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What's new on Netflix in December part 2







Avail 12/15


Jake Squared (2014)


When 50-year-old auteur Jake Klein decides it's time to make sense of his life, he throws a bash, hires an actor to play him and starts filming. But Jake gets an earful when everyone from his dead dad to his younger selves turn up to dispense advice.


Avail 12/18


Ragnarok (2014)


PΓ₯l Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Sofia Helin, BjΓΈrn Sundquist, Maria Anette TanderΓΈd Berglyd When archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen sets out to find the link between an ancient shipwreck and the Viking apocalypse known as Ragnarok, his search for the truth leads to an earth-shattering discovery beyond his worst nightmares.

The Honourable Woman: Season 1


Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lubna Azabal, Katherine Parkinson, Eve Best, Stephen Rea, Janet McTeer


What kind of woman works tirelessly for the reconciliation of Israelis and Palestinians, newly ennobled Baroness Nessa Stein (Maggie Gyllenhall), pits her fortune and her intelligence against government paranoia, espionage and sibling treachery.


Avail 12/19


All Hail King Julien (2014) – Netflix Original


King Julien is shaking his booty harder than ever! Discover the wild world of Madagascar as the king takes on the jungle's craziest adventures.


Avail 12/20


Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Extended Version) (2014)


Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Gabrielle Walsh, RenΓ©e Victor, Noemi Gonzalez, David Saucedo


This spinoff from the spooky "Paranormal Activity" series relates the terrifying ordeal of a Latino family living in Southern California. When assailed by a horde of demons, the family must turn to their faith to escape with their souls intact.






Avail 12/22


Dark Skies (2013)


Keri Russell, Dakota Goyo, J.K. Simmons, Josh Hamilton, Annie Thurman, Trevor St. John


Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton star in this thriller as a couple who has trouble convincing friends and neighbors that an alien is entering their house each night to terrorize their children. So they take matters into their own hands.



Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)


Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming, Julia Campbell, Mia Cottet, Kristin Bauer Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion, armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-it notes.




Avail 12/23


The Trip to Italy (2014)


Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner, Claire Keelan, Ronni Ancona, Rebecca Johnson


Following in the footsteps of the great romantic poets, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon traverse the Italian countryside musing about life and love. Work enters the conversation as well in this largely improvised sequel to the roadtrip comedy "The Trip."



Avail 12/24


Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)


Patrick Stewart, Lea Michele, Martin Short, Hugh Dancy, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Kelsey Grammer A bevy of stars -- including Lea Michele -- provide the voices for this animated film that returns Dorothy to Oz to help find her trio of pals. With the Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow nowhere in sight, Dorothy faces a new villain: the wicked Jester.


Avail 12/25


Good People (2014)


James Franco, Kate Hudson, Omar Sy, Tom Wilkinson


A financially beleaguered couple can't believe their good fortune when they discover a boatload of money in the apartment of a neighbor who was recently murdered. But their luck soon turns dangerously sour.

Avail 12/27


Child of God (2014)


Scott Haze, James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Nina Ljeti, Brian Lally


First parentless, then homeless, poor Lester Ballard never had much of a chance. Now, as a violent, anti- social adult, he has even less of one. Simultaneously shunned and pursued, Lester retreats to a cave and descends into his own dark fantasies.


Labor Day (2013)


Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Tom Lipinski, Maika Monroe, James Van DerBeek


What begins as a short ride turns into a life-changing event for divorced single mother Adele Wheeler and her 13-year-old son, Henry, when they give a lift to a bloodied man on a fateful Labor Day weekend.






Avail 12/28


Behaving Badly (2014)


Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez, Mary-Louise Parker, Elisabeth Shue, Dylan McDermott, Jason Lee


Nina is so lovely, and Rick so besotted with her, that the he has no qualms about wagering against a mobster's son over his chances of dating her. With two weeks to land his prey, the teen must face down a host of wild characters in this dark comedy.


Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 3


Scott Aukerman brings his popular podcast Comedy Bang! Bang! to television. Scott writes and stars in the series along with his co-host and bandleader, Reggie Watts, while featuring celebrity guests playing either themselves or characters.


I, Frankenstein (2014)


Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto, Jai Courtney, Kevin Grevioux Many decades after his creation, Adam Frankenstein is still hunted through modern city streets, although now his pursuers are opposing clans of demons who want to uncover the secret of his longevity and use it to sustain their own immortality.



Maron: Season 2


Marc Maron stars as Marc Maron, who interviews fellow comedians for his podcast, only to reveal more about his own neuroses and relationships. In his anxiety-filled daily life, Maron stalks an Internet bully, hires an intern and dates a dominatrix.




Jessie: Season 3


Texas teen Jessie moves to the Big Apple to follow her dreams, and finds a job as a nanny for a high- profile family with four high-energy children.


Avail 12/30


Last Weekend (2014)


Patricia Clarkson, Zachary Booth, Jayma Mays, Joseph Cross, Rutina Wesley, Fran Kranz, Devon Graye When well-heeled, fastidious Celia Green rounds up her two grown sons and husband for a holiday weekend retreat at their beloved vacation home, perfection is her goal. Unfortunately for Celia, discord and dysfunction intervene.

Part 1 (in case you missed it) can be found here
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