Catch ‘Ride Along 2,’ ‘Ruby Dee’ + More
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…
THE OTHER SIDE OF CARNIVAL
This 45-minute documentary explores Carnival’s social and economic impact on Trinidad & Tobago. With more than 60 interviews from professors, medical staff, police officers, government officials, students, tourists, everyday locals and more, the flick highlights a behind-the-scenes portion of the festival not widely visible. Catch it while it’s streaming.
Watch It: On KweliTV
RIDE ALONG 2
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are at it again. For their second go-round, the duo is headed to Miami to apprehend a drug lord who is trafficking contraband into Atlanta. While tracking down the criminal is certainly no easy task, making it back home in time for Ben’s (Hart) wedding proves to be the real challenge. Also starring Tika Sumpter and Sherri Shepherd, this comedy is out now.
Watch It: In Theaters
LIFE ESSENTIALS WITH RUBY DEE
In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month holidays, Muta’Ali Muhammad, grandson of legendary actors and activists Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis, is sharing Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee. It’s a documentary that highlights the incredible life and legacy of his famous and revered loved ones. Don’t miss it when it airs Jan. 17 at 3pm est, and learn what the heir had to say about creating the film here.
Watch It: On Centric TV
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2
Make it a family night and check out this fun and adventurous flick. Back for round two, Dracula and his gang are facing a new obstacle. They must try to bring out the monster in his half-human half-vampire grandson. Otherwise, his mother Mavis will leave Hotel Translyvania for good. Can they do it? Find out when you cop the DVD. Also, makes sure you listen for Keegan-Michael Key’s voice.
Watch It: On DVD