedy hits the Netflix catalogue as of December 7 and it's about Charlie Bronson, a former getaway driver who is currently in the Witness Protection Program. He gets dangerously close to jeopardizing his witness protection identity when he tries to help his girlfriend get to LA. The result is a wacky and somewhat tacky adventure.
Maybe not the most festive holiday time movie, Sinister is still a must-watch for horror film fans. This one becomes available as of December 19. The 2012, R rated, horror film is the story of a crime writer who finds a stack of 8mm home movie films that seem to prove a murder he is currently investigating may be linked to the work of a serial killer.
Child of God
This festival favourite written and directed by the always interesting James Franco is available on Netflix Canada as of December 27th.It's the story of a violent man's life whose purpose seems to be rebel against, well- everything. He has no parents, no home and few friends or acquaintances which eventually leads him into a life of crime and degradation.
Available only December 29, this comedy from Seth McFarlane, the man also behind Family Guy, was a major theatrical success. It is the story of a crude little teddy bear, Ted, who came to life and has been living, talking and standing not-so-tall beside his human best friend John, played by Marky Mark. Ted is a must-watch before Ted 2 hits theatres next summer!