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…
MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN
Looking for a fun movie for the kids? This adventurous, animated film, in theaters Friday, may be right up your alley. After Sherman has a tough first day of school with a classmate, the adoption agency gives him and his adopted father, Mr. Peabody (the smartest dog in the world) a strict warning. The agency will reclaim Sherman if any more incidents occur at the academy. To alleviate the issue, Mr. Peabody invites his son’s “frenemy” to dinner. But when Sherman tampers with the time machine, he creates an even bigger problem.
12 YEARS A SLAVE
The Oscar-winning film may be hitting theaters once again, but it definitely has hit the shelves. Directed by London native Steve McQueen, this film tells the story of Solomon Northup, a born-free New Yorker kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery. As he struggles to adjust to his new life, a chance at freedom presents itself. Based on the autobiography of the same title, this powerful movie presents the heartrending horrors of slavery in a way not captured before. Check out our exclusive chat with the star of the film, Chiwetel Ejiofor.
HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
If you’re a huge Hunger Games fan, it’s very possible that you’ve already pre-ordered this flick. But for those who haven’t, head to the store to pick up the second installment of the series. In part two, Katniss Everdeen is even more fierce than before. Her bold act of courage sparked a huge rebellion in the Districts of Panem, and now she and her partner, Peeta, have become targets of the Capitol. Will her boldness backfire? This is a must-have for your Hunger Games collection.
After spending 20 years in solitary confinement, Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) is demanding answers. Not only is he clueless about who kidnapped and imprisoned him, but he also has no idea why he was even targeted. Directed by Spike Lee and co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, add this DVD to your shopping cart to discover what Joe finds out.