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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (11/27/13)

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 27, 2013 5:05 PM
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2 - One of several slave-themed dramas released this year (or will be released in the next year), Savannah, starring Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who starred in another slavery drama you may have heard of, titled 12 Years A Slave, and has drawn lots of praise for his performance in that film.

In Savannah, he plays a free slave.

It's a work of historical fiction, based on real events, set during post-Civil War days, in which Caviezel stars as the real-life, “well-educated, eccentric, larger-than-life hunter” named Ward Allen, who develops a unique friendship with a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, played by Ejiofor. 

The film is loosely based on a book by John Eugene Cay, Jr., titled, Ducks, Dogs and Friends, which tells the story of Christmas Moultrie (the last slave born on the historical Mulberry Grove Plantation, where the Cotton Gin was invented), who hunted on the Savannah River, together with Ward Allen, and his Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. 

Annette Haywood-Carter directed from a screenplay she co-wrote with Kenneth F. Carter Jr.

Jaimie Alexander, Hal Holbrook, Sam Shepard, Bradley Whitford and Jack McBrayer round out the cast.

Here's the trailer:

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  • Mike | December 3, 2013 6:54 PMReply

    Continuuum is definitely one of the better sci-fi TV shows out right now, happy to see it on Netflix too! I love articles like this one and services like that help me find all these new Netflix shows and movies!

  • Ian Perge | November 29, 2013 11:44 AMReply

    A nice pick of "Continuum", a fairly new & interesting take on Ye Olde Time Travel yarns with layerings of post 9/11 & "Great Recession" viewpoints on who EXACTLY is The Enemy (the "United States Corporate Congress" or the "Terrorist Groups" that can and does terrible things to take on the former) do they even know so, and can anything even be changed at the end of it all? A *far* better show than the bloody terrible "Defiance", which got metric tons more Advertising time and dollars due to its being Produced & Owned by SyFy, whereas the first 2 seasons of "Continuum" were a Canadian Production that SyFy simply purchased the US airing rights to. SyFy is co-financing & producing Season 3, so that will hopefully give it more exposure here in the "Southern North America".

    However, that cannot overlook the "X-Men meets Heroes with a dash of '80s Knight Rider/The A-Team 'helping the Little Guy' generic Mutants chased down by Shadowy Figures" retread-upon-retread-of-retreads that was "Alphas". And any show that wastes David Strathairn talents has karmic points taken away starting at the pilot - this *might* have done okay in the Syndication Fields of the mid-to-late 1990s ("Babylon 5", "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" being high points) but with the quality shows that Basic and Premiere-Lite Cable is making such as most of the run of "Burn Notice" on the former (USA) and the BBC-like "Series Run" of "Spartacus" done by Starz, "Alphas" was simply a jar of Weak Sauce past its Expiration Date.

  • Phred G | November 29, 2013 6:15 PM

    LOVE CONTINUUM (suspension of disbelief aside) and can't wait for ORPHAN BLACK to return.

  • Monique A Williams | November 28, 2013 4:47 PMReply

    I really wanted to love ALPHAS but it never happened.

  • Phred G | November 29, 2013 6:13 PM

    Same here. To me it fell into the 'scientific' grey-haired white guy leading a bunch of 'scientific' characters using their talents to catch badguys/save the world/whatever. I put it in the same box as PERSON OF INTEREST and WAREHOUSE 13 although I DO enjoy W13's kookiness. I may try to give it another chance some time in the future. AGENTS OF SHIELD probably fits in that box also.

  • Ava | November 28, 2013 4:31 PMReply

    One is either slave or free. A free slave? Is that some kind of Oxymoron?

  • Blackman | November 30, 2013 5:48 AM

    maybe he meant Freed Slave?

    What's the difference. You are a Free Slave too. You SLAVE at a job you probably can't stand to pay your bills. Research it, most Americans hate their jobs. This includes doctors, attorneys, scientist, professors etc. etc.

  • locase | November 28, 2013 12:26 PMReply

    How the white woman got her groove back, wait, she had one??

  • Ava | November 28, 2013 4:32 PM

    I know this will sound mean but seeing that photo of that White woman's back(side) is putting a damper on my appetite for a Thanksgiving meal.

  • Miles Ellison | November 27, 2013 5:30 PMReply

    The story in Continuum is similar to a book by Richard K. Morgan titled "13" that was written about 5 years ago.

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