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 Friday starts now…
DENNIS A. CHARLES: AN INTERRUPTED CONVERSATION
Unknown to the mainstream, Denis A. Charles became a legend on the avant-garde jazz scene when his drumming caught the attention of many innovative musicians such as Thelonious Monk, Steve Lacy, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, Sonny Rollins and many others. This documentary intersperses his NYC performances with anecdotes from him, his family members, friends and colleagues. Catch it while its streaming.
Watch It: On KweliTV
The cute little girls from the Despicable Me series may have been the stars of the movies, but those lovable, yellow creatures stole the show. Now, they are the leading characters in their own motion picture, which is out now, and fans will learn all about their history. Enjoy this movie with the kids to enjoy a fun-filled adventure.
Watch It: On DVD
Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) isn’t your average hero. He doesn’t gain most of his strength from growing into a monstrous being like the Hulk. Instead, his power is acquired when he’s at his tiniest. Tasked with assisting his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and masterminding a plan that will save the world, he must put his apprehensions aside to make it happen. Spot T.I. in his first Marvel available now.
Watch It: On RedBox
Still haven’t seen Spike Lee’s latest? Don’t fret. It’s still out. Based on the Greek classic Lysistrata, the controversial flick follows a group of Chicago women seeking sexual liberation in an attempt to stop the violence in their city. With an all-star cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Nick Cannon, Jennifer Hudson and Teyona Parris, this musical comedy is playing in theaters now.
Watch It: In Theaters