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…
INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE
Summer usually marks an exiting and fun time for kids. But for Mister and Pete, this is their toughest one yet. When both of their mothers are taken away by authorities, the young boys are left to fend for themselves. That includes finding food, dodging child protective services and maneuvering through the rough streets of Brooklyn. With a star stellar cast featuring Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Anthony Mackie, this coming of age tale teaches that “only the strong rise above.”
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, and the pirate captain, Muse. Phillips, played by Tom Hanks, and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course as soon as the criminals step foot on the ship. This pulse-pounding thriller, out in theaters now, pulls you in almost instantly. Check out our interview with Barkhad Abdi, who plays the lead pirate.
A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. See if the duo can work together to make it back home by picking up this DVD or checking out our giveaway for a chance to win a free copy.
THIS IS THE END
What was supposed to be another evening of drinks and partying for a group of celebrity friends, turns into a night of survival because the apocalypse has begun. Starring James Franco, Jonah Hill and Craig Robinson and featuring an appearance from Rihanna, see what happens when the world is left in the hands movie stars. Can these entertainers save the day? Find out when you purchase this DVD out in stores now.