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JETflix Friday

Happy Friday!

You’ve worked hard all week, and you deserve some down time. Spend your evening checking out some of these newly released flicks. Grab the popcorn, because these films are JET approved! JETflix Fridays starts now…

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RIDE ALONG

While Ben (Kevin Hart) thinks he’s the perfect match for his girlfriend, Angela (Tika Sumpter), that’s a theory he’ll have to prove to her brother James (Ice Cube). His future brother-in-law (well, hopefully) takes Ben on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta to find out what he’s really made of. Go see this action-comedy in theaters now, and check out an excerpt from our cover story.

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FRUITVALE STATION

This critically acclaimed film, written and directed by first-timer Ryan Coogler, stars Oscar winner Olivia Spencer and a breakout Michael B. Jordan.  The story relives the last day of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old defenseless man shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer on New Year’s Day 2009. Read what the experience was like for the actors.

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THE BUTLER

Sure you know your Black history, but do you know it from the eyes of a butler? Take a trip back in time to learn how the men behind the white gloves and silver serving trays made an important impact on African-American culture. Catch the stellar cast’s performance and find out what Oprah had to say about the movie here. Pick up your copy today.

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CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by four Somali pirates, this film focuses on the relationship between the ship’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), and the pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi). Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course as soon as the criminals step foot on the ship. This pulse-pounding thriller, in stores now, pulls you in almost instantly. Check out our interview with Abdi, who plays the lead pirate.