Greatest New Reveals and Films on Netflix This Week: Huge Mouth Season 4, David Fincher’s Mank
Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? You are in the right place. Here are the best new shows and movies to be released on Netflix the week of December 4-10, 2020.
The first weekend of Netflix releases in December is both good and bad. There are some really solid top-line acts including a film from one of the great cinema’s great authors that will definitely hit the Oscars, the return of one of Netflix’s best adult animated shows, and the debut of a heartwarming biopic about one the brightest of the music stars. Then there’s the rest, a combination of kids vacation specials where everyone saves Christmas and mediocre looking foreign dishes. Eh, you take the good with the bad. That should be the Netflix motto.
All titles will debut on Friday December 4th unless otherwise noted. The following was posted on Netflix last week.
If you’re looking for even more hand-picked recommendations, we have plenty. If you want to see the best of what’s coming out on Netflix in December, here are our editors picks for Netflix’s December releases and All That Comes on Service in the Month.
The greatest publication
David Fincher’s latest film is already getting Oscar-winning (like all Fincher films), but with the pandemic sending films direct to streamers, you don’t have to go to a full theater to see them. The subject of Mank is Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his beef with Orson Welles throughout the production of the legendary film. The film is shot in stunning black and white with Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried and Lily Collins in the lead roles.
Big Mouth, season 4
Netflix’s Big Mouth still makes me uncomfortable with the amount of private part synonyms it yells at me, but its smart joke and unreserved press for “going there” always get me to where I am feel ok when i see animated mids. Schoolchildren neck high in the flood of puberty. This season introduces a trans character when the kids go to summer camp. The new mindset raises body issues and menstruation, and leads to many spots that would make you blush if only you didn’t laugh so hard. [Trailer]
Selena: The Series, Season 1 Part 1
You will adjust to it and expect it to be Selena only ever. But it’s really about the famous Tejano singer and her family, which is a huge distinction. Rather than being a pure biopic, Selena: The Series is more of a light-weight family drama that follows Selena’s rise to fame and the family she fought and supported during the ride. It’s surprisingly funny, and Christian Serratos (The Walking Dead) is wonderful like Selena. And although Selena’s superfans don’t learn anything new about her and her life from the relatively simple series, they’ll all hear hits. [Trailer]
The best shows of 2020
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays
Four bakers from previous editions of the Great British Baking Show meet for this Christmas special of TV’s quietest reality series, and this time around, candy is gummed and pepperminted. Plus, the stars of the excellent sitcom Derry Girls will take turns in the kitchen, and there will be Christmas sweaters!
Bhaag Beanie Bhaag, Season 1
Just call this the wonderful Ms. Bhatnagar. A woman tries to break out of her humble life by trying stand-up comedy in this Indian series. [Trailer]
Netflix’s first animated film from India is an early contender for an Oscar for animated film and follows a red rose that connects three love stories. It looks beautiful. [Trailer]
Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas
George and Harold go back in time to convince Santa Claus to make some changes to Christmas to make it cooler. Knowing this show, at least one of their recommendations is to add more fart jokes. [Trailer]
We’ll be debating for years whether Christmas Crossfire, a German hipster gangster film set around Christmas but otherwise unrelated to the holidays, is a Christmas film, much like we do with Die Hard. It’s not a Christmas movie. [Trailer]
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In this Turkish comedy film, a husband and his young therapist cheat with the plan to murder his wife so they can be together. Ha ha, weird! [Trailer]
Pokémon Journeys: The Series, Part 3
It’s like Part 1 and Part 2, except it’s Part 3. Collect them all. [Trailer]
Detention, Season 1
This Chinese adaptation of a Taiwanese video game is set in a high school where a student exposes secrets and paranormal phenomena. In American schools it is always “someone wrote something mean about me”. In Asian high schools, they’re murderous ghosts. New episodes are broadcast weekly. [Trailer / Saturday, Dec. 5]
Mighty Express: A mighty Christmas
If those trains don’t get these gifts, Christmas will be ruined. [Trailer / Saturday, Dec. 5]
Dearest in town
A Korean drama about two people falling in love and / or falling in love, that is exactly what most Korean dramas are about. Why fix it if it’s not broken? [Trailer / Tuesday, Dec. 8]
Spirit Riding Free: Ride along the adventure
Those horses and girls are back, this time in one of Netflix’s new interactive specials where you choose where the action should go, or at least try because it all just ends in the same place anyway. [Trailer / Tuesday, Dec. 8]
Super Monster: Santa’s Super Monster Helper
More favorite characters of children need to help Santa Claus get his presents out in time to save Christmas. Is this a case where Santa needs to revise his workflow, or is overpopulation the cause of all this hardship? [Trailer / Tuesday, Dec. 8]
Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love Christmas Special
Ashley bumps her head and gets a vision of the future. At least she’s not trying to save Christmas by delivering presents on time. [Trailer (not for the special, just for the show) / Wednesday, Dec. 9]
The Big Show Show Christmas Special
The Big Show show has been canceled, so this special will be the last episode. There’s no information on this, so let’s just assume Santa is in trouble and it’s up to the big show to get all of the gifts on time and save Christmas. [no trailer / Wednesday, Dec. 9]
In this film, a genius circumvents local law by building an island off the Italian coast and declaring it a sovereign nation … TO PARTY. But then everyone wants to start living there, and the Italian government wants to shut it down because they’re buzzkills. [Trailer / Wednesday, Dec. 9]
The Surgeon’s Cut, Season 1
This is one of those documentaries where they cover a profession by letting experts in their field override their work with great comparisons and pompous philosophy. Hey buddy, just remove my brain tumor, don’t waste your concentration introducing yourself as a samurai. [Trailer / Wednesday, Dec. 9]
Alice in the Frontier
In this Japanese series, some players are thrown into a parallel Tokyo where they will have to play some gruesome games to stay alive. [Trailer / Thursday, Dec. 10]
This thoughtful film follows a Sri Lankan boy who is growing up and grappling with his sexuality. [Trailer / Thursday, Dec. 10]
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