As usual.... 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 is this week's list of 5:
1 - Last night, Thursday, July 24, BET Networks re-aired the original movie, "Gun Hill," staring Larenz Tate, and directed by Reggie "Rock" Bythewood ("Biker Boyz").
In the film, Tate portrays twin brothers, Trane and Bird, on opposite sides of the law: Trane, a cop, and Bird, a con. On one fateful night in New York City, Trane is killed. Bird assumes his identity and begins his own search for redemption.
The film also features Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michael Aronov, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Tawny Cypress and Aisha Hinds.
Consider it a potential backdoor pilot, as "Being Mary Jane" was for the network; Essentially, an audience "test' to determine whether to order it to series. So one can assume that if overall ratings are strong - including the premiere and the re-broadcast - (we haven't seen the numbers yet), and BET brass is convinced there's sufficiently enough interest in it as a series, then, like "Being Mary Jane," it'll become a series. This would explain the film's abrupt ending, leaving many wondering whether there would be a part 2. It was likely meant to be a cliffhanger, leaving you anticipating what might be to come, in the form of a series.
The film is now streaming on Netflix, so if you missed either broadcast, and you have a Netflix account, you can check it out over the weekend.