“THE LAND” + More (JETFlix Fridays)
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…
Erykah Badu returns to the big screen in this coming-of-age tale of four teenage skateboarders that stumble on a bag of pills in the back of a stolen car. Each of the teenagers struggle with their own issues with school, family, and life in general. But this new found discovery helps to create opportunities for themselves, but it also makes them a target by the leader of a local gang. The Land is executive produced by Nas and directed by newcomer Steven Caple, Jr.
Watch it: In theaters
Forest Whitaker and Anthony Mackie lead this all-star cast in an intense thriller. Tommy (Anthony Mackie) is a therapist/spiritual advisor who’s life takes a turn for the better after surviving a drunk car crash. Now, in a place of spiritual enlightenment, Tommy draws the attention of Angel (Forest Whitaker), who is searching for healing after the untimely death of his mother. However, Tommy finds himself in a life-threatening situation and tries to escape from Angel when he suddenly kidnaps him. Sanaa Lathan, Nicole Ari Parker and Mike Epps also star in this nail-biter.
Watch it: On TV ONE
MEET THE BLACKS
Mike Epps stars in this parody loosely based on the film series The Purge. Carl Black (Mike Epps) moves his family out of Chicago and into a better neighborhood in Beverly Hills. However, they did not know they would have to fight for their lives as the town conducts their annual purge, when all crime is legal for twelve hours. The film also stars comedians Michael Blakson, Lavell Crawford, DeRay Davis, Lil Duval, and Charlie Murphy.
Watch it: On DVD