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New Netflix Instant Movies — December 2012

Millennium Entertainment, Paramount Pictures

‘Tis the season to cuddle up on the couch with a good movie. We’ve got the breakdown on the latest titles to hit Netflix Instant for the month of December. Happy holidays!

December 1

‘Commando’ (1985) — Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rae Dawn Chong. When South American criminals kidnap his daughter as part of an elaborate bribe, a retired black-ops commando goes to war on his own to get her back.

‘The English Patient’ (1996) — Starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche. During World War II a man is injured in a plane crash and his past told in flashbacks to a young nurse.

‘The Last of the Mohicans’ (1992) — Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe. Based on the classic novel of the same name, this film follows three trappers tasked with protecting the daughters of a British Colonel during the French-Indian war.

‘Red Dawn’ (1984) — Starring Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, and C. Thomas Howell. When Soviet forces invade a small Midwestern town, it’s up to a group of teens to save the day.

‘Scream’ (1996) — Starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette. This modern horror classic follows high-schooler Sidney Prescott as she tries to evade the knife of a horror movie-loving serial killer named Ghostface.

‘Sexy Beast’ (2001) — Starring Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone, and Ian McShane. A gangster hires his retired safe-cracking pal for one last heist that goes horribly wrong.

‘Jeepers Creepers’ (2001) — Starring Justin Long and Gina Philips. On their way home for Spring Break, a brother and sister bump into a cannibalistic creature.

‘Monkey Business’ (1952) — Starring Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers. A research chemist cooking up a pill to keep people youthful accidentally gets the formula mixed up in the office water cooler.

‘Bowling for Columbine’ (2002) — Michael Moore’s acclaimed documentary explores America’s obsession with guns and the violent effect they’ve had on our country.

‘Identity’ (2003) — Starring John Cusack, John C. McGinley, and Ray Liotta. Ten strangers stranded at a desert motel must band together when they realize a serial killer is taking them out one at a time.

‘Bad Boys II’ (2003) — Starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Michael Bay’s follow-up to ‘Bad Boys’ finds detectives Marcus and Mike investigating drug trafficking in Miami.

‘Double Indemnity’ (1944) — Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, and Edward G. Robinson. An insurance representative is drawn into a murder and insurance fraud scheme.

‘Half Baked’ (1998) — Starring Dave Chappelle, Harland Williams, Jim Breuer, and Guillermo Diaz. When their buddy is locked up in prison for accidentally killing a police officer’s dog, three potheads decide to start selling their drug of choice for extra cash.

‘Young Adult’ (2011) — Starring Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, and Patrick Wilson. A regressive Young Adult author returns home after her divorce to try and win back her married and happy high school sweetheart.

‘Trekkies’ (1999) — This documentary follows loyal and obsessed fans of the various ‘Star Trek’ films and television shows.

December 4

‘Alps’ (2011) — Starring Stavros Psyllakis, Aris Servetalis, and Johnny Vekris. From the mind of the director who brought you ‘Dogtooth,’ ‘Alps’ tells the story of a group of people who start a business wherein they pretend to be people who recently died to help clients grieve.

‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry’ (2012) — Starring Ai Weiwei, Danqing Chen, and Ying Gao. This documentary follows artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for his latest series of exhibitions and goes head to head against the Chinese government.

December 8

‘The Adventures of Tintin’ (2011) — Starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, and Daniel Craig. Steven Spielberg‘s motion capture adventure follows a young reporter named Tintin as he sets off on a treasure hunt with Captain Haddock.

’360′ (2011) — Starring Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, and Ben Foster. From the acclaimed director of ‘City of God’ comes a remake of the 1950 film ‘La Ronde,’ featuring several interconnecting stories about love, passion, and life.

December 13

‘Pina’ (2011) — Director Wim Wenders uses rich visuals to examine Pina Bausch’s legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal dance company.

‘The Kid with a Bike’ (2011) — Starring Thomas Doret and Cecile de France. Directed by brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, this film follows a young boy who is abandoned by his father and the kind-hearted hairdresser who adopts him.

December 14

‘Unicorn City’ (2012) — Starring Devin McGinn and Jon Gries. An unemployed slacker creates a live action role player’s ultimate paradise in order to land his dream job.

‘The Queen of Versailles’ (2012) — This documentary examines the Siegels — a family who has built their fortune in the time-share industry and is using it to build the largest mansion in the US, but with their fortune dwindling in the economic crisis, wife Jackie continues to spend absurd amounts of money on unnecessary objects.

’2 Days in New York’ (2012) — Starring Julie Delpy and Chris Rock. In her follow-up to ’2 Days in Paris,’ Julie Delpy explores the mixed relationship between Marion and Mingus and what happens when her wacky family comes to visit.

December 15

‘The Forgotten’ (2004) — Starring Julianne Moore and Dominic West. When they’re told that their missing children never existed, a man and woman set out to uncover the sinister truth.

December 17

‘The Babymakers’ (2012) — Starring Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider, and Kevin Heffernan. Unable to get his wife pregnant, a man hatches a scheme to break into a sperm bank and retrieve his frozen specimen.

December 18

‘The Loneliest Planet’ (2011) — Starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg. An engaged couple take a majestic backpacking trip, but one misstep threatens to undo their entire relationship and destroy their trust.

Sleepwalk With Me‘ (2012) — Starring Mike Birbiglia and Lauren Ambrose. Inspired by Mike Birbiglia’s real-life experiences, this film tracks a struggling stand-up comedian as he fumbles with his long-term relationship and a sudden sleepwalking habit.

December 29

‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’ (2011) — Starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon. Slacker Jeff is finally inspired to leave his mom’s basement when his brother asks for help stalking his adulterous wife.

December 30

‘One for the Money’ (2012) — Starring Katherine Heigl and Jason O’Mara. A recently divorced woman takes a job helping her sister’s bail bond business and winds up chasing down an ex.

December 31

‘Red Lights’ (2012) — Starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, and Robert De Niro. A pair of paranormal investigators who specialize in debunking ghost activity run into trouble when a famous psychic resurfaces several years after his initial disappearance.

‘The Devil Inside’ (2012) — Starring Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, and Evan Helmuth. When a woman sets out to uncover what happened to her mother during a series of exorcisms, she endangers her life and the lives of the crew members documenting her journey in this found footage horror flick.

‘The Usual Suspects’ (1995) — Starring Kevin Spacey and Gabriel Byrne. A bunch of criminals are dead and the lone survivor’s convoluted tale of five men in a police line-up is the key to solving the mystery.

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