Our holiday season has come to and end and now we head into winter where we’re frost-bitten by holiday-themed family films. Thankfully, there are those who spilled blood in the snow, like the great Stephen King, who will see his Dreamcatcher adaptation streaming on Netflix beginning Dec. 1. Here’s the full list:
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 1
Four friends, tied together through a telepathic bond they gained as children, reunite as adults to fight an invading alien force that controls human beings like helpless puppets and threaten to take over the earth.
Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Morgan Freeman (The Sum of All Fears, Along Came A Spider) stars in this supernatural thriller from the master of horror, Stephen King, with a screenplay by Academy Award-winner William Goldman (Absolute Power, All The President’s Men). Also starring are Thomas Jane (Deep Blue Sea, Face/Off), Jason Lee (Vanilla Sky, Enemy of the State) and Timothy Olyphant (Gone in Sixty Seconds, Go).”
V for Vendetta
“From the Wachowski brothers and Joel Silver, the masterminds behind The Matrix trilogy, comes another intriguing, action-packed fantasy-thriller.The premise: Great Britain has become a fascist state. Now, a shadowy freedom fighter known only as “V” (Hugo Weaving- The Matrix trilogy) begins a violent guerrilla campaign to destroy those who have embrace totalitarianism. In his quest to liberate England from its oppressive ideological chains, “V” recruits a young woman (Natalie Portman – Star Wars: Episodes I-III) he’s rescued from the secret police to join him on an epic adventure to execute a seemingly impossible task.”
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 15
The Haunting of Helena
“After a divorce, Sophia moves to Italy with her daughter, Helena. Their new home, an apartment within an austere building of the fascist age, is a chance for them to start a new life. But inside an old storage room hides a mysterious closet and a buried secret. After the loss of Helena’s first baby tooth, a chilling obsession begins and an apparition haunts her sleep. Dreams become nightmares. Nightmares become reality. When Helena collects her classmate’s fallen teeth with an urgent hunger, it is clear that there is far more to their new home than can be seen. Sophia finds herself in a terrifying fight to save her child while maintaining her sanity.”
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 22
Bright — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Humans, Orcs, Elves… everybody is just trying to get along.
The latest film from director David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch) starring Will Smith (I Am Legend), Joel Edgerton (The Gift), and Noomi Rapace (Alien: Covenant, Prometheus).
“Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.”
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 23
“Creep 2 stars Desiree Akhavan as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online for “video work” she thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man (Duplass) claiming to be a serial killer. Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him, but discovers she may have dug herself a hole from which she cannot escape.”