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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (10/18/13)

by Tambay A. Obenson
October 18, 2013 4:57 PM
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To reiterate a suggestion I previously made, if you're a filmmaker/producer/distributor reading this, and your film is streaming on Netflix, please let me know. Netflix unfortunately doesn't have what I feel should be a more efficient search/sort method, and it can be quite a chore trying to find something worth watching. So, help me out if you can.

The same goes for non-filmmakers. If you stumble across any titles that you think should be featured in this weekly series, let me know!

But as usual... These aren't necessarily recommendations. Consider the list more of an FYI - films and TV shows we've talked about on this site, at one time or another, that are now streaming on Netflix, that you might want to check out for yourselves.

Without further ado, here's this week's list of 5:

1 - The rockumentary A Band Called Death is already streaming on Netflix, not long after its limited theatrical run over the summer.

Directed by Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino, the film tells the not-widely-known story of Death - formed in the early '70s by three teenage brothers from Detroit (the Hackney brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis), and credited as being the first black punk band, now considered pioneers in their field decades later.

It's equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family chronicle, and should be seen.

It's recommended viewing - especially for those unfamiliar with the band (as I was before I first learned about the film a couple of yeas ago).

The film's rocking trailer is embedded for you to watch below:

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  • CareyCarey | October 25, 2013 4:57 PMReply

    The Nine Muses... what can I say? Well, for starters.... HEEEELLLLLP!!! 1 English speaking interpretor wanted.

    Are you kidding me, Homer, Shakespeare, Dante, Nietzsche and Emily Dickinson readings were the most prominent voices in this entire movie. Okay, I suppose that's not a bad thing, this is the nine "MUSES"... DUH... but for me, I had to duck because much of it was flying over my head.

    But I hung in there. Waiting patiently for something to grab me, my feet and hands started turning ice cold from watching scene after scene of cold snow-topped mountains in the background of an ice covered fog laden sea. Scene after scene of desolate factories adjacent to dreary row houses did not give me a warm and fuzzy feeling either, neither did the foreboding music; mourning tubas and crying violins.

    But I suppose if one is a super duper "I go crazy" over camera angles, brilliant color images juxtaposed with black and white stills and slow motion action, this movie is a grand affair. Oh, while watching this film and thinking about cutting my wrist, Paul Robeson and Leontyne Price almost pushed me over the edge. I mean, when Robeson started singing "Let My People Go" and Price followed with "Motherless Child" I knew I needed a glass of Kool-Aid to shake me from my depressive state, but I hung in there.

    But now I have to do a little research. Well, as I said, this film was a poetic adventure on an epic scale. So now I have to find out what the hell they were talking about. I mean, for instance, how many daughter did Zeus have? And who is this guy who was suppose to kill his father so he could marry his mother? And please, somebody has to tell me who IS this guy in his mother's womb. I mean, the narrator must have said it 20 times "I AM IN MY MOTHER'S WOMB". I was like, "dude, it's time for you to stop talking and get out of there". But I made it to the end of the film.

  • Man-Over-Bored | October 25, 2013 2:16 PMReply

    Sorry about those multiple posts -- obviously a malfunction (I wasn't trying to over-stress my comment or anything).

  • YOUR TV STEALER | October 19, 2013 3:59 PMReply

    Hawthrone was cool...but she was no Olivia.

    She cheated on Tom...and I can't remember who else was on the show. It was cool while it lasted.

  • deecreative | October 18, 2013 9:08 PMReply

    Def gonna check 'The Nine Muses' I would really like to see the French movie 'Elza' and the movie Alaskaland online

  • Lola | October 18, 2013 8:53 PMReply

    I loved "I Will Follow". I will definitely watch again.

  • TashMoney | October 18, 2013 6:55 PMReply

    thanks for this. it's hard to stay up on everything that's on netflix and I badly want to see A Band Called Death and The Nine Muses.

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