The Coming Week’s Netflix Releases Include This GuyBy: Chris Crum - December 20, 2013
As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days.
Did you know Netflix has a holiday fireplace offering? It was actually released three years ago, but they put out a trailer for it this week (along with a behind-the-scenes video). So there’s that. Also coming very soon is Netflix’s new kids show Turbo FAST (based on the movie Turbo). Oh, and you can see our friend above alongside Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in Stand Up Guys. Here are some more titles you’re about to see become available.
Available on 12/20:
I Give it a Year (2013)
Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Stephen Merchant, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng
In this romantic comedy, newlyweds Nat and Josh find their marriage beginning to fall apart almost immediately after their fairy tale wedding. The couple seeks the advice of a counselor, but both are also tempted by old and new lovers.
The Deflowering of Eva van End (2012)
In this perfect blend of satire and sincerity, a dysfunctional family gets turned on its head when the ‘perfect’ exchange student moves in. Every member of the van End family is preoccupied with his or her own peculiar fixation.
Winter Wonderland (2013)
Getting into the holiday spirit or setting a wintery mood has never been so easy. Snowy background scenes — filmed in the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest — appear every few minutes and are accompanied to the tune of some beloved carols.
Available on 12/21:
Shepard & Dark (2012)
In 2010, playwright and actor Sam Shepard decided to publish a chronicle of his long-standing friendship with Johnny Dark, gathering years of their correspondence. Director Treva Wurmfeld captures that illuminating process in this documentary.
Available on 12/22:
Stand Up Guys (2012)
Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Mark Margolis (pictured), Lucy Punch
This tough-guy comedy follows the rambunctious reunion between three retired gangsters and their reminiscences of wild times and crimes gone by. Energized by their own memories, the drunken friends unwisely undertake a reckless criminal adventure.
Available on 12/23:
The Fog (2005)
Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, DeRay Davis, Kenneth Welsh, Adrian Hough, Sara Botsford
Selma Blair, Tom Welling and Maggie Grace star in this creepy thriller about an island town off the coast of Oregon that’s forced to contend with some unwelcome visitors from its past: the spirits of lepers and sailors aboard a ship that the hamlet’s forefathers had steered astray on purpose. Those aboard the doomed vessel all wound up lost in the fog forever. Now, they’re back from the mist, eager to exact revenge on the descendants of their murderers.
Available on 12/24:
Caesar Must Die (2012)
Brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani take their cameras inside Rome’s Rebbibia Prison as its inmates stage a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The film reveals the Bard’s power to enlighten as the men connect the play to their own lives.
Oddities: San Francisco: Season 1
Oddities is headed west to the famed store Loved to Death in the heart of San Francisco. This shop is full of curiosities like taxidermy, mortician magazines, human tooth jewelry, and beyond; there’s something for everyone on this sales floor.
The Fruit Hunters (2012)
This luscious celebration of fruit showcases tasty treats and follows a host of enthusiasts — fruit detectives seeking rare variations, a scientist breeding fungus-resistant bananas, and even actor Bill Pullman trying to create a community orchard.
Turbo FAST: Season 1 (First 5 episodes) (2013)
Join Turbo and his posse on the Turbo Fast Action Stunt Team. Filled with outrageous comedy, action and laugh out loud fun, “Turbo FAST” amps up everything to the extreme: extreme adventures, extreme challenges, and extreme excitement.
Available on 12/26:
Being Human: Series 5 (UK)
Trying to fit into modern society is a vexing — and often impossible — challenge for a genius werewolf, a flighty ghost and an urbane vampire who share a household in this engaging supernatural drama.
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2012)
Packed with archival footage and interviews, this absorbing documentary explores the history of Memphis rock band Big Star, which experienced commercial failure and critical acclaim, garnering a cult following and influencing artists such as REM.
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