5 New Movies On Demand to Watch: December 2014December 04, 2014

5 New Movies On Demand to Watch: December 2014

Kat Ashy (On Demand Weekly)

On Demand Weekly's Kat Ashy (@KatDoesLifegoes through all the new movies each month for her New Movies On Demand Preview.

 
5 New Movies On Demand to Watch - December 2014:

Kate
By Kat Ashy

Sleigh bells are ringing, chestnuts are roasting, and Rudolph’s being subpoenaed for a disastrous FUI incident. It’s officially the holiday season! And in between preparing those delicious latkes and forgetting your distant relatives names, make sure you schedule some quality On Demand time. Nothing softens the blow of forced merriment quite like a nice Movie On Demand, and I’ve got my top five December picks right here!

Kat’s Top Five Movies On Demand:

5. THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, Premieres December 2 FAMILY PICK
This foodie masterpiece starring Dame Helen Mirren is a surefire way to satisfy your December gluttony.
PG, Drama, Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon

4. THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, Premieres December 16 - DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY PICK
Holidays breed familial insanity so why not watch this dysfunctional bunch that includes Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Jane Fonda.
R, Comedy/Drama, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard

3. THE MAZE RUNNER, Premieres December 23 - TEEN PICK
Young Adult Dystopia fiction will not die! And in this case it’s a good thing since THE MAZE RUNNER is essentially a New Age Lord of the Flies.
PG-13, Action/Sci-Fi, Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson

2. THE SKELETON TWINS, Premieres December 16 INDIE PICK
Putting Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader together as estranged twin siblings is a genius move. Whoever casted this deserves a pie.
R, Drama, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell

1. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Premieres December 9 TOP PICK
We are Groot! The biggest blockbuster of the summer is finally On Demand and if you didn’t catch it in theatres you must watch it now. In the Marvel universe, Chris Pratt stars as the charismatic Star-Lord who helms a team of vigilante criminals that include a ruthless assassin, an overly literal behemoth, a crazed raccoon, and a talking tree. With its 70’s soundtrack and “don’t give a shit” attitude GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY reigns supreme as the most entertaining film of the year.
PG-13, Action/Adventure, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper (voice), Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel (voice), Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro

That’s December team! Be sure to read what other great movies premiere On Demand this month below.
 
Happy watching!
 
Also This Month...

12/2
AND SO IT GOES (Fox) – (PG-13)
• Genre: Comedy/Romance
• Starring: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW (Universal) – (R)
• Genre: Horror
• Starring: Ben Feldman, Perdita Weeks, Edwin Hodge

CANTINFLAS (Lionsgate) – (PG)
• Genre: Drama
• Starring: Óscar Jaenada, Michael Imperioli

12/5
BY THE GUN (Millennium) – (R)
• Genre: Thriller
• Starring: Ben Barnes, Leighton Meester, Harvey Keitel
• Same Day As Theatrical Release

COMET (IFC) – (TV-MA)
• Genre: Comedy
• Starring: Emmy Rossum, Justin Long
• Same Day As Theatrical Release

DYING OF THE LIGHT (Lionsgate) – (R)
• Genre: Thriller
• Starring: Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin
• Same Day As Theatrical Release

MURDER OF A CAT (Gravitas) – (TV-14)
• Genre: Comedy/Thriller
• Starring: Greg Kinnear, Nikki Reed, J.K. Simmons
• Same Day As Theatrical Release

PIONEER (Magnolia) – (R)
• Genre: Action
• Starring: Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang
• Same Day As Theatrical Release

TELL (MGM) – (R)
• Genre: Action
• Starring: Milo Ventimiglia, Katee Sackhoff, Jason Lee, Robert Patrick, Alan Tudyk
• Same Day As Theatrical Release

12/9
DOLPHIN TALE 2 (WB) – (PG)
• Genre: Family
• Starring: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson

THE COLOR OF TIME (Starz) – (TV-MA)
• Genre: Drama
• Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff
• Pre-Theatrical Release

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL (Sony) – (PG)
• Genre: Drama/Sports
• Starring: Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis

12/12
THE CAPTIVE (A24) – (R)
• Genre: Thriller
• Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos
• Same Day As Theatrical Release

12/16
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (Fox) – (PG-13)
• Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
• Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT (Sony) – (PG-13)
• Genre: Comedy
• Starring: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (3D) (Paramount) – (PG-13)
• Genre: Action
• Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville (voice), Jeremy Howard

ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST (Radius/Weinstein) – (R)
• Genre: Action
• Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson
• Pre-Theatrical Release

LOITERING WITH INTENT (Orchard) – (TV-MA)
• Genre: Comedy
• Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Sam Rockwell
• Pre-Theatrical Release

TUSK (A24) – (R)
• Genre: Horror
• Starring: Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez

12/17
GOODBYE TO ALL THAT (IFC) – (TV-MA)
• Genre: Comedy/Drama
• Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Anna Camp
• Same Day As Theatrical Release

12/23
LEFT BEHIND (Phase 4) – (PG-13)
• Genre: Action
• Starring: Nicolas Cage, Lea Thompson, Chad Michael Murray

CALVARY (Fox) – (R)
• Genre: Drama
• Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd

THE GOOD LIE (WB) – (PG-13)
• Genre: Drama
• Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Nyakuoth Weil

LET'S KILL WARD'S WIFE (Tribeca) – (TV-MA)
• Genre: Comedy
• Starring: Patrick Wilson, Scott Foley
• Pre-Theatrical Release

PRIDE (CBS Films) – (R)
• Genre: Comedy
• Starring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine

12/30
THE EQUALIZER (Sony) – (R)
• Genre: Action/Thriller
• Starring: Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo
 

 

 

- Kat Ashy 


Kate
Kat Ashy is a contributing writer to On Demand Weekly. She is a graduate from the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University where she received a BA in Screenwriting. Kat just released her debut novel "ZO of the Marked Age". Check it out if you're into sassy dragons and post apocalyptic landscapes. Follow her on Twitter @KATDOESLIFE

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