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‘SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU’ + More (JETflix Friday)

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Happy Friday!

You’ve worked hard all week and you deserve some down time. Spend your evening checking out some of these newly-released flicks and shows. Grab the popcorn, because these picks are JET-approved!

JETflix Fridays starts now…

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU

Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers star in Southside With You, a film that follows the first date of President Barack and Michelle (nee Robinson) Obama. The film, executive-produced by John Legend, takes us back to 1989 on the South side of Chicago when President Obama swept Michelle off of her feet and they became the beautiful power-couple that they are today. Check out our EBONY.com interview with Tika and Parker as they discuss being “The First Couple.”

Watch it: In Theaters

HANDS OF STONE

World famous boxer Roberto Duran is chronicled in this film as he takes on one of the biggest matches of his life against Sugar Ray Leonard. Duran and Sugar Ray (played by Usher Raymond IV), have met face-to-face in the ring three times. However, this film focuses on the infamous “No Mas” bout that led to Duran throwing in the towel and losing to Sugar Ray.

Watch it: In Theaters

2016 MTV VMAS

Rihanna is the “Video Vanguard Award” recipient at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. She will accept the award and take to the stage for a special performance. Bryson Tiller and Desiigner are among the nominees for “Best New Artist,” and Beyonc‎é, Drake and Kanye West will duke it out for “Video of the Year.”

Watch it: On MTV