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 picks are JET-approved! JETflix Fridays starts now…
AFRAID OF DARK
“Why is everyone so afraid of Black men?” In her new documentary, Afraid of Dark, filmmaker Mya B. attempts to answer this question. In examining two of the most prevalent stereotypes about African-American males, as the brute and as the Mandingo, we understand how the fear of these conventions contribute to the high rates of violence and incarceration. Streaming now, this film’s cast includes Dr. Cornel West, Malik Yoba and Lou Myers.
Watch It: On KweliTV
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Nearly 20 years ago, N.W.A. stepped on the scene and took the hip-hop world by storm. With hardcore rap lyrics and the attitudes to match, the six guys from Compton publicized a slew of racial and social issues including police brutality and gang violence. Watch the famed rap group’s story unfold on the big screen when you head to the theaters this weekend. Starring O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins, this F. Gary Gray-directed biopic is out now.
Watch It: In Theaters
THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
This sitcom is centered on a recently married couple, Darren (Alfonso Ribeiro) and Lourdes (Tamera Mowry-Housley), as they embark on life as newlyweds and joint entrepreneurs. Once their zany in-laws (James Avery and Maria Conchita Alonso), move in, their lives are forever changed. To catch one of Avery’s final performances, check out this series, streaming now.
Watch It: On Urban Movie Channel
When Cooper finally receives her first real assignment as a policewoman, she works hard not to screw it up. Too bad her big break involves racing through Texas with the widow of a drug boss. Dodging crooked cops and violent criminals along the way, Cooper must prove she has what it takes to be an officer of the law. Spot Richard T. Jones in this comedy available in stores now.
Watch It: On DVD